MMO Week in Review: WoW’s valor, Elite’s jerks

    
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Demonstrating once again why we can’t have nice things, World of Warcraft dangled valor in front of players only to yank its original meaning and import away from us like Lucy with a football, while Elite Dangerous’ most awful humans admitted to engaging in a form of abusive “slavery” in-game.

But hey, MOP turned six years old, which collectively with Old Massively’s eight makes us something like 14 years old. Not too shabby. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be over here playing Valheim.

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

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Valheim.

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I like the description for Valor here. The orginal format of it was something that everyone could work on to improve their gear and yet it didn’t replace raiding as content. This new Valor is singularly targeted at the players who enjoy the most toxic game mode available and it rewards being even more elitist than before.

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For the sake of accessibility please provide meaningful alternative descriptions for images in the articles at MOP. Repeating the headline is no meaningful description.