The MOP Up: Alganon shows its first signs of life in ages


Could we be hearing a heartbeat in the long-dormant Alganon? This past week, the official account announced that the website is back online and asked players to check to see if their accounts are still active. This comes after several years of Derek Smart promising the return of the fantasy MMO.

And this is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have covered, drop us a tip)!

A PlanetSide 2 hotfix went into effect with “commissioner sights fixed, Furtune Seeker positioning adjusted, VS MAX armor bug fixed and more!”

Legends of Runeterra released its final content update of the year with Fate’s Voyage: Beyond. This includes four new cards and three new champions.

ZeniMax’s workers union grew by 77 members thanks to the addition of Microsoft contractors.

Party Animals added Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Thai, Korean, Japanese, French, German language options and the ability to block and mute other players.

Tokyo’s Nintendo Live 2024 was cancelled after staff received threats surrounding Splatoon multiplayer finals.

Nearing its 5th anniversary, Blade & Soul Revolution pumped out a new update with the Demolisher class, a BSR16 server, and “multiple events” for the occasion.

EverQuest II delivered a follow-up bug fix and adjustment patch to the recently released expansion.

“Krafton and NetEase have resolved their dispute over PUBG and Knives Out,” GamesIndustry reported.

Uncharted Waters Origin added the Hong Gildong admiral, allowed players to vote on a prime minister, and celebrated Christmas and the new year with events running through January 16th.

Hack-and-slasher Undecember welcomed Season 3 and Christmas events this past week, which made a significant change to allow all players to gain pets.

5v5 VR shooter X8, which launched last month to 200,000 downloads, released a patch with the Nautica map, an overhaul of the XP progression system, and improvements to in-app purchasing.

Century: Age of Ashes welcomed its dragon riding event:

Palworld’s latest showcase introduced us to the Vixy:

Paramount+ gave a first look at Halo the Series’ second season:

LEGO arrived in Fortnite this past week, so we’re all doomed to be subjugated under this mighty alliance:

The MMO industry pumps out more and more news every year – no site could possibly cover everything. That’s why we gather together all the extras every week in The MOP Up, our a weekly compilation of MMO info we don’t want lost in the cracks of time. Send us your news bits through our tips line!
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