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Trove’s handing out free mounts, level boosters, and lootboxes for its birthday

As part of its birthday celebration — oh yeah, and to commemorate its recently announced plan to launch on consolesTrove is rolling out a two-week event for its players with sales and bonuses.

  • There’s a daily bonus active for both weeks, plus daily login rewards and special golden ticket lootboxes every day day of the event. The lootboxes will randomly grant special mount and style unlockers, gem boosters, dragon coins, dragon souls, and cascades of anniversary mounts.
  • Classes are 66% off; gem packs are 25% off.
  • Logging in once will get you a boost to level 10 (or experience if you’re already over level 10).

And everyone will get a low-rider car mount. Yay!

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TERA kicks off its summer events all over again

Summer is here, and the weather outside is sunny, sticky, and unpleasant. Why not stay indoors and enjoy a virtual summer with none of those issues? TERA is re-running several summer events, giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy some fun in the simulated sun starting today. For example, you could hop into the Festival of the Sun, clearing out beasts from the temple of the sun and then harvesting frozen treats from actual blocks of ice.

Not really that interested in that? It’s all right; maybe you’d prefer to just enjoy a beach party. Man a splash cannon, smash watermelons like you’re an obscure comedian, and build some sandcastles. The beach party event is limited to characters level 48 or above, but the Festival of the Sun is open to everyone. So hop into the game for summer fun and enjoy the events going on until the summer festivities come to a close on August 16th.

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World of Warcraft outlines the demonic invasion hitting Azeroth

The Burning Legion is coming to World of Warcraft, and players have to fight them off. Sure, we’re not going to be able to do that for good before Legion arrives, since it would be kind of disappointing if we did so well at the pre-expansion effect that the expansion was cancelled. But there’s still going to be a lot of enemies to fight through when the pre-patch lands, with invasions starting a week or two after everyone has gotten a chance to get used to the new patch. No later than August 17th, though, it’s all coming down.

Players will have to fight through demon invasions at six different locations, with each invasion taking place across four stages. Participants will be rewarded with Nethershards, used to purchase four Legion-themed transmog sets and other rewards. You can also get one of 16 unique weapons from the event, and at item level 700 they may prove to be a significant upgrade for some of your characters. So get some time in with the pre-patch once it hits and get ready to smash some demons with the best of them.

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RIFT’s Summer Solstice patch is here

Fire up the grill and roast some weenies: RIFT’s 3.7 update has arrived.

Today’s Summer Solstice patch contains quite a lot for players to do and enjoy while smack-dab in the middle of July. The update kicks off RIFT’s annual summer festival, introduces new guild features (such as automatically placing new players in a lowbie guild), and adds 21 more artifact sets to the game. Four souls — Warlord, Berserker, Druid, and Elementalist — have been reworked for 3.7, with the promise of more to come in the future.

One of the most intriguing additions with 3.7 is something called dungeon veterans: “Players that have completed a particular dungeon five times will now become a veteran of that dungeon. This status is not applied retroactively. Veterans running a dungeon while grouped with at least one non-veteran gain a 15% bonus to currency, tokens, reputation, and XP earned from that particular run!”

Source: Patch notes

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The Stream Team: Pressing toward tier two in SWTOR’s Dark vs. Light Event

With tier one for Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s Dark vs. Light event easily hit, Larry presses toward tier two, but here there are some tricks and important things he should do early on so that some of the other tiers, like the dreaded tier six, are easier to hit.

Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s Larry Everett of the infamous Stream Team shows you some of best ways to maximize the leveling process for your DvL character and how to avoid some major headaches later.

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Enjoy the show!

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Skyforge kicks off anniversary log-in event, quest, and sales

Skyforge is prepping for its first year of operation since it soft launched into open beta. “Together, you have welcomed updates, rejoiced at changes, pioneered new territories, won contests, and supported us when faced with sudden technical difficulties. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for you interest in the game, for sticking with us, and helping make the world of Skyforge better,” My.com says. “We will do everything to ensure that you can continue to watch the game evolve, influence changes, participate in game events, and most importantly, socialize & fight thrilling battles together!”

That “everything” includes multiple campaigns beginning today and running through July 27th: a log-in event, a treasure hunting quest that results in a costume and glider code, and cash shop sales for formerly extinct items.

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SWTOR’s Dark vs. Light store packs are better than the event ones

Don’t have the patience or skill to get one of the Dark vs. Light packs from Star Wars: The Old Republic? Uncle BioWare is there to help you out, especially if you’re burdened with too much money. The studio has started selling these packs through the cartel market for 250 coins each.

The studio did note that these packs aren’t entirely identical to the ones that you can earn through the event — the store packs are actually better than the event ones. How so? For starters, the items in the store packs are bind-on-equip, whereas the event ones are bind-on-pickup.

It also appears that players will get more out of the store packs, as each one includes “one pack item, one grand chance cube, one companion gift, and Jawa Junk.” If one of our readers doesn’t start a hit band named Jawa Junk within the week, we at Massively OP will be very disappointed.

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TennoCon 2016: Warframe’s convention, new primes and cartoon

Warframe has been one of those games that I’ve always meant to look into as soon as I had the time. Well, thanks to TennoCon 2016, the opportunity arose to make the time. And I am glad I went! It may have been the first Warframe convention, but I think it rivals the bigger, established cons for feel and fun.

Over the course of the day I toured the Digital Extremes office with Game Director Steve Sinclair, hung out with devs, listened to the soundtrack for the second dream sequence (over and over), sat in on sound and art panels, and mingled with the crowd. From that, I came away from TennoCon with an interest in and excitement for the game and its upcoming plans — and an anticipation for a repeat performance next year.

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The MMOs with deals on Amazon Prime Day

The second-biggest holiday of the year has arrived: I’m talking about Prime Day, of course, the summer’s Black Friday, when Amazon puts a ton of stuff on sale (and other retailers struggle to catch up). After grabbing a cheapie $33 tablet to hack up, I took a peek at some of the deals on MMOs, but it’s slim pickings, and most of these are borderline MMOs at best. Here are some of the standouts that have deals now or upcoming later today:

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RuneScape reopens Port Sarim in time for a pirate invasion

Players who are rejoicing that RuneScape’s Port Sarim has gotten a rework might want to temper their excitement with the dread knowledge that the reopening will also coincide with a pirate invasion.

Indeed, Monday’s RuneScape patch will trigger an attack upon Port Sarim by the fierce pirate Jed, who has stolen a ship and is laying siege to the port’s jail. During the invasion, players can help fight back and train up to six different skills while doing so.

You can watch the full Port Sarim behind-the-scenes video as well as a look ahead at July’s development in RuneScape after the break.

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Elite: Dangerous postpones CQC tournament in favor of PvP Icarus Cup

Frontier has canceled the Elite: Dangerous CQC tournament intended to run this year, at least as it was originally planned. Head of Community Zac Antonaci explained the situation just ahead of the weekend:

“In order to run the tournament we wanted to bring in a number of specific features which would allow us to run the event in the way we had planned. However, as you may remember the 2.1 update required a little longer in development as we focused on game improving features that went through the core game play experience and brought our largest Elite Dangerous update to date. What that means is that we won’t able to run the CQC tournament as we had initially conceived. We will be having a contest with a prize fund at a future date.”

Instead, Antonaci says, Frontier will host what it’s calling the Icarus Cup, an in-game PvP tournament, The Icarus Cup.

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EVE Evolved: What went wrong with the Shadow of the Serpent event?

Last week’s EVE Online patch added the massive Shadow of the Serpent event, a game-wide storyline arc that pits players against the Serpentis and Angel Cartel pirate factions. The pirate factions of EVE are engaged in a dangerous arms race as each attempts to design and build its own custom capital ships, and player capsuleers are caught in the middle of it. A new in-game service from The Scope news corporation shows players a variety of different challenges associated with the event, from destroying Angel and Serpentis outposts and looting Angel shipyards to clearing NPC guards from stargates or even just mining ore inside a pirate site.

As with previous PvE events such as the Crimson Harvest and Operation Frostline, event sites are spawning all throughout the game and appear on everyone’s overview. Rather than the sites themselves dropping rare loot, the challenges awards points and three special reward containers are unlocked once you hit the 10,000, 25,000, and 50,000 point marks. The idea was to have a game-wide inclusive event that would encourage players to co-operate to complete sites, and in that sense it has been a success. Unfortunately, the event has been hampered by a lack of direct rewards, and its long grind has been condemned by players.

In this edition of EVE Evolved, I look at what went wrong with the Shadow of the Serpent event, how CCP can avoid the same fate for future events, and what can be learned from Guild Wars 2‘s similar approach to group PvE.

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The MOP Up: Path of Exile’s Q&A bonanza (July 10, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week, the Path of Exile developers fielded a lot — and we mean, a LOT — of community questions. Topics included unique items, the in-game map, older skills, and exploits. This is how you do Q&As, people!

We’ve got plenty of other news tidbits for you after the jump, including patches, MMOs in testing, videos, and more!

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