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Midweek Mop Up: GTAO, Ubisoft, Path of Exile, Heroes & Generals, Foxhole, Vindictus, Crew 2, War of Rights, and more

It would not be unfair to say that this week has been one of the most news-heavy weeks of the year, to the point that Justin actually protested yesterday that there was already too much set aside for our traditional end-of-the-week Mop Up - and it was only Tuesday. He had signs and everything. So we've decided to yoink...

Population Zero starts selling founder’s packs, lays out 2019 testing schedule

Russian-made survival MMO Population Zero plans to head into alpha testing at the start of 2019 -- and hopes to end the year with a full-fledged launch of some sort. Enplex Games is hoping to stir up hype this week with a press push now that the title is ready to show off to the world. The studio...

Fishing angles to bait TERA’s players in the BAF Masters update, now live

"The hottest leisure time activity since binge-watching has finally come to TERA!" No, it's not nitpicking grammar errors on Reddit or arguing in the YouTube comments section: It's fishing! Yes, now players can cast a rod and reel and enjoy this newfound hobby, all thanks to this week's BAF (that's "big-ass fish") Masters patch. The fishing system issues in both a...
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Defiance 2050 and Defiance brings the Solstice Strike on December 17

Even in the ruined world of Defiance 2050, people are still gathering around to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. What would that be? Guns that shoot snowballs, obviously. Special snowballs that charge up to fire one super-sized snowball. You can put those guns to good use in the game's Solstice Strike, especially as that's your source of your...

Runes of Magic unleashes the Snowflake Festival, new zone, and new multi-mode instance

Yes, Runes of Magic is still around, and in fact, it's still getting updates, including the one that's rolled out this week. The star of the update is a new zone called Vortis, complete with new quests and dailies, new titles, new crafting recipes, new item sets, and a new instance, Tomb of Souls, with three difficulty modes...
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Survived By is moving forward and tackling bugs, starting with items and economy

The development team is listening to player feedback in Survived By, and there are issues to be addressed. First and foremost are the issues with players not getting the items that they have actually purchased, which covers everything from Steam pack items to Ancestral Legacy bugs with cards that cannot be consumed properly. If you've experienced loss of...
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LOTRO tests new Anvil of Winterstith raid, Beorning and Burglar changes

Would you rather be mauled by a bear or backstabbed by a Burglar? Either way, your hypothetical future is about to get a lot more dire thanks to updates coming to Lord of the Rings Online with Update 23.2. Beorning players in particular should be thrilled with the armor upgrade, an earlier travel form, an end to wrath...
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ZeniMax and Oculus have finally settled their multi-year lawsuit – out of court

When John Carmack and ZeniMax settled their long-running legal dispute earlier this fall, we noted that the companies were continuing to appeal how much money Oculus would be pay out to ZeniMax Media as a result of the trade secrets lawsuit that's been running the better part of the last four years. As it turns out, we may...

EverQuesting: It’s a cash shop Christmas in EverQuest II’s Frostfell

Abandon hope all ye who log in here. That is how I felt at the start of EverQuest II's Frostfell this past Tuesday. As of stream time that night, there was still no official Daybreak mention of this much-beloved holiday, let alone an announcement of its start or any new goings on. I knew it began because...

The Stream Team: Jumping into SWTOR’s Jedi Under Siege

New content off the port bow! Jedi Under Siege, the next chapter in the SWTOR story, has released, and Massively OP's Larry and MJ are there to experience it while it's brand-spanking new. That means Larry doesn't know what the choices will be or what is most important. No, they will have to treat every decision as an important...

Black Desert’s new Archer and tree decorating events are live as Pearl Abyss sets up shop in California

Hope you got your proto Archer rolled in Black Desert because he's live as of today and you can actually log him in and get to playing. "The Archer uses his Crossbow for his stylish ranged attack and skill combos. In addition, the Archer has an assortment of magic skills at his disposal that assist him in combat by...
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Dauntless corrects the height of its CE statue and apologizes for the error

Bad news, Dauntless fans; if you're getting the game's Collector's Edition, your Pangar statue will not be as expected. By which we mean it will be about five inches shorter, as the email sent out describing the CE's contents stated the figurine would be 12" tall when it will actually be 7" tall. That's the only change, and you...

Pantheon’s full world begins to emerge as pre-alpha winds down

One of the big hopes of the future of the MMO genre is finally putting all of its pieces together. Pantheon announced in its December newsletter that for the first time it is "bringing together the full Pantheon experience" in what's being dubbed Project Faerthale. This phase will be focused on making a build that's a "full...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the days where studios were pumping out World of Warcraft retreads in the hopes of hitting the same formula that made Blizzard's title so successful. We've seen some major projects fall by the wayside (we're looking...

Lord of the Rings Online addresses player suggestions, basks in the glow of college class presentations

Lord of the Rings Online players collaborated recently on a list of suggestions for fixes and features in the MMO, and Standing Stone Games responded to them in a fashion. The topics addressed included favoured chest pulls, high-level instance rewards, the legendary item rework, raids, new hobbies, and stat issues. Don't get too excited over the list,...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Best MMO Business Model of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the MMO with the Best Business Model, which was awarded jointly to World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV last year. This relatively new award is intended to recognize a live MMORPG of any age that has demonstrated an exemplary business model specifically in 2018, regardless of its...
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Kickstarted MMORPG Crowfall is preparing to test its first real campaign

Crowfall's on a "fast track" to its first campaign, ArtCraft says. Getcher "it's happening" gifs: "After a few weeks of testing, our final pre-alpha milestone (lovingly numbered 'version 5.8' and colloquially referred to as the 'First Campaign Milestone') is getting ever-closer to being a fully playable Throne War experience!" All right, so what the heck is that? ArtCraft...

Conan Exiles launches Seekers of the Dawn DLC, but don’t expect a winter event

Conan Exiles isn't doing Christmas, but it is launching a new DLC. It's called The Seekers of the Dawn, and it focuses on the eastern kingdom of Yamatai. This means you can expect katanas and yumi and the Yamatai building set for creating your very own Japanese flavored castle. Pets and armor and warpaint are on the...

Worlds Adrift toggles on proximity-based voice chat, engine overheating, and ciphers

You couldn't get enough of mouth-breathing and kids yelling at their mothers in some state far away from you in Fallout 76, and now you can get that sort of proximity-based voice chat in Worlds Adrift! Well, let's hope it's a tad better handled in this sandbox game. Actually, ignore our little snark here. Worlds Adrift actually did...

Destiny 2 rings in the holidays with the Dawning event

After all the trials and tragedies that have befallen them over the course of Forsaken, Destiny 2's Guardians could use a bit of holiday cheer. Thankfully, the long-missing Eva Levante has returned, bringing with her the seasonal festivities of the Dawning as well as a slew of holiday treats that she hopes will "help bring the spirit...

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