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Hearthstone revives Noblegarden for another hop around the bushes

No, your eyes do not deceive you: Noblegarden is coming back a month after its run in World of Warcraft. This time around, Hearthstone is giving bunny snuggles to its players with plenty of eggcelent rewards.

Merely by logging on between May 9th and 13th, players will receive both a Golden Eggnapper and a Golden Devilsaur Egg as a gift. Beyond that, there’s a themed tavern brawl for those clinging on to spring as long as they can.

“In this egg-citing tavern brawl you’ll gather with other Hearthstone players to celebrate the season by dyeing eggs,” Blizzard explained. “One egg will spawn for you each turn, and you’ll get to use a deck of colorful dyes and special Noblegarden cards (plus 10 random class cards) to decorate it. Each dye applies a different buff, and at the start of your next turn your eggs will hatch into something cute. Or a bunny, if you didn’t use any dye (which is still pretty adorable).”

Source: Hearthstone

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Dark Age of Camelot’s killer bunny will make you soil your armor

Oh crap. You weren’t good this year, were you. Instead of getting the Cadbury Bunny, with all of its chocolate-sugar bomb goodness, your indescretions have summoned the killer bunny to Dark Age of Camelot. Woe is you! Woe is us!

Returning for the game’s spring event, the killer bunny can be fought by a group of knock-kneed knights (holy hand grenade sold separately). If you can manage to kill him by April 16th, you’ll get your choice of special items.

For the faint of heart, DAoC is offering egg-collecting quests, event vendors, and an array of XP, RP, BP, and crafting bonuses in various areas.

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EverQuesting: EverQuest II breaks into spring with Beast’r eggs and Bristlebane

Spring has sprung! And for EverQuest II, that means a return of Beast’r Eggs and Bristlebane. Norrathians get to celebrate the season by immersing themselves in frivolity and fun, pranks and pets, egg hunts and event rewards… but only for a limited time.

More than most events, these two are time sensitive. While the Bristlebane Day festival startes yesterday and goes for two weeks, The Highest of Silly Days is only one day — April 1st. And the Beast’r Eggstravaganza only lasts a single week, ending early on the 4th.  The chances of missing out on the semore time-limited festivities is too high, so I’m going to help you make sure you can catch these celebrations this year! I’ve got tips and tricks as well as a general guide to help you make the most of both festivals.

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Albion Online hatches a colorful spring event

Spring is in the air in Albion Online, if you couldn’t tell by all of the colorful eggs littering the ground right now. The sandbox MMO is currently running its Rites of Spring event, and there are some neat rewards to put a hop in your step.

From now through April 4th, players can seek out “egg-shaped treasure chests” from various game activities and areas. Eggs can be found lying out in the open and as mob drops from pretty much any PvE encounter, whether it be landscapes, expeditions, or dungeons.

These eggs can be traded in for a bunny armor set, an egg chest for housing, and a vanity pack. It’s all quite egg-cellent.

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EverQuesting: EverQuest II wins big with Beast’r Egg event

Did you participate in EverQuest II’s Beast’r Egg hunt live event this past week? If not, I’m sorry to say you missed your chance; it ended a few hours ago at 2:59 a.m. EDT. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve totally missed out! And that’s the beauty of this particular live event. Today’s musing are less a guide and more a love letter to a live event done oh so right.

While the event unfolded as I participated, it struck me how practically perfect the event was. So kudos to Daybreak for this one. EQII really knocked it out of the park with this Easter-themed event. Hopefully, we can see more like this in the future, both here and — if other studios take notice — in other titles. What’s so great about it? I am glad you asked! (Though honestly, I was going to tell you anyway!) Here are the winning elements:

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The Stream Team: A hippity hoppity Easter in ARK

If there are unicorns in ARK, why can’t there be Easter Bunnies? Even if Studio WildCard doesn’t roll out a holiday event this weekend in time for Easter, Massively OP’s MJ is going to have one. And by golly, there will be bunny ears for all! There will be a goody hunt as well. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. for a hopping good time. Maybe the bunny dodos will make an appearance.

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 15th, 2017

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Get your Noblegarden eggs before World of Warcraft hides them for another year

As spring creeps out from underneath blooming bushes and wiggles its bushy tail in the sunlight, Noblegarden returns once again to World of Warcraft.

The short (a little over a week) annual holiday is full to the brim with bunnies, eggs, flowers, and all sorts of pastel candy. Players can hunt around cities and areas for hidden goodies, although Blizzard has also made eggs available at vendors for players to stage their own hunts. There’s a new pet that players can earn this year, a mystical spring bouquet. Yes, it’s a pet entirely made of flowers. Do you have a problem with that?

Wowhead has an officially approved guide to the full event in case you want to make the most of this week. Noblegarden will end on April 4th, so find those treats while you can!

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The MOP Up: Easter springs upon us (March 27, 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!

Today is Easter, and a few MMORPGs are getting into the spirit of the spring holiday with events, eggs, and all sorts of bunny benevolence. Dark Age of Camelot heralds the return of the Rites of Spring, World of Warcraft opens the doors of Noblegarden, Cabal 2 is being invaded by the Easter Moon Bunny, Portal Knights is hosting an Easter egg hunt, Skyforge has all sorts of Eastery contests going on, and even ARK has a giant egg-laying hare in its bestiary.

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MapleStory begins the Black Heaven saga

A new chapter is upon the cutsie denizens of MapleStory, as Nexon introduced the Black Heaven saga to the game this week.

Arriving with the v.160 patch, Black Heaven “tells the story of an epic struggle between the Maple Alliance and the Black Wings, and features Orchid and Lotus, delving into their unknown story.”

The patch also triggered many events for both Black Heaven and Easter (which sounds like the name of an awesome metal band) and tweaked several skills. You can read the patch notes and check out the cinematic trailer after the jump.

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