mechwarrior online

Official Site: MechWarrior Online
Studio: Piranha Games
Launch Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: Mecha OFPS
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Mechwarrior Online posts summer roadmap with new mechs and profile sharing

Mechwarrior Online is still plugging along as the original home for fans of MMORPG mech combat, and in fact this week Piranha Games – which is hiring, by the way – has popped up with some freshly planned events and a summer roadmap.

“we wanted to give you a sneak peek of Rubellite Oasis’s new capture points on Conquest,” the devs write. “These changes improve the map balance for the opening season of Competitive Play leading to the World Championships at Mech_Con. The long-awaited Flea finally jumps into MWO and is sure to infest the servers. We have several mechs receiving 3060 Weapon retrofits and Bolton support.”

Among the quality-of-life adjustments coming in June specifically is the new build profile saving and sharing feature, which allows players to save, load, export, and import builds to share between clients and the community. Check out the whole run-down on the official site, and then keep an eye out for MechCon later this coming fall.

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MechWarrior Online adds the Solaris arena with its newest patch

Unlike the usual battles in MechWarrior Online that are part of savage and cruel wars, the battles in the newly added Solaris arena are there ostensibly for entertainment. In lore terms, anyhow. You might wonder why in the world a society that spends all of its time blowing itself up in giant robots would want to watch giant robots blow each other up as a diversion, but that’s what the lore says, and that’s where we go. And hey, for players it means a new form of 1v1 and 2v2 arena with a totally new reward structure, so why ask too much about it?

Players can also pick up the new Fafnir ‘mech or the Solaris hero ‘mechs to provide an extra edge in battle while they climb up the leaderboards. Climbing the leaderboards, signing with patrons, and earning accolades in battle allow for players to unlock new rewards, and if you want an extra bit of flair you can play around with the new bolt-on features for your various giant war machines. It’s not really a gladiatorial arena if you don’t have a nice big crest on your robot, after all.

Source: Official Site; thanks to Scott for the tip!

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The MOP Up: Path of Exile reads your future in the cards (February 25, 2018)

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!

Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from Conqueror’s BladeMapleStory BlitzDarkfall: Rise of AgonSkyforgePath of ExileArmored Warfare AssaultAura Kingdom, and MechWarrior Online, all waiting for you after the break!

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The MOP Up: Aion makes a date with the Divine Fortress (January 28, 2018)

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!

Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from League of LegendsPath of ExileWarframeBlack DesertFortniteArmored WarfarePerfect World InternationalAionMonster Hunter WorldPUBGFinal Fantasy XIVOverwatchMechWarrior OnlineTree of Life, and Crossout, all waiting for you after the break!

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The Daily Grind: Is ‘naming-and-shaming’ MMO cheaters a good idea?

Last week on Reddit, an EVE Online player begged CCP to organize a wall of shame for botters – essentially an online list of those caught cheating, with character names and corps to boot. This, he argued, would not only prove to the community that cheaters were being banned but allow players to “self-police” those corps “actively harbouring bots.”

You’re probably making a face right now imagining just what EVE players might do with such a list, but then again, we’re talking about botters here. I’m more curious whether you folks actually believe those are effective or a good idea in general. Several EVE players said it’d never happen because of European laws, but in fact we’ve written articles about multiple MMO studios naming-and-shaming cheaters: Guild Wars 2, Riders of Icarus, H1Z1, Tree of Savior, and Mechwarrior Online, just to name the first five I found by searching the last three years of our own site.

Is “naming-and-shaming” MMO cheaters with a “wall of shame” a good idea, or should studios that famously ban the wrong people maybe stay away from painting targets on customers’ backs?

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Get two free mechs just for playing a MechWarrior Online match today

If you want to expand your arsenal of mechs to use in MechWarrior Online, be sure to log in and play a match today, December 27th. For 36 hours players can qualify for this special holiday promotion by playing just a single match – win or lose. The rewards for doing so are 25 extra stocking stuffer clicks, 3 days of premium time, 3 million C-Bills, and 1250 MC (all delivered immediately) as well as 2 Free Hero Mechs with Mech Bays (a Roughneck Hero Mech and a Sun Spider Mech that will be delivered in March 2018). The promotion started at 7:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 26th and will end at 7:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, December 28th.

To make sure you’ve qualified for the prizes and to redeem them, you’ll have to leave game and check on the official site. Be sure you click the “redeem” button if your holiday bonus challenge is completed so you don’t miss out!

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Massively OP’s Winter Holiday 2017 guide!

It’s that time of year again where the airwaves of certain radio stations are clogged with the same songs from the 1950s, television broadcasts are filled with specials about the nature of giving, and dozens of people exclaim that Die Hard is a holiday film due to its timeframe. Yes, it’s the holiday season, and whatever you celebrate, you cannot retreat into your favorite MMO without seeing plenty of red suits, white trim, and all sorts of associated antics.

So, where will you hang your gaming hat this year? Probably in much the same place as usual, but if you’re curious about which games are running which events, we have you covered with our roundup just below.

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Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs where you can live out your giant robot fantasies

Two years ago, NCsoft dealt a harsh blow to a certain subset of gaming fans when it canned the development of Project HON. This MMO was to be a glorious exercise in mecha combat, but scandals and a decision to reallocate development resources meant that it was never to be.

So where can that kid who grew up playing with giant robots go to get a Voltron, Transformers, or Macross fix these days? While many MMOs offer the occasional mech experience, there aren’t as many games that go all-in on that Pacific Rim experience.

But in the interests of a thought experiment and because I have fond memories of slapping five metal lions together to form the ultimate defender of the universe, here are 10 online games that offered or still do offer the thrill of high-tech mech and robot warfare.

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The MOP Up: Warface celebrates its birthday in Chernobyl (October 22, 2017)

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!

Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from World of TanksStarfall TacticsMu LegendOverwatchFFXIVEVE OnlineMu OnlineWakfuPath of ExileAionWarfaceMechWarrior OnlineElder Scrolls OnlineRevelation OnlineArena of ValorPaladinsConquer OnlinePortal KnightsElite: Dangerous, and Dauntless, all waiting for you after the break!

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The MOP Up: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits record concurrency (October 1, 2017)

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!

Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from Elsword, Ultima Online, Dreadnought, Overhit, Blade and Soul, Project Ex, Conquer Online, Wurm OnlineMechWarrior OnlinePokemon GoSkyforge, PaladinsPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Miranda, all waiting for you after the break!

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MechWarrior Online integrates special events with its newest patch

If you played BattleTech around the table before jumping into MechWarrior Online, you’re probably familiar with the “IIc” designation attached to certain ‘Mechs, marking Inner Sphere designs adapted to serve as Clan ‘Mechs with significantly improved technology. Four new hero ‘Mechs have been added with the game’s latest patch, a quartet of Clan IIc machines for those who want the smooth tech of Clan engineering combined with the brutal lines of Inner Sphere machinery. Or for those who are just really attached to the Hunchback for whatever reason.

The big centerpiece of the patch, though, is a new special event system integrated into the game that will make special battles more immediately visible and relevant for players. It will support per-faction conflict more comprehensively while improving both Quick Play and Faction Play modes. Now you can just see your goals and your progress right from inside the game. And if you use those new hero ‘Mechs to take on some of these special events, well, there’s nothing wrong with that.

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The MOP Up: Gamescom’s big opening by Angela Merkel (June 25, 2017)

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 we have stories and videos from MechWarrior OnlineMu OriginDark Age of CamelotAstellia OnlineMarvel End Time ArenaRagnarok Online, and Guild Wars 2, all waiting for you after the break!

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