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Latest War of Rights update introduces new Maryland Heights skirmish area

Campfire Games has just released the latest update for its game War of Rights, bringing bug fixes, graphical updates, and a brand-new skirmish area to the American-Civil-War-based FPS. The highlight of the update, of course, is the addition of the seventh Harpers Ferry skirmish area, Maryland Heights, which allows players to recreate a historic showdown between Confederate and Union forces that resulted in “most of the Confederate casualties of the entire siege.”

In addition to the new area, the update adds a possible fix for a major server-crashing bug as well as particle effects for bullet impacts, footsteps, and water splashes. It also makes a balance change that illustrates the game’s emphasis on realism, allowing players to “slowly recover” after being hit with a club or bayonet, with two hits requiring a full 15 minutes for the wounded player to recuperate. You can check out the full patch notes on the game’s official forum.


Make My MMO: Pantropy’s Kickstarter ends Tuesday, Project Gorgon eyes Steam this week (March 10, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, it’s not looking great for Pantropy, whose Kickstarter is only just over half funded with only a few more days to go.

Meanwhile, Camelot Unchained is prepping for two scenario tests this weekend (the second is tomorrow, if you can catch it!), Dual Universe rolled out its new supporter packs, City of Titans took a look at character customization, Chronicles of Elyria posted a long lore piece, Elite Dangerous rolled out 3.0.2, OrbusVR previewed its talent system, Crowfall talked up its vendor system, and we streamed a first-hand look at Ship of Heroes. Plus, Project Gorgon hits Steam this coming week!

Finally, a troll informed me this week that Massively OP is nothing more than a pile of Kickstarter propaganda and some WoW and GW2 columns, so if you happened to read the 120 or editorials, streams, and articles we published this week that aren’t related to crowdfunding, good news, you imagined all that!

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding over the last week and the weekly roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’re following.

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Go on a first-person tour of War of Rights’ Civil War battlefields

What would it have been to fight — and perhaps die — on one of the famous Civil War battlefields? The multiplayer War of Rights is trying its hardest to answer that question by throwing players right into the midst of first-person combat that includes long-range and short-range encounters.

In a new video put out by the team, alpha footage has been pieced together to give fans a taste of the experience that this game delivers. It’s easy to see that this isn’t your conventional shooter-type experience, as the rate of fire is very slow (with long, mandatory reloading animations), the aiming unsure, and the gunpowder smoke obscuring line-of-sight.

A careful observer might notice that more than a few “TKs” — team kills — happen in this video. Guess War of Rights has friendly fire turned on, so make sure you only go to battle with trusted companions at your back!

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The MOP Up: Closers chooses its next character (March 4, 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 War of RightsBlade and SoulLineage 2 RevolutionDarwin ProjectPlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsClosersElder Scrolls OnlineBlessSoulworker OnlineSkyforgeThe Black DeathSaga of LucimiaDungeon Fighter OnlineMu OriginProsperous UniverseLegends of AriaBattlerite, and Aura Kingdom Mobile, all waiting for you after the break!

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Make My MMO: Camelot Unchained’s beta will be born on the fourth of July (February 17, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Camelot Unchained invites you to break out the sparklers because the game will finally launch its long-delayed beta one on July 4th. That’ll follow the “feature lock” date of June 12th. We got the whole scoop in our interview earlier this week!

Meanwhile, Star Citizen posted a new ship sale, had a nice friendly chat with the BBB, and talked about the thrilling topic of refueling. Plus, Crowfall got a lore update, Albion updated its Kay build, Pantheon teased its pre-alpha, Project Gorgon detailed its Steam preparation, and mecha-shooter Pantropy updated its ongoing Kickstarter.

And Maguss, the wizarding MMOARG that raised almost half a million bucks on Indiegogo, launched its open beta on iOS and Android this morning.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding over the last week and the regular roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’re following.

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Make My MMO: Camelot’s new producer, Star Citizen’s alpha 3 features, & SOTA’s R50 (January 27, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Camelot Unchained devs say they’re getting really close to finalizing the date for beta one. This week, in addition to fiddling with the beta calendar, CSE says it’s been working on poses, rocks, casting and UI animations, new armor and weapon textures, container permissions, and performance for buildings, as well as training up the new tech producer.

Meanwhile, Shroud of the Avatar pushed out R50, Elite kicked off the beta for its next big update, we continued our tour of Project GorgonDual Universe teased new concept art, War of Rights got a wee patch, ROKH patched up (devs say they’re still “looking for the best way to make [their] come-back,” and Fragmented admitted it’s essentially in maintenance mode.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding over the last week and the regular roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’re following.

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War of Rights makes the battlefield sound like hell

In its quest to replicate the authentic Civil War battlefield experience, the team at War of Rights has added a sound pack with this week’s Update 91 that adds all sorts of things that you would expect to hear during a fight. These sounds include soldiers fighting in hand-to-hand combat, wounded people crying out, and “lots of different nasty ones.” That must have been a fun recording session.

“This initial version of the wounded sounds include rebel spoken lines,” the team posted. “The system will be expanded upon with several voice actors as well as more refined events for specific actions as the game develops.”

Curious what a battle from this multiplayer simulator looks — as well as sounds — like? One YouTuber put together a cinematic short film featuring the Union charge at Dunker Church, which you may watch after the break.

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Make My MMO: Camelot Unchained’s big announcement is set for Thursday (January 13, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Camelot Unchained fans are stocking up on big bags of popcorn because the announcement has been announced! If you care about the future of the game, you’re gonna want to show up this coming Thursday to hear what’s in store. Hint hint nudge nudge. It’s all teased in the game’s latest backer update, which further covers CSE’s progress on the engine, latency, the UI, tools, networking code, animations, and art.

Meanwhile, we got a personal tour of Ship of Heroes, Project Gorgon gently hyped its upcoming early access, Chronicles of Elyria announced it’s abandoned SpatialOS, and Elite Dangerous delivered beta and launch windows for its update chunk.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding over the last week and the regular roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’re following.

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Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2017

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP’s regular recap of what’s going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do specifically for those of you who are convinced Kickstarter is the absolute worst (it’s not) and that no crowdfunded MMOs ever launch (they do). Plus, somebody’s got to keep an eye on what your money’s up to! Tonight’s edition isn’t going to be our usual recap of the last couple of weeks, however; we’re going to look at the most important MMO crowdfunding news of the entire year. Lock up your wallets and let’s get to it.

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Here’s what Civil War-themed MMO shooter War of Rights has been up to since Kickstarter

Two years ago, Civil War-flavored multiplayer shooter War of Rights raised $118,000 on Kickstarter to see the title to completion, at which point it rather fell off our radar. But it’s been pumping out regular updates since then, including a user interface overhaul, the playable musician class, uniforms, multiple authentic locations, engine upgrades, and skirmishes.

“The biggest event for us in 2017 by far was the release of Skirmishes back in late May,” Campfire Games writes. “It brought actual combat and game mechanics into the game for the first time. We’ve been hard at work improving the alpha the entire year. Countless of bugs and server stability fixes, updated animations, new game systems, updated and expanded character models and going from the initial 3 skirmish areas released back in may to 12 today. Update 86 marks the 48th update in 2017 alone. We intend to continue keeping our update pace up in the next year.”

We’ve tucked a ton of screenshots and videos down below so you can get caught up, but it’s looking pretty impressive!

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Civil War multiplayer shooter War of Rights has been Kickstarted successfully

Civil War reenactment fans rejoice! War of Rights, the multiplayer shooter set in the Maryland Campaign of 1862, has reached its Kickstarter funding goal and then some. The game was asking for $107,000 but raked in over $118,000 when all was said and done.

“After a month on Kickstarter, our campaign for War of Rights is now over and we’ll get the funds needed to complete the game!” Campfire Games announced over the weekend. “We want to thank all of you for your support because thanks to you we’ll now be able to continue working on War of Rights!”

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War of Rights brings multiplayer to a Civil War setting

Civil War reenactors might have a new type of outlet if a current Kickstarter project has anything to say about it.

A game that’s been in development for three years, War of Rights is aiming to create a multiplayer-only simulation of the Maryland campaign of 1862. Players will take on the role of infantry, artillery, and calvary as they fight around accurately historical locations. The game will initially release with four maps created in Cryengine.

The crowdfunding project is striving to raise nearly $107,000. If all goes well, the devs say that an alpha test could be coming within the next six months. You can check out the Kickstarter video after the jump.

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