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Official Site: World of Fishing
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Reel in a World of Fishing promo pack DLC key from MOP and InselGames

If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation this week but can’t get away for a vacation, how about a leisurely trip to World of Fishing? InselGames has granted Massively OP a round of cash shop promo packs for the fishing MMO this week worth $5.44/€4.99 to help ease you into your adventure, and we’re offering them up to our readers today.

Do note that these are Steam keys. They should work in all regions excepting Korea and Thailand, and they expire at the end of November, so if you win one, use it soon!

Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to grab one of these keys!

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The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best fishing system?

OK, I’ll freely admit that I am not one for fishing in MMORPGs. I know that many games have it and that there’s a subsection of the community that is strangely fascinated with standing stock-still and watching a tiny doohickey bob in the water, but I’ve never really gotten on board with it. Maybe if a game would let me fish with dynamite?

But I’m not so blind as to assume that every MMO with fishing boasts an identical system to all of the others. Some have put a little more thought into it, making fishing more into a minigame than a chore. When I tried World of Fishing a few weeks back, I was pretty impressed with how the fishing mechanic worked in that game to make each catch an interesting and challenging encounter.

If you’re a fantasy angler, what do you think? Which MMO has the best fishing system and why?

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 84: Rise of Irony

When MMORPGs are casually tossing the phrase “rise of” into their expansion titles, you know you’re in for a struggle against a huge boss… that won’t be rising anywhere, except perhaps to be killed for the millionth time in a raid. As Justin solemnly contemplates this, MJ and Eliot join the cast to bring the whole production down to earth.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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Enter to win a World of Fishing Starter Pack DLC from InselGames and MOP

In honor of the launch of World of Fishing on Steam earlier this month, InselGames has granted Massively OP 10 Steam Starter Pack DLC codes worth $9.99 to give away to our readers! The starter pack comes with in-game currency worth €14.99 (approx. $16.75 US).

Do note that you can redeem only one of these per account, ever, and players with Steam accounts in good standing in all regions except Korea and Thailand should be able to apply the codes.

Read on to enter to win!

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Betawatch: Dual Universe hits the Kickstarter circuit (September 9, 2016)

This week, Dual Universe started its Kickstarter, and – oh, you’ve already got your checkbook out. Great, it’s half a million for this one. Oh, and it’s going to have a subscription business model, just if that affects your betting odds.

Meanwhile, most of this week’s beta news centered around stuff leaving beta testing. No, really! Just keep reading.

Do we even have a list left below? Of course we do, don’t be silly. Let us know if something on that list managed to slip into a launch or launch-ish state down below in the comments, though. We can’t promise we’ll agree with you, but we can promise that we’ll think of you as very attractive for at least four minutes.

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World of Fishing angles for new players with today’s Steam F2P launch

World of Fishing is live on Steam today as a free-to-play MMO. (There’s optional DLC for sale at just over 7 bucks right now.) This is a weird planet we live on.

“To celebrate the launch, publisher InselGames adds new content and improvements to the game. Veteran fisherman will be happy to have the level cap raised from 60 to 80 and with three brand-new maps – Bali, Cape Town and Fish Farm (PvP map) – there are new fishing spots to discover and new fish to be caught. In addition new items like baits, rods and boats have been added to the game, accompanied by three new item categories, introducing belts as well as arm and back equipment, making this the perfect moment to join the World of Fishing.”

InselGames does note that players on Steam on on the regular client will be playing on the same server, but you cannot log into Steam using your original account (or vice versa). We’ve got the launch trailer down below!

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April Fools’ Day around the MMOverse

Happy April Fools’ Day, and remember not to believe anything you read on the internet today! We’re stepping outside of our own BuzzFeed-headline prank for a moment to deliver a quick look at some of the events and gags playing out today across the MMORPG genre.

Shown in the header: a cel-shaded graphical overhaul to Paragon Chat, one of the last remaining ways to get your City of Heroes fix.

Super Adventure Box has really, truly returned to Guild Wars 2. The fake patch notes that arrived today, however, are not to be trusted! “Fixed an exploit that allowed chronomancers to go back in time and kill their opponents in PvP before the match began. Fully customizable UI has been added, with scripting support for Ada, COBOL, and Fortran.” Hah! (Thanks, Xephyr!)


Blizzard unveiled a Hearthstone MMO, a new mount-based transportation company called Flyt, and Azeroth TV, plus there’s the usual run of fake World of Warcraft: Legion alpha patch notes and the newly unveiled Frostdoge Clan.

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 54: Something fishy is afoot

As we start to emerge from winter, blinking at hints of a spring sun, the MMO industry gets wild and crazy with all sorts of interesting developments. This week on the show, Bree and Justin talk about big launches, sad departures, and — of course — fishing. We’ll get your attention, hook, line, and sinker! You’ll be reeled in by this podcast as we tackle the important topics! …We’ll stop now.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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World of Fishing aims for Steam’s casuals, hardcores, and MMO lovers

Why take up fishing in a traditional MMO when you can take up fishing in a fishing MMO? World of Fishing aims to be just that, and today it’s announced that it’ll land on Steam next month after having been in open beta since November.

World of Fishing is a full-fledged MMO featuring character development, exciting quests and the addicting hunt for rare fish. Starting out with a small boat and basic equipment, players will be able to work their way up to the point where they will catch huge fish like tunas and even exotic sharks. Dynamic real-time battles with more than 450 fish species controlled by a realistic AI, provide an entertaining and challenging gameplay that feels as close to the “real thing” as possible. Competitive players can face each other in the Team Match mode, while casual players will be able to enjoy the relaxing aspect of fishing in Freestyle mode, visiting beautiful, exotic fishing spots from Vancouver to Cape Town.”

InselGames CEO Patrick Streppel says his studio is aiming for “hobby fisherman and casual gamers” as well as “hardcore gamers and MMO lovers.”

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Betawatch: Asta hops to the west (November 6, 2015)

It’s interesting to watch the progress of Asta as a title. The game shut down rather quickly in its native country, but it has entered its first closed beta in the US and is hoping to do better this time around. That’s a bit of an odd pedigree, yes.

Hey, we’re deep in the throes of a convention this weekend, but there hasn’t been a whole lot of hard dates for betas. But there’s still new beta stuff going on this past week.

Oh, yes, and there is that whole long list just past the break for those who want even more stuff to watch for. Let us know if something skipped phases, launched, or… well, in one case, unexpectedly changed its name without us noticing. Seriously, who does that?

Check them out, and let us know if something has changed without us noticing. It happens from time to time.

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World of Fishing is now in open beta

I like to fish in MMOs. Which is strange because I don’t much like to fish in meatspace. My favorite MMO fishing mechanics were in ArcheAge, which is too bad since you can’t do much fishing in ArcheAge without getting stealth ganked by people who enjoy killing defenseless fishermen.

Maybe I’ll like World of Fishing better. Probably not, since it’s free-to-play with a cash shop, but I can hope, right? World of Fishing styles itself as an “online big game fishing simulator,” and it promises over 30 locations and 360 different fish, as well as a large variety of gear and boats.

World of Fishing is also in open beta as of… well, right now! You can see a trailer after the break.

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