MMO Week in Review: Morrowind's bear butts (February 26, 2017)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Elder Scrolls Online let the press loose on the Morrowind expanshachapter this week, and we met the challenge: We deep-dived the story and lore behind the new version of the 15-year-old Vvardenfell, scoped out the unusual […]

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H1Z1's newest $300,000 tournament will be televised

In April, you won’t have to turn to Twitch to see professional teams beat the crap out of each other in H1Z1 — you’ll merely have to turn on the TV. The next big H1Z1: King of the Kill tournament, Fight for the Crown, will be televised on The CW Network come Thursday, April 20th. Fifteen teams of pro players […]

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The MOP Up: FFXIV's triple world records (February 26, 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! […]

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Paladins bumps up Essence gains significantly for players

The Paladins community was not terribly happy with the changes made to the game’s microtransaction model for, let’s face it, entirely understandable reasons. Introducing Legendary cards, swapping things out for Essence, and then making Essence accumulate at such a slow rate as to be irrelevant? The good news is that the developers have heard the complaints and are rolling out […]

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Darkfall: Rise of Agon – First Out the Gate & Set for Launch on May 5th

Darkfall: Rise of Agon is the first of the Darkfall revivals to get an official launch date. During this weekend’s Playthrough Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, the team announced that the official launch date for Darkfall: Rise of Agon will take place on May 5th 2017.

Rift – Next Patch Delayed Until March 29th

The Rift site has been updated with a short note to let players know that update 4.1: Forged in Flame has been delayed until March 29th. Developers cited the need to “invest a few more weeks” into both internal and PTS testing. As a result, Carnival of the Ascended is also delayed until after the deployment of 4.1, hopefully, March 30th.

MMO Mechanics: 2017's take on the sandbox MMO

I am finding it hard to believe that we are two months into 2017 already, especially since I’ve had so many pressing Guild Chat submissions recently that I haven’t had a chance to turn my hand back to MMO Mechanics in all that time! As an introduction to a new year, I usually like to include a predictions column that […]

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The Doomfist has been stolen on Overwatch's test server

There have been hints of it flying around for quite some time from Overwatch datamining, but now it’s happened. A Twitter update first posted that there had been an attack in Numbani, with several guard robots destroyed in the violence: [BREAKING] OR15 defense units destroyed in confrontation with unidentified assailant at Numbani airport. No civilian casualties reported. pic.twitter.com/3XuXbCCugh — Overwatch […]

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One Shots: There's nothing wrong with being childish

An interesting bit of fallout from last week’s One Shots challenge to submit a picture that captures a “childlike” spirit is that several commenters noticed that there is a fine line between something being innocent and childish and something belonging in a horror movie. Why not start out with this shot from Zulika Mi-Nam, who brings back Halloween at the tail […]

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Drakensang Online – Sands Of Malice Coming Out February 28th

Drakensang Online team has posted a new video to celebrate the upcoming launch of the latest content expansion to the game. Called Sands of Malice, it will take players to a new desert region filled with dangers and mysteries.

– Dominus, A Multiplayer Social Strategy Game

The Dominus team has reached out to us to spread the word about their game. Called Dominus, it is a multiplayer social strategy that can be played directly in browser. Players can siege castles, get vassals, overthrow lords and much more.

The Daily Grind: Do you track your character goals in MMOs?

The second Final Fantasy XIV expansion is just around the corner, if “just around the corner” means “a few months away” for you. Me? I’m already planning. I’m getting characters leveled who need levels, plotting out who’s going to need what. One of my alts is getting as much stuff unlocked as possible, as she’s already into Heavensward content, but […]

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Make My MMO: The Exiled arrives to mixed reviews on Steam (February 25, 2017)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, The Exiled was released to the wilds of Steam early access. Formerly called Das Tal, the buy-to-play indie sandbox attempted to raise funds through Kickstarter back in 2015 but pulled in only €33,000 of its €50,000 goal and resorted to website preorders instead, forging ahead to now. Reviews on Steam so far are mixed; once you subtract […]

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The Stream Team: Exploring deeper into Conan Exiles

Massively OP’s MJ can get sidetracked for a long time building, but she’s still very much an explorer at heart and there is so much more of Conan Exiles that she hasn’t seen. So today, she wants to set her construction aside in order to explore a bit. Of course, the more she explores, the more dangerous it becomes; along […]

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Star Citizen promotes Spectrum, begins Anvil Hurricane ship sale

Star Citizen’s weekly Around the Verse treks to the Los Angeles studio for a check-in, but the real meat is the behind-the-scenes look at Spectrum, the communication platform the studio is building from the ground up, intended to be a chat and forum system that works within and without the game. Meanwhile, the community is abuzz over the newly introduced […]

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The Game Archaeologist: Earth and Beyond

Personally, I prefer science fiction over fantasy nine times out of ten, even though most of the MMOs that grace my desktop are fantasy games. Sci-fi has had an awfully difficult time making headway into the field of MMOs, with plenty of underperforming or canceled titles littering the way. I’ve heard it explained that the fantasy genre is easier for […]

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The Stream Team: See monkey raid, do monkey raid in ARK

Last weekend Massively OP’s MJ and her team successfully beat down ARK’s Broodmother (even if it was on easy mode). But that’s only the first of three different raids! This time, the group will be facing a more dangerous threat: the gorilla. A totally different strategy is necessary, but MJ is hopeful that with enough planning (and enough T-Rexes) the […]

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– Hellion, The Cosmic Survival Game, Now In Early Access

Zero Gravity has announced its first person “cosmic survival game” Hellion is now in Steam Early Access. As with all EA games, Hellion is running with a limited set of features, including building a base, gathering resources from asteroids and PvP to name a few.

Camelot Unchained completes first pass on working armor, shields, and weapons

Beta 1 is mentioned 14 times in Camelot Unchained’s latest update. I’m not saying it means something, but I’m sure feeling like we’re making some headway to it! City State’s Mark Jacobs says his team has finished up the item update, putting its new programmer to work on crafting, demoed the new social UI, completed a first pass on the […]

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