It’s been more than 7 months since Steven touched on PVP and metabattle. He proposed that jumping on the metabattle bandwagon could make you the PvP problem but I’ve been swinging swords on various accounts over recent months and I don’t think PvP really needs a moratorium on metabattle. Instead, this month’s PvP lets play with community partner Jebro highlighted more fundamental issues with Guild Wars 2’s competitive game. advertisement It is always great to see Jebro’s unadulterated enthusiasm for Guild Wars 2 and the community he surrounds himself with. The Engineer form the old world has been in the trenches with the PvP community since the early days of Guild Wars 2, initially starting out as a WvW commander and then progressing on to cast some of the game’s biggest PvP moments. This is a creator that carries some authority. For many of the wider Guild Wars 2 community, he is most likely the single recognizable face in a … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 PvP – Automated Atrophy?
Dota 2 update
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! You can catch up on new MMOs, word on the testing process, smaller patches and updates, in-game events, essential videos, and more, all waiting for you after the break! New Games and Testing Prosperous Universe: This up-and-coming space MMO just picked up one of the former Das Tal devs. Patches Orbus VR: Patch 6.90 has emerged — and with it the new Defend the Realm event! Dauntless: A small patch integrated the Razer Chroma and added Ostian-flavored cosmetic weapon skins H1Z1: An August 30th PlayStation 4 update … [Read more...] about The MOP Up: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lets gamers tattle on each other (September 2, 2018)
Dota 2 is a competitive, fantasy MOBA and is the successor to the incredibly popular Warcraft 3 custom map. Dota 2 features a standalone client, a brilliant musical score, and a huge cast of heroes. Publisher: Valve Playerbase: High Type: MOBA Release Date: Jul 9, 2013 Pros: +Over 108 playable heroes. +Great e-Sports scene. +Good variety of skins, UIs, and voice packs. +Well-balanced. +Custom game support. Cons: -Steep learning curve. -Community can be toxic. -Slow update schedule. Overview Full Review Screenshots Videos Links System Requirements Music Additional Info Overview Dota 2 Overview Dota 2 is the successor to the original Dota and features polished graphics, smooth gameplay, and an excellent amount of variety (heroes, game modes, and skins). Despite the steeper learning curve than other MOBAs, Dota 2 appeals to a broad audience and is one of the most popular and widely played MOBAs in the world. The game was developed by IceFrog, the the same designer behind the … [Read more...] about Dota 2 Game Review
Things are looking slightly grim for Valve’s MOBA, as SuperData reports that DOTA 2’s playerbase is in decline as the game continues to lose its population. The average player base, which peaked at 709,000 back in February 2016, is now down to 437,000 as of last month. Peak players have declined from 1.2 million down to 733,000 over the same span of time. While the MOBA is still boasting respectable numbers and is active in the e-sports scene, it doesn’t even break onto the top 10 charts for Superdata’s monthly PC rankings (where competitor League of Legends continues to sit comfortably at the top). The MOBA pushed out its Feast of Abscession update earlier this month, adding the Pudge Arcana for the butcher and lots of new voiceovers. Source: MMO BombSHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about DOTA 2 is bleeding players, SuperData says
Dota 2's decline since its peak with the 7.0 update over a year ago. Dota 2 peaked at nearly 14 million monthly active players with the 7.0 update and has since fallen to 10.6m monthly active users. While Dota 2 is by no means a dead game, the trend seen above is definitely a concerning for fans of the game. To help stem the bleeding Valve released Dota 2 plus, which is an optional subscription service which includes a handful of useful tools and new progression. Many fans believe though that Dota 2 plus should have been free as it includes features more useful for new players than veterans. On perhaps an even more interesting note, Superdataresearch released monthly active player figures for 2 other big MOBAs, Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm and Hi-Rez Studio's Smite. Heores of the Storm clocks in at 6.5 million monthly active users and Smite at 2 million. League of Legends, the juggernaut in the genre, has about 100 million monthly active users. Source: SuperdataResearch Blog Post … [Read more...] about Dota 2 Playerbase is Shrinking with 10.6M Monthly players, HotS at 6.5m, Smite at 2M, League of Legends at ~100M