Star Wars The Old Republic dropped a patch this week, a quality-of-life update that makes the free-to-play experience a bit less paintful in the lead-up to the Onslaught expansion this fall. Meanwhile, we contemplated what City of Heroes 2 could’ve been, got a hard date on DCUO’s Switch port, saw Life is Feudal go free-to-play, noticed another Daybreak trademark being filed, and sighed over Fallout 76’s latest mess. Are you an aspiring MMO blogger? Make sure you’re participating in this year’s Blaugust and get your name and byline out there! Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed - It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is because I consider … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: SWTOR’s latest monetization tweaks
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We’ve finished rolling out all of our E3 2018 content this year, save a few last stragglers coming this weekend, so now we’ve chosen our favorites out of what we got to see in person and from afar. Read on, then vote for your own best-in-show! Best Reveal: Fallout 76 “The best of the show and the biggest (and most pleasant) surprise was the reveal of Fallout 76 as a fully online MMO,” MOP’s Justin argues. “No, Bethsoft isn’t going to use the ‘MMO’ label, but it sounds far more online and persistent than many survival sandboxes that lack connected official servers.” We’re worried about the PvP and NPC issues, but on the whole, most of us were hyped by the reveal, Justin most of all: “It’s a perfect fit for the Fallout universe and one that I cannot wait to explore.” Most Innovative PvP: Rend Everyone who plays Rend at conventions comes away impressed; this year’s attendee was no different, but … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Massively OP’s E3 2018 awards
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere 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! E3 2018 positively dominated this week, with big reveals for MMO and multiplayer online fans for the first time in years. Fallout 76 has MMO gamers alternately concerned and hyped, Elder Scrolls Online revealed its next two DLC, and hey, we even got some news on WoW Classic. Meanwhile, among the big crowdfunded games, Camelot Unchained posted good news, Crowfall posted not-so-good news, and Star Citizen was all over the place. We’ve rounded up every single post we’ve done from the con so far right here, but if you just want the highlights, then read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions from E3 and everywhere else. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES World of Warcraft Classic is still under development, will begin with patch 1.12 - If it seems like World of … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: The E3 hullabaloo
E3 2018: Hands-on with Ubisoft’s open-world pirate PvP game Skull & Bones - So, you want to be a pirate, but Sea of Thieves isn't your cup of tea? If the issue was PvP, well, you're probably out of luck, as Ubisoft Producer Karl von der… E3 2018: Well-earned hype for Rend’s pets, construction, modding, and PvPvE - When I met Frostkeep Studios' CEO Jeremy Wood and crew at GDC earlier this year, I walked away impressed. I finally felt like I understood why other MOP staff are… E3 2018: Hands-on with Pokemon Let’s Go - You know with my being the one at this year's E3 that this would happen. A console Pokemon game that also connects to Pokemon Go? The possibility for a way to… E3 2018: Hands-on with Super Smash Bros Ultimate - With all the online talk about Nintendo this year, it feels only fitting to give Nintendo's Super Smash Bros Ultimate a little time. We've talked recently about the unbundling of MMOs … [Read more...] about All our E3 2018 MMO and multiplayer coverage!
It’s getting to feel a lot like Christmas. As in that gaming news keeps clawing its way earlier and earlier on the calendar. Back when I was a kid, it was all about CES. Then the gaming industry started its own show so it wouldn’t be lumped in with TVs and Camcorders called E3. Then the REAL news started showing up before E3 at Press Conferences. Finally, here we are two weeks before E3 and the game industry is throwing out announcements and teasers like they were 8 month old spaghetti you found in some Tupperware in the back of the top shelf of the fridge that you can never see all the way unless you crouch down so you forget things back there a lot and oh hey we DID have butter! Anyway, let’s get into it. Fallout 76 What we know: Fallout 76 is being developed by Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Game Studios Austin (Formerly BattleCry Studios). We know its set in Vault 76, one of VaulTec’s “Control Vaults” that … [Read more...] about Rise of the Pre-Pre-E3 Press Conference News