E3 2019 dominated the headlines this week, even for MMO players, which isn’t always a given. We got news on Elder Scrolls Online’s next DLC, Black Desert’s PS4 launch, Phantasy Star Online 2’s westward journey, Dauntless’ record numbers, and Final Fantasy XIV’s Shadowbringers trailer, plus Guild Wars 2 dropped its next big raid. 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 WoW Factor: Does World of Warcraft have a plan? - One of the recurring jokes I use in this column's comment section is the statement that it'd just be sad to think that fans are thinking more about the future… Perfect Ten: How WoW Classic could advance beyond its phased content rollout - It's far too early to say that World of Warcraft: Classic will get more updates beyond the planned phases of vanilla content. It could be that … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: E3 actually didn’t suck for MMOs this year
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Square Enix Collective is pleased to announce that Battalion 1944 has launched today alongside a major new update Battalion 1944: Eastern Front and will feature integration with FACEIT, the largest global online competitive platform. Big things are happening in Battalion 1944 as Bulkhead Interactive are also releasing an exciting update that introduces the highly anticipated Russian faction. Other new features included in this update are: 8 new weapons (PPSH41, PPS43, Mosin Nagant Rifle, Mosin Nagant Scoped, TT-33, Baikal 22, SVT-40, Fedorov Avtomat) New competitive matchmaking powered by FACEIT 3 new maps – take the fight to Italy, Russia and France with all new levels inspired by classic shooters New game mode: Free for All – where everyone becomes your enemy! Improved game modes – Wartide, CTF, DOM and TDF all updated with more modern and rewarding design, with audio that reacts to your gameplay Match replay system & match history … [Read more...] about ICYMI: Battalion 1944 Has Launched Out Of Early Access
Electronic Arts closed on February 6, 2019 at the price of $80.21 USD following news that the publisher’s third quarter fiscal results did not perform to its expectations. The continued price drop threatens to wipe out the progress that EA had made in the first month of the year to begin recovery after its stock dropped to a low of $74.72 on December 24, 2018 following ten years of sustained growth that saw its stock peak at nearly $150 in July 2017 before steadily shedding much of that value over the following six months. Since last December the stock price has been slowly inching its way back up, breaking $90 by January 10 and holding steadily for the past month. With the announcement that EA would miss its estimated revenue by approximately $140 million, at $1.61 billion for the quarter versus $1.75 billion, shares immediately dropped from $92.52 on February 5 to $79.26 on February 6. EA CEO Andrew Wilson stated acknowledged that EA did not perform as he hoped, owing partially … [Read more...] about EA Stock Capsizes After Early Year Recovery
2018 just cannot be stopped – not even the holiday season can put the brakes on this train. This week (and after several false starts and delays) Atlas finally set sail for early access, for the fee of $25 and the promise of a lengthy test, throttled servers, and endless cries of “ARK 2.0.” We also got a look at Ashes of Creation’s brand-new “Apocalypse” battle royale mode, raised eyebrows over Squadron 42’s huge delay and Star Citizen’s private investment, chatted with Amazon Game Studios about the closed alpha MMO New World, and debated the merits of Daybreak’s new lifetime pass. MassivelyOP has been dishing out more awards this week, with our picks for biggest MMO story, biggest blunder, best not-so-massively game, stormiest future, best MMO crafting, best studio, and best indie MMO. We’ve also kicked off our more silly end-of-the-year awards and our monthly recaps of 2018! Read on to catch up with the … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Atlas stumbles drunkenly into early access, yohoho and all that
The Pantheon Twitter strikes again with a question I find interesting enough to write about on the blog. This one is interesting -- Perhaps because of how it's worded but also because of how people have already responded. The responses so far have been interesting. They've ranged from messaging the person to tell them what they've done wrong to laughing about it. Some people want to shrug it off, others want to just call their guild for help. Some People Just Don't Care What I find most fascinating about the responses are how they seem opposite of a previous question the community faced about how they'd deal with someone stealing their mobs. The overwhelming result of that question was to train the person. Huh. Let's ignore the irony for a minute. I don't think messaging the person and informing them of the misdeeds will do anything other than maybe making yourself feel better. It's like the guy who cuts you off in traffic. Why do they do it? Because they simply don't care. They're … [Read more...] about You’re Trained & Can’t Get Your Corpse… What Do You Do?