Sean Murray explains No Man’s Sky’s multiplayer, promises weekly content season and better communication

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Sean Murray explains No Man’s Sky’s multiplayer, promises weekly content season and better communication

If you’re itching to play No Man’s Sky after seeing its NEXT teaser trailer last week, then you should probably point your eyeballs back at Twitter, as Hello Games’ Sean Murray spent some time this weekend answering questions about the trailer in an impromptu infodump. The big question, of course, is about multiplayer – isn’t it always with this game?...

ArcheAge, Trove producers address Trion layoffs, tell players not to worry

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ArcheAge, Trove producers address Trion layoffs, tell players not to worry

Last week’s Trion Worlds layoffs appeared to have hit ArcheAge particularly hard, with the loss of a well-known producer to the eliminated positions, on top of the unrelated loss of a public-facing community manager week before. Merv “Khrolan” Lee Kwai, the Senior Producer on the game, addressed players on the forums yesterday to try to assuage some of the playerbase’s...

World of Warcraft: Mexican wrestling, movie cuts, and Battle for Azeroth story spoilers

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World of Warcraft: Mexican wrestling, movie cuts, and Battle for Azeroth story spoilers

There is just no way to smoothly mesh this Frankenstein assortment of World of Warcraft stories together, so hang tight — abrupt transitions ahead. Why not start with the “of course, that makes perfect sense” account of Blizzard sponsoring a Horde vs. Alliance Lucha Libre AAA Mexican wrestling battle this past weekend? Around 10 or so wrestlers fought for either...

The Daily Grind: Do you still have ‘passion’ for MMORPGs?

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The Daily Grind: Do you still have ‘passion’ for MMORPGs?

Over the weekend I saw an interesting Twitter discussion about how much game-playing game-designers actually need to do, and whether those passions are even the same to begin with. One of the MMORPG genre’s founding fathers, Raph Koster, argued that it’s as different as playing music vs. listening to music, and that for MMOs, the passionate player’s pickings are slim...

MMO Week in Review: WoW’s seventh go-round on the expansion carousel (July 22, 2018)

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MMO Week in Review: WoW’s seventh go-round on the expansion carousel (July 22, 2018)

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! As MOP’s Justin Olivetti reminded me this week, there’s are good reasons behind Blizzard’s plan to pre-launch World of Warcraft’s expansion mechanics before its content, and some of those reasons manifested this week – let’s get the...

EVE Evolved: Four changes to improve EVE Online for new players

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EVE Evolved: Four changes to improve EVE Online for new players

A few months ago, I created a new character and ran through the new player experience for an article on how to get new players to stick with EVE Online. One of the first things I did was change some of the default settings, followed by re-arranging the chat windows, modifying the overview settings, and fixing the camera field of...

The MOP Up: Gnomeland Security orders EQ2’s Tinkerfest (July 22, 2018)

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The MOP Up: Gnomeland Security orders EQ2’s Tinkerfest (July 22, 2018)

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...

Elder Scrolls Online brings back the ‘Midyear Mayhem’ PvP event next week

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Elder Scrolls Online brings back the ‘Midyear Mayhem’ PvP event next week

ZeniMax is gearing up for a big PvP showdown in The Elder Scrolls Online next week with what it’s dubbed the Midyear Mayhem PvP Event. As it was last year, the idea to push players into the ongoing Cyrodiil battlefield from July 26th to August 6th with the promise of extra experience and sweet, sweet loot. “To ensure you’re able...

RuneScape preps player-owned farms, pushes forward with mobile MMO testing

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RuneScape preps player-owned farms, pushes forward with mobile MMO testing

Time for a huge RuneScape progress update, so let’s cover all our bases with one energetic post, shall we? Starting with the signature game, Jagex is preparing player-owned farms for the first week in September. This isn’t a piddly little flower garden, either; RuneScape’s farms are huge and deeply involving, as you can read for yourself. Meanwhile, RuneScape Mobile is...

MapleStory 2 somehow ‘sells out’ of founder’s packs

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MapleStory 2 somehow ‘sells out’ of founder’s packs

Artificial scarcity or necessary action? Either way, fans are going to have a hard time securing a founder’s pack for Nexon’s upcoming MapleStory 2, as the studio announced that the packs have “sold out” for the rest of the Closed Beta 2 test. Nexon only just started selling founder’s packs on July 17th, although it did say ahead of time...