Mass shooting claims lives of four Madden esports attendees

about X hours ago from
Mass shooting claims lives of four Madden esports attendees

Four people are dead and nearly a dozen more were injured today as a result of a mass shooting at an esports tournament. Multiple press, player, and law enforcement sources report that the gunman, a player who’d suffered a loss at the tournament, opened fire on participants at the Madden NFL 19 event in Jacksonville, Florida, before shooting and killing himself....

Text-based MMO MUD Starmourn is a sci-fi sandbox spectacle due out later this year

about X hours ago from
Text-based MMO MUD Starmourn is a sci-fi sandbox spectacle due out later this year

It’s been a while since we talked about Starmourn here on Massively OP, but if you squint back into 2016, you’ll remember that it was announced as a new roleplay-centric, sci-fi massively multiplayer MUD by developer Iron Realms, which itself has been around for decades pumping out and maintaining high-quality text-based MMOs. The game features extreme customization, crafting, player economy,...

The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World soars past 10 million copies (August 26, 2018)

about X hours ago from
The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World soars past 10 million copies (August 26, 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...

Blade and Soul promises an additional free character slot for all

about X hours ago from
Blade and Soul promises an additional free character slot for all

Here’s a nice dose of welcome news for alt-crazy Blade and Soul players: You are about to receive an additional character slot free of charge, thanks to the game bringing in the new Warden class. “Character slot limits increase with each new class added to allow for players to create one of each class,” the studio said on Twitter. “With...

Global Chat: What MMO bloggers think about Battle for Azeroth

about X hours ago from
Global Chat: What MMO bloggers think about Battle for Azeroth

There certainly is no shortage of opinions concerning World of Warcraft’s latest expansion out there lately. The blogosphere by and large turned its full attention to the MMO event of the month and coughed up all sorts of thoughts on Battle for Azeroth. We’ve got a lot to get through, so let’s get started with a full survey of these,...

RuneFest 2018 doubles its length and grows its capacity (to party)

about X hours ago from
RuneFest 2018 doubles its length and grows its capacity (to party)

Didn’t get tickets to BlizzCon this November? There’s an arguably better and more passionate MMO convention waiting for you over in the United Kingdom — and you still have a great shot at grabbing a ticket to the fun. RuneFest 2018 is taking place on October 5th and 6th in the new location of the Farnborough International Exhibition and Convention Centre...

One Shots: Sunspears attack!

about X hours ago from
One Shots: Sunspears attack!

Which MMO has aged the best in terms of its graphics? While some games have enjoyed the benefits of visual upgrades, I have to tip my hat to the original art design of Guild Wars. It may have some rough spots, but by and large, it’s still beautiful today. And interesting to explore in 2018, apparently! Miol sent this one...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO shutdown surprised you the least?

about X hours ago from
The Daily Grind: Which MMO shutdown surprised you the least?

The sudden announcement on Friday that Just Survive was being shuttered wasn’t exactly welcome, but it also wasn’t surprising either. Splitting the games always seemed like it meant a death knell for the title; it just took a little while longer for it to actually happen. And that’s had me thinking about games whose shutdowns may have been unexpected but...

The Stream Team: Excited for Warframe’s Revenant

about X hours ago from
The Stream Team: Excited for Warframe’s Revenant

Massively OP’s MJ is notoriously attached to her Frost Prime Frame, but she has ventured out of that comfort zone and found a couple of others she plays. Now Warframe is introducing Revenant, and its powers of enthralling minions has definitely caught her attention. She wants to be able to captivate her foes and get them to work for instead...

Make My MMO: Dual Universe’s EVE Online inspiration, Ashes of Creation’s publisher, and Star Citizen’s free-fly (August 25, 2018)

about X hours ago from
Make My MMO: Dual Universe’s EVE Online inspiration, Ashes of Creation’s publisher, and Star Citizen’s free-fly (August 25, 2018)

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Dual Universe was among the handful of in-development MMORPGs that brought the goods to Gamescom; in one of several interviews trickling out of the con now, Novaquark’s JC Baillie shows off the game and even fields a question comparing the game to EVE Online. “There are some things in EVE that we really like,” he explains....