GDC 2018: How to get exploiters to happily surrender in EVE Online

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GDC 2018: How to get exploiters to happily surrender in EVE Online

EVE Online is not known for being a happy place. It’s shown even in mass media as a cutthroat world of war and theft. Dealing with exploits is key to making sure that this world ripe for unfairness is, well, as fair as possible, mechanically speaking. If abuse happens, traditional developer wisdom seems to be “shoot first, ask questions later,” and...

TERA launches on consoles tomorrow

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TERA launches on consoles tomorrow

The big day is almost upon us, as TERA will launch its console edition tomorrow, April 3rd, on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. En Masse said that both versions will go live as of midnight EDT, at which point you may download and jump into the MMO. To prepare for the release of the hyped console edition, TERA is...

Ship of Heroes upgrades to the latest version of Unreal Engine, adds PopcornFX

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Ship of Heroes upgrades to the latest version of Unreal Engine, adds PopcornFX

Ship of Heroes just got a bit better looking. Heroic Games announced that it upgraded the upcoming superhero MMORPG from Unreal Engine 4.17 to 4.18 to keep it within striking distance of the latest version of Epic Games’ graphic engine. This also means that the developer can utilize PopcornFX to jazz up some neat-looking special effects. The studio is looking...

Arcfall is going free-to-play with this week’s big pre-alpha patch

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Arcfall is going free-to-play with this week’s big pre-alpha patch

If you weren’t into plunking down 20 bucks for early access MMORPG Arcfall, then this coming Friday is your lucky day, as the game is formally going free-to-play. “With the next update coming to Steam on the 6 April, we have decided to make Arcfall Free to Play,” the studio told Steamgoers this weekend. “Because it already has an item...

Camelot Unchained underwent serious testing in March

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Camelot Unchained underwent serious testing in March

When the planets align and the junction of a month’s end coincides with a week’s conclusion, you know you’re in for a whole bunch of words from Camelot Unchained. The weekly newsletter said that the title’s expanded team has allowed for more projects to be tackled. Some of these include streamlining the process of bringing up new servers, mapping out gathering...

The Daily Grind: What should every MMO make account-wide?

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The Daily Grind: What should every MMO make account-wide?

The nice thing about World of Warcraft’s Loremaster achievements is that pretty much all of them are account-wide, thus ensuring that my efforts to unlock quests in a zone on one character can play into what I’m doing with my next characters. This is particularly useful for me as I track down the last few zones I’m missing with Allied...

MMO Week in Review: April Fools’ Day, SOTA, and Star Citizen (April 1, 2018)

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MMO Week in Review: April Fools’ Day, SOTA, and Star Citizen (April 1, 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! Shroud of the Avatar is hereby granted no more launches! Yes, this week Richard Garriott’s Ultima-inspired MMORPG officially shed its in-testing shroud, while, Star Citizen launched its 3.1 alpha, Guild Wars 2 rolled out SAB, and...

EVE Evolved: Get ready for EVE Fanfest 2018!

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EVE Evolved: Get ready for EVE Fanfest 2018!

There’s just a week and a half to go before EVE Fanfest 2018, the biggest event in the EVE Online social calendar. The event kicks off on April 12th and will celebrate EVE‘s upcoming 15th anniversary, a major milestone for any online game. This year we’re anticipating juicy details on the next step in EVE Online‘s ambitious long-term development roadmap, an...

The MOP Up: Crossout brings out the big raids (April 1, 2018)

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The MOP Up: Crossout brings out the big raids (April 1, 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...

Dark Age of Camelot’s killer bunny will make you soil your armor

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Dark Age of Camelot’s killer bunny will make you soil your armor

Oh crap. You weren’t good this year, were you. Instead of getting the Cadbury Bunny, with all of its chocolate-sugar bomb goodness, your indescretions have summoned the killer bunny to Dark Age of Camelot. Woe is you! Woe is us! Returning for the game’s spring event, the killer bunny can be fought by a group of knock-kneed knights (holy hand...