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! 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 rough start and comparisons to old expansions out of the way now, while it doesn’t fully count and before the real hype begins, right? Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth feels like Cataclysm all over again - It took me a long time to identify what felt off about World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion. Something was definitely bothering me, but the thing was is that we know… Trion Worlds has been … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: WoW’s seventh go-round on the expansion carousel (July 22, 2018)
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Last night I logged in a bunch of characters in a failed attempt to prepare for the impending apocalypse that is sure to come with today’s patch. What I mean by that is the 7.0 patch nerfed the prices of a bunch of the garrison missions as well as the sales prices of a ton of the associated nonsense that comes with that sort of thing. So last night I logged in and collected any gold missions I had waiting to be collected since I had not logged into WoW in a few weeks… and sold all of the items used to upgrade followers that I had in my inventory. While the servers are still up and running at this very moment the patching process has already started to our clients, and by the time I come home there will be a whole new era of World of Warcraft started. I am still not entirely sure how I feel about this. I don’t mean this post to sound as hyperbolic as I am sure it will come off as, but Legion was sort of a tipping point for me in many … [Read more...] about Not Prepared
The Elder Scrolls Online experience is already great as it is, but as MMO players, we often prefer to run UI addons. Addons helps players in a multitude of ways, from offering convenience, or being plain lazy to allow these UI tweaks to help with mundane things. With that in mind, we’ve compiled five of our most useful ESO addons that are up-to date and working for 2018. Note: Some of these are outdated, but are still able to run with the Summerset Chapter build. Use them at your own discretion. 5. SkyShards First up and one of the best ESO addons out there is SkyShards. Sky Shards are a core necessity in ESO, as finding three will grant players a skill point. As there a hundreds littered all around the place on all the maps, sometimes finding them can be a pain. The cool thing about ESO is, if you’d rather explore and find them yourself, go right ahead. For players that don’t have the time to play as much, the SkyShards addon is a great help. It automatically pins … [Read more...] about Top 5 Best Elder Scrolls Online Addons 2018
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
The impact of user created content, including such things as mods, maps, addons, and so on, can hardly be overstated. Entire genres have spawned from mods like Counter-Strike, Dota, and various Battle Royale modes. The dream of bringing the creativity and scale made possible by user generated content into the MMO genre has been around for years. Before Minecraft, Notch worked on a MMORPG called Wurm Online which offered a vast, modifiable world. Unfortunately, the complexity proved to limit its appeal to a niche audience. Since then, we've seen projects like EverQuest Next & Landmark burn out before even launching. Even more benign forms of user created content like add-ons seem to be on the decline. World of Warcraft, which launched way back in 2004, allowed users to customize not just the UI but to create add-ons which gave players access to a host of data including databases of items, auction house stats, and much more. While there are still some add-on friendly MMORPGs like … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Can User Generated Content Work In MMOs?