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! Classic-but-still-updated MMORPGs were on fire this week! World of Warcraft kicked off PAX East with a bang by announcing Battle for Azeroth’s launch date of August 14th, and then Ultima Online released its Endless Journey patch, taking the 20-year-old game free-to-play for the first time ever. Stay tuned early this week as we roll out all our PAX coverage! In the meantime, read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion launches August 14 - Who had August in the poll? Anybody have August 14th specifically? Because that, my friends, is precisely when World of Warcraft's Battle for Azeroth expansion is launching. So sayeth Blizzard's official… Ultima Online’s F2P … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: WoW picks its Battle for Azeroth launch date, Ultima Online goes free-to-play (April 8, 2018)
April fools day prank
Play SWTOR for freeWith April Fool’s Day falling on a Sunday, Passover, and Easter, I didn’t actually spend a lot of time on the internet watching the pranks and funny videos. Even Star Wars: The Old Republic didn’t have its normal joke videos or Cartel Market sales. However, the SWTOR influencers did have a little bit of fun. SWTORista, Kid Lee, and especially Vulkk participated in a little bit of fun on the prankster’s holiday by making videos about the game. Sid Caeser is quoted as saying, “Comedy has to be based on truth.” And I was surprised how close to the truth Vulkk’s video was. But that’s not the only things that as hitting home with long-time SWTOR players and even the most loyal fans of the game. Let’s take a few moments to talk about Vulkk’s video and the recent changes to the Cartel Market. The telling joke Vulkk has been a long-time player of Star Wars: The Old Republic. He works hard to give his followers … [Read more...] about Hyperspace Beacon: The SWTOR prank that revealed so much about the hungry fanbase
April Fools’ Day this year has been pretty weird, given that MMO studios started rolling out their pranks and events in the middle of last week, and here we are on a holiday and a Sunday too. We’ve seen everything from sitting in chairs to real-life theme parks teased. Pokemon teamed up with a noodle company. Elder Scrolls Online’s been running its Jester’s Festival for four days already! I’m pretty fond of Path of Exile: Royale myself. War Thunder’s devs invited everybody to play the quiet game. For our part, we’re enjoying a round of Massively OP Bingo, and as promised, we’re sharing the board down below so you can join in while answering today’s Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best April Fools’ Day prank this year? Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best April Fools’ Day prank this year?
Play Elder Scrolls OnlineFair warning: It’s almost April Fools’ Day, which means lots of game studios are going to start pranks and silly-themed events, and they’re going to do it early since April Fools’ Day this year is on Easter Sunday. One such MMO studio is ZeniMax, which is kicking off its Elder Scrolls Online event this coming Thursday. Appropriately, it’s called The Jester’s Festival. “If you want to take part in the silly season, make your way to the pavilions located outside the cities of Ebonheart, Vulkhel Guard, and Daggerfall,” ZeniMax says. “When you arrive, strike up a conversation with one of the three Jesters dressed as either Jorunn the Skald-King, Queen Ayrenn, or High King Emeric (don’t worry, they’re not the real thing). Complete the intro quest titled ‘The Jester’s Festival’ to acquire the powerful not-a-Daedric artifact known as the Pie of Misrule.” If you ran the quest last … [Read more...] about Elder Scrolls Online’s April Fools’ Day event begins Thursday, involves pie
April fools day is around the corner, and as a blogger you can use it to amaze your readers with your funny sense of humor. You can also use it to grab some natural links by cracking a april fool joke, that everyone would believe. Specially, if you are one of those bloggers who are building a community around your blog. April fool day is a nice day to crack a nice humor, and grab attention from social media. I made one such April fool prank long time back, when I made an announcement of selling ShoutMeLoud, and it worked great. Many users ended up tweeting about it, and some of the big names were in the list. Though, it was a happy joke, and no one was hurt with the whole funny prank. If you are planning to do something like this, you need to be creative and ensure that none of your readers get hurt with your action. Here I’m sharing few ideas that you could use to play a prank with your blog readers, and give them a reason to smile, when they will know you got them with your … [Read more...] about 5 Original April Fool Prank Ideas for bloggers