Hear that rumble off in the distance? It’s WoW Classic, and it’s only two weeks out now, as all the infodumps and server plans and promos and new models and character boosts and server types indicate. We got Blizzard’s quarterly financials this week too, and no surprise – WoW subs are up in anticipation. We’re thinking it’ll be awfully interesting if WoW Classic prods the rest of the genre to turn another page the way the original game did. Meanwhile, No Man’s Sky is prepping its next big thing, DCUO hit the Switch, Legends of Aria hit Steam early access, City of Heroes’ rogue servers took steps toward legitimacy, video games were once again unjustly blamed for spurring on violence, and the ESA’s backtrack on lockboxes feels like a bit of a hollow victory. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Where Blizzard goes, the MMO genre follows?
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Final Fantasy XIV Reveals New Shadowbringer Details during Letter from the Producer: 0:29 First up in the news this week, during their latest Letter from the Producer live stream, Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida revealed some important updates concerning the Shadowbringers expansion. Crafting and Gathering classes are being updated with Crafting classes having easier requirements to unlock existing recipes, as well as a major overhaul to the Crafting UI. Both of these sets of classes will receive new actions, and there will be updates to the Gathering log including spawn timer information, and the ability to add an alarm to remind you of spawning gathering nodes. The footage accompanying these updates also showed off a new dungeon, which, itself, is pretty cool too. Bless Unleashed Reveals New Field Bosses Trailer: 1:08 In another bit of trailer related news, Bandai Namco showed off a new trailer this week for the upcoming free to play mmo Bless Unleashed. It shows off the … [Read more...] about Weekly Recap #366 June 21st
Blink and you’ll have missed it: Daybreak actually hinted at the return of an official Fan Faire this year, something the studio hasn’t done since 2014, when it was still called SOE. Early Anthem buyers were also treated to their first weekend of demo/testing, which didn’t exactly go to plan. Meanwhile, we saw layoffs at NCsoft, Daybreak delayed PlanetSide Arena, RuneScape’s studio is up for sale, SWTOR players are petitioning BioWare for love, and Facebook is still pure trash. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES EA rushes to add more server capacity for Anthem’s overloaded VIP demo - Anthem's VIP demo is live today, and everything is just fine! Well, maybe not. BioWare maybe doesn't have quite enough servers for the massive influx of players diving in, meaning… EverQuest producer teases 20th … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Daybreak’s Fan Faire, Anthem’s VIP demo
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! After wrapping up PAX East – and chronicling our experiences with Pantheon, Ship of Heroes, ESO Summerset, and Ashes of Creation – we dived straight into EVE Online’s annual Fanfest, where this year CCP Games announced the Into the Abyss expansion as well as progress on Project Nova. Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES EVE Fanfest 2018: EVE Online’s upcoming ‘Into the Abyss’ expansion sounds incredible - [AL:EVE]While player capsuleers are undoubtedly the most powerful force in EVE Online, there are some pretty scary NPCs lurking in the depths of space. One of those threats has just… EVE Fanfest 2018: EVE Online FPS Project Nova is coming ‘in … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: When you gaze too long into EVE’s Abyss, the Abyss also… actually it just PKs you (April 15, 2018)