Final Fantasy XIV stole the weekend if not the week by dropping a ton of new Shadowbringers info at the Paris Fan Festival. If you haven’t checked out our XIV columnist’s coverage yet, you should, as the game we named MMORPG of 2018 revealed the Gunbreaker job, new zone, new beast tribe, and new bunnygirls race. Meanwhile, millions of people showed up to watch Fortnite’s first in-game concert, Fallout 76 sunk to new lows, Anthem kicked off its public demo, PlanetSide Arena began closed beta, and Guild Wars 2 compensated the innocent players it punished back in 2018 after a player used the GDPR to prove the company’s error. 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 Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers launches July 2 with Gunbreaker job and playable Viera - We still don't know where we're going for Final Fantasy XIV: … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ new class and race, Fortnite’s mega concert
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Guild Wars 2 carried this week in MMOs, with its announcement of A Star To Guide Us, previews of the new legendary and raid, and controversial new cash shop teleport. Meanwhile, we continued our coverage of WildStar’s impending sunset, including news of the player petition to try to save it. And hey, Massively OP 2.0 has arrived! 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 Guild Wars 2’s next living world episode, A Star To Guide Us, launches September 18 – here’s the trailer - [AL:GW2]It's a bit weird for this to be coming out on a not-Tuesday, but who cares, we'll take it: ArenaNet just dropped the trailer for Guild Wars 2's next living… WildStar fans start a petition to urge NCsoft to save the game - Ninety-two days, folks. That's how long some City of Heroes fans stood with their signs … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s guiding star
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! Arg, this week you guys. Daybreak is currently wading in the aftermath of one of the biggest unforced errors I’ve seen in the MMO genre in a decade, from inexplicably deciding to answer Russian sanction rumors by abruptly claiming it’s not owned by the company it’s said it’s been owned by for three years to laying off over 70 people in what was allegedly an unrelated H1Z1 crisis. It’s such a mess that you probably missed our the farewell to EVE Online’s Andie Nordren and our impressions pieces on Project Gorgon, Sea of Thieves, and Elder Scrolls Online’s Summerset. Oh yeah, and Belgium declared lockboxes illegal and threatened a bunch of international corporations with criminal penalties. No big thing. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Just Daybreak things (April 29, 2018)
Whisper it quietly, but the boundaries between virtual gambling and online gaming are becoming increasingly blurred. This has become increasingly evident during the last 18 months or so, with high profile console games such as GTA 5 enabling players to access live, real money gambling within the context of the title’s narratives. The integration of online gambling in gaming goes far beyond this single instance, however, as the practice becomes increasingly prevalent and continues to raise concerns among regulators. In this post, we’ll ask whether gambling is becoming more prevalent in online gaming and ask what this means for players, operators and the market as a whole. What are Loot Boxes and How have they Impacted on Gaming? The integration of online gambling came to a head last year, when we began to see ‘loot boxes’ offered to players in some console games. These essentially include unlockable elements that relate to the narrative of each individual game, … [Read more...] about Are loot boxes becoming more prevalent in online gaming?