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! It’s been a meta week for MMOs: We posted our E3 awards, counted up the good MMOs in the Steam summer sale, kept an eye on the latest leg in the spyware scandal, and booed the WHO’s attempt to stigmatize gaming. Meanwhile, WoW offered a rare freebie weekend, and the Guild Wars 2 community is finally getting new content this week. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Massively Overthinking: Massively OP’s E3 2018 awards - We've finished rolling out all of our E3 2018 content this year, save a few last stragglers coming this weekend, so now we've chosen our favorites out of what we… The MMOs of the Steam Summer 2018 Sale - Valve's summer Steam sale is here, complete with a space theme. Here's what's notable in the … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: The best MMOs of E3 and the summer sale (June 24, 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
There are a lot of elements to weave together to tell stories in World of Warcraft. You can argue over whether or not the team doing so is actually very good at that task, but the point is that it is quite a task, and the panel for the team at this year’s E3 was all about the challenges of weaving together the game’s story and keeping things consistent. That alone is a challenge when you’re telling a story across games, novels, and various other formats for an extended period of time. The team is promising to try new things during the lead-up to Battle for Azeroth, along with more major lore characters waving farewell. And there’s a discussion of the challenges in doing just that, along with keeping things consistent and building on long-term stories. If you’d like to look more closely behind the scenes, watch the panel just below; it’s only about half an hour long. Source: YouTube via Blizzard Watch Massively Overpowered is on the ground in … [Read more...] about E3 2018: Blizzard discusses keeping storytelling going in World of Warcraft
E3 2018: Hands-on with Ubisoft’s open-world pirate PvP game Skull & Bones - So, you want to be a pirate, but Sea of Thieves isn't your cup of tea? If the issue was PvP, well, you're probably out of luck, as Ubisoft Producer Karl von der… E3 2018: Well-earned hype for Rend’s pets, construction, modding, and PvPvE - When I met Frostkeep Studios' CEO Jeremy Wood and crew at GDC earlier this year, I walked away impressed. I finally felt like I understood why other MOP staff are… E3 2018: Hands-on with Pokemon Let’s Go - You know with my being the one at this year's E3 that this would happen. A console Pokemon game that also connects to Pokemon Go? The possibility for a way to… E3 2018: Hands-on with Super Smash Bros Ultimate - With all the online talk about Nintendo this year, it feels only fitting to give Nintendo's Super Smash Bros Ultimate a little time. We've talked recently about the unbundling of MMOs … [Read more...] about All our E3 2018 MMO and multiplayer coverage!
You’ve seen the teaser. You’ve heard the rumors. You’ve watched the E3 trailer. And now it’s time to find out, exactly, what Fallout 76 is. On Sunday night, Bethesda took the stage at E3 to finally talk about what Vault Boy and his comrades are up to with this prequel game. Let’s start with the bombshell (so to speak): “Fallout 76 is entirely online.” That’s right: Bethesda is bringing the Fallout series online with this game, with the option to play solo. It’s what the studio is calling “softcore survival” — death doesn’t mean the loss of progression or your character. Players will be able to hop over to wherever their friends are and play on servers populated by dozens, but not hundreds, of people. Choices are key here as players will decide on the heroes and villains. There is PvP here and co-op adventures as well. Scavenge, gather, and crafting is a major component. Players, solo and grouped, can build … [Read more...] about E3 2018: ‘Fallout 76 is entirely online’