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! The MMORPG genre saw two big launches this past week: The Elder Scrolls Online released its Summerset chapter for PC players (to positive reviews!), while Worlds Adrift hit early access (to concerned reviews over its retention-unfriendly PvP system, though Bossa says it’s working on that problem). Meanwhile, we’re in the calm before the storm for one more night as Bless Online’s early access headstart kicks off tomorrow. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES First impressions of Worlds Adrift: Innovation, Zelda, open-world PvP, and that sinking feeling - Worlds Adrift has been one of those games I've been closely watching but trying not to jump into until it was ready. I tried one of the alpha weekends, and… The … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Summerset and Worlds Adrift (May 27, 2018)
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Part 1: How much do the games cost and which extra security against hacked accounts do they offer?Part 2: What can I play (races and classes?)Part 3: What do the games look like?Part 4: What’s there to fight against (PvE)?Part 5: Who’s there to fight (PvP)? Today’s topic: Crafting (and secondary professions/hobbies). Crafting gets its own topic because I realised that I have a lot to write about here. I still wish MMO developers would make crafting more “important” or “meaningful” and not a hobby that you do when you don’t raid or otherwise kill mobs or other players. Still, all three games offer crafting, fortunately. :) If you want to make money with crafting, have a look at the auction house first! This goes for all three games. In a lot of cases, the raw crafting materials (e.g. the cloth, iron ore/iron bars, herbs, leather,…) are worth more in the AH than the end result. So if your game of choice offers a gathering profession … [Read more...] about Rift vs. LotRO vs. World of Warcraft – a closer look at all three MMOs (Part 6)
Back in February, PC Gamer put out a piece on the absolute dumbest character armor in gaming history. There’s more than one MMORPG in the list, including World of Warcraft (Arthas’ Lich King armor) and Lineage 2 (Dark Elf string armor). Bizarrely, City of Heroes made the roster too for that one dude from The Lost faction with a TV helmet. The best part is the commentary from an actual real-life armorer (they’re basically all the equivalent of “you’ll shoot your eye out, kid”). I thought it would be fun to dig further into MMOs for even more dumb armor. Me, I’ll vote for anything where the shoulders would poke me in the eye, anything I would legit wear clubbing, and anything that proves definitively that the designer has no idea how actual boobs work. Which MMO has the dumbest armor? Post pics if you have them! Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the dumbest armor?
So if we’ll no longer have tier sets in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, what motivation will you have for continuing to raid on the high end? For that matter, what motive will you have to continue running island adventures? Two more interviews from the show floor at PAX East 2018 with lead encounter designer Morgan Day cover exactly that. To answer both questions, Mythic raiding still has the best item level rewards in the game, and that’s not changing; meanwhile, long-term island rewards are still being discussed, but are very important to the team. Players invested in the story can take heart that there’s going to be plenty to digest in Uldir, which is all about Titan research into removing Old Gods without killing the host (Azeroth, in our case). The War Campaign will also be akin to the Class Order Campaign, bringing players into enemy territory. There’s also plans to allow respeccing of Azerite armor, although frequency has yet to be determined. All … [Read more...] about PAX East 2018: Blizzard offers more details on World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth encounters and raids
This is the full version of entries that have been published in the last week! I just thought it might be nicer to have everything in one huge entry instead of in separate ones (either way: You can find all entries in the category labelled “rift vs. lotro vs. wow” on the right). The topic I wrote some time ago about “Rift vs. LotRO” is still getting readers almost every day. Unfortunately, it is probably not the kind of topic they were looking for. So, since I’ve played both games (at least for a little while), I thought I would make an elaborate posting about those games. I’m also going to throw in World of Warcraft because, apart from playing it as well, the big majority of MMO gamers have played the game or know something about the game, at least. :) (After starting to write this, I realised how long this entry would be in the end and decided to split it into different topics to be posted separately. So expect a posting every day for the next few … [Read more...] about Rift vs. LotRO vs. World of Warcraft – a closer look at all three MMOs (all entries in one)