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MMO Week in Review: Trion’s tribulations

MMO Week in Review: Trion’s tribulations

It’s the top of an period for MMO gamers this week, as Gamigo purchased Trion Worlds. Technically, it seems it purchased Trion’s belongings, particularly the MMORPGs, as a reported 175+ staff have been laid off with solely 25 left behind to… nicely, it’s onerous to see how 25 individuals might do rather more than function a transition workforce for six MMORPGs, and it’s nonetheless not solely clear what can be occurring to all of these video games long-term, notably ArcheAge.

However really, this week had so many massive tales and options that solely one thing as massive as Trion’s sundown might push them from the lede: We noticed the announcement of development servers for LOTRO, the launch of the troubled Pink Lifeless Redemption 2, the return of Hellgate London, the rollout of Aion’s NGE, the formal launch of Bless On-line, beta for Fallout 76, and a serious win for the preservation of lifeless MMORPGs. And Halloween is that this week!

Learn on to meet up with the easiest of this week’s MMO information and opinions right now as each Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Evaluate!

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES


Trion Worlds has been bought to Gamigo, and sure, there have been extra layoffs – File this one underneath “large issues that rudely occurred whereas we have been all in the midst of recording the podcast”: Trion Worlds has apparently been bought to Gamigo. This is the official…

EVE Advanced: Palms-on with EVE On-line FPS Undertaking Nova – Forged your thoughts again to 2011 and you will in all probability keep in mind the insane hype that was constructing for DUST 514, CCP Video games’ formidable console MMOFPS which promised some unimaginable realtime integration…

The Video Recreation Museum gives a house to Star Wars Galaxies, Metropolis of Heroes, and WildStar – It is the longest of all lengthy photographs, however WildStar could possibly be stored alive — and in a museum, as Indiana Jones meant. And never simply the soon-to-be canceled MMO, however…

Wings Over Atreia: Woke up Legacy is Aion’s NGE intestine punch – Woah! WOA is again! It is solely becoming: Wings Over Atreia debuted when Aion launched as a brand new recreation, and now it’s again for the launch of a brand new Aion.…

MassivelyOP previews the winter wonders of Warframe’s Fortuna enlargement – Hey MJ, need to come play within the Fortuna snow? When Digital Extremes invited me to return get as nearer take a look at the snowy goodness of Warframe’s upcoming Fortuna enlargement,…

WoW Issue: We’re all farming Nature Resistance gear now – Initially, I might like to notice that I’m writing these columns consecutively and instantly, so all I can do is hope that once I write this it’s…

Lord of the Rings On-line proclaims ‘legendary’ development server – With all the expansions and zones added to Lord of the Rings On-line during the last 11 years, it is arduous to recollect a time when the MMO complete consisted…

Hellgate: London is coming again but once more on Steam – Sure, it is occurring once more. It by no means stops occurring. Hellgate: London is getting yet one more lease on life, which at this level might imply sufficient leases on life to legally qualify…

LOTRO Legendarium: Wistmead surprises and development servers – What every week this has been! Initially I used to be all gung-ho to speak about nothing else than all the new Halloween content material that Lord of the Rings On-line has…

The Elder Scrolls On-line is simply too giant to get to Nintendo Change – We’re sorry, followers of The Elder Scrolls On-line who want to play the sport on the Nintendo Change. As with many different video games, the title is just not coming to…

Lord of the Rings On-line tackles Q&A on development server, launching November 6 – Lord of the Rings On-line’s shock announcement of an incoming development server definitely stirred up curiosity and debate this week. Whereas it is intriguing, numerous gamers have been left questioning…

US Library of Congress grants DMCA exception for preserving on-line video games – It is a win for the great guys, no less than in case you determine the great guys are on the aspect of preserving online game and MMO historical past, and we do: The…

World of Warcraft is sending surveys to unsubscribed gamers for suggestions – It is arduous to make sure that that is unprecedented, however it’s definitely uncommon for World of Warcraft. A former participant has posted on Reddit a few survey acquired from Blizzard…

Massively Overthinking: Is there an excessive amount of negativity within the MMO style? – MassivelyOP reader Threespeed posed us an fascinating query for this week’s Overthinking that I assumed was notably applicable given the Trion Worlds state of affairs. “Everybody has a proper to their opinion,…

Hyperspace Beacon: Acquiring the Masterwork armor in SWTOR Replace 5.10 – I am torn on this new armor achievement system in Star Wars: The Previous Republic. On the one hand, everybody can get the armor ultimately. Then again, there seem…

Now you can purchase ships proper from a showroom flooring in Star Citizen’s alpha – Heads-up to Star Citizen testers and watchers: A brand new patch to the three.three alpha rolled out yesterday, most notably including performance to Train’s Ship Store, which principally permits characters to…

Purple Lifeless Redemption 2 has formally launched, and now the anticipate multiplayer begins – You won’t keep in mind it now that you simply’re in all probability boot-deep in cow poop and cowboy blood, however Purple Lifeless Redemption 2 suffered a number of setbacks in addition to giant delays alongside…

BlizzCon 2018 proclaims headlining bands: Practice, Lindsey Stirling, and HODOR – Blizzard’s simply introduced this morning the headlining band for this yr’s BlizzCon, and it is a tiny little bit of a puzzler, because it’s truly three music teams, constituting what Blizzard is…

Rumor: Black Desert’s Xbox One open beta begins November eight – Betcha forgot all about the truth that Black Desert was nonetheless slated for a console port! Welp, it is nonetheless occurring, and actually, it is apparently ramping up. Gamers throughout a number of…

DC Universe On-line pronounces Atlantis episode, launching November eight – It is time for gamers to take an journey underneath the ocean in DC Universe On-line with the sport’s subsequent episode. Who does not need to go to Atlantis? Simply say you…

Black Desert drops Archer class trailer forward of TwitchCon 2018 – The Archer is probably not dropping with the Drieghan enlargement, however it is extremely a lot on the best way to Black Desert. Forward of TwitchCon this week, Pearl Abyss has launched…

XL GAMES says it’s working to ‘be sure that there isn’t any hurt achieved’ to ArcheAge gamers after Trion buyout – One of many many considerations effervescent up out of the Gamigo buyout of Trion Worlds this week is simply what is going on to occur to ArcheAge. As MMORPG gamers will recall, Trion…

Leaderboard: Are you giving Bless On-line a second probability? – Bless On-line formally launched, went free-to-play, left beta, and left early entry multi functional fell swoop yesterday, bringing to an finish – or perhaps only a center – the…

Good Ten: The 10 kinds of talent in MMOs – Everybody has a really robust opinion about participant talent in MMOs. That is comprehensible. Moreover, I’ve met loads of totally different individuals with totally different opinions about what “talent” truly means.…

MassivelyOP’s information to MMO Halloween 2018 – Whether or not or not you contemplate your self too previous to placed on that Hulk or Sparkle Twilight costume and prance (“HULK PRANCE”) across the neighborhood at no cost sweet, MMOs make it…

Dawn confirms that ex-H1Z1 sandbox Simply Survive continues to be sunsetting tomorrow – It appears like Simply Survive’s sundown is basically occurring. Again in August, Dawn introduced that it was sunsetting the sandboxier zombie survival half of the sport as soon as recognized simply as…

Bless On-line has formally launched out of early entry open beta as a free-to-play MMORPG – It has been nothing however a whirlwind for Neowiz’s Bless On-line these previous couple of years. After an aborted try and get the beautiful Korean MMORPG in western arms by means of Aeria/Gamigo, Neowiz…

Gamigo formally declares the Trion Worlds buyout that manifested yesterday – Yesterday’s shock information that MMO firm Trion Worlds had been bought to Gamigo was then all however confirmed by Trion’s Linda “Brasse” Carlson, who introduced her departure on the RIFT boards,…

Fallout 76 hits beta right now as Bethesda tempers expectations with warning for ‘spectacular points’ – To commemorate Fallout 76’s momentous transition into beta testing, the parents at Bethesda Recreation Studios have revealed an open letter to their group, by which they ruminate on the doubts,…

World of Warcraft Basic will log you off after a set period of time for the demo, even at residence – We hope you were not planning marathon play periods for World of Warcraft Basic should you decide up the digital ticket demo. Not since you will not have something to do; we’re…

Knowledge of Nym: Evaluating Ultimate Fantasy XIV’s job gauges – The most important drawback with job gauges in Remaining Fantasy XIV was all the time conceptual as a result of there have been two jobs constructed from the bottom as much as have gauges and 13 that had…

An EVE On-line participant used his Homeland Safety contacts to save lots of EVE Vegas 2018 – In what sounds just like the plot of a film, this weekend’s EVE Vegas 2018 occasion in Las Vegas virtually fell aside on the final minute solely to be saved by…

THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS

AND FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BLIZZARD WATCH

• Lastly, World of Warcraft truly allows you to make an actual selection in a PTR quest
• New Azmodan pet ensures Diablo followers are a minimum of getting one thing from BlizzCon
• It appears like Hunters will be capable of tame massive, gross Blood Beasts in patch eight.1

Each week, get caught up on the MMO style’s newest information and Massively OP’s greatest content material in our MMO Week in Assessment! Need extra roundups of content material? Attempt Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all of the bits of stories we didn’t cowl anyplace else.