No, Darkfall Rise of Agon’s map up there didn’t just contract chickenpox; that’s a “heat map” showing all of the bloodthirsty hot spots from recent player conflicts.

Daniel tipped us about how the game’s recent patch has seen a rise in PvP engagements.

“Check out some of the huge fights that have been happening in Agon since our Baradron update,” the dev team said. “Now is the best time to come back and play, what’s your excuse?”

And this is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have covered, drop us a tip)!

SMITE’s latest playable deity is Baba Yaga: “In Slavic folklore there is a witch who dwells deep in the woods. Travellers, heroes, or even royalty would seek her out for help, but that help would often come at a price, or not at all.”

Warframe is doing gangbusters on Nintendo Switch, with a press release announcing that it’s crossed one million registered players to date.

BAFTA Games gave Path of Exile an award for best “Evolving Game.” Congrats, and thanks to BBB for the tip!

“In addition to numerous fishing improvements, yesterday’s patch also introduced the pinnacle of poultry-based Heretic magic: The Eggsecutioner,” said Albion Online.

Spring, anniversary celebrations, and fire are sweeping over Spiral Knights.

What’s the Starbase crew working on this week? “Buzzsaw power usage configured to 10/sec, which equals to 100 seconds of continuous sawing with one power pack.” Good to know.

Get to know Enlisted, an “MMO squad-based shooter which is built around some of the most important and famous episodes from World War 2.” I loved the second season of WWII, it had some great episodes.

Old School RuneScape is bringing in Pet Ranching and an Easter event. “Pet Ranching is the act of collecting, training, and battling your pets. No longer will pets be mere cosmetic achievements!”

Speaking of Easter, Aion has all the nasty bunny quests you could ever want. And when you’re done with those, log into the new early access server to get a preview of upcoming content.

Wakfu’s Patch 1.67 is coming this week with mansions and dragons!

Xsyon is looking for help to test a patch that focuses on combat and creature AI.

There’s yet another Mu title in town: Mu Archeangel! It shall be a mobile game. Proceed with your life as normal.

Outlaws of the Old West is instituting a new anti-cheat program to keep people from, y’know, picking their noses. Or cheating. One of those.

Call of Duty Warzone is taking the fight to cheaters. They’re the real enemy. Them and telemarketers who call while I’m in the shower.

“On April 1, instead of All Fools’ Day, the Homunculus update will be installed in Lineage 2,” said operator 4game in a press release. “Players will be able to create homunculi — companions that increase the stats of their master. And new session hunting zones will open for high-level characters.”

A patch for Wolcen added a “unique” tier for weapons and shields (among many other adjustments to gameplay).

Warframe is selling some packages for Titania, if you’ve got a spare $50 to $140 lying around.

If you are looking for games in sketchy neighbourhoods, may we suggest Myzuko Online? “MyZuKo Online purely focuses on PvPvE, which means that grinding becomes a priority for you to get stronger.”

What’s it like being a coder on an MMORPG? Just ask Entropy, one of the hive minds behind AdventureQuest 3D.

Get into the lore of Apex Legends with another short film:

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Eric Danlock


Dota 2 competitive player/analyst/panellist from A lifelong nerd who has almost certainly spent more time in front of various screens and monitors than is strictly healthy.

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