Beastly Players

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    81

  • PAC

    89

  • SHO

    83

  • PAS

    59

  • DRI

    78

  • DEF

    30

  • PHY

    85

  • POS

    RW

  • RAT

    75

  • PAC

    91

  • SHO

    71

  • PAS

    66

  • DRI

    80

  • DEF

    39

  • PHY

    78

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    75

  • PAC

    91

  • SHO

    71

  • PAS

    66

  • DRI

    80

  • DEF

    39

  • PHY

    78

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    80

  • PAC

    88

  • SHO

    80

  • PAS

    55

  • DRI

    76

  • DEF

    28

  • PHY

    83

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    81

  • PAC

    81

  • SHO

    84

  • PAS

    58

  • DRI

    76

  • DEF

    34

  • PHY

    82

Fastest Players

  • POS

    RW

  • RAT

    96

  • PAC

    98

  • SHO

    95

  • PAS

    90

  • DRI

    98

  • DEF

    40

  • PHY

    72

  • POS

    LW

  • RAT

    99

  • PAC

    98

  • SHO

    99

  • PAS

    90

  • DRI

    99

  • DEF

    42

  • PHY

    89

  • POS

    RM

  • RAT

    64

  • PAC

    97

  • SHO

    61

  • PAS

    55

  • DRI

    65

  • DEF

    30

  • PHY

    59

  • POS

    CF

  • RAT

    98

  • PAC

    97

  • SHO

    96

  • PAS

    94

  • DRI

    99

  • DEF

    41

  • PHY

    74

  • POS

    CAM

  • RAT

    94

  • PAC

    96

  • SHO

    88

  • PAS

    91

  • DRI

    95

  • DEF

    64

  • PHY

    78

5 Star Skillers

  • POS

    CAM

  • RAT

    72

  • PAC

    81

  • SHO

    73

  • PAS

    63

  • DRI

    78

  • DEF

    29

  • PHY

    53

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    94

  • PAC

    95

  • SHO

    96

  • PAS

    85

  • DRI

    94

  • DEF

    36

  • PHY

    82

  • POS

    CAM

  • RAT

    81

  • PAC

    80

  • SHO

    72

  • PAS

    82

  • DRI

    86

  • DEF

    42

  • PHY

    54

  • POS

    LW

  • RAT

    93

  • PAC

    94

  • SHO

    95

  • PAS

    83

  • DRI

    92

  • DEF

    34

  • PHY

    80

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    75

  • PAC

    84

  • SHO

    73

  • PAS

    80

  • DRI

    86

  • DEF

    29

  • PHY

    70

5 Star Weak Foot

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    70

  • PAC

    76

  • SHO

    71

  • PAS

    54

  • DRI

    68

  • DEF

    36

  • PHY

    72

  • POS

    LB

  • RAT

    58

  • PAC

    63

  • SHO

    46

  • PAS

    57

  • DRI

    56

  • DEF

    55

  • PHY

    53

  • POS

    RM

  • RAT

    73

  • PAC

    81

  • SHO

    67

  • PAS

    68

  • DRI

    79

  • DEF

    27

  • PHY

    54

  • POS

    CAM

  • RAT

    70

  • PAC

    78

  • SHO

    64

  • PAS

    68

  • DRI

    70

  • DEF

    54

  • PHY

    72

  • POS

    CM

  • RAT

    93

  • PAC

    68

  • SHO

    91

  • PAS

    97

  • DRI

    91

  • DEF

    68

  • PHY

    78

Best Heading Players

  • POS

    LW

  • RAT

    99

  • PAC

    98

  • SHO

    99

  • PAS

    90

  • DRI

    99

  • DEF

    42

  • PHY

    89

  • POS

    CB

  • RAT

    94

  • PAC

    86

  • SHO

    69

  • PAS

    79

  • DRI

    74

  • DEF

    96

  • PHY

    90

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    94

  • PAC

    95

  • SHO

    96

  • PAS

    85

  • DRI

    94

  • DEF

    36

  • PHY

    82

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    82

  • PAC

    72

  • SHO

    81

  • PAS

    67

  • DRI

    75

  • DEF

    35

  • PHY

    67

  • POS

    CM

  • RAT

    74

  • PAC

    65

  • SHO

    69

  • PAS

    69

  • DRI

    71

  • DEF

    61

  • PHY

    78

FIFA News - Jul/26/2016

One Shots: Slipping between shadows on futtips

One Shots: Slipping between shadows on futtips

I’m not one of the stealthy types in MMOs, mostly because very few games give me the chance to hang upside-down from rafters and then do a 25-foot freefall onto an enemy’s spinal column. Instead we mostly get Rogues crouching like they have to do a number two and walking slowly in broad daylight while everyone pretends not to see them.

Then again, you occasionally get games like Elder Scrolls Online, which makes stealthing look downright cool. “ESO has so many places I think ‘I’d love to actually go there,'” Damonville posted. “Of course I wouldn’t want to be eaten by what’s there in the game. I don’t think my stealth skills are at the same level as my little Wood Elf characters.”

Stick to the shadows, man. Stick to the shadows.

One Shots: Slipping between shadows on futtips

Reader Monica answered the call for holiday pictures: “‘Twas the night before Wintersday in Guild Wars 2, where only one question was asked: Grenth or Dwayna? Would Grenth’s cold embrace last? Would Dwayna bless us and bring warmth to the land?’ Personally I picked both, because hats!”

One Shots: Slipping between shadows on futtips

“A little north of the Osun fortress in the southeast of Auroria in WildStar there is a river surrounded by cliffs with a flock of Rowsdower,” Weakness writes, “one of whom seemed to be stuck on a ledge. Unable to go up or down; this Rowsdower had contended himself with grazing on a barren rock for the rest of his days. Here my little Chua Esper, Oswald, is kneeling before the sage beast, having traveled many miles to learn from his contemplative ways.”

And what happened next? I HATE CLIFFHANGERS!

One Shots: Slipping between shadows on futtips

Boy does this next screen take me back to an earlier era. Also, it reminds me how we’re all kids at heart looking to play with our goofy toys just as much as our epic tier 550 gear.

“This was great: Horde battling Alliance players around Gadgetzan in World of Warcraft, nothing new. Horde battling Alliance, peacefully, with clockwork rocket bots during Winter Veil while covered in snowflakes and Santa hats? Priceless,” said Captain Zor.

One Shots: Slipping between shadows on futtips

“This is a giant Poggle,” Qarran explains to the less fortunate among you. “You find them in many areas in Blade and Soul but most prominently in Silverfrost. It is a cross between a frog and… and an orc. And they aren’t too friendly and will remind you of it as they smash you with a giant club made out of a giant acorn. Bizarre? It doesn’t even come close.”

One Shots: Slipping between shadows on futtips

The theme of this week’s screenshot challenge? Explosions! Whether they be carefully controlled, as in fireworks, or the result of a trench run through the Death Star, let’s see some big booms and spectacular sights on fire in your submissions!

One Shots: Slipping between shadows on futtipsEvery week, One Shots shines a spotlight on the best community screenshots from your MMO adventures. If you have a great pic to share, email it [email protected] with the subject “One Shots.” Make sure that the picture is over 880px wide and comes with a description or story!
FIFA News - Jul/26/2016

futtips | The MOP Up: EverQuest gets hardcore (June 12, 2016)

futtips | The MOP Up: EverQuest gets hardcore (June 12, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week, EverQuest is in the throes of a “Hardcore Heritage” event, featuring much more difficult versions of Clan Crushbone and Permafrost Caverns for high-level players. “Classic zones, tougher challenges, better loot,” Daybreak explains, just in case you were wondering why adventurers were loaning their corpses to this crusade.

We’ve got plenty of other news tidbits for you after the jump, including patches, MMOs in testing, videos, and more!

futtips | The MOP Up: EverQuest gets hardcore (June 12, 2016)

New Games and Testing

  • Paladins: All hail the Bomb King! Who is he? We’re not really sure, but you can check out a very short teaser snippet of his royal majesty on Twitter.
  • Bless: This fantasy import has lined up Russian publisher 101XP to handle the game in that region. There’s even a Russian version of the official website up!
  • Dofus: Dofus Touch, a mobile version of the MMO, has soft launched on both iOS and Android devices.
  • Wild Terra: Good news for fans of the game (and the dev team too, we suppose): Wild Terra has been officially greenlit by Steam.

Patches

  • Path of Exile: Patch 2.3.0E has made players’ lives better with faster town loading, eight new prophecies, and numerous bug fixes.
  • Grim Dawn: This ARPG has finally released its Hidden Path content update with new bosses, dungeons, and items.
  • Armored Warfare: Vehicle commanders are going to really like Update 0.16 when it gets here, thanks to improved game performance and a beefed-up loot system. [Thanks ThatLanteshGuy!]

Odds and Ends

  • Overwatch: The new multiplayer shooter has picked up one famous name. League of Legends player Forg1ven has stepped down from his role on a professional team due to his rabid interest in Overwatch.
  • Echo of Soul: This MMO is switching Korean publishers to Nzin Corporation later this year. Nzin also operates Black Desert Online in the country.
  • Diablo III: Blizzard veteran designer Jay Wilson has left the studio after a 10-year stay. His new career move? Writing. [Thanks Paragonlost!]
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Nexon is collaborating with Square Enix in Korea to offer a way for that country’s players to play the game without creating a new account. So… how weird is this?

Videos

The Saga of Lucimia dev team posted its fourth episode of its three pillars design (don’t ask!), this time concentrating on its “play nice policy.”

Yes, there’s totally a Warcraft movie prequel graphic novel, and you were foolish to think that there wasn’t. The question is, why haven’t you read it yet?

Granado Espada is prepping a two-episode Symphonia update for July with lots more story, characters, and quests. Get a jump on the content with the following trailer:

If you’re going to take out tanks with some serious hardware, why not look to missiles to do the job? Player-guided missiles are the crown jewel of War Thunder’s newest update. Check out the damage these bad boys can do:

FIFA News - Jul/26/2016

futtips - Online games publishers Gamigo and Aeria are undergoing a ‘strategic merger’

futtips - Online games publishers Gamigo and Aeria are undergoing a ‘strategic merger’

Gamigo and Aeria are swapping keys and moving in together, the companies announced today. The European online and mobile games publishers

“[…] have agreed [upon] a strategic merger of their companies and are together taking the next step toward creating a leading platform on the consolidation of the European games market. The merger is a logical move for both firms, which have successfully acquired, integrated, and consolidated several games companies and assets in recent years.

“Combining the two complementary online and mobile games portfolios will make it possible to tap substantial synergy potential. The joint company has a wide reach, marketing its games in over 40 countries, with a focus on Europe and North America. The new publisher has offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Münster, Seoul, Chicago, and San Francisco. The company boasts numerous strong and popular client and browser games (including Echo of Soul, Fiesta Online, Aura Kingdom, and Desert Operations) as well as titles in the fast-growing mobile segment (including Goal One and Dawn of Gods) and already has various new games in the pipeline (including Diddl and Bless) for the coming years.

“[…] As part of the transaction, ProSiebenSat.1 is contributing its 100% holding in Aeria Games to gamigo AG and will become a minority shareholder in the merged publisher with a 33 percent stake. ProSiebenSat.1 acquired Aeria Games Europe in February 2014, since when it has pushed ahead with the mobile side of the publisher’s business in particular.”

Source: Gamigo
FIFA News - Jul/26/2016

Bless will be down to two Korean servers after its next round of merges - futtips.com

Bless will be down to two Korean servers after its next round of merges - futtips.com

Back in February, Bless underwent a merge of its servers — sorry, a “server integration” — over in Korea. According to Steparu, June will bring yet another round of merges, leaving just two servers total, down from more than 10.

Aeria Games announced last month that it will publish Bless here in the west; alpha is planned for “soon” and the server plan for US and Europe hasn’t been finalized.

Source: Steparu. Thanks, Ninja Cat!
FIFA News - Jul/26/2016

futtips | Aeria Games lays off over 100 employees

futtips | Aeria Games lays off over 100 employees

Aeria Games has laid off around a number of staff following the planned merger with fellow games company Gamigo, Gamasutra is reporting. According to the site’s source, 106 employees were let go and several projects have been shut down as a result of the June merger.

There’s no word which projects have been affected by this, but suffice it to say that Aeria has many current and upcoming titles under its belt, including Twin Saga, Bless Online, Echo of Soul, and Aura Kingdom.

Source: Gamasutra
FIFA News - Jul/23/2016

'Teeny Titans' Getting Harley Quinn and More in New Update Soon - futtips.com

Teeny Titans [$3.99] is perhaps my biggest surprise of 2016. If you're somehow unfamiliar with the game, it's a Pokemon-like that has you running around the world of Teen Titans GO battling and collecting little figures based off of characters from the show. It has a super clever battle system and is dripping with polish and charm. As someone who never really watched Teen Titans GO, I wasn't expecting Teeny Titans to be something that would float my boat, but holy moly was I wrong. We loved it in our review, and I became pretty obsessed with it once it came out, and even after beating the entire game I still come back to it just to battle and level up my crew because it's so darn fun.

Anyway, I think Cartoon Network and developer Grumpyface Studios have been quite pleased with the game's reception as well, and seeing how the game is a success it only makes sense that there would be content updates ahead for the game. Yesterday during the San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that a new update will be coming to Teeny Titans soon and one of the first new characters revealed is America's favorite sociopath sweetheart Harley Quinn.

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Grumpyface promises that Harley Quinn is "just one of the goodies" planned for Teeny Titan's first update, and that more information about what else we can expect will be coming soon. I will be anxiously awaiting hearing those details, but in the meantime I have lots of leveling up to do on my current roster of Teeny Titans. If you have yet to experience Teeny Titans, definitely check out the afore-linked review. Even if you're like me and have never played a Pokemon game or aren't really a fan of the Teen Titans GO cartoon, this is one of those games that's just plain fun and should be experienced by all.

FIFA News - Jul/23/2016

futtips - There May Be Four Region Exclusive Pokemon in 'Pokemon GO'

One aspect of video gaming that Pokemon pioneered back in 1996 was version exclusives, which required you to find someone with the alternate title (or buy both games if you had more money than sense) to be able to truly Catch 'Em All. Of course, the recently released Pokemon GO [Free] is one one game, however there has been fervent speculation over the past few weeks on whether this exclusivity takes place in the mobile entry, and whether there are actually critters that are caught only in specific continents or climates. While still not definitively confirmed, the recent release of Pokemon GO in Japan has only given further credence to the theory that Tauros, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Farfetch'd are all exclusive - or at the very least, extremely rare - to specific regions around the world.

pokemon go to hell

The current hypothesis regarding region exclusives in Pokemon GO is that Tauros is limited to North America, Kangaskhan is only found in Australasia, Mr. Mime in Europe and Farfetch'd can only be located in South East Asia. From a logical perspective, this makes sense: based on the animals they're based off, it checks out that a kangaroo Pokemon would only be found in a region they are endemic in. Then again, I have no idea and am slightly insulted that the atrocity that is Mr. Mime is apparently analogous to Europe, but still better than the objectively awful Farfetch'd. While there have been the occasional reports of Pokemon such as Farfetch'd sighted in the US or Europe, there is a question to the legitimacy of such reports, and are certainly the exception to the rule. The flood of Japanese players confirming mass sightings of Farfetch'd only strengthen the theory that, at the very least, these Pokemon are a lot more common in their respective regions, and very rare in alternative ones.

While there are still further questions, especially regarding the extent of the areas that contain these exclusive Pokemon - such as whether Tauros can be found in South America, or if Farfetch'd is located all across Asia as a whole, and not just Japan and South Korea - it's looking likely that anyone wanting to Catch 'Em All may have to travel around a bit to become the very best. However, data mining has not proven anything conclusively yet, and it may still be possible to hatch Tauros, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Farfetch'd from 5Km eggs anywhere in the world. Until Niantic clarifies this, or implements some sort of trading option, your best bet is to buy lots of incubators, put on your trainers and prepare for a lot of walking.

FIFA News - Jul/23/2016

Nintendo Cautions Shareholders That 'Pokemon GO' May Make Less Money for Them Than Perceived - futtips.com

So far, Pokemon GO [Free] has made a lot of money. It's jumped high up the top grossing ranks almost instantaneously in the countries where it has been released. And Nintendo has seen a massive bump in their stock price because of it. But even Nintendo is saying that investors should take caution – because they do not own Pokemon and Pokemon GO entirely, they are not adjusting their revenue reports yet. Pseudonymous gaming industry analyst ZhugeEX has a transcript of Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima's statement:

Now, the Pokemon franchise is seen as an intrinsically Nintendo thing – ask a random player on the street, and they'll probably tell you it's a Nintendo game. And it's not wrong, but not entirely the truth. This flowchart kind of explains what the situation is with Nintendo, Niantic, and Pokemon:

So, Nintendo might not be seeing a lot of money directly from Pokemon GO because we don't know how much Niantic's getting, and Nintendo has stakes in both The Pokemon Company and Niantic. So, Nintendo's likely set to make a lot of money off of Pokemon GO, yes, but not all of it. Still, if the game comes anywhere close to the billions that optimistic investors think that it's worth, then everyone involved is going to be feeling pretty good for themselves. And Nintendo will have some good momentum for their future mobile plans. Plus, that Pokemon GO Plus accessory? Nintendo is manufacturing and distributing it, and large sales of that could affect their revenue forecast in a way that the app might not do.

[VentureBeat]