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The goal is to improve the efficiency of the mine, and players can construct enhancements to the outside of mines to boost their productivity -- not to mention add a few visual flairs. This is the final special project for fleet dilithium mines, and fleets will need to at least start on it by October 17th in order to have a shot at completion.
Star Trek Online challenges fleets to build better mines originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Dev diary
Included in the patch notes are notifications that the level cap has gone up to 60, the chat system has been "rejiggered," and many of the classes have received balance tweaks. Hearthstone players will earn more gold and more cards now, and they can unlock heroes in any of the game's three modes.
Blizzard previously said that the game should not wipe from here on out and that more players will be invited into the beta.
Hearthstone wipes beta progress and institutes patch originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Closed beta patch notes
If you're planning on moving a character, keep in mind that you can't belong to a Free Company and you can't have any items up for sale on the market. The announcement post says that the service will "begin soon," though there's no official date as of yet.
Final Fantasy XIV world transfer services to 'begin soon' originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Announcement
"By making what you've unlocked much clearer, leveling up feels much more like a celebration and less like a paralyzing choice of what to do or where to go next," Carbine says.
Carbine details WildStar abilities, questing, leveling updates originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: WildStar Wednesday
So if the two games are sharing so many things, what is the point of having two separate full-fledged MMORPGs? Georgeson answered by stating,
"EverQuest Next is more of a focused narrative with story arcs and rallying calls, [and] emergent AI pushing things around. Landmark is very much an exploration in creativity and making things that are cool to show off to other players."While combat won't be in Landmark right at launch, it will be implemented very soon afterwards. We guess the big question now is will you be playing EQ Next, Landmark, or both?Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Forbes interview
No, this month I'm focusing on two games, only one of which is actually out at the moment. One of these games has been firing on all cylinders and might force cynical old me to eat a bit of crow, which I'll happily do if it means that the game is better for everyone enjoying it. And the other... isn't. You can probably guess what I'm talking about, but you can also go ahead and jump past the cut to eliminate any possible doubt. I encourage it!
A Mild-Mannered Reporter: A marvelous, titanic super-hero September originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
One of our concerns was that after the expansiveness of East Rohan, the wast would be, well, more of the same. Lots of fields, horses galore, and so on. While the horses are still ever-present (this is Rohan, after all), West Rohan establishes a unique identity as a land that's more developed, more diverse, and more wounded. The theme of the region is simple: War is coming -- and is in fact already here.
In our tour through the five ridings of West Rohan, the developers stopped to point out how they crafted the region to do the country and its many fans justice. If you think you know it all from the movies or from base assumptions, you might want to open your mind to a richer experience that's coming soon to LotRO.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The crux of the game's history hinges around the Cube of Gaia, an immensely powerful artifact that was discovered roughly 1,000 years prior to the game's present. This first bit of lore covers the first empire to control the Cube, with a normadic warchief rising to worldwide domination through careful use of the Cube's power. Take a look at the lore, and if it appeals, go ahead and sign up for beta while you're there.
Aura Kingdom offers its first installment of story originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Lore page
The other two major areas of improvement for the game's past month of development has been the addition of new content near Plymouth (including a truly massive cave network) and improvements to missions and mission templates to make the game easier to jump into. The inquiry system also allows players to collect data on the game world, and the Surveying skill allows players to figure out where harvestable resources are located. Take a look at the full patch notes for an in-depth look at how the game has changed as it moves ever closer to its beta test phase.
Battle and usability being improved in The Repopulation originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: End of September '13 Update
It may seem a little early for a release date when so much about the film remains unknown, but considering the film has languished in development hell for seven years at this point most people involved are happy to kick things up a bit. Since 2015 is also the year that the new Star Wars movie is scheduled to hit theaters, you can at least enjoy the promise of some films to pique your interest in a couple of years.Permalink | Email this | Comments