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The team transitioned the game from an internal engine to the Havok Vision engine, which oversees the 25 middleware engines that handle aspects like the AI, atmospheric effects, networking, and more. He says that optimizing the game has been "touch and go for the most part," however.
Smart predicts that next year should be interesting for Line of Defense. "All things being equal, we should be rolling in awesomeness by Q2 2014," he writes. "Prepare to have your mind blown. Guaranteed."Permalink | Email this | Comments
Game: Zombie Pandemic
Date: Monday, November 2nd, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. EST
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As part of the event, players will be shrunk down to defend the colony from snowmen by flinging snowballs and firing snow guns at them (which, if you think about it, is kind of like flinging body parts at the enemy). Toss in ice and yetis, and you have the strangest Star Trek episode ever. And yes, I'm including the one with Data and the masks. What was that about?
Participants in the event can get special prizes and recipes, including a starship. Q's Winter Wonderland will be in the game from December 5th through January 16th of next year.
Star Trek Online creates a gingerbread colony for the holidays originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
So what about the Chua? What do they remind the Dominion of, aside from the ironclad law that every single MMO has to have one token short race? The Chua hit that button pretty hard. Just like Gnomes or Asura or Lalafells or countless other races that fall into the same role, they're a short and smart race known to be full of energy with an affection for technology, magic, and the usual assortment of things smart people like. The biggest difference is that WildStar's short race is both furry and insane.
The Nexus Telegraph: Examining the Chua of WildStar originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The bundle includes a Hunter Ranger-exclusive bow and hatchet, account-wide neck and slot items, and hunting hawk companion. Additionally, it contains a bag of identification scrolls, assorted skill kits, and a 24-slot bag. Those who purchase the bundle will receive the title Master of the Savage Wild.
The Hunter Ranger booster pack launches alongside Shadowmantle on December 5th, 2013.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Beyond the evolving storyline, this expansion brings an assortment of new goodies for players to experience, including updated raiding systems, almost 80 new raid bosses, a new ability system, a skill system overhaul, and the return of the Gracia hunting grounds. Get a glimpse of what's to come next week in the new screenshots below.
[Source: NCsoft press release]
Lineage 2 launching Valiance expansion December 11th originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The boss will spawn within one or two outdoor areas and can be engaged and fought by any level-appropriate characters within those areas, with rewards going to anyone who takes part in the fight and survives for at least one minute before it dies. Item caches are dropped by each individual boss, but the bigger reward comes to players who manage to be counted as slaying all 12 bosses as they spawn. For more details, as well as information about upcoming gathering and event changes, take a look at the full game director's letter.Permalink | Email this | Comments
As promised previously, Bylos also offered an update on Tokyo. Players can get a better grasp of the incoming AEGIS system, a new type of defensive shielding,that will roll out in separate parts in Issue's #9, 10, and 11. On a sad note, Bylos also stated that Issue #9 won't hit before the end of the year, but it is expected early next year. At least while fans wait they can participate in the End of Days event that will return for the holidays as well as a brand-new event that is still hush-hush.
Bylos talks Tokyo, new scenario difficulty, and more in TSW's November letter originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
China gets late Christmas present of new ArcheAge beta originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
For example, the game has a new UI for placing structures within houses and nations, allowing objects to be rotated and scaled as the placer desires -- and there's the option to save the rotation and scale settings for easy cut-and-paste placement. A new calendar system was also introduced, and the inquiry system has been expanded to allow players a chance at tracing the source of an NPC's problems via the Diplomacy skill. Players looking forward to the sandbox title should take a look at the full rundown of November updates.
The Repopulation improves housing and inquiries in November originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.