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Of course, even if I had liked it, it clearly was disliked enough for the game to completely redo its crafting system later. And from what I saw, it was not well loved. But the crafting systems for DC Universe Online and City of Heroes are both not received with open arms either. Don't get me started on the half-hearted effort Marvel Heroes has for a crafting system, which makes The Secret World look downright deep. (Although that could be revamped for release.)
So what's the deal here? Superhero MMOs are often ahead of the curve in a lot of areas, so why can't we get a superhero game with a proper crafting system?Permalink | Email this | Comments
For all-time frustration, that mission ramped up pretty highly, although I enjoyed it once I cleared it. But it's not about what frustrates me, it's about what frustrates you. So what quest has frustrated you more than any other? Was it unclear in its objectives, or were its clearly stated objectives just dizzyingly hard to actually accomplish? Or was it something even more mundane, like a Final Fantasy XI quest that irritated you because you could never find the other people to do it with?
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The Daily Grind: What quest has frustrated you more than any other? originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Why would you want to link your accounts? Firstly you'll get the new UW client for half price ($14.95). You'll also get access to beta and the ability to reserve your character's name. You can view the video after the cut.
Link your Darkfall and Unholy Wars accounts for discount, beta access originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Account linking vid
These are all valid questions for any gamer still on the fence about Cryptic's inbound MMO. Neverwinter will be free-to-play at launch, but the only way to guarantee access to the next two beta weekend events is to shell out $60 or $200 for one of the Founder's packs.
In case you've missed our previous coverage, we've reported on the Cloak Tower dungeon, character creation (twice), and given our first impressions of the beta weekend. Today, we'll highlight the low-level powers and feats from all three available classes and the first 15 minutes of Neverwinter's gameplay. Hopefully, these videos will help you decide whether to wait for the game's launch or pony up some scratch to get into the next beta event.Permalink | Email this | Comments
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After the first task, the ARG appears to require the efforts of multiple players to solve; the second puzzle spells out "alone will not be enough." So if you want to get in on unlocking the mysteries of the ARG, study the second puzzle's clue after the break and head over to Bungie to add your contributions to the mix.
Join Bungie's ARG and work toward possible Destiny reveal originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Folks who want to ask Yoshida questions about the game's beta and official release can submit them either ahead of time on the official thread or during the livestream via Twitter using #XIVLive.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars features I wish had made it to Guild Wars 2 originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
I think this is quite applicable to the MMO community, as I see countless examples of people who just can't separate the stuff from the stuff. Everything, for some people, is a matter of utmost importance and worthy of a spontaneous riot on the same level as everything else. There are no degrees of importance; a mild nerf to a player's class is equally demanding of a 10-paragraph rant as a studio going back on its word just to screw players.
Not everything is life or death. A sign of maturity is learning to pick your battles and to mellow out the rest of the time. Let's see if we can take some steps together toward that goal.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Fire giants abound, and there's also the ancient primordial who caused Mount Hotenow's eruption in the first place. Cryptic's new dev diary expands on that setup, as does the new preview video that we've embedded for you after the break.
Cryptic reveals Neverwinter's Mount Hotenow zone, new video originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Announcement