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So, how about it? What's the best MMO design decision of all time? It's kind of a broad question, we know, so In lieu of the traditional Leaderboard voting options, feel free to write in your answers.
Ever wish that you could put to rest a long-standing MMO debate once and for all? Then welcome to the battle royal of Massively's Leaderboard, where two sides enter the pit o' judgment -- and only one leaves. Vote to make your opinion known, and see whether your choice tops the Leaderboard!
Leaderboard: What's the best MMO design decision of all time? originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
There might even be a hint of gift-giving and -receiving going on as well today. I think it's awesome being a gamer geek around Christmastime because I'm never short on fun toys that I'd love to get as a gift. While I have no idea what I might be getting today, I do know that I bought my wife all of the World of Warcraft expansions so that she could catch up.
So once the unwrapping frenzy subsides, head back here and let us know: Did you get or give any good gamer gifts today (or really, this month)?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!
The Daily Grind: Did you get or give any good gamer gifts today? originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The company also teases TERA's 2014 docket. In January, players will be able to transform themselves into "big-ass monsters" via the new Kumasylum battleground. Even more new dungeons and raids are in the works, as is the Rootstock festival and some elite status member benefit upgrades.Permalink | Email this | Comments
So as we wind down the year and relax with friends and family, I'm volunteering myself to be the DJ at your abode. Just put these tunes on and mix up a batch of your best egg nog because the two will be a combination that will make your relatives rave about your refined taste.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Embargoes work something like this. Let's say that Bungie is hard at work developing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Online, and the company wants to reveal a new piece of information on August 9th. The company sends a lot of different press outlets a release with all of the information on August 2nd, mentioning exactly when the embargo lifts. So on August 9th, everyone can cover it at the same time!
It sounds like a great way to ensure that the press knows things in advance and that every big revelation is nicely coordinated across all media. In practice, though, it's something less than beneficial due to failures to communicate and the very nature of the beast. Giving more time between the information and release just means more space for things to go wrong.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The group's ringleader was found guilty and slapped with an $8,000 fine as well as two years of jail time, while his accomplices received $1,000 fines and "just under two years in prison."
WoW account thieves get fines, two-year prison sentences originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The Life Day event actually started when the Cartel Market began selling Life-Day-related items on the week of the 10th. The items were the exact same items that were on sale last year. Many people, including me, were concerned that the whole event (if you could call it that) would be a complete recycle of last year's. Of course, we had the tensile bomb, the Life Day orb, the Life Day robes, and everyone's favorites, the festive snow-blowing speeder. (That was sarcasm, in case it didn't come through the text.) Fortunately, this year's SWTOR Life Day festivities didn't end there.
Hyperspace Beacon: 'Twas the night before Sithmas and all through SWTOR... originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Massively's MJ was finding there's just so much to do!
There's the all new Frostfell Wonderland Village to explore,
and snowballs to gather and quests galore.
Help the Gigglegibbers be part of the fun,
Then save all of Frostfell when you are done.
Don't forget the presents to harvest and special crafts to make --
you can even get your own crafting table to take.
Earn Frozen Tokens of E'ci and buy
armor and weapons and decorations, oh my!
The list goes on of activities old and new,
so join us live at 1:00 p.m. -- all that's missing is you!
Game: EverQuest II
Host: Your Name
Date: Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: A holiday romp through EQII's Frostfell originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
While the iconics of the personal story and dungeon story modes, Destiny's Edge, have their fans, I've never heard anyone threaten to uninstall if one of them shuffles off to the Mists, even after a long history and a novel dedicated to their exploits. I think the main reason is that it's a lot easier to respect characters and want to be around them when you aren't left feeling like the only adult in the room.
Flameseeker Chronicles: Why Guild Wars 2 shouldn't replicate Destiny's wedge originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The AMA -- or really, AUA, for Ask Us Anything in this case -- focuses on ESO's PvP. Pre-screened questions include bits on bottlenecks, siege weapons, ranking systems, and the effectiveness of low-level players.Permalink | Email this | Comments