Virtual World News
Moon Knight is a masked vigilante who was given a little supernatural assistance by an Egyptian God. Gazillion is selling the Moon Knight in a hero pack with two costumes and other assorted goodies.
Marvel Heroes is also throwing a combined Carnival and Mardi Gras celebration in the game. Players will get a daily gift for logging in, discover themed drops, and have the chance to buy Halloween items and costumes on sale.
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Watch Star Citizen teams design the next great starship originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 01 Mar 2014 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
With some of our older graphical MMOs approaching their 20th anniversaries, the question of what studios should do with aging titles is becoming very important. It's not just important for the games in question but as a precedent to the population of games that will one day become just as old.
Lately we've seen different studios act on this topic in a wide variety of ways, all of which I find fascinating. Some of these games have seen tragic ends, while others may be entering into the enjoyable golden years. If nothing else, it's shown me that there isn't just one set answer for this and that some devs are hoping to do the right thing by their companies and their players.
The Game Archaeologist: The care and feeding of older MMOs originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Four has the benefit of assembling a group easier and faster, although it perhaps makes it more difficult to slot all of the needed roles. On the other hand, six might be too many depending on how few folks log in that evening. But I'm not going to Goldilocks you folks by saying that five is "just right." The truth is, I don't know what I prefer in a small group size. Flexibility, I guess.
So what's your ideal small group size for instances? Would you be open to MMOs boasting, say, a three-person or seven-person small group?
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: What's your ideal small group size for instances? originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 01 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Get down with free World of Tanks and World of Warplanes soundtracks originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
It's also been a week of closed testing news first and foremost, though. Black Gold Online is prepping for its first closed test, Nosgoth has entered closed testing, and Guild Wars 2 is starting off the test process in China while retaining its current business model. So everyone wins in the testing arena after all.
Aside from that, we've got our usual list past the break. And feel free to let us know if something slipped in a cash shop without us knowing down in the comments; it's appreciated, always.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Game: EverQuest Next Landmark
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Friday, February 28th, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Stream Team video below.
The Stream Team: Building Massively's golden yacht in EQN Landmark originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Thirty-two teams will be facing off during the double-elimination tournament for a shot at part of the $25,000 and 700 PLEX prize pool. Each of the first three weekends in March will feature several 8v8 deathmatches that will be streamed live with commentary from the developers.
Out of the 32 teams, 28 secured their place by silent auction, three got in by a random drawing, and one is returning to defend its title.
EVE Online's second New Eden Open starts this weekend originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: New Eden Open announcement