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Game: EverQuest II
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Monday, December 16th, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: Return to EverQuest II's Highkeep originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
I talked about all of that, and I want to talk about it some more because I am really excited about it. After playing the game through to 15, I've got a lot of stuff to look forward to as well as some definite criticisms. So above and beyond what I've already said, I want to talk some more about WildStar's beta.
The Nexus Telegraph: Talking a bit about WildStar's beta originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
See what's in store in the trailer below. You can try the game and try it out for yourself by visiting Apple's AppStore, Google Play, or Amazon.
[Source: ASOBIMO, Inc press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
Tyrer goes into more depth about the game's mechanics, noting that what appealed to her as a designer was the rigid stratification of social classes in Austen's work. Social movement is a major element of the gameplay, with most of players' time devoted to attending balls and gossiping about one another. No word on endgame raids against Mister Darcy or whether or not wit will be seen as an overpowered stat.Permalink | Email this | Comments
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Gather some hints and tips for utilizing Robin in the reveal trailer below. Folks interested in playing Robin -- or any of the other heroes -- for themselves, can sign up for closed beta on the official site.
[Source: Turbine press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
This was not a positive move by Square-Enix. With the patch scheduled for release on Tuesday, players had an enormous part of their enjoyment kneecapped immediately and almost arbitrarily. One of the major features of this patch that has been announced and discussed repeatedly is housing, and nearly every free company I spoke with said that this announcement more or less killed any dream of having housing accessible to the players on my server. And they're not the only ones.
To say that this has been disheartening is an understatement. Final Fantasy XIV has had an immensely strong relaunch, and this debacle -- and the complete lack of communication from the community team on the issue -- is absolutely astounding. These are not launch woes that almost every game suffers from; this is a result of failing to consider so many basic elements of playstyles and the playerbase.
The Mog Log Extra: Final Fantasy XIV's great housing fiasco originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Quietly peek through the library in the trailer below, then check out more images of the different levels and new mobs at MMO Culture.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The Spanish beta has been tailored to provide localized translation, community management, and customer service. IDC/Games will be publishing the Spanish version of Jagged Alliance Online. The company reported that 300,000 players "showed interest" in the two-week closed beta period.
If this is of interest to you, you can sign up for the open beta on IDC/Games' website.
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That's hard to say, but we'd have to start with that consolized UI, chat system, and inventory. Yuck!
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The Daily Grind: What's your least favorite thing about your favorite MMO? originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.