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Legacy of a Thousand Suns is essentially a sci-fi themed Dawn of the Dragons. Gameplay is so similar that a player could jump between the two instantly and a new player could be gaining levels literally within minutes. I'm not sure how to describe the appeal of a game that consists mainly of pressing a button several times, taking a break, and coming back after the energy pool fills back up to do it again.
Let me attempt to describe its appeal anyway and to figure out whether the mobile version is really a good thing or not.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Today's news is going to hit Kate really hard; the auction came and went, and no one was interested enough in Project Copernicus to make an "acceptable" offer. Richard Land, who handled the asset auction, has stated that he will continue to try to work privately with interested buyers regarding the assets that were not purchased, but it's not a good sign that none of the potential buyers wanted to pick up the title. Sorry, Kate. Gross proceeds from the auction came to $320,000, for the record.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The festivities will commence at the village of Twilight Tor, where players can engage in several activities for the fun of it -- and, oh yeah, to get some cool presents. Twilight Tor will feature slalom races, fights against monsters on a frozen lake, ice fishing, star gazing, and a new profession called Lightcrafting. Players can take currency from these activities and purchase one of several rewards, including a sled mount, a Frost Mimic companion, a Fawn of Shialla companion, and winter-themed weapons.
Neverwinter's Winter Festival is on deck for December 19th originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
PlanetSide 2 offers massive deals for the holidays originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
I was never a die-hard WAR player, but I did have an account still in good standing, and the game was made free for all former subscribers, so I figured that I'd jump in for a last hoorah despite the icky taste it left in my mouth the last time I played. I wasn't about to do this alone, though, so I pulled my now-ex-friend Eliot Lefebvre along for the ride. A post on the official site promised new NPCs to power up our characters and "other unique experiences," so I expected a big end-of-the-world bash as former players returned and boosted to max level for one final brawl. What we got was... well, just read on past the cut. I need a drink.
Second Wind Roundtable: The final days of Warhammer Online originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Players will appreciate the simple new built-in report system that allows misbehavior to be reported more easily instead of taking screenshots, collecting battle logs, and sending complaints to technical support. Full details on this system and the other changes can be found in the official patch notes, but you can get a glimpse of the hero and the new skins in the videos below. And to learn more about the game, check out Massively's launch impressions.
[Source: Nival press release]
Prime World videos show off new heroes and new skins originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
That also means that we sit less than five months away from stepping foot into the online world of Tamriel. Are we ready for it? Is ZeniMax ready for it? I know people who are in the beta have claimed that the game needs to cook for another year, at least. True or not, that state seems to be far too popular for MMO players to say so that they can be "right" when the game "fails" three months after launch. Although I believe there is some merit to statements like that, there are always reasons companies pick specific dates for releases.
Today, let's talk about some of those reasons, and let's also examine the newly released trailer. What do these two things tell us about the game to come?
Tamriel Infinium: The Elder Scrolls Online is no April Fools' joke originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Game: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Host: Richie "Bog Otter" Procopio
Date: Friday, December 13th, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: Avoiding Mages in the Hearthstone arena originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
For those who pledged $55 or more to Wasteland 2 during its Kickstarter campaign, a shiny new early access beta key was waiting for them earlier this week. This Steam key allowed early-access players into this very early beta build to kick the tires a bit and see how this game works.
Read on for my impressions of Wasteland 2 from the perspective of both an original Wasteland fan and a modern gamer.Permalink | Email this | Comments
I'd rather never hear the terms "fail," "pay-to-win," "TORtanic," "frothies," and "dumbing down" again, either, and "such-and-such-game's NGE" can jump off a nice tall cliff. They're overused to the point that they are meaningless. But those are just my pet peeves. What MMO slang would you love to see nuked from orbit?
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The Daily Grind: What MMO slang are you sick of hearing? originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.