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For those who want to contribute to the development of the game, the new website makes it easier by utilizing the Xsolla, a complex international payment system that offers hundreds of payment methods including SMS payments. Those who have already donated as well as those who choose to do so now will be eligible for future thank-you gift packs that include such things as a custom-drawn coat of arms and your name carved on plaques and gravestones that all appear in the game. More information can be found on the new official site.
[Source: Black Eye Games press release]
Gloria Victis launches new website with latest info originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Two new rifles join the game's arsenal: the Minmatar Combat Rifle (short and medium ranges) and the Caldari Rifle (for long range). The vehicle changes, while streamlining vehicle fitting and laying a foundation for future vehicle variations, also address some players requests; temporary lock-timers will prevent anyone other than vehicle owners and squadmates from hopping in a vehicle (for five and 15 seconds, respectively) after it is deployed.
If you want higher stakes in factional warfare, you've got it, as friendly fire has been enabled. Additionally, players participating in factional contracts will receive loyalty point that can buy exclusive faction-aligned weapons. And those orbital strikes? Those have to be earned by capsuleers in EVE Online by securing orbiting satellites. More details are available on the official site.
[Source: CCP press release]
DUST 514: Uprising upgrades factional warfare, vehicles, and more originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Senior Producer Terry Michaels, Producer Emily "Domino" Taylor, and Community Manager Colette "Dexella" Murphy will be showing off even more in-game building while discussing other features and revealing new concept art. Currently on the table are the topics of harvesting and mining as well as character naming, but if you hop in the official Twitch channel, you just might get your own questions answered as well!
Upcoming EverQuest Next Landmark livestream will discuss harvesting originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Betrayal is the obvious choice, which will allow you to immediately leave with the cost of losing your school-specific identity, titles, internal skills, fashion... you get the idea. In trade, you can join any of the seven other schools or one of the new sects launching with the next major update. The Excursion route still takes your identity, titles, and fashion, but your internal skills are merely lowered. Incognito takes this a step further, merely locking your titles and such while leaving your first three skill slots unaffected. These latter two options allow you to explore the new sects with lesser consequence, but both are meant to be more costly and time-consuming. It's up to you if you want to continue to be loyal or start walking the path of betrayal.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Taking the role of Vampires, Mummies, Cyclops, Faeries, or Samurai, players fight back in a turn-based Diablo-style environment. It's also boasting synchronization between browser-based gameplay, mobile clients, and traditional desktop clients, so you can play however you please while still making progress. The game has just entered its closed beta testing today, so if this sounds like just your cup of tea, you should go ahead and sign up in hopes of taking part.
[Source: Changyou press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
Think about it -- the Engineer of WildStar could just as easily be summoning animal pets, but a big part of its visual appeal is the fact that it carts around robots. Mesmers in Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 have a mechanical identity, but the pink-to-purple spell effects and obvious illusions are meant to impress players with a genuine sense of style. Do visuals change your opinions on classes? Or do you look purely at the mechanics and not care about how the whole thing looks in play?
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The Daily Grind: Do visuals change your opinion on classes? originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
You can watch the full video after the cut and enjoy the new Wintersday content running from today through the next six weeks.Permalink | Email this | Comments
To use it, players simply need to sign up for a Twitch.tv account and then access the feature from the social menu in the game. Streams can be set to private if the user only desires a select few to view his or her victories.
The devs say that this move will definitely help out aspiring streamers: "By integrating an SDK created by Twitch.tv into EVE, you can now completely bypass the 3rd party software and stream directly from the EVE client. Amazing!"
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The game currently sells for $19.99, but Founders packs ($99.99) are available for those looking to get in on the game early with a little more ooph. All wealth and XP progressions from this early access period will remain through to launch.
You can check the game out on its Steam page for more screenshots and an impressive gameplay video.
[Source: Artplant press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments