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This last point has always fascinated me the most. I have several hobbies and interests, and I don't read forums or websites about every one of them. But one thing I certainly don't do is spend time reading about topics that hold no interest for me.
The Soapbox: Maybe it's time to admit that you don't like MMOs originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
These encounters can be triggered by normal NPC battles, through collecting life skills, or even by an act of Jianghu (suicide). Each character can only activate a Possessed Encounter once per day, but you can join your friends in their trials twice.
The Possessed Encounters -- as well as more promised winter content -- are coming soon.
Battle your inner demons in Age of Wushu's Possessed Encounters originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Possessed Encounter info
In some games all you can do is kick them around a bit, while in some games your favorite villain has likely been met, matched, and defeated, never to rise again. So today we ask you: Who's your favorite villain? Is it a group of villains, like the Freakshow in City of Heroes? A single figure like Gaius van Baelsar in Final Fantasy XIV? Or is it just a group you personally hate, like every roaming aggressive animal on Voss in Star Wars: The Old Republic?
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!Permalink | Email this | Comments
Michaels states that the team will be discussing two major parts of Landmark in the near future: globetrotting and item creation (which he refers to as "break it, take it, make it"). The core game will also be expanded with the addition of a new lore story homing in on one of the new areas found in EverQuest Next. On both points, the need for community input and feedback is stressed. But you don't need to take our word for it -- view the full video just past the break.
[Thanks to Tony for the tip!]
EverQuest Next's producer letter asks for more community feedback originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Producer's letter
MJ did a terrific job the other week outlining the myriad of ways that you can assemble your wardrobe in The Secret World because she is a fashion junkie. And because I am also a fashion junkie, I'm going to pick up the topic and focus on just those quests that reward you with an item or two that pops into your dressing room. I'm always paranoid about overlooking a quest (or side-quest) because it might be one of the rare ones that gives you a cool article of clothing. So to help any fellow paranoid players out, here is a list of over 20 clothing items that you can get from quests.
Chaos Theory: Twenty-plus outfits you can get by questing in The Secret World originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Filed under: Betas, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Trailers, Video, Business Models, Expansions, Game Mechanics, Patches, PvP, News Items, PvE, Free-to-Play, Dev Diaries, Not So Massively, Sandbox, MOBA, League of Legends, Diablo III, Crowdfunding, Star Citizen, Elite: Dangerous, Infinite Crisis, Path of ExileStar Citizen ship hangar module, one fan has taken it upon himself to create some awesome atmospheric videos of the ships in planetary environments like jungles and caves. The game continues to climb toward its ultimate funding goal and has hit the $19 million mark. And if you love sci-fi games but haven't really been paying attention to Elite: Dangerous, it's definitely time to start keeping an eye on it. An incredible new trailer showing a potential vision target for the game's art design and gameplay has absolutely blown away fans and given us a first glimpse at what the studio is aiming for.
League of Legends' World Championship got underway this weekend with its first series of 10 qualifying matches, and Riot Games is now trying a new strategy to battle antisocial behaviour. Third-person MOBA SMITE has also finally released the lightning-wielding uber-god Zeus as a playable character. On a less positive note, Guardians of Middle-Earth players on PC are now badly struggling to find other humans to play with as the average daily player count has dropped to around 50.
Red 5 Studios laid off 10% of its staff and announced that Firefall's PvP portion will be shut down soon pending a complete revamp at an unspecified point in the future. Diablo III fansite DiabloFans has been data-mining the latest game update for clues about what might be in store for the game's upcoming Reaper of Souls expansion, including a ton of changes coming to existing skills. And Path of Exile is celebrating its popular Skin Transfer microtransaction with a new Well-Dressed Exile fashion competition.
Not So Massively: Star Citizen hits $19M, Elite's trailer, D3 datamining, and LoL's World Championship originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Red 5 Studios announced today that the studio is being reorganized prior to the launch of Firefall. "As Firefall matures, we must transition our priorities and our development strategy to focus on streamlined operations and live product support," said Mark Kern, CEO and founder of Red 5 Studios. As part of the reorganization, Red 5 Studios confirms that it has released about 10 percent of its staff, the majority from Red 5's video internet entertainment channel, Stage 5 TV. Development of Firefall is unaffected by the reorganization and Open Beta Stage 2 is well underway with a major patch scheduled for later this month.Last week, Red 5 shocked players by announcing it was temporarily disabling and retooling Firefall's PvP mode, on which it had based its e-sports platform; apparently, only 3% of the beta playerbase participated in it.
[Source: Red 5 press release]
Firefall's Red 5 Studios lays off 10% of staff in 'pre-launch reorganization' originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Players must capture three of the five ruins to access one rank of Borderlands Bloodlust, which will provide players from that world with a significant boost to stats. The downside is that the ruins must be defended from nasty, off-world Mist invaders (otherwise known as your fellow players) to prevent them from capturing your ruins and stealing your buff. Carver also discusses the philosophy behind the changes, which are meant to give players fun reasons to fight each other instead of krait and quaggan NPCs.
Borderlands bloodlust in Guild Wars 2's World vs. World originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Borderlands Bloodlust blog post
The Redguard's armor might not remind you much of Hammerfell fashion, but the Bosmeri's kit has a touch of feral nature in its horns and spikes and fur. And we can't help but notice hints of Redoran style in the Dunmer's attire. Or are we just imagining that in an attempt not to think about Sauron or the Lich King?
We've included the full-size image after the cut!
The Elder Scrolls Online taunts us with heavy armor designs originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: ESO art post
Check out the video after the break, and take a look at our interview with lead producer Jacob Han for more information on the future of Bless.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: MMO Culture