Virtual World News
Much of the focus is on the sci-fi sandbox title's space stations. The dev team at Frontier is keen on variation, of course, so Elite "will be using procedural algorithms to to construct stations out of a range of modular assets." This approach will also allow players to see stations change over time "in response to player-driven events." There are also plans for game-driven station construction via the event system, which would generate missions for players, "allowing you to help or hinder the progress of a station."
Frontier currently has plans for different station types (mining bases, shipyards, pirate bases, etc.), as well as numerous sub-modules that make up each type. There's a lot more to the letter, so be sure and give it a read via the links below.
Elite Dangerous newsletter focuses on algorithmic space stations originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Newsletter 11
The post mentions a few odds-and-ends about the Duelist's skill set, in particular abilities like Flurry, Lacerate, and Pummel. The school also features a cooldown reset that works for both Duelist skills and skills from other schools. The Duelist is due to be released in Darkfall's upcoming content patch.
Aventurine expects Darkfall's Duelist to be 'the role of choice for experienced PvPers' originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Announcement
It's amusing, it's colorful, and it's going to leave you hanging until part three. Discussion question for the whole class: After reading parts one and two, which race do you sympathize with the most? Do the ends justify the means? Should fictional animal rights organizations get involved after witnessing these experiments?
WildStar webcomic endears us to the plight of the Mordesh originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Webcomic
What makes this outfit semi-exclusive? Style and Gilt is currently being sold for 90% off (lining it up with the cost of all others in the store); however, apparently once the weekend is over, the original price will be implemented and the cost will skyrocket up to the ranks of EVE's infamous monocle. How many will be willing to spend 12,000 points ($90) on a little golden sheen?
Tell us your thoughts: Do you appreciate the fact that an event-exclusive outfit will actually be available after the fact even (at an exorbitant cost), or would you prefer the outfit to just retire from the store? Let us know in the comments below.
[Thanks to Rachel for the tip!]
The Secret World's new outfit a deal for impulse buyers only originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
"I've always loved these guys and initial plan was to have them as a melee class within the game," Jacobs writes. "However, it might be a heck of a lot of fun if they were their own race. I thought about it and I decided that the idea of a Berserker Mage or Berserker Healer was just way too much fun."
Jacobs is soliciting feedback from the community on the topic and wrapped up the update post with an early look at the Dvergr model.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Kickstarter update
PAX Prime 2013 and FFXIV relaunch event in pictures originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Wonderholme, a 10-player co-op adventure, is a lethally whimsical castle. Channelworks is a series of aqueducts maintained by automatons (basically the sewers) deep beneath the Veritas District is explorable by groups of three. Kezzel's Gorge is a tower defense scenario built for seven participants. And Shattered Fleet, a five-player BAM beatdown, takes place on a ship run aground off the Jagged Coast.
Can't wait until the 10th to see what's in store? Then check out screenshots of these new dungeons in the gallery below and watch a teaser trailer for each, one right after another, after the break.
[Source: En Masse press release]
TERA: Rising unleashes Dungeon Assault on September 10 with all new dungeons originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.