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Would you purchase a few MMOs that have been on your wish list? Would you splurge on an indulgent cash shop purchase? Would you add another character slot or pay for subscriptions for the next six months?
Think carefully, as you have only $100. How would you spend it on MMOs?
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!
The Daily Grind: If you were given $100 to spend on MMOs, what would you buy? originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
So now that a couple of months have passed, it's time to round up the next wave of questions in one central location, focusing this time on the six questions with dev responses. Maybe there is a query or two that you missed as the weeks rolled by, or maybe you just want to see what direction the community is leaning. Got some strong opinions about death penalties or fast travel in EverQuest Next? What about in-game holidays? This is definitely the time to share them!
The Tattered Notebook: EverQuest Next roundtable roundup, take two originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
GameSamba will be providing cash shop compensation for "all Sambas spent in-game from November 1, 2013 until the closing date." Click the links below to read full details on claiming your Samba compensation.
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Some readers have asked me why this is. Have I fallen out of love with Final Fantasy XI? Yes. And no. It's complicated. And I think discussing why I'm not writing more about XIV's more classic sibling also bears some discussion in the context of the game as a whole. So let's talk about why there's so little to say about Vana'diel these days, even while Vana'diel continues to be an active environment.
The Mog Log: There's nothing to say about Final Fantasy XI originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Players will also run across randomly spawning Christmas presents like action figure parts and various Christmas items. Be wary, though, as some of the gifts may be traps set by Black Harlequin.
Save Millennium City from Black Harlequin in Champions' Winter Event originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
PS3 Season Pass holders will be able to download the DLC manually on the 10th. PC and Xbox 360 users will be able to purchase the DLC on the 10th as per the original plan.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Now the question is, which one will she hit up today? That depends on who is brave enough to join the group! With over 70+ to choose from at her level, the possibilities feel endless. If some lower levels join the party, she'll head to one they can access. If not, perhaps the group will venture into Dreadfang Hovel, Lair of the Drake Riders, or Stonefist Scarp. Join us live at 1:00 p.m. to see where the crew ends up. Or better yet, log in and be a part of the crew!
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: Slaying Vanguard's server beast (and dungeon mobs, too) originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The Game Archaeologist has always advocated that the past can influence our present and future in surprising ways. It sometimes irks me that current developers have shown a lot of ignorance for past ideas when coming up with new content, although that irritation has lessened recently now that I'm seeing a growing movement to embrace and incorporate what's come before, both ideologically and aesthetically.
So what does the past have to offer the future of MMOs and how can game developers capitalize on it? As usual, I have all of the answers.
The Game Archaeologist: Going forward by looking back at the past originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Think fondly on this later when you search for the last gift you must buy in a shredded wasteland, with songs praising sharing and togetherness amidst a mass of screaming people fighting over commodities.
Anyway, it's WRUP time, so that means you want to hear about what we'll be doing for the weekend (which may or may not include shopping). Check out our plans past the break, and let us know what you'll be up to down in the comments!Permalink | Email this | Comments
The company announced the closure of the fantasy title on the official site: "Unfortunately, we have come to a difficult decision to end this long journey we have enjoyed and cherished together. We understand that this will disappoint many of our players. We will be disabling client downloads and cash shop for the game on the 11th of December. The game will be closed on January 1st."
There is a silver lining to this, however. Webzen will be throwing a 400% XP and drop event from December 11th until Archlord's closure. In addition, the company urged the community to transfer interest to Archlord 2.
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