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All characters will be returned to level 1 and all items will be removed outside of special promotions, but this will be the last character reset the game will undergo. Players with existing closed beta clients will be able to download the open beta patch directly, but the game's servers will go down for about two hours before the changeover happens. The post also warns everyone to expect that there may be login queues or latency issues given the game's popularity, so consider yourself fairly warned.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The voice of Saruman (and Count Dooku, and countless Hammer Horror villains) didn't have much of an impact on EQII's gameplay, but it was kind of a cool deal to have an actor of Lee's stature lend his talents to what was, in 2004, still a very under-the-radar segment of the gaming industry.
What about you, Massively readers? Who's your favorite MMO voice actor?
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: Who's your favorite MMO voice actor? originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Pardo explains that he's extremely proud of the game and that everyone remains dedicated to making it the best it can be. At the same time, he stresses that he was responsible for hiring and overseeing Wilson's work, and he takes full responsibility for the game as a whole. The odds of this actually defusing forum vitriol are still roughly nil, but it does ensure that at least in Pardo's eyes it will be directed in a more deserving direction, and it's a classy move no matter what you think of the game.
Blizzard's Rob Pardo asks players to direct Diablo III blame to him originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
A few things in my life have been on the path to change lately -- some abrupt, some gradual. Even here at Massively we've had recent changes (new streamer and cool behind-the-scenes programming goodies FTW!). And Massively TV is all about change, bringing you new shows to enjoy each week! In that light, I'm willing to accept that the whole change-is-good mantra isn't all bad.
Want to experience a bit of change yourself? Then check out your favorite games played by your favorite streamers after the cut, and be sure to let us know who you'd like to see team up for more two-hour blocks of Massively mayhem.
The Stream Team: Change is good edition, January 21 - 27, 2013 originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Pre-order bonuses include beta invites, XP boosts, and exclusive titles and outfits. The physical CE boasts a Hellbug statue, a soundtrack CD from renowned composer Bear McCreary, an art box, and a slew of in-game items. Defiance is coming to the PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. You can find the full listing of pre-order options at the game's official website.
The company has also released a 30-second live-action teaser trailer, the full-length version of which will "be available soon." See it after the cut.
[Source: Trion press release]
Trion reveals Defiance pre-orders, live-action teaser originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Both players will be banned from both this weekend's LCS Season 3 Qualifier and LCS play next year according to the ruling on Riot's forums. enVision has been reported in a whopping 29% of his matches, which PC Gamer says is six times more than the average EU LoL player. He has also been punished 18 times, including two account bans, throughout his LoL history.
Linak boasts a 20% report rate and, like enVision, has a peak harassment score in the worst .06% of all EU accounts.
Two more League of Legends players banned for jerkiness originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Here's the thing, though: Science fiction covers a pretty wide range of setting, so some of those expectations may or may not come to pass with the game. Today I want to talk about some of those reasonable guesses, the sort of thing that you just think has to be in a science fiction game. Is WildStar going to feature these elements? I'm not sure, but I can make some guesses (which might be proved wrong before the week is out, but guessing is fun like that).
The Nexus Telegraph: Sci-fi commonalities to expect in WildStar originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We are pleased to announce that Digital Kids Conference this year (Feb. 12-13 in New York), will have two emcees. Both emcees are very involved inÂ bringing kids’ entertainment products to market and will be sharing their experiences as they guide the days’ sessions and panels.
For day one, Joi Podgorny of Smart Bomb Interactive will take the emcee slot. Joi often speaks at conferences focusing on children, technology and childrenâ€™s entertainment including KidScreen, Digital Hollywood, Engage Expo and YPulse Mashup.
Currently she holds the position of Director of Community Engagement for Smart Bomb Interactive where she [...]
Heroes of Newerth is no exception. S2 Games is preparing to globally launch (yes, everywhere at the same time) patch 3.0 on January 31st, 2012, and it will include a lane full of visual enhancements, bots with customizable AI, and a stronger emphasis on teaching new players the ropes.
Could HoN establish itself as the MOBA for new players of the genre? We trekked to a demo in San Francisco last week to find out.
A newbie in Heroes of Newerth: How patch 3.0 improves the MOBA experience originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Among the other hooplah over the supposed end of the world last month, The Secret World fans were participating in the game's latest Alternate Reality Game (ARG). Set out in the real world, the ARG let anyone -- player or not -- experience the ambiance of TSW investigation missions by solving a set of conspiracy-laden tasks and receiving in-game rewards. While the first ARG was via Facebook, this one utilized email, a special website, and even text messages and tweets. Some missions were solo events, while others required the world-wide community to band together to complete. And there's nothing like a common goal to bring folks together (even in some unexpected ways!).
Didn't have a chance to play all the way through? It's not too late; the situation room is still open. Go ahead and put your thinking cap on and prepare to be drawn into a world of conspiracies, whether you play TSW or not.Permalink | Email this | Comments