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Other news that the publisher did include in the announcement was the implementation of a new payment model. Players will be happy to know that after the successful petition to nix Mail.ru's initial plans and the subsequent player voting, ArcheAge in Russia will be launched with the very same economic model that is used on the Korean servers.
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An essential part of Black Gold Online's PvP system, these mechanical mechs, war hounds, flying machines, and dragons can all be summoned in battlegrounds for PvP objectives as well as the open world. Players obtain these Raid, Aerial, Anti-Air, Penetration, and Assault vehicles through both questing and battleground achievements, and each mount has its own achievement path and customization options. Get a look at the vehicles in tactical battle formations in the trailer below.
[Source: Snail Games press release]
Scope out Black Gold Online's vehicular combat in new trailer originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Game: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Host: Richie "Bog Otter" Procopio
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: Slinging cards in the Hearthstone arena originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Of special note is the introduction of the "role feature" that allows characters to take on specific class roles. The role features are set active outside of combat, but can be switched around as you would with traditional alt characters. So, for instance, a Fighter role feature is a weapon specialization role that allows you to play as a fighter with a variety of melee weapons. A Rogue role feature focuses on stealth, evades, and sneak attacks, as you might expect.
Read more about the Fighter and Rogue specialties and feats in this week's dev blog.
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Now, I love me some Fallen Earth, especially as of late, but every time I log in it makes me think of just how rich and fertile this setting is for MMO studios. Considering just how rampant fantasy titles are, I feel strongly that devs need to be exploring outside this well-trod path to other genres, and the post-apocalypse is a perfect place to start. Here are my reasons that we need more post-apoc MMOs, and no, I'm not going to list "rampant prostitution and drug use" because that would also apply to a Los Angeles MMO.
Perfect Ten: Why we need more post-apocalyptic MMOs originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
That said, you can still turn off your map and just explore even in a linear, themepark-style game, and so today I'd like to know how many Massively readers have ever done that. More specifically, when's the last time you got lost in an MMO, if ever?
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: When's the last time you got lost in an MMO? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Host: Larry Everett
Date: Wednesday, Noverember 20th, 2013
Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
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Game: PlanetSide 2
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
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Audette compares SWTOR's Strike Fighters to the more familiar X-Wing from the original trilogy, saying that the former "are some of the most versatile and important ships to ever fly for either the Empire or the Republic." The ships are equally adept at dogfighting or hammering stationary targets, he continues, and Strike Fighter pilots can swap between two primary or secondary weapons.Permalink | Email this | Comments
ZeniMax publishes Elder Scrolls Online interactive map originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.