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But I was floored when the ESO team announced it will be a subscription-based game.
Tamriel Infinium: The one where we talk about the Elder Scrolls Online's payment model originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The studio insists that Black Gold's time save system is a completely optional bonus to supplement game progression; players can still acquire all equipment and materials from normal in-game means of questing, drops, and auctions. This system will not affect PvP or PvE rankings.
The system appears to work this way: The game will auto-save the player's loot index (which is based on your actions during that saved time) every hour, and players can claim that loot index -- through either the free saves or purchased ones -- in the form of a vial of time that can be traded for credits or opened for the random loot within.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: NA monetization announcement
Despite all of that information, he still runs right up to her and pounces on her, then acts completely shocked when she smacks him to the ground and hisses with anger -- as if this outcome was not only unexpected but somehow cruel.
I've talked before about the importance of making bad decisions with a character, but it's hard to gain the necessary immersion in a character's mind to make decisions that are meant to be believable while still missing the forest for the trees. So instead of offering positive advice, I want to give advice on how to make dumb and short-sighted choices that will later explode in your character's face due to poor reasoning. Think of them as reverse life-hacks.Permalink | Email this | Comments
But many gamers are convinced they know exactly where the line in the sand must be drawn between the massives and the nots. So today, let's assume you, the readers, get to decide for the genre what "massive" means. How many people does it entail -- and how and where and in what numbers precisely must they interact -- for a game to be "massive" enough to merit the term MMO? And how many old school MMORPGs would fit that definition?
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
And speaking of the Reaper of Souls expansion set, there are some fresh screenshots from the update on the Diablo III Facebook page. Head past the cut for the Gamescom video.
Gamescom 2013: Watch Blizzard's Diablo III presentation originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: WoW Insider
But where exactly did we get our starts? This week I asked the team members to share a bit about their individual origins in the MMO blogging world.
The Think Tank: How did you get into MMO blogging? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
These items include legacy armor, 10 XP boosters, and an 18-slot mithril box. The Heroic Edition will set you back $49.99. Guild Wars 2's free trial runs from August 23rd through August 25th.
[Source: ArenaNet press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
This week, we'll look at some of my favorite bargain bin picks and which roles they are good for. I'll also be talking about Dominion roles since there are some picks that work very well for that mode.
The Summoner's Guidebook: Advice on buying League of Legends champions originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
And because this is CCP we're talking about, DUST 514 players can also look forward to the addition of corporation taxes. Simply put, player corporations can set their tax rates to whatever they please, and members of those corporations will see the proper amount of ISK deducted from end-of-battle rewards. As in EVE, corporations are free to spend tax revenue in whatever manner they see fit; corps that exist in both DUST and EVE will have one tax rate for both games.
It's worth noting that tax rates will be publicly available to players searching for a corp, only rewards greater than 100,000 ISK will be subject to taxation, and NPC corps will have 0% tax rates.
DUST 514 1.4 update to bring usability changes, taxes originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The content is tuned for level 40 heroes. Those who are triumphant will earn rewards in the form of resources, costume pieces, and in-game collectible action figures. Also new in Champions today are laser swords, which can be used by freeform characters and are most definitely nothing like lightsabers.
The laser sword and its use are discussed in depth on the official Champions Online blog, or you can grab yourself a freeform character slot and learn the intricacies of this elegant weapon by slashing bad guys in the face. Your call.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Champions Online News Post