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Three new prospective games have popped on the radar (including one for those with impeccable manners!), and one has disappeared. But even that game isn't gone for good; although pledges had climbed to over $86K, Trials of Ascension canceled its campaign in order to "regroup, rework, and return." Another title, City of Titans, is taking its place among the fully funded crowd. And there there is Star Citizen, which proved that a single fortnight can't go by without the game's gathering another million or two. All that information and more can be found here in Make My MMO!Permalink | Email this | Comments
Although the video focuses on the Hunter class, players can get an idea of the various functions available with the system. Prepare yourself for Helm's Deep with the trait preview video below and The Road to Mordor's guide to what you need to know.Permalink | Email this | Comments
This expansion also promises less story and more survival; sounds a little bit like Black Friday, no? Check out the action in the new Breakdown trailer below.
State of Decay's first expansion coming Black Friday originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Yes, it's time to analyze Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming patch 2.1 with an eye toward something other than the various direct endgame changes. Truth be told, I think all of these features will still have a pretty big impact on the endgame landscape, but they're not going to have the direct impact of new dungeons or the like. They're going to add money, they're going to offer story, and they're going to offer a place to congregate.
Worth noting is that the Lightning event currently running in Final Fantasy XIV is running until December 9th. Does that mean that patch 2.1 is dropping then? I can't say that for sure, but it would make a certain amount of logical sense. So let's turn our eyes to the patch and start speculating.
The Mog Log: Everything but the endgame in Final Fantasy XIV's 2.1 originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 16 Nov 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Host: Larry Everett
Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: Building a foundation in the Neverwinter Foundry originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 16 Nov 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Some of that territory is the game world itself, with the second half of Rohan being rolled out to much anticipation among the antsy level-capped community. Some of that territory is a radical change to the very foundation of LotRO itself. It's safe to say that while the former is welcomed, the latter is causing no end of controversy, anxiety, anticipation, delight, and horror.
I'm right there with you. I'm in the trenches, polishing my Captain's armor and getting ready for her next journey across Middle-earth. So before we saddle up and ride into Helm's Deep, let's go through what you need to know, to prepare, and to accomplish on launch day and beyond.Permalink | Email this | Comments
One of the Massively staff members may be a shark, but I can neither confirm nor deny it. Perhaps he or she reveals his or her status as a shark in this week's WRUP, or perhaps it's just our usual roundup of our weekend plans as always. You won't know until you read onward, although you should tell us what you're doing down in the comments either way.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Some people tend toward certain roles. Some tend toward certain class types, like "the stealth class" or "the heavy armor guy" or "the pet class where I don't have to really pay attention." Some just have certain archetypes that keep showing up. Do you have a class or type that you tend to play in games no matter what? Or do you just wind up playing whatever strikes your eye during character creation?
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: Do you have a class (or type) you tend to play in games? originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 16 Nov 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
In his case, he was leading into a discussion of the rules of rhyming schemes and such, but he also admitted that the lesson is applicable to a lot of other things. Case in point: using the fourth wall in roleplaying.
MMOs lean on the fourth wall all the time, some more or less than others. But roleplaying generally steers clear of it because leaning on it too heavily can really screw with the overall roleplaying atmosphere. So let's talk a little bit about what the fourth wall is and how you can use it with care to enhance roleplaying rather than damage it.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The game is set in the King Arthur world of knights and magic and even promises intense co-op action and many hours of gameplay. I did play it for many hours and enjoyed most of my time, but the game's issues pop up almost immediately.
MMObility: Excalibur provides old-school arcade action originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.