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A bit of a disclaimer, though: Runes are costly, and you'll have to put several new champions on hold no matter what you do. At level 20, you will want around 5,000 IP for runes, and you'll want another 10,000 or so more over the course of your career. On top of that, there is easily more you can blow on runes if you want some real diversity. I'm not here to explain that, though -- we can leave that one to the pros.
The Summoner's Guidebook: A beginner's guide to League of Legends' runes originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
What's a dynamic hallway? It's a hallway "built in sections that can easily be swapped out with other things," Miller explains. "For example, if a mission calls for the player to be in a more engineering-type deck, we can very easily swap out a paneled wall section with piping. Another example would be what we like to call special situations. A special situation would be like if a mission required a sudden explosion to occur and an entire section gets blasted out into space. The way the new hall kits are made let us do cool new things like this a lot easier."
There's much more to the dev blog, and of course the revamp itself will be playable via the new Federation tutorial coming in Season 8.
Star Trek Online dev blog details Federation interior revamp originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Dev blog
The fantasy martial arts MMO recently added its first player-designed outfit, which for now is only available via ongoing Korean internet cafe events. The get-up is called the Ethereal Fairy costume, and the source links below feature some images and a bit more info. We've also embedded a video after the cut if you'd like to see the outfit in the finished game.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: MMO Culture
Now, Kid Critical returns home to Gotham City, struggling with his super powers and at the mercy of a mysterious hacker called Oracle. Will he master his exobytes in time to help save the city? Or will he end up as another grease spot on Gotham's mean streets? Find out in Alter Ego #2: Learning to Fly.
Alter Ego: Issue #2 - Learning to fly in DC Universe Online originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
To smooth the entry process, Wargaming will ensure that players don't have to sign up for a beta key but can simply download the client and boot up the game. To sweeten the entry process, the studio is giving a free premium USA T14 tier III heavy tank to beta testers and a premium USA Ram II tier V medium tank to those who fight at least five battles. World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will also feature double XP during the beta weekend.
[Source: Wargaming press release]
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition welcomes all to open beta weekend originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
I've also learned a lot of lessons while coming up with my own or adapting others' games. You can have the perfect game on paper, but throwing it to the "test server" of a group of insane teens can show you just how wrong you are. It's through games that I've tied together my hobby and professional life, and it's definitely opened my eyes to some of the complex issues that developers deal with on a daily basis.
So you know how they say that you have to walk a mile in another's shoes to understand where he's coming from? Well, I've done this with games. Here are 10 lessons that running games taught me about developing and operating these complex MMOs we love.
Perfect Ten: What making games taught me about MMO development originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Daum Leader of Game Division Sean Hong anticipates a strong response from the country's gamers: "PlanetSide 2 is a groundbreaking MMOFPS, and its competitive nature is a perfect fit for the South Korean audience."
The date of the South Korean launch is unknown, but the two companies will be showing PlanetSide 2 off at G-STAR from November 14th through 16th.
[Source: SOE press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
"Players and critics alike have noted that these changes have resulted in a more fun and satisfying game experience. That reaction factored in our decision to remove the auction houses from the PC version of Diablo 3 effective next March, which players have also responded very positively to."
Diablo III tops 14 million sales across all platforms originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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The convention is slated to start on April 11th of next year, but there are no longer any badges available for the event. So if you haven't already purchased one, we're sorry, but at least you'll be able to save some money. And as always, we'll be doing our best to elbow through the throngs to bring you coverage of MMO news from the show floor.Permalink | Email this | Comments