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DDO's Update 20 has three important features on the docket: an Eberron dungeon, a Forgotten Realms dungeon, and changes to the reincarnation system and enhancement tree. This looks to be a good update for the thrifty subset, as all of its content is coming to the community free of charge.
This update's coming next Tuesday, November 12th, so forge ahead and prepare yourself for the adventures to come.
DDO Update 20: The past lives of robots and vampires originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Game: Dota 2
Host: Mike Foster
Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
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The studio, which currently lacks a public name, is headed up by mobile game vet David Bluhm. Wargaming is giving the start-up freedom to choose its own direction and business strategy while providing it with its funding, global marketing, and distribution. This studio is separate from Wargaming Seattle (formerly Gas Powered Games).
Bluhm had a few words to say about his team's mission: "We think mobile games is still a relatively new space with massive upside. Mobile is ripe for innovative and new core game mechanics." He said that more information about the studio's upcoming titles will be revealed soon.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Gamesbeat
Like fellow crowdfunding project Star Citizen, Shroud of the Avatar is rolling out in stages rather than sticking with a more traditional "it's done" launch date. Long's post outlines the tentative schedule through March of 2014, and there's a good amount of detail in terms of what playable features are expected. Hit up the links below to learn more.
Shroud of the Avatar's Release 1 due this December originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Announcement
For those of you who had forgotten the details, here's a recap: The sale of these assets are part of an attempt by the state of Rhode Island to recover some of the enormous losses when 38 Studios went bankrupt following a $75 million loan from the state. The auction was originally scheduled to take place November 13th to the 14th. What parties are interested in the IP remains to be seen, as do the offers that have supposedly been put on the table.
38 Studios asset auction may be delayed due to high demand originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
ArcheAge video features people in bear suits and flying sloths originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: ArcheAge official YouTube
The game's next major update, appropriately titled Winds of Change, is currently in the works. It promises to bring new features such as an asymmetrical 6v24 PvP challenge. The small team will be tasked with infiltrating a large facility and retrieving the flag deep within, leading to a different approach than the usual clash of armies. New mounts, new class features, and more are due along with the update, which should go live in early December.
Newest producer's letter discusses the next major Allods Online update originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Producer's letter
But wait, there's more! You can head into these new battles in style with a new hairstyle from the beauty shop. Then, when all your slaughtering is done, you can kick back in a new clan hall or relax with the revamped fishing system. Get a peek at all these changes in the gallery below.
[Source: NCsoft press release]
Raiders feel the love in Lineage II's Valiance expansion originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
No, the Warrior doesn't master magic or the like. The Warrior just has a versatile toolbox, and several tools that are very good at allowing the Warrior to survive a beating before delivering one of his own. Don't take our word for it -- check out the newest DevSpeak video past the break and watch the Warrior do his thing. It's all just smashing stuff, but it's smashing with panache.
[Source: Carbine Studios press release]
WildStar shows off the Warrior in its newest DevSpeak originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Official class page
The Dread Ring is a new zone in which Valindra Shadowmantle and her motley crew are attempting to resurrect a mighty dragon in order to make it the world's biggest dracolich. The zone has many significant landmarks amidst the bones of this long-dead dragon, but Valindra's Tower, an epic dungeon, will be the one everyone will be eying.
The dev diary gives some of the lore behind the region, but of course all preservationist players have skipped past that to see which rewards might be worth the risk. Cryptic assures us that these will be "more plentiful and more powerful" than anything seen to date.
The studio is also tweaking its daily quest system, promising more variety in the themes, instances, and rewards that it offers.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Dread Ring dev diary