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Previously, we covered how to improve your DPS build, but we focused mainly on gear and stats, only touching on swapping out abilities. This time, we're going to zero in on the ability to swap between weapons and abilities on the fly and how it can really enhance your experience.
Chaos Theory: The joys of build-swapping in The Secret World originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Take a leap past the break and read more about what Stahl had to say about the new trait system, what a new level cap raise might entail, and his own involvement with writing new story content for the Klingon faction!
Captain's Log: Interview with Star Trek Online's Daniel Stahl, part two originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
A new skill will be unlocked for each job class when player hits level 85, but to get the new Heavenly Set equipment, players will have to utilize the new Disassembly System and acquire the materials by taking apart level 80 unique equipment. The new Hell Mode dungeon -- Kynari Aviary -- is located in the new Land of Wailing map, where monsters range in level from 90-95. Players can enter Kynari Aviary daily for a chance to challenge the powerful boss Seridunn.
Prans also get some update love: Not only do they get skill improvements, but with the Property Change feature, they also have wider customization options.
[Source: Redbana press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
Snail Games and publisher Shanda Games will also be chipping in a cool $32.6 million for marketing the steampunk MMO title. Black Gold Online is currently in closed beta in China with a North American launch to come next year.
If you'd like to read more about the game, check out our impressions from E3 this year.
Black Gold Online secures $97M in funding from Chinese banks originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: GamesIndustry.biz
CFC emerged victorious after a two-month invasion of TEST's homeland, Fountain. This battle is said to be the largest of its kind, dwarfing January's 3000-person battle in the lowsec system of Asakai.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Eurogamer
Some of this doesn't really matter one way or the other, but there are some places where these unreveals are pretty worrisome. I'm not sure how much of this comes down to limited time for reveals and how much is actually shady, but in lieu of more information, I think some questions should be asked about why we've heard nothing regarding some stuff that, logically, should have gotten its own day in the revelation sunlight.
The Nexus Telegraph: What WildStar isn't revealing originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
This week's episode offers some twists and turns, where alliances break down and danger rears up from new directions. Watch how it all plays out in the video after the break. Then join in as it is played live Tuesday, July 30th, @ 5:00 p.m. EDT on Massively TV. You can also get a a recap of all the action in the first three episodes in Rise and Shiny.
Massively Exclusive: Episode 5 of Mabinogi the Saga: Iria originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Luckily, we have something to help you pass the time while waiting: brand-new live episodes on Massively TV! Join your favorite Stream Team members as they adventure in a variety of worlds spanning the MMOverse. During the lulls in live shows, you can catch up on the ones you missed before. But before you get caught up in all that, let us know if we'll be seeing you in the city that never sleeps in our poll after the break.
The Stream Team: SOE Live edition, July 29 - August 4, 2013 originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
After about six minutes -- yes, I timed it -- the group leader initiated a vote kick, which passed and sent our AFK mate packing. Right before the system removed him from the group, though, we saw his 'hi guys, I'm finally back' text in the group chat.
The moral of today's story is that there is no moral. There is a Daily Grind question, though, and it is this: How long do you wait before kicking an AFK group mate?
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: How long do you wait before kicking an AFK group mate? originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Every few months when it's time for Blizzard's quarterly reports, MMO hipsters come out of the woodwork to tell us all how World of Warcraft is the worst thing ever and that they are just way too cool to play it -- that the loss of six hundred thousand more players just proves that it really is a terrible game and just you wait because soon vindication will be theirs! Except for the part about how Activision-Blizzard just bought itself from Vivendi and its stocks rocketed up. And the part about how World of Warcraft lost more players this month than whatever game everyone else is playing has total and mostly shrugged it off because piles of money. That doesn't fit the narrative, see.
Join us past the break for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories.Permalink | Email this | Comments