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Path of Exile comes from the olden days of hardcore gameplay. It's been in development for seven years (some of the designs, like the minimap, show its age), but it launched just last month. I was very eager to at least try it out since I haven't really given a game like it a go for a while. Next thing I know, I am eagerly clicking away at monster after monster, collecting more loot than I knew what to do with.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Game design lead Jon Peters has crafted a forum thread highlighting the proposed December 10th balance changes, and in it he solicits fan feedback on everything from PvE to WvW. There's a lot to digest in Peters' thread, and that's before you get to the 23 pages of responses. See for yourself by clicking through the links below.
ArenaNet asks for your feedback on Guild Wars 2 balance changes originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 03 Nov 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Peters' thread
So who is this sitter? I'll let reader John introduce you: "Here is Pearl, my level 20 Archer in Final Fantasy XIV. She's obviously relaxing and enjoying the All Saint's Wake celebration. Holidays are the best time to explore the Final Fantasy world."
Why you holiday? Why you holiday when people need rescuing? With great power comes great loafing off, apparently. For more public shaming in this week's One Shots, hit the jump!Permalink | Email this | Comments
There are a few things to consider here, such as the studio's current line-up, how long you think the studio will last, and the depth and breadth of the studio's MMO library. SOE would probably be my pick here just because I don't think that studio is going anywhere, it has a wide selection, and there are a couple of big titles on the horizon.
What about you? If you could only play one studio's MMOs forever, which one would it be and why?
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: If you could play only one studio's MMOs forever, what would it be? originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 03 Nov 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Ragnarok Online has been an MMO staple since its launch in 2003, but it seems that making it to the Steam store is a good sign that it's "made it" in terms of industry-wide recognition. In any case, if you're the type to wait for an MMO to hit Valve's digital distribution platform before playing it, then today you have one more option from which to choose.
Ragnarok Online celebrated its 10th anniversary this past summer.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: MMO Culture
Mythic announced that the title would be completely free for those who would like to play before the title sunsets and that subscriptions have been disabled. "To give Warhammer Online a proper sendoff we are opening the game to anyone free of charge that has or had an account in good standing starting October 31st, 2013," the studio wrote. "So please join us and help say goodbye to Warhammer Online in one last big WAAAGH!"
Mythic also said that it is adding power-up NPCs to super-charge characters and other "unique experiences" for returning and loyal players.
WAR will close down on December 18th. You can read some of our recollections of the title's history.
[Thanks to John for the tip!]Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: A Parting Gift
The zombie-centric The Living was unsuccessful, and Story Quest Online failed for a second time. Mixmaster Online removed itself from the field and canceled its campaign. On the other hand, 8BitMMO met its first stretch goal, ensuring that a Mac edition of that game will be available for players. And then there's City of Titans, which is climbing closer to doubling its goal with only two days left. Finally, there are all the progress updates for those already-funded campaigns, conveniently rounded up right here for you in Make My MMO.
Make My MMO: Crowdfunding October 20 - November 2, 2013 originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 02 Nov 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Unlike my previous reports on the easy button invasion that were post-production reviews, this one is a sneak preview. And joining us to reveal this new Aion blockbuster is Associate Product Manager Sean Orlikowski, who provided a coming soon trailer filled with highlights to help get you ready for the main attraction. Return of the Easy Button releases next Wednesday, November 6th, on a game client near you.
Wings Over Atreia: Return of the Aion Easy Button, starring Sauro Supply Base and Steel Rose originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Some of this probably comes from the fact that the system is never explained in great depth, but it doesn't help that the system isn't set up to work like many auction systems in other MMOs. So while some of you already grasp this and are enjoying the singular fun of being locked into a pricing war with three other people, others aren't sure how to get their Fleece to sell. Let's talk about some market truths you might not have realized.
The Mog Log: Understand Final Fantasy XIV's markets originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 02 Nov 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Host: Larry Everett
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Time:1:00 p.m. EDT
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: Adventuring in Neverwinter's Foundry originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 02 Nov 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.