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So I asked the Massively team members what they're thankful for in MMOs. Grab a turkey leg dipped in cranberry sauce and stuffing (go ahead and double-dip; Uncle Leon won't mind) and follow along after the cut for our thoughts.
The Thank Tank: What are you most thankful for in the MMO genre? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
What about you, Massively readers? Are you celebrating Thanksgiving today, and if so, will you find a little time for MMOs or is it all about the food and the family?
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: Does your Thanksgiving include any time for MMOs? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Filming is scheduled to start in January, 2014, with Moon and Source Code auteur Duncan Jones in the director's chair.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Host: Larry Everett
Date: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: In pursuit of SWTOR's Ultimate Comms originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Anyhow, Steparu reports on a new endgame dungeon and some spiffy new black leather outfits. We've embedded a trailer after the break, but you should click through to the source link for all the details.
NCsoft adds content to Blade & Soul Korea, continues to ignore the West originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
In my limited time in the Neverwinter Foundry, I have barely been able to scratch the surface of everything that the design tool has to offer. Of course, decorations such as a dining table in a dining room add to the atmosphere of the setting, but so does the sun shining through the window or the NPCs clapping in the next room. Today, I need your assistance in choosing the different types of ambiance for different parts of our adventure.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The questing content has been reworked, with main story arcs being marked more clearly and providing greater rewards. Additionally, kill quests have been converted to Carnage quests and paths through each set of quests have been streamlined to reduce repetition. Trion explained that the zone's level requirements were reduced so that RIFT players would encounter the Storm Legion storyline earlier in their RIFT careers, and so that give mid-level players more freedom in how and where they level.
Trion originally planned to rework Iron Pine Peak before RIFT's initial launch but put the plan on the backburner due to the risk of changing so many things so close to release.Permalink | Email this | Comments
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So let's get to the list of MMOs that are currently on consoles or that will be coming out on consoles in the near(ish) future. Massively's own Mike Foster put together a fantastic list last summer, but I thought I would update and pass it on. After all, the new consoles are officially here... so be sure to reference the list when you need a new MMO to play on your shiny new console!Permalink | Email this | Comments
Art director Chris Gregory does the voice-over honors, and he's got a lot to say about taking game assets from the concept stage to the building stage. He also explains how the dev team added animations to its static designs and came up with the previously released capital ship video, which helped both artists and game designers to get a clearer picture of their concepts in action.
Gregory also shows off Elite's virtual cockpit functionality, complete with jostling cockpits and fluid, natural camera movements that suggest those of a real pilot. See for yourself after the cut.
Elite: Dangerous dev diary takes you inside the cockpit (and the art department) originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Finally, we got a quick look at the new hangar-based weapons test rig that will be playable by the end of the year as well as a second look at the Foundry 42 video released last week.
Oh yeah, and the game topped $33 million in crowdfunding, too, prompting yet another letter from the chairman. We've embedded all the videos for you after the cut.
CIG releases Star Citizen livestream vids, tops $33 million originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.