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The team at Foundry 42 has big plans for Squadron 42, and we're going to provide extra funding to make it a true spiritual successor to Wing Commander! Squadron 42 can go above and beyond anything you've seen before. From opening with an epic battle instead of a training patrol to missions that seamlessly combine boarding and space combat, we aim to put you right into the action! Additional funding will let the team realize this, with enhanced mission design and more resources and animations to enhance fidelity.If you're new to Star Citizen fandom, it's worth noting that Squadron 42 is the single-player story campaign that serves as an optional introduction prior to entering the SC persistent world. And speaking of that persistent world, Roberts also says that a resounding number of citizens asked for a mining ship. "We're happy to oblige," he writes, "but I'll go ahead and warn you that mining in Star Citizen is going to be a lot more immersive than what you've seen before; you won't be clicking on an asteroid until you've collected metal!"
Click past the cut for a six-minute video featuring the Foundry 42 dev team.
Roberts on Star Citizen's immersive mining and Squadron 42 originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Game: World of Warcraft
Host: Mike Foster
Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: It's 90 or bust in World of Warcraft originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The duo talks everything from initial conception to design meetings to art passes, and you can see all that and more after the cut!
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Speaking of games that seem to outright refuse to launch over here, we learned Blade & Soul is doing quite well in its Chinese beta. The good news is that open beta is launching on the 28th and will feature no IP locks; the bad news is that it will obviously be in Chinese, which may be quite a hurdle for anyone not fluent.
Other than that? Oh, you know, the usual list of tests past the break. Let us know if something crept into open testing or added a cash shop without our noticing!Permalink | Email this | Comments
Citing few players, Gravity announced that it will be taking Ragnarok Online 2 offline in Korea on December 23rd. The developer did include a hint of hope in the shutdown notice that the game could return in the future.
While this may be cause for concern to those playing Ragnarok Online 2 in other regions, the company said that the service will continue for North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Artifacts are items that imbue the possessor with certain bonuses while at the same time giving players new skills to use. These skills recharge every few minutes and offer significant benefits, from healing to damage boosting to... shopkeeping. Players will get their first artifact for free at level 20, after which additional artifacts will need to be found elsewhere in the game.
Artifacts can be leveled up through the refinement system (also coming with module 2). Ultimately, a player can have one active and two passive artifacts slotted at any given time, with the passives offering only the stat bonuses.
Neverwinter dispels the mystery of its artifact system originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: Killing things softly with Aion's Songweaver originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
However, something else was brewing behind closed doors at Blizzard's Irvine campus. While sequels to Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo were all in development (and hotly anticipated), the company had also quietly started work on a brand-new massively-multiplayer online game set in one of the studio's existing game universes. That game, of course, was World of Warcraft. And nine years ago tomorrow, it completely changed the face of MMO gaming.
Azeroth and beyond: Nine years of World of Warcraft originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The Minmitar combat rifle comes in three-shot burst and fully automatic variants. The Caldari rail rifle also comes in two variants; the assault version uses no sight and loses range for increased rate of fire, while the normal version fires slowly but with higher accuracy.
You can check out full crunchy breakdowns on both in the typical CCP style over on the official update post.Permalink | Email this | Comments