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I think it'll be a real winner.
If you want to work another few rounds, you might be able to keep your pets. Or you could just skip on ahead to WRUP, which is the usual assortment of Massively staff members planning for the weekend. As always, let us know what you'll be up to down in the comments below.Permalink | Email this | Comments
That's not even counting unintentional hilarity, like avoiding death by running in circles around a column for a minute (that happened) or watching a healer in high-end PvP gear do nothing for most of the match before soloing an entire enemy team (also happened). And sometimes it's even in your favor, like when you're running a battleground in World of Warcraft and the other team barely even manages to capture one objective. So what's the silliest thing you've witnessed in PvP?
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: What's the silliest thing you've witnessed in PvP? originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Elsewhere in the MMO testing space, Holy Blade Online entered open beta (with what appears to be a cash shop); Therian Saga did likewise. Eclipse War Online hasn't actually opened up its beta yet, but the first round of closed testing is slated to start next week.
What else? Oh, right, there's also the usual list of games in testing past the break. As always, let us know if there's a game whose testing phase (or the shift of same) has slipped past our notice somehow.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Game: The Secret World
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Friday, February 21st, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Stream Team video below.
The Stream Team: The Secret World's First Nightmare (dungeon) originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Trion has also announced that all premium mounts will be 25 percent off in the game's shop from today, February 21st, until February 23rd. For the full list of account-wide mounts, plus some notes on other features introduced in the game's latest patch, check out the full post on RIFT's official site.
If you're a guild leader looking to populate your guild with the smartest and possibly best-looking readers of the best MMO blogsite in the universe, you've come to the right place. Follow along after the jump for the complete list of players looking to catch the early guild train in WildStar.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The alpha is basically a linear series of combat missions, see. So you'll have to content yourself with voluminous amounts of prose devoted largely to the game's aesthetic. That said, the article does conclude that "sci-fi dogfighting this good is a rare treat."Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: RPS
"We had a very successful start to internal testing," Rockwell reported. He mentioned that while Camelot Unchained's internal testing has taken place with small groups in limited environments, at one point the team had worked up to 286 players fighting in an area.
With the game's first development milestone reached, Rockwell said that the team is now focused on hitting the second one. This includes work on the Depths dungeon and the Giants race. The project will also continue to refine the technical aspect: "Moving forward over the next month we'll be focusing on continued server and client performance and stability. We hope to continue adding art to the client and recently added some simple combat. The big goal is even larger numbers of people in testing with a continued frame rate of 60fps."
Camelot Unchained's internal testing 'successful' so far originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Producer letter
This latest stretch goal achievement unlocks a new user-chosen star system. More importantly, Roberts announced that the next stretch goal will allow Cloud Imperium to expand the game's vision to include procedurally generated planets, ground exploration, and atmospheric combat. It's worth noting that these are far-future initiatives, though, and that the next immediate stretch goal is to fund a procedural R&D team as opposed to a concrete system.
Star Citizen tops $39 million, eyes procedural planets and atmospheric combat originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: 39 million
The change in scenery didn't stop roleplayers from forming amazing communities. In spite of mechanical issues and linear questlines, the Lord of the Rings Online roleplay community thrives. Rumor has it that WoW's roleplay community actually does something besides dancing on mailboxes in Goldshire. I don't think I have to tell you how difficult it is to roleplay in Star Wars: The Old Republic, but I do it anyway. My friends and I are considering jumping into The Elder Scrolls Online not just to play the game but to attempt to roleplay in it as well. It makes us wonder whether we'll be encouraged by the game to roleplay the way we like to or will have to roleplay in spite of the game.
Tamriel Infinium: Roleplaying in spite of The Elder Scrolls Online originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.