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Hycrest requires a level-15 character, and it's basically a five-person choose-your-own-adventure instance. Head past the cut to watch Richie play through it!
Here's 25 minutes of WildStar Exile Adventure gameplay originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: BogOtter's YouTube
Agni's core gameplay revolves around ticking damage and interplay between his abilities. His first ability, Noxious Fumes, allows him to place a damage-over-time field on the ground, which he can ignite with any of his other abilities. He also gains a buff to set enemies ablaze with his spells after landing several normal attacks. With a combination of mobility, area effects, and steady burns, he seems the sort to play if you enjoy laying a burning field of destruction... but perhaps you should check the video past the cut to be sure.
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As the thread opener from lead designer Darren McPherson explains, sometimes as a developer it's hard to see what a game is missing simply because you're too close to the game. You know how all the systems work; you built most of them, after all. Players, on the other hand, can find holes in explanations that might otherwise be unavailable. If you've been playing around in the test and want to add your thoughts, head over to the official thread and let the team know what's intuitive and what isn't.
EverQuest Next looks to players to improve the new play experience originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: New User Experience thread
"Shortly after todays update we were the target of a DDOS attack and our hosting provider had to pull us off the grid for now," Code Club posted. "As annoying as this may be, we are taking steps to turn this to everyones advantage. I announced earlier that we were already looking at migrating the hosting of Wurm. When the attack forced us offline, we went straight ahead and pushed for this to happen as soon as possible."
The team is working on switching hosting and said that service should be restored within a day. Code Club is offering a bounty of 10,000 Euro "for any tips or evidence leading to a conviction of the person responsible for this attack."
Wurm Online still offline, offers bounty for DDOS attacker originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Adventures aren't to be confused with WildStar's dungeons and Shiphand missions, a point the studio wants to make clear. Instead of being a linear challenge, Adventures are simulated scenarios that offer a "choose your own adventure" tour through an open zone, throwing in options for specific paths and even a MOBA-like battle. These also have demphasized traditional combat (although it's still present) and created "unusual" encounters instead.
There will be six Adventures at launch that will come in both normal and veteran modes, with the first one opening up at level 15. Carbine said that there will be a wide variety of loot for Adventure seekers, including housing items, recipes, and gear. Veteran-mode Adventures are also presented as a good method of gearing up for raids.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: What are Adventures?
Game: EverQuest Next Landmark
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Stream Team video below.
The Stream Team: Continuing EQN Landmark's creativity tour originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Crafting is also tied into exploration in more ways than just gathering. Instead of having to travel to cities in order to create goods, crafters have specific locales throughout the world that allow them to make special set items with bonuses unique to each locale. And in order to put specific traits on an item, a crafter must have already learned said trait by studying (read: destroying) other items with it. Check out all the details in the video below.
The Elder Scroll Online showcases crafting in new blacksmithing video originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Crafting video
Of course, that doesn't mean that the world is now a piece of cake and that there is nothing left to learn! Far from it: There are still many new experiences to be had, some of which you will be selecting for me for this week's adventure. But before we get into that, let's take a look at this past week in EQ.
Choose My Adventure: Taking EverQuest by the reins originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The system isn't perfect, of course. Either I need to set the app to start when my PC does, or I just need to get better at remembering to start it when I begin a gaming session. And even though I play many, many different types of games and MMOs, the network still doesn't automatically recognize many of the smaller titles I like to play.
So even though there are some gaps in my wall, I thought it'd be interesting to look at the info there to see just how much gaming I am doing.
Free for All: What my Raptr stats say about my gaming style originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
But is Amazing World really that amazing? In this week's MMO Family, we'll take a look and give some first impressions!
MMO Family: First impressions of Ganz's Amazing World originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.