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Generally speaking, I prefer to not have my habits and behavior challenged via ad hominem attacks and false comparisons. But I have to admit that this one particular charge piqued my curiosity. Why is it that the majority of my characters are female? Am I, as a person who looks down on hypersexualized designs in games, committing an act of hypocrisy every time I create a female character?
Let's sort it out. And before we begin, remember that the Soapbox, like most of our editorials, is just one person's opinion and doesn't represent the thoughts of Massively as a whole.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Don't forget to redeem those three- and five-day pre-order codes from the retailers! (If you ordered directly from the official website, you don't need to do anything else.)
Elder Scrolls Online answers more pre-order and Imperial Edition questions originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: ESO Ask Us Anything #13
Among the GW2 roleplayers I know, several have characters who live in Lion's Arch. A few of them were born and raised there. After watching some of us chat about the massive upheaval the city's destruction will create in the lives of those characters, one of my favorite people ventured that this was probably a bad time for her to dip her toes into GW2's RP scene, right? Nope. In fact, there hasn't been a better time to jump in since, well, ever.
Flameseeker Chronicles: How Guild Wars 2's living world can liven up roleplay originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Once the funding campaign wraps up, supporters will be able to pledge money directly to the game via PayPal, along with subscribing to the site at various tiers for more site functionality and features. No word on the costs of these subscriptions yet. So if you're deeply invested in supporting the game even if its first funding push doesn't go through, you should keep your eyes open for how to give the developers money directly after the end of the Kickstarter.
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen outlines post-Kickstarter plans originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Kickstarter update
Many Geomancer abilities serve as a double-edged sword, harming nearby enemies while healing and buffing nearby allies. In lore terms, the class was originally unknown to the Kosh despite their knowledge of magic, as working with Earth was problematic and required a great deal of practice. Only the great mage Damerhyn was successful, leading to the order of Geomancers that will be available to Yutonian and Kosh players in the game. For more details, take a look at the official preview page.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Geomancer preview
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Massively Speaking Episode 285: Back to the future originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Players can also look forward to an improved crafting interface, new enemies, new rugs, a new invite function, and new crates. There's also a new system of maps that allow for personal annotations, making it that much easier to find your way around and move from village to village. The update notice promises that development will continue on the game, but players are going to have plenty to do with this update as it is. (Largely wagon-based things.)
[Update: It seems that someone decided it would be fun to DDoS the game right at the launch of this update. So Wurm is currently offline until further notice.]
[Thanks to Tom for the tip!]Permalink | Email this | Comments
Players who already own the game won't need to do a thing, although the addition of a new platform may well encourage more players to join even before the game launches on the PlayStation 4 in two months. But if you've been looking for a sign to try the game out, this sale might just qualify for you.
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Players will join forces with the living world's iconic characters to evacuate civilians, but you'll have to contend with Scarlet's forces and the threat of a creeping poison rendering parts of the city uninhabitable. As refugee camps form in safer areas, Vigil Keep in Gendarran Fields will act as an impromptu base of operations for the time being. You'll need to stand fast if you want to save Lion's Arch -- but by the time Scarlet is done, there may not be anything left to save.
A requiem for Guild Wars 2's iconic city of Lion's Arch in today's content release originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
So what is an Adventure? Well, the DevSpeak video past the break will give you a nice top-level overview of that, so you could just go with that. Or you could ask me, because I got to make my way through one with the development team at Carbine Studios, getting a firsthand look at how the content is supposed to work and what's cool about it. That's also past the break.
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