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ESO players will be able to participate in open sieges on controlled keeps, with the option for two competing factions to team up against the controlling faction or to battle the whole thing out in open warfare. Fans of smaller-scale PvP will be happy to hear that ESO will offer "lots of chance encounters" for open world combat and big-picture strategists will likely welcome the news that factions disadvantaged by numbers will receive special bonuses to help keep resource capturing fair.
Smaller details are also discussed; titles are still in consideration, achievements will exist for large quest chains and other feats, and Shadowscales will show their reptilian faces in various ESO locations.
Latest ESO AMA talks titles, Shadowscales, and sieges originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: ESO Blog
So how much does the mod actually contain? Eight classes, vehicle gameplay, customized models, a variety of boss encounters tuned for various difficulties, in-game strategy databases, a fully voiced plotline, and crafting mechanics. There are also single-player and multiplayer components for anyone who wants to experience the game solo, and the entire project can be experienced for free without a need to buy StarCraft II. If you're interested, there's still some time left to toss money into the Kickstarter and pick up a few extra rewards.
StarCraft Universe reaches its funding goal on Kickstarter originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Not that the patch is just about laying siege to the Orcish home city. It also introduces flexible raiding modes to allow groups of any size to tackle raid content as well as the Proving Grounds, which are solo instances that test your tanking, healing, or DPS skills. There are also currency conversions and new items to be obtained, helpfully explained in a small FAQ on our sister site. Do what you need to do today, and get ready to storm the walls tomorrow.Permalink | Email this | Comments
If that means nothing to you, you're probably not very interested in The Elder Scrolls Online, which prominently features an event known as the Soulburst four years before the game takes place. So could this trademark be the name of an expansion? Upcoming content for another game in the franchise tying into this event? A prequel game to help excite players? On these matters (and many others) the trademark applications are entirely silent.
There's certainly some chance that this is just a coincidence and the trademark pertains to a completely unknown game, of course. You're welcome to speculate about that in the comments. Odds are good that it's a bit of a peek behind the veil... though a peek at what remains unclear.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Zenimax trademarks Soulburst
STO Lead Designer Al Rivera issued a special dev blog outlining the new changes to security for fleets, and Executive Producer Daniel Stahl also posted about the integration of material from Star Trek: Voyager into the game, so join me past the break as I cover what has happened in STO since we got back from Las Vegas!
Captain's Log: Around round of Star Trek Online potpourri originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Neo's Land will be a proper MMO, with PvE and PvP play, a skill-based character system without levels or classes, dungeons, and a player-driven economy. As if shaping the game world wasn't enough, Neo's Land will also feature player-created quests.
Much of Neo's Land is already complete, but the team wants to raise $100,000 to power up this vision and get the game across the finish line. It's looking at a 2014 release if all goes well, but you can check out the possibilities with the videos after the jump, and expect to see our detailed Q&A with the team in a future installment of Some Assembly Required.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Neo's Land Kickstarter
Arcane Green Lantern combines support and enforcer, offering shields, crowd-control, and boosts to teammates. Active skills include the AoE Emerald Lantern, Construct Champion Shackles, and Deny the Black; the champion's passive is Emerald Light. For more details on these skills, along with some tips and tricks on how to best play this hero, watch the video just after the cut. You can also get a gander at the mug of Arcane Green Lantern in a close up shot.
[Source: Turbine Press release]
Infinite Crisis introduces Arcane Green Lantern in new video originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
[Thanks to Space Cobra for the tip!]
FFXIV PS4 beta coming February 2014, PS3 players get in free originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Joystiq
I'm going to go with the final answer. In fact, after talking to others on the Massively team, I don't really think I have a problem at all. All those games are there so we can jump in at a moment's notice and entertain you on Massively TV. It's all for the benefit of viewers. And because our HDs are so full, there are plenty of shows available to watch this next week. Take a look at the following schedule and see what tickles your fancy this time around.
And because I do obviously need a bit of intervention, help select what games I uninstall next. Remember, though, doing so removes said title from my livestreaming line-up! Then share how many you have on your machine.
The Stream Team: How many is too many edition, September 9 - 15, 2013 originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Anyway, I was getting reacquainted with the game's skill system and trying to decide on a serviceable build for duoing or maybe some occasional dungeon runs. And then I thought, hey, this would make a good Daily Grind. So there you go. What's your favorite TSW build and why?
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 your favorite Secret World build? originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.