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In the first phase that's coming in "the next few weeks," SOE will be adding in player ratings for claims, key mapping, voice chat, groups and grouping bonuses, social media integration, quick travel options, better building tools, underground caves, claim expansions, required upkeep for claims, and an improved chat system that includes links for map waypoints.
Phase two will happen about four weeks later, with guilds, SOEmote, naming freedom, mini-hubs, health, dying, basic combat, buffs, plant harvesting, water, a tree harvesting revamp, a journal system, achivements, salvage, treasure chests, claim storage, and more movement options including flying.
SOE was a little more vague about the third phase, saying that it will include PvP, advanced combat, more physics, and better AI.
[Thanks to Michael18 for the tip!]
EverQuest Next Landmark lays out development roadmap originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: EQNext Landmark roadmap
Tobey chronicled her history with RIFT and Defiance on her personal blog. "Trion's taught me a ton," she wrote. "I learned what it meant to run an MMO community (which, in comparison, makes anything I'd ever done before look like child's play). I also not only launched RIFT's first expansion but also helped it transition into (in my completely unbiased opinion) the best free-to-play MMO on the market."
She also testified to the addictiveness of ArcheAge: "ArcheAge, you are going to blow people's minds. I could write an entire swan song on the awesomeness of raising livestock, charting the open seas, and hijacking my fellow coworkers as they try to complete trade routes, but I want everyone to experience that for themselves. Trust me, it's better than any blog post."
[Thanks to Sanguinesun for the tip!]
Trion's Elizabeth Tobey departs, denies downsizing rumors originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Enter The Elder Scrolls Online and my excitement for it. I knew a lot of the series' famed freeform gameplay would be cut back in exchange for letting me play alongside my friends, but that was something that I, as a series newbie, was willing to sacrifice. But while my overall impression of the game was positive, I still have this lurking sensation that something important was missing.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Fitting into the genre or forging its own? originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
For players who do have a lot of Glory stocked up, the vendor introduced on December 10th will remain in-game for a bit after Glory is discontinued. That vendor will remain in place until the new reward system is implemented, and new rank rewards will also be released when Glory gets banished to the land of wind and ghosts. No word yet on exactly when players can expect new reward systems to be implemented.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Phasing Out PvP Glory
Want to know where to get your hands on something special for this holiday? There are plenty of celebrations throughout the MMOverse offering a plethora of events and goodies. Check out some of the various Valentine's events and specials going on now.Permalink | Email this | Comments
So welcome to the Trove Diaries, a chronicle of my sporadic adventures through this developing quirky title from Trion Worlds!
Let me bring you up to speed: Trove was a side project at Trion that got the internal greenlight to be developed into a full-fledged MMO. However, the team's taken a cue from recent crowdfunding projects by offering fans the opportunity to buy into the game and see first-hand how it's being developed on a daily basis. Trove is a strange combination of building and destroying that bucks the typical MMO trend while creating something that it light, breezy, and quite frankly fun.
The Trove Diaries: Exploring the wild, wild... peaceful forest? originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Host: Richie "Bog Otter" Procopio
Date: Friday, February 14th, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. EST
Enjoy our Stream Team video below.
The Stream Team: Exploring Planet Nexus in WildStar originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
If you get into this test drive, you might even be playing alongside Avril Lavigne; the studio revealed that Lavigne is not only a fan of Black Gold Online, but one of its top players. The songstress shares her support of the game via video.
[Source: Snail Games press release]
Test drive Black Gold Online's alpha with fan Avril Lavigne originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Massively's resident ESO columnist, Larry Everett, visited the Tamrielian answer to realm-vs.-realm this past weekend and is finally allowed to discuss it. Players have suggested that it will resemble Guild Wars 2 or Warhammer Online open-world PvP. Are they right? In this 10-minute video, Larry explores the details of his experience from the Ebonheart Pact side of the battle.
Elder Scrolls Online Beta: Battling it out in Cyrodiil originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
This week, Smedley's tweets once again make headlines, while Elder Scrolls Online gets unofficial Oculus Rift support. And both WildStar and Guild Wars 2 pumped out new trailers this week to discuss instanced adventures and the attack on Lion's Arch respectively. Check out the full episode after the cut.
Massively Rewind: WildStar's adventure time, GW2's Lion's Arch destruction, and ESO's Oculus Rift prospects originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.