Virtual World News
The New Frontiers update will adjust the keep and tower layout of several zones to make it more predictable (and, according to Mythic, fun), add a permanent portal keep inside each realm's zones, bring back the portal ceremony, nerf boating, buff movement speed, and provide new objectives for combatants.
Mythic says that the December 12th update will only be the first of two parts of the revamp, with the second covering keep fights, siege mechanics, and realm incentives.
[Thanks to Mark for the tip!]
New Frontiers revamp coming to Dark Age of Camelot originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We're talking about the Destiny trailer from Spike VGX, and it's a beauty to behold. There's some new shots, some old, and plenty of eye candy all around to see. We've got the video after the break, so check it out and let us know how hyped you are on this title from a scale of one to drool.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Star Wars: The Old Republic celebrates two big events this month: its second anniversary and the launch of its latest expansion/update/patch/thing, Galactic Starfighter, for subbing players. The new content's highlights include new off-rails ship-to-ship content for PvP players. Should you shell out to play it now or wait until it's freely available next year? Our SWTOR columnist says it's easily worth the cost of a one-month sub right now.
Read on for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories.
MMO Week in Review: Then man your ships, and may the Force be with you originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The steep step up in risk when transitioning from high- to low-security space has always been a major point of contention with gamers, as those who don't know any better often charge straight into deep space to their deaths. The story of the newbie working his way up to get his first cruiser or battlecruiser and then losing it to pirates is repeated so often on forums and in the comments sections of articles that it's almost become a cliche. While the idea that pirates wait around every corner lingers on, this impenetrable barrier hiding all the best content from new players no longer really exists. Through the addition of wormholes and the changes made in Rubicon, no star system is now off limits to a pilot with just a few months of skill training under his belt.
In this week's EVE Evolved, I look at what you can do to safely travel and operate in EVE's dangerous areas, why the barrier into low-security space needs to remain low for new players, and how CCP has expanded the EVE universe through the introduction of riskier areas of space.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Still, I'm going to tell you why I liked the game and why you should still check it out. It's a great game for players who enjoy zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, board games, and relatively deep storylines.Permalink | Email this | Comments
You know what, John? It really will be. Heaven knows it's been kicked around enough in the larger MMO community, but people doing that oh-so-conveniently forget the great times that were had. In a sea of fantasy games, it's still hard to find Witch Hunters battling mutated madmen or suicidal punk Dwarves getting swallowed by a giant squig. Except for here, of course.
So take in that lightning and be kind to those who will go through the grieving process this month when WAR is shuttered. Do it for me, will ya? The Gipper. And as you're doing that, also check out our other player screenshots from this past week!Permalink | Email this | Comments
Would you purchase a few MMOs that have been on your wish list? Would you splurge on an indulgent cash shop purchase? Would you add another character slot or pay for subscriptions for the next six months?
Think carefully, as you have only $100. How would you spend it on MMOs?
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: If you were given $100 to spend on MMOs, what would you buy? originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
So now that a couple of months have passed, it's time to round up the next wave of questions in one central location, focusing this time on the six questions with dev responses. Maybe there is a query or two that you missed as the weeks rolled by, or maybe you just want to see what direction the community is leaning. Got some strong opinions about death penalties or fast travel in EverQuest Next? What about in-game holidays? This is definitely the time to share them!
The Tattered Notebook: EverQuest Next roundtable roundup, take two originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Some readers have asked me why this is. Have I fallen out of love with Final Fantasy XI? Yes. And no. It's complicated. And I think discussing why I'm not writing more about XIV's more classic sibling also bears some discussion in the context of the game as a whole. So let's talk about why there's so little to say about Vana'diel these days, even while Vana'diel continues to be an active environment.
The Mog Log: There's nothing to say about Final Fantasy XI originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.