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Plenty of gameplay footage is on hand, and Bungie says players may choose to play a solo campaign and/or avoid PvP in spite of the title's online multiplayer stylings. Sadly, there's still no word of a PC version, so if you're OK with that, have a look at the video after the cut.Permalink | Email this | Comments
There are two new champion skins that can be tried out during the event and purchased to keep afterward: a Haunted Zyra and Officer Vi. Riot Games is also bringing back legacy Harrowing skins for a limited time for those who missed them in previous years.
Players can choose to spend their RP to send a mystery gift in the form of a random skin to a friend. This mystery gifting will result in a skin that's worth more RP than what it cost to buy, perhaps to encourage friends to gift to each other. The team's also added five summoner's icons that can be earned during the event.
The Harrowing will continue through November 12th.
League of Legends' Harrowing adds spooky skins and mystery gifting originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: The Harrowing
Lord British begins by showing off Kingsport Village and talking about how housing is one of the big features and choices of the game. The video continues to another town where the devs fade player housing in and out to demonstrate how towns might be built up over the course of the game. The housing decoration system and the different types of dwellings were toured, including Germanic, Druidic, and Nordic dwellings.
He also shows off the female avatar, crafting, and the "natural language conversation system." The latter allows players to type full sentences to NPCs, who will then parse the conversation for important keywords.
We've got the full developer commentary video for you after the break.
Shroud of the Avatar video gives six-month dev update originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: IGN
One of the big topics of the day was how the team is dealing with the disagreeable elements arising from the use of the duty finder. Square-Enix is considering changes to add a bulletin board-style system for more specific groups, better communication options for group participants, and an MVP voting system that will allow players to give points to good teammates that can be later spent on rewards.
Executive Producer Naoki Yoshida also addressed the question of whether the game's subscriber numbers are decreasing: "As FFXIV:ARR is a subscription-based business model, naturally there will be players who will not play anymore once they finish the main scenario. MMORPGs that launched after 2008 with a subscription based model retained a maximum of 35% of their users during the first month of subscriptions. However, FFXIV:ARR has surpassed this number by a wide margin."
There's a lot covered for Final Fantasy XIV players who want to be in the know, so check it out!
Final Fantasy XIV producer letter talks classes, cheating, and housing originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Letter from the producer
So how do the Massively writers celebrate Halloween in MMO-land? Do they grind for special promotional items or just enjoy the spooky new quests? Read on past the jump to find out more!
The Think Tank: How are we celebrating Halloween this year? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The concert is scheduled to wrap up BlizzCon 2013, and Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime can't stop gushing about the big show: "After two days of hard work watching games and playing games and talking about games, we can't think of a better way to kick back and relax than to have your face melted by Blink-182. We're thrilled to have such an awesome band helping us bring BlizzCon to an epic conclusion."
While BlizzCon is completely sold out, fans can still purchase a Virtual Ticket from the site or a Pay Per View event from DIRECTV to see Blink-182's performance.
Blink-182 will bring BlizzCon to an 'epic conclusion' originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
As Heva Clonia Online's launch coincides with Halloween, it is fitting that there are numerous holiday-themed events for players to participate in and earn prizes from. And what better way to keep that holiday spirit all year round than by cloning and collecting the Halloween monsters? To start your adventures, visit the official site. For more on the game, check out Rise and Shiny and watch the gameplay trailer below.
[Source: OGPlanet press release]
Mingle with monsters as Heva Clonia Online launches today originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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At least the online world is prejudice-free, which is why I love bouncing around between MMOs looking for a little haunted mansion action. Let's take a quick tour through 10 virtual haunted houses that go from zany to freaky, although not necessarily in that order.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Guild leaders dread dealing with conflicts, to the point that it deters many players from giving guild leadership a try. But even if strife is inevitable, it can be made less painful. Let's take a look at how to steer through the choppy waters in this week's Guild Counsel.
The Guild Counsel: How to handle the horrors of conflict originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Season 8: The Sphere will introduce the ancient alien Voth species to players for the first time, while the Worf-laden feature episode Sphere of Influence is currently live.
[Source: PWE press release]
Star Trek Online Season 8 set to release November 12 originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.