Virtual World News
I've hit all of the major points of the beta already, both the points of divergence and the points of similarity from my big tour back in February. But there are little dribs and drabs here and there that I haven't yet touched upon, things that I feel are relevant to the beta test of Final Fantasy XIV even if they don't fit into an individual column.
So this is the conclusion. This time next week, we'll be awash in E3 news, so there's no finer time to wrap up my beta musings than now.
The Mog Log: Summing up Final Fantasy XIV beta phase 1 and 2 originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 08 Jun 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
So going forward, expect to see The Game Archaeologist pop out of his hidey hole once or twice a month to talk about our old favorites and perhaps pontificate more on the history of MMO development. Sound good? Did you miss me at all? You totally didn't, did you.
If you've been out of touch with classic MMOs, I've done the legwork this week to provide you with the 10 important and relevant news items that are sweeping through this aging yet still vibrant community. Read on, McDuff!
The Game Archaeologist: Checking in with classic MMOs originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 08 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
I realize this may be seen as overenthusiastic praise, but please believe me when I say that I consider my own lack of interest in the title at launch a tremendous mistake on my part. If you think "it's just a sandbox Grand Theft Auto clone" and write it off, you are depriving yourself of something truly wonderful. Download and install it, you have nothing to lose.
So we now know what you're playing for the weekend, but what are we playing? Check that out in WRUP just past the cut. And then let us know what else you'll be up to in the comments.
WRUP: A public service announcement for the Saints Rowless edition originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 08 Jun 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.