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Crusaders are front-line fighters that use heavy armor, one- and two-handed weapons, and tall shields as well as a dollop of divine power to smite foes and bless allies. Players who go down this virtuous path can specialize either as a melee-focused Cavalier or a magic-using Paladin.
It sounds as though Crusaders will be very beneficial to parties with group-wide buffs and the ability to tank effectively. They'll also get a squire to help out, undead-banishing abilities, and the option to pick up two shields for both protection and offense.
Pantheon's Crusader brings two shields to the fight originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
For those of you who prefer the written word, don't fret; we conveniently provide links to all of the stories mentioned in the show. For example, did you know DC Universe Online has a new DLC? What about the new patch for Aion coming out next week? Or perhaps you'd just like to know all things large and small happening with WildStar right now?
Massively Rewind: New DCUO DLC, Aion gets mech suits, and WildStar's news frenzy originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Are you looking for a guild in a new game? Even if you're just looking to try a different guild in an old game, the Looking for Guild column can help. Follow along after the jump to read more on how to get listed.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Host: Richie Procopio
Date: Friday, January 24th, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. EST
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The Stream Team: Leveling the Stalker in the WildStar beta originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Dream Weavers are primarily focused on creating items and effects for player dimensions, literally dreaming them into existence. To fuel their craft, Dream Weavers will need to collect and break down artifacts to draw out dream ribbons, the new crafting material that's coming with the patch.
Trion says that these crafters will be able to whip up visual effects, including elements, lighting, and partical effects. Dream Weavers can also create keys to brand-new dimensions and craft Dream Orb armor enhancements that stack with runes.
For more on the Dream Weaver, check out our 2.6 preview!Permalink | Email this | Comments
While we already knew that crafting would take place at communal crafting stations in hubs throughout the world, Mann revealed a new type that is randomly spawned in the world: altars. Altars, which create better and even unique items, are only found by exploring and will disappear after use.
All players start with a small list of recipes covering beginning tools and decorations, but the bulk of recipes will need to be discovered or crafted. The crafting process has three variations: items that activate and have no variation (like potions), cosmetic items that have different appearances (like props and clothing), and items with stats (tools and such). Items with stats will utilize a relic system to increase the stats. Check out all the juicy details in the clips below.Permalink | Email this | Comments
But there is a considerable contingent of MMO players who still balk at the idea of an MMO melting pot and tools intended to bridge servers like LFG systems or World of Warcraft's connected realms and battlegroups. Sharded server structures create tight communities, the argument goes. People don't want to deal with folks from around the world who don't speak their language, and they don't want to fade into the background of a massive server with what they perceive as no personality and no community ties or loyalty.
Do you agree with that sentiment -- are single-server MMOs just uncomfortably big? Do you prefer a classic, sharded experience?
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: Are single-server MMOs uncomfortably big? originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2013
Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
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In this week's Guild Counsel, let's look at what to avoid when you're considering joining a guild.
The Guild Counsel: Seeking a guild? Watch for these red flags originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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