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Partway through typing a response, I realized that this was a response that deserved more than just a letter; it deserved center stage because L is both right and wrong.
In the strictest sense, housing does take away from development time that could go toward other features. For some players it's just not that interesting or relevant. But at the same time it also opens up avenues of design and play that just don't exist without housing in place, which winds up making the game as a whole better even if you don't want to play housekeeper.
The Nexus Telegraph: Why does WildStar's housing matter? originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
In Blood and Jade, players determine the fate of ancient China by becoming a master of martial arts, armed with ancient relics and accompanied by legendary Goddesses, and battling the forces of evil. Additionally, guilds can fight for territory and even ascend to the Imperial throne if they prove strong enough.
[Source: R2Games press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
In this premiere, Game Design Producer Stephan Frost and Senior Community Manager David Bass took turns playing through some content, including demonstrating the combat system and environmental hazards, all while answering viewer questions in chat. Although there are no big reveals in this particular episode, the hosts hinted that those could be incoming as the livestreams continue. If you want to catch all the WildStar action and get plenty of gameplay hints, watch the full episode embedded below.
[Thanks to Paul for the tip!]
Watch live WildStar gameplay in pilot of new livestream series originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: WildStar pilot episode
It's the most wonderful time of the year
With kids trick-or-treating
And everyone scaring you; be full of fear
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
It's the hap, happiest season of all
With those costumes to try on and candy to gorge on
And Stream Team to watch
It's the hap, happiest season of all!
There'll be streamers all hosting
Many streams that are boasting
Halloween events for their shows
There'll be scary ghost stories
told in their full glory on
Massively TV (see below!)
The Stream Team: Fright Night sing-a-long edition, October 28 - November 3, 2013 originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Just about every SC-related article we publish features a handful of comments that are highly skeptical of CIG's ability to deliver on its stated goals. There are also a few vocal people who seemingly want to see the game fail for the lulz. Now, this could be nothing more than the usual trolling that accompanies every highly anticipated title. But it could be something more, and so today we ask you if you actually want crowdfunding in general to succeed? If not, why not?
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: Do you want crowdfunding to succeed? originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
In RIFT all players are receiving 20% boosts to all types of XP and currency gained, and this bonus is stackable with other boosts. Trion's also selling 160% XP potions and raid 1 rings in the store. Over on Defiance's side, players are enjoying 25% boosts to loot, XP, and weapon skill. Epic mod hoards have also made their way to the store.
These promotions will continue through Friday, November 1st. Trion is throwing this "PC Gaming Week" to celebrate RIFT's return to Steam.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Trion's PC Gaming Week
Both RIFT and City of Steam announced sunsets-but-not-quite this week. The English-language version of City of Steam is shuttering next month, but take heart: It's been reacquired by its original studio in China and will relaunch with major gameplay revisions as City of Steam: Arkadia. And RIFT, fresh from an apparently nasty duel with its Russian operating partner, shut down abruptly in that country, though RIFT EU continues to welcome refugee players.
Read on for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories.Permalink | Email this | Comments
This year's EVE Fanfest gave players a glimpse into the world of immersive twitch combat with the announcement of a new dogfighting game set in the EVE Online universe. Originally starting out as an virtual reality experiment by a few developers in their spare time, EVE Valkyrie has now become a full game in its own right and an example of what's possible with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. It was always assumed that Valkyrie was an EVE game in name and theme only, but recently developers have revealed that they'd like it to tie into the actual EVE Online universe itself.
In this week's EVE Evolved, I look at recently revealed information on EVE Valkyrie and speculate on how it could be integrated into the EVE universe.Permalink | Email this | Comments
I gave my usual Rise and Shiny treatment to the game and enjoyed it over the last week, casually poking around town, jumping into dungeons, collecting monster DNA, and trying to understand some of the strange, mistranslated quest dialogue.
As I finished up my time with the game (for now), I discovered that I had quite a bit of fun, but I also ran into many of the same problems that I have had with other titles from the same area.Permalink | Email this | Comments
I wouldn't want to avoid reader Carla, however, because she's bringing her crazy-A game to DC Universe Online today. "Here is a photo of my supervillain, Certifiably Insane, posing before the city she's conquered," she wrote.
So my question is, what do you do with a city once you conquer it? Get mired in administrative red tape? Does Certifiably Insane have to preside over council meetings and sewage labor union debates now? How does a supervillain deal with zoning issues, anyway?
The answers to that and so very much more are all after the break in this week's One Shots.Permalink | Email this | Comments