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As long as you've got an active Battle.net account, you can just head on over to the Hearthstone official site and join the fun. The official announcement post assures players that no further wipes are planned, so from here on out, you're playing for keeps.
Hamilton warns players to expect a more scrappy Undine race when the update lands on January 30th: "We felt that the Undine in Star Trek Online were not on par with the Borg in terms of their toughness and challenge rating -- so we've decided to go back and make them a little bit smarter, a little bit faster, and a little bit tougher."
To accomplish this, the team has given Undine ships better AI, faster engines, more weapons, summonable reinforcements, and the preference for strafing attacks during combat. The Undine Vila-class battleship will even have a new ability to open rifts to fluidic space as part of its arsenal.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Head past the break for the full organization press release as well as Beausejour's answers to our questions.
Discussing guild functionality with Star Citizen's Benoit Beausejour originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The other kind of SWTOR player who asks how I play my class looks for the faults in my playstyle. Well, there are many of them, but that doesn't mean that some of my choices are completely bad. And like most players, I didn't learn how to play my class completely on my own. I am, like most of you, an amalgam of several different teachers.
Today, I'd like to take a moment not to look at the specific ways I play a Marauder (although I might use the Marauder as an example) but to examine methods for learning and elicit tips from players who are damn good at playing MMOs.Permalink | Email this | Comments
For all of your teeny tiny dungeon needs, Final Fantasy XIV offers up a heaping pile of guildhests. Not quite full dungeons and not quite major boss fights, guildhests are quick, but just how quick? Join Massively's Jasmine Hruschak live at 3:00 p.m. EST as she takes on itty-bitty dungeon after itty-bitty dungeon, attempting to run as many as possible in one hour!
Game: Final Fantasy XIV
Host: Jasmine Hruschak
Date: Tuesday, January 21th, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Among the major additions is the new Bloodfire event marking a major invasion from the Fire plane directly into Telara. The event also appears to tie into the new Air Saga achievements. There are also new squirrel mounts gained from Unstable Artifacts, allowing players to summon a variety of new elemental critters to serve as transportation. So you'd best head on over to the preview for all the details you can get about these new events before they go live.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Game: DC Universe Online
Host: Beau Hindman
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: DC Universe Online anniversary interview originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Blizzard and its Chinese partner NetEase filed a suit against mobile game Legend of Crouching Dragon and its developer Unico to the tune of $1.65 million and possible closure of the game for an infringement of intellectual rights.
Legend of Crouching Dragon uses characters from Romance of the Three Kingdoms and bears a striking similarity to the design and function of Hearthstone. The mobile game has been in beta for both Android and iOS platforms.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Apart from the presence of the Twisted Marionette and jungle wurm world bosses, ArenaNet is keeping the content of this release tightly under wraps. Not that I blame it; with Scarlet Briar's story arc ramping up to a finish, it wouldn't do to let too many details slip.
Flameseeker Chronicles: The calm before Guild Wars 2's next release originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Video games and literature seem an unlikely duo, but there some important ways that gaming can encourage reading. Let's explore this topic in this week's MMO Family.
MMO Family: How to encourage reading through video games originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.