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The latest installment of WildStar Wednesday details the luxurious amenities in all their glory, ranging from VIP lounges and ample recreational space to training simulations and a fully functional church. Those selected for the journey will be given every opportunity to excel once they touch down on the planet's surface, with experienced travelers given the option of bypassing most of the tutorial experience for a trip straight to Nexus. Take a look at the full rundown to get a better idea of how the Dominion travels in style, which will likely be contrasted by the Exiles arriving in a spacesuit with a poorly written star chart.
WildStar implores Dominion citizens to go space-west in a new arkship originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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What makes a sandbox so susceptible to its business model in comparison to a themepark? I'm not experienced with sandbox titles, and I can only guess on some of the implications. For example, selling boosters in a themepark is fairly acceptable, but in a sandbox, as Jef pointed out [in his ArcheAge column earlier this summer], that'd be cutting into one of the main features of a sandbox. I'd guess it has to do with these sort of MMOs being more player-centric, and that's a very delicate system to be messing with.See? I told you this was a juicy one.
Ask Massively: The dilemma of the free-to-play sandbox originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
"As an online multiplayer game, we feel strongly that the focus is on community collaboration so we want to reward the early players with solid pre-order incentives and really make them a part of the future of the rich, urban environment that is Nether."Along with the announcement, the studio released a new live-action trailer. If you want to get a feel for the game, check out the video after the cut. Then if you like what you see, join the community and help direct the development path of future content in Nether.
[Source: Phosphor Games press release]
See the dark side of survival in Nether's live-action trailer originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
For those of you eager to get in and show off your own creations, Georgeson noted that the alpha phase will be the only phase with an NDA. If you just want to see more of Landmark and EverQuest Next, keep your eyes peeled for the new livestream series; Senior Producer Terry Michaels announced in last night's Round Table livestream that players can expect to start seeing the game in future streams.
New EverQuest Next Landmark screens show off possibilities originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Twitter
In celebration of the start of open beta, Heva Clonia Online will be hosting a number of Halloween events offering players different ways to get a hold of some prizes. These prizes can be won simply by attending (with the Halloween Attendance Event), by hunting (the Kill Monster and Earn Items event), and even by playing Halloween bingo! To play, sign up on the official site.
[Source: OGPlanet press release]
Heva Clonia Online begins open beta today, hosts Halloween events originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Players can watch as Carr walks through character creation, showing off the multitude of sliders and palettes available for both the body and the face. From defining your physique to skin color to separate body and face tattoos, players will find plenty of options to create their own look. You can see all the details for yourself in the video after the break.
New Elder Scrolls Online video shows off character creation originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Character creation
This week we're going to cover teamfighting again. You guys might remember some things about teamfighting from me a while back, including a basic primer and a guide on positioning. I feel that my understanding of teamfighting -- and perhaps more importantly, my ability to communicate it -- has improved a lot since then. Some of that is from watching tournament matches and listening to others talk about teamfighting, but a lot of it is from watching pro streams and hearing what is going on in a top player's head too.
This edition of The Summoner's Guidebook is a continuation of both of the previous teamfighting articles, and I suggest reading them too as the information there is still useful. I definitely recommend going back and reading them after you've finished reading this if you haven't already.
The Summoner's Guidebook: How to get through a LoL teamfight alive originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The Coins of Waukeen event runs in game from today at 1 p.m. EDT to October 24 at 1 p.m. EDT. Players must defend the Forgotten Realms to keep merchants and trade routes safe by killing monsters and collecting Waukeen's Coin Purses to trade in for the above-mentioned valuable prizes.
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But some MMOs are returning from the dead lately, whether through a new publisher, as with APB: Reloaded, or through a complete redesign, as with Final Fantasy XIV. Further still, some games are enjoying renewed interest levels from players as game-changing expansions are being announced.
So what does the Massively staff think of MMO reincarnation? Follow along after the jump to see!
The Think Tank: Do you believe in MMO reincarnation? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.