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Guilds can apply to be part of an upcoming beta test and help shape the development of this new addition as well. Following on the heels of recent WvW additions such as Borderlands Bloodlust and World Experience Points, ArenaNet plans for Edge of the Mists to be the gateway to even more improvements.
Guild Wars 2 will add the Edge of the Mists to World vs. World originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Not only did WoW begin the trend of deleting pure crowd controllers from game rosters everywhere, it also downplayed the importance of crowd control in general, so much that many of WoW's modern dungeons have little to no trash that'd require control in the first place. It's dramatically different gameplay from the style of the aforementioned City of Heroes, which literally threw huge crowds of villains at you to control and subdue in order to make you feel heroic.
Are other modern games continuing the trend? Is crowd control, or at least crowd-control characters as we once knew them, dead? And are they a welcome casualty of the slow elimination of group-or-die MMO gameplay?
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The other issue I've seen, which is not specifically mentioned in the article, is what should the guild leader do when the people who originally joined the guild because they all had similar interests are gone (burned out, gone to other games, etc.) and the majority of the new people have more varied interests? Should the guild leader shut the guild down or adapt to the new membership? I actually think a guild I was in recently is dying a slow death because the leaders needed to decide to either shut it down or adapt to needs of the active membership. Thoughts?This is a tough situation but all too common. Let's take a look at some options in this week's Guild Counsel.
The Guild Counsel: Is it time to shift your vision or just shut down? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Feast your eyes -- and ears -- after the cut!
Watch an orchestra perform War Thunder's Symphony of Steel originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Symphony of Steel
Anyway, APB Reloaded. There's a new blog post on the game's official site that addresses the GTA impact as well as the addition of community management veteran Diane "Tiggs" Migliaccio to the team.
Reloaded's Bjorn Book-Larsson also mentions the firm's plans for an APB engine upgrade. The game currently uses Unreal 3, which is basically the same engine that powered the 2008 edition of Epic's Unreal Tournament 3. Book-Larsson says that a "massive engine upgrade" has been in the works since July 2013 that will ultimately move APB to the same version of the Unreal engine that powers Epic's Gears of Wars 3.
APB Reloaded survives GTA V, engine upgrade coming originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: APB blog
Following the story is a list of possible racial abilities including Scream of Fear, Shatter, and What the Hell is That Thing! After that you'll find some possible racial banes and a Hamadryad animation test. Oh, and you'll also find that last bit embedded for you after the break.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Update
The devs have also tweaked Champions' queue structure so that "there will always be one Grab, one Burst, and one Smash available at a time." Click through the links below for more info.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Update
The site also has a few gameplay videos that are worth a look. There's footage of the fishing and jumping systems, questing stuff, and the opening cinematic. See for yourself after the cut.
Black Desert beta vids show questing, fishing, cinematics, and more originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: MMOcast
Turbine also said that seven members of the player council will be visiting the studio on October 31st to discuss community, localization, development plans, and customer service issues. The studio said that photos and "comments" from the visit will be shared that day.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Player council visit
Set in the historically accurate 16th Century Mediterranean coast region, Grand Voyage is described as a late-Renaissance maritime trading MMO that lets you grow from small-time captain to legendary voyager in control of your own fleet. Since all trade prices change dynamically based on player actions, the economy allows for a stock-style way to buy low and sell high.
But rest assured, there is combat in Grand Voyage, and captains must keep their ships in top working condition while battling opponents across servers.
Grand Voyage is on the Game321.com online games portal, and you can follow them on Facebook or Twitter to find out more.
[Source: NGames press release]
Grand Voyage introduces 16th century maritime trade to your MMO dock originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.