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Konkle noted that the team at ZeniMax Online has been working on making combat feel more forceful and that the criticisms of the system were mostly aimed at earlier builds of the game. He was cagey on the subject of arenas, explaining that while an arena system may come via DLC or post-launch content, players shouldn't expect to see it on day one. As for rare items, Konkle explained endgame adventuring will present opportunities to claim very unique and rare items.
The full video is worth the watch if you're excited or curious about ESO. Check it out after the break.
ESO interview dives deep into combat, rare weapons, and arenas originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: ShoddyCast
While Dwarves are a given for a launch race, several other short races are up in the air as to whether they'll make it in the initial cut of the game or be held back until later. Fae and Gnomes ended up at the top of the poll, while Ratongas and Froglocks tied for last place. The devs were surprised by how popular the Fae ended up being in the poll, which in turn caused them to take a closer look at their potential as a launch race.
One of the issues that the team is grappling with is the difficulty in giving shorter races the new "heroic movement" that will take place in EQN. Watch the debate after the cut!
EverQuest Next debates which small race will make the cut for launch originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: EQN Round Table
Game companies exist to make money.
All right, so it was probably all of you rolling your eyes. This is pretty basic stuff, right? Except I'm willing to bet that some of you who rolled your eyes at that sentence still don't really get it. You understand that companies are trying to make money, but you don't really grasp what that means in a larger sense. So let's just accept that some of you are going to read this article and nod along the whole time without learning a whole lot. The rest of you will head to the comments and start demanding my head.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Hyperspace Beacon: Curbing expectations for SWTOR Galactic Starfighter originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
closed beta test for the game will go live on October 29th. The beta will roll out in two steps that should be familiar to weary MMO beta warriors. First, early access codes will be required to enter the beta. After an unspecified period of time, everyone else can join up.
Accounts created during this last closed beta test will not be deleted; progress will remain when open beta launches a few weeks/months later. According to Tencent, all characters will be kept unless there is a "major" change to the game.
If you're not in China but are hoping to join the closed beta test, you can earn a chance to win a code by visiting the official Chinese site and voting for your favorite character.
Final Chinese Blade and Soul beta begins October 29th originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
As expected, there's a guide available for those who want to get the most out of this latest update. Even if you're not interested in the dose of story that goes along with the update, you can enjoy the holiday event, and you can also enjoy the other features added with the patch. World vs. World is getting its first competitive season along with a slew of reward improvements, and combat balance has been adjusted to make all classes a bit more fun to play. Check out the full patch notes for more details, and go get yourself some candy corn.
Guild Wars 2 launches its Blood and Madness update originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The Crew, which was announced earlier this year at E3, was originally scheduled for an early 2014 launch. "Our long term goal is to win the next generation," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained. "The tough decisions we are taking today to fully realize the major potential of our new creations have an impact on our short-term performance. We are convinced that, longer term, they will prove to be the right decisions both in terms of satisfaction for our fans and in terms of value creation for our shareholders. We are building franchises that will become perennial pillars of UbiSoft's financial performance."Permalink | Email this | Comments
The quest will also set the scene for a brand new core storyline in RuneScape's lore. It can be played through the game's new Bonds system that allows players to purchase membership with in-game gold.
Check out the behind-the-scenes trailer after the jump and the official announcement for more information.
RuneScape introduces new Halloween-themed questline originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Official Announcement
Augments come in four categories: Assault, Healing, Support, and Survivability, roughly analogous to the roles currently present in the game. Each active ability can have an Augment slotted into it depending on its type, and each Augment requires the leveling of a skill related to the Augment, the AP necessary to learn the new Augment, and the loot necessary to make one. Take a look at the full rundown for a more detailed explanation on how you can take your gun-wielding punch artist to the next level of mastery.
The Secret World explains details on the new Augment system originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Augment system preview
There's a metaphor in there.
No word has been given on any kind of compensation for players who had spent money on the game. Readers may also note that the game never technically left beta testing, making it one of many titles to fold before an official launch. Our condolences to any gamers or developers affected deeply by this loss.
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- Source: Shutdown notice