Extra Credits – Free to Play Is Currently Broken
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 September 2014, 5:00 pm
Not really about MMOs, but certainly could be applicable in some cases, as it takes on the whole “whales” concept in free to play. (Direct Link) This goes well with their episode Doing Free to Play Wrong.


Wrapping Up and Summing Up Pokemon White Version 2
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 September 2014, 1:00 pm
I made it to through the final four and defeated Iris, the Unova champion, the evening after my last Pokemon post. It was pretty much inevitable that I would win sooner rather than.  I had already made it through the final four to Iris on my second attempt.  It was just a matter of tuning […]


Nostalgia, Name Wipes, and the Next Expansion in Azeroth
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 1:00 pm
Various World of Warcraft topics combined into a single post. Timeline to Draenor We are getting there.  There is now less than two months to go until until November 13, when Warlords of Draenor launches. (I’m still wondering if this was all foretold in the hint we got back in January)  And the reality of […]



Texture Rebalances

Context on Red Baron Corki

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It seems like we iterated on a older, less cool version of Red Baron Corki where he didn't have the Iron Crosses. Expect them back tomorrow.

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Champion Changes

Sona

Hymn of Valor [ Q ] - Range is now 850 (up from 700)




New Gameplay Trailer for Tokyo Game Show!
Posted by Bethesda Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 September 2014, 4:03 am
With Tokyo Game Show taking place this week (September 18 – 21) in the home city for Shinji Mikami’s team, Tango Gameworks, it only made sense to come up with a new gameplay trailer for The Evil Within. In our newest footage, the game’s primary antagonist Ruvik (voiced by Jackie Earle Haley), narrates and gives clues […]


Into Sharpwind Mines
Posted by MmoQuests.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 September 2014, 4:12 am
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Donation Drive 2014 Update #1!
Posted by Articles [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 11:13 pm

Hi everyone! Very happy to say the donation drive is going well so far. We're definitely trending a little bit behind last year without the personal rewards, but we're still on track to unlock a bunch of cool projects and prizes this year! Each and every person who donates to the site is carrying hundreds of users who get to enjoy an ad-free experience and an amazing community of people. Thanks to all of you who put something in the pot to make this a great place for everyone.

We've cleared our first stretch goal which means community guest podcasts are a go! Next up are live podcasts, custom forum icons for some lucky donors and the coveted "Make Julian write about something weird" tier. Keep it up!

Jump in after the break to see the list of heroes so far. If you'd like to join the fun and get your forum icon hit the donation page and give whatever feels good.

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GWJ Conference Call Episode 414
Posted by Gamers With Jobs - Conference Call [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 11:03 pm

Episode 414 - September 17th, 2014
Destiny, Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut, Diablo, What Keeps You in A Franchise?, Donation Drive Update, Your Emails and More!

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This week Shawn, Julian and Russ Pitts talk Destiny and what keeps them locked into a AAA game for months on end.

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Delta Rising Debrief
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 8:20 pm
Several dev blogs have come out in the last two weeks that I’m just now catching up on. My favorite new feature has to be Grapple Guns! While I would love to be able to use these anywhere, I really doubt that will be the case. None of the existing maps will have been developed […]


Grimoire asks for funding to put FPS wizard multiplayer in your hands
Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 10:00 pm

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You've played pretty much every first-person shooter that there is, but have you done a multiplayer FPS where there are no soldiers but wizards and no guns but fast-flung magic spells? This unusual bent on the formula is the basis for Grimoire, which has just begun a crowdfunding campaign.

According to the Kickstarter description, "Grimoire is a multiplayer mage FPS with MOBA-style abilities that puts the player in control of devastating magic." Players can fight from first- or third-person views and take on the role of one of 10 wizard classes.

Grimoire's been in development for a year, is currently being voted for on Steam Greenlight, and even has a combat preview demo that you can download and try right now. The makers said that the game's had "practically no budget" up this point, which is why they're looking to raise $42,000 to improve what's already been made. The soundtrack is being composed by Pirates of the Caribbean Online vet Marcus Zuhr.

[Thanks to Dengar for the tip!]

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Pumpkin Online hits its funding goal
Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 11:00 pm

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Starting out with a niche premise of farming and inclusivity, Pumpkin Online was never going to hit record-breaking numbers during its Kickstarter campaign. But fans can rejoice today, as the game met its funding goal with just a bit over 48 hours to go on the overall campaign. That's a far sight from hitting any stretch goals, but it means that development on the game should continue.

The Kickstarter page launched with a modest goal of $30,000 in funding; the game is also seeking entrance on Steam Greenlight. If you were fond of the concept but didn't want to toss money in without the safety of a funded campaign, there's still a little more time to throw money into the pot.

[Thanks to wolfyseyes for the tip!]

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    Backward Incompatibility
    Posted by Articles [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 8:08 pm

    I don't know what came over me. Really. Usually I am scrupulous to the point of obsession about playing games in order. I can't even watch a serialized TV show a la carte. If there's a big story arc, I have to watch it all, or not at all.

    So why did I play Fallout 3 before I played any Elder Scrolls games?

    I read the reviews, I listened to the podcasts. I knew it was Oblivion with Guns, even though people strenuously insisted it wasn't.

    For whatever reason — lost now to the sands of time (not to be confused with the Sands of GWJ, who is right this moment playing Europa Universalis 4) — I bought Fallout 3 and skipped over the entire Elder Scrolls lineage that would have given me context.

    And I can't go back.

    I mean that quite literally. How do I know? I know because I tried.

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    The Stream Team: Black market dealings in Elite: Dangerous
    Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 8:00 pm

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    Massively's Mike Foster has spent the last two weeks investigating the friendlier and more legal areas of Frontier Developments' Elite: Dangerous. In tonight's stream, however, he'll be investigating the shady underbelly of Elite by attempting to take on (and complete) black market contracts for some of the game's less-than-honorable individuals. Choose My Adventure's voters have spoken; it's time for Mike to get his hands dirty.

    Will he end up blown to bits by overzealous federal ships? Or can he make a career as one of Elite's next great outlaws? Tune in at 7:00 p.m. EDT to find out.

    Game: Elite: Dangerous
    Host: Mike Foster
    Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
    Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT

    Enjoy our Stream Team video below.

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      Global Chat: Blaugust triumphant
      Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 9:00 pm

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      Last month, Tales of the Aggronaut issued a community-wide challenge for MMO bloggers to commit to posting (at least) once a day for all 31 days. This challenge was called Blaugust, and it caused a tidal wave of additional posts, top 10 lists, and random cat pictures as writers struggled to keep up with the rate of output.

      While not everyone who signed up succeeded in sticking out the entire month, it certainly injected some life into summer doldrums and got people talking. The 2014 Blaugust Wrap-up does a great job giving an overview of the challenge and a list of all of the blogs involved. If you're looking for outspoken opinions put forth at a prodigious rate, I'd suggest checking these out.

      Speaking of outspoken opinions, we've also got plenty of them in the form of the most interesting posts from the past two weeks! Global Chat... away!

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        Server Maintenance, Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
        Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 3:56 pm
        All game servers will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, at 5am PDT / 7am CDT / 8am EDT / 12pm UTC/GMT and will end at 9am PDT / 11am CDT / 12pm EDT / 4pm...


        The name Dark Passage can be traced back to a Turkish Counter-Strike team formed in 2003. DP has since grown into a world-class eSports organization with competitive teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike, FIFA, Starcraft, and more. Dark Passage won the 2013 Turkish Championship and has been dominating the Turkish scene for quite some time […]

        The post World Championship Preview: Dark Passage – Laying It All On The Line (Group A) appeared first on Cloth5.




        Now Live: ESO Update 4!
        Posted by Bethesda Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 6:39 pm
        Update 4 for The Elder Scrolls Online is now available on both the North American and European megaserver, and there’s a ton to see in it! The roads to Upper Craglorn are open, and new quests, delves, and the conclusion of the Celestial storyline are all waiting for your group to explore. Visit Dragonstar and […]


        Massively Speaking Episode 313: ArcheRivals
        Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 7:00 pm

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        With several major launches and releases this past week, MMO gamers have been drowning in so much good stuff. As such, we brought Jef on the podcast today as our designated lifeguard who is certified in digital CPR. Join the crew today as we talk about the ever-changing landscape of this industry and what these releases mean for you!

        Get all of our opinions and analysis on the most important stories of the past week right here on Massively Speaking, the industry's leading MMO podcast. And if you have a comment, question, or topic for the podcasters, send an email to podcast@massively.com. We may just read your email on the air!

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          Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 9/16/2014
          Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 5:08 pm

          WIP Post


          Texture Rebalances

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          Champion Changes

          Sona

          Hymn of Valor [ Q ] - Range is now 825 (up from 650)




          Delta Rising Intelligence Ships Design
          Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 4:25 pm
          Yesterday, Cryptic posted a dev blog about the design process behind the ship design for the new Delta Rising ships. I’m not going to get into the whole debate of whether they’re Trek-like or not. That’s completely subjective. I will say I liked the thought process behind going for a visually cohesive set of ships designed around […]


          Raptr shows MMOs and MOBAs dominating the top 20 in August
          Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 4:30 pm

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          Raptr's tracking of play choices among the service's gamers in August paints a picture of a wide love for MMOs and MOBAs. World of Warcraft holds a respectable #2 spot, followed by Final Fantasy XIV (#10), Warframe (#11), Guild Wars 2 (#12), Star Wars: The Old Republic (#14), and Firefall (#20). However, former Raptr #6 holder, WildStar, has dropped out of Raptr's top 20 entirely.

          "With a late July release, Firefall made a 40-spot jump into the top 20 for August. Not too surprisingly, Firefall is converting more players from fellow F2P shooter Warframe than any other game, with Dota 2 coming in second," Raptr posted.

          Other online titles fleshed out the list, such as League of Legends (#1), Dota 2 (#3), SMITE (#5), and World of Tanks (#13). Card battler Hearthstone is still hanging onto the top 10 at #8.

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          ArcheAge's launch trailer shows you the way home
          Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 5:00 pm

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          If there hasn't been quite enough ArcheAge news for you lately, here's the latest in the form of the fantasy sandpark's Western launch trailer. "Craft, claim, conquer," says the two-minute clip, which briefly dips a toe into the title's racial lore and shows off plenty of gameplay in the process.

          View it in full after the break.

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          Guild Wars 2 launches new WvW meta-contests
          Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 6:00 pm

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          I'm sorry - someone said Overwolf, and that made me think of Wolf Spiders, and that made me think of Crab Spiders, and then someone said that they weren't talking about City of Heroes but I already wasn't listening.
          Most PvP contests require you to actually be good at PvP. That seems fair, really, just as cooking contests generally work best when they feature people who are at least passingly familiar with cooking. But the two new Guild Wars 2 WvW contests don't actually require you to be any good at WvW, just good at showing the feature off. ArenaNet has partnered with Overwolf to kick off two WvW contests that are all about promoting and celebrating WvW, even if you aren't much of a player.

          The first contest is looking for the players who use the Overwolf application while streaming, aiming for the highest number of concurrent viewers on Twitch. Whoever wins gets some SteelSeries peripherals as well as 8,000 gems. Meanwhile, if that's not your thing, you can also create a WvW War Report, share it via YouTube, and be eligible to win 5,000 gems if your offering is the best. So it's not about your PvP skill here, just about your ability to entertain people via that skill (or lack thereof).

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          Firefall patch 1.1 brings elemental destruction
          Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 5:30 am

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          A major new update has gone live for Firefall, bringing with it new types of weapons and weapon damage types.

          As the name suggests, Patch 1.1: Elemental Destruction is all about ways to unleash different elements upon enemies to bring about their ruin. The update's newest weapons are the plasma flak cannon and bio injector, however even older weapons can get new modifiers to change their damage type. The additional weapon modifiers include thermal, flaming thermal, bioactive, virulent bioactive, electrical, charged electrical, beam, laser beam, microplasma, and emissive microplasma. Even grenade launchers have gotten love with new ways to throw out explosives in a spread or cluster.

          Patch 1.1 also adds five dynamic encounters, two new ARES job boards, and a hardcore version of Kanaloa the Destroyer.

          Check out Massively's previous in-depth look at the new weapon types of Patch 1.1.

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          Vice vs Virtue PvP system arrives on Ultima Online's test center
          Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 3:00 pm

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          In testing now on Ultima Online's test server is publish 86.3, better known as the Vice vs Virtue patch. You remember the virtues, those iconic and ambiguous philosophical principles guiding the Avatar? OK, now forget all that because peeveepee, guys.

          Yes, Vice vs Virtue is a a new system designed to bring a fresh version of Order and Chaos consensual PvP -- any PvP, really -- to landmasses that are currently PvE, including Trammel and most of the expansion territories launched in the last forever. The opt-in faction-based system brings the battle to the core cities of the game and rewards participants with a special currency that can be traded for everything from mounts and artifacts (gear) to murder pardons and hair dye. Look, UO players take their hair dye very seriously.

          The patch also introduces new trader quests to the game and revamps dungeon loot spawns to encourage ventures to the open-PvP Felucca facet. The devs have invited players to help stress test the systems this afternoon.

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