MMO Mechanics: Eight annoying MMORPG mechanics that grind my gears
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 12:00 pm
The inspiration behind this edition of MMO Mechanics is a recent conversation I had with my housemates about the column and the inner workings of our favourite games in general: It took a turn toward hilarious when we ranted on about the most annoying mechanics we’ve encountered, and I knew I had to start taking notes for a future article. [...]


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ArcheAge bans raiding guild for Leviathan exploit
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 11:00 am
One raiding guild in ArcheAge is feeling the heavy hand of studio justice this weekend, as Trion Worlds has levied the boom against over 50 players who utilized an exploit in order to take down a previously undefeated world boss. Trion said that it responded to multiple reports that the guild Rage Quit used an exploit to kill Leviathan on a [...]


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One Shots: Hard tack and bottomless grog
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 10:00 am
This week marks a small change-up in how we do things here at One Shots. Prompted by a suggestion from one of our readers, I’ll be incorporating more screenshots submitted in the comments into weekly posts (in addition to emailed ones, of course). Feel free to get your picks in either way! Our first shot comes from Reeseracer, who gives [...]


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SCASSSS - Black Hole?
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 8:40 am
Needed a screenshot on SiSi so logged on and was wondering what the hell was going on here! Planets aren't usually egg-shaped right?It would appear the Tactical Camera can cause some interesting views! Don't know if its only with ultra-wide monitors or


Are you a member of the 1 in 12?
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 9:12 am
I am reviewing CSM candidates at the moment, coming up with a first pass of recommendations. Some of the candidates are either among the 1 in 12, or someone close to them is.I am talking about color blindness.  1 in 12 males can not see colours


The Daily Grind: What do you love about your MMO?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 8:00 am
According to our Hallmark overlords, this is the season for love and fattening chocolate bites. I do not know what it is about February that’s supposed to be more amorous than the rest of the year, but as I am not a greeting card expert, I am not allowed to be critical of such heavy-handed holidays. Anyway, with V-Day this [...]


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The Sunday Papers
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 6:00 am
Sundays are for buying things on the internet. Take out your wallet, please, and proceed to the links to the week’s best videogame writing below. Zam recently published an article about the Star Wars roleplaying community in Second Life. I have at least two friends who I could see themselves losing themselves to this, against […]


The Third Year
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 5:00 am
#Recording initiated##You seem in a much better mood today sir?#"It isn't nearly as solemn as the 9th was, I can celebrate with a bit more enthusiasm. Today happens to be the third anniversary of my joining the Intaki Liberation Front."#Congratulations


Oculus wants to help VR avatars look normal when they talk
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 4:00 am

Remember all those Hong Kong kung-fu movies with really poor dubbing so the actors' mouths would keep flapping after the words had stopped? That was charming. What's less charming is the possibility of stone-faced avatars poorly mouthing dialogue, detracting ever so slightly from the immersive power of virtual reality worlds. That's why we're all slightly excited that Oculus released (and quietly yanked) a beta Unity plugin called OVRLipSync.

Via: VRFocus

Source: Oculus Developers




Announcement: DDOCast 417 – DDO Debates: Character Building w/ Steelstar
Posted by DDOcast – A DDO Podcast! [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2016, 1:45 am

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Steelstar joins DDOCast as our special guest moderator for DDO Debates: Character Building with Patrick, Chai & Antha! Cordovan also joins us for community and game news! Don’t forget to leave your thoughts on the debate questions in the comments! Have thoughts on this show, ideas for round table topics, questions you’d like us to […]


The FBI teaches teens about extremism with a game that defies logic
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 11:30 pm

The FBI recently fired up a new site urging teens and other young internet people not to "be a puppet," which in this extremely specific case requires recognizing and understanding violent extremism. Fine! Great! As incidents of extremism continue to tear lives apart lives the world over, young people deserve to understand the mindset that leads some to make tragic decisions. Then the FBI tried to make a Flash game starring a goat avoiding blocks and all logic just flew out the window.

Via: The Verge

Source: FBI.gov




Close Quarters Episode 1 – With StarFleetCommander
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 7:56 pm
Hey guys! This is my new podcast that I’ll be doing hopefully twice a month depending on how much time I have after working on other things! I plan to host FC’s and the like from all over the game … [visit site to read more]


Make My MMO: Inside The Repopulation & Hero’s Song (February 13, 2016)
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 8:00 pm
This week in MMO crowdfunding news, two studios spoke to Massively OP in-depth about their major crowdfunding decisions in 2016. Pixelmage Games’ John Smedley told us that Hero’s Song is full-steam ahead after its Kickstarter cancellation last month and explained just why his team went with Kickstarter in the first place. And Above & Beyond’s JC Smith sat down with us [...]


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A cyno pilot was sleeping drunk outside of station today...
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 6:40 pm
Anna Ishere > Twix Altr Anna Ishere > Twix Altr wake up please. you are blocking the entrance to the stationAnna Shoots Twix's shipAnna Ishere > Otanuomi IV - Moon 4 - Ishukone Corporation Factory is free for docking nowElanore Wansmore > I


Heroes & Generals now has more players than Denmark has people
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 6:00 pm
WW2-themed online shooter Heroes & Generals has logged its 7 millionth player this week. Danish studio Reto-Moto called the milestone “a cool and magic milestone as it is more than there are people living in [its] home country.” To celebrate, the studio is handing out a voucher code (“SEVEN”) that grants three days of veteran status in the game, provided [...]


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Off-by-one
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 3:32 pm
9.8 billion isk worth of minerals and I'm off by ONE UNIT.


Space Oddity
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 4:06 pm
In an era where I can cross 100 lightyears in less than an hour, I sometimes need to remind myself that space travel used to be a much slower and deliberate event; one where astronauts subsisted on protein pills and put their helmet on whenever possible


Feedback on Jason Quixos' latest soloing post.
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 4:16 pm
Jason wrote a somewhat frustrated post on his excellent blog. I started to write a comment then realised a) that I had too much to say and b) that a lot of people are interested in soloing and might find it useful to read his and my posts.Some


Guest Post: Jinrai Tremaine and the search for Strontium Clathrates
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 4:34 pm
Sugar Kyle has very generously allowed me to borrow her podium in order to talk to you about a proposed change for the Citadel release that I think is going to have very serious long-term consequences for all of New Eden.Before I go into detail, a brief


Smuggler’s Gate by Saftsuze Via...
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 5:01 pm








Smuggler’s Gate by Saftsuze
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“Found exclusively in 0.0 space, these pirate faction gates create a link between two systems in adjacent regions of New Eden. These gates are the sole direct link between the two distant regions and cover such a range in light years that it is impossible for capital ships to leap between the endpoint systems. Unlike standard regional gates, they bear a distinctly different model to the racially themed gates in either endpoint system.” - The Evelopedia




The Stream Team: A Neverwinter green owl giveaway
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 3:55 pm
Want another chance to secure a Neverwinter Green Owlbear Mount giveaway that we’ve been running all week? Here it is! MassivelyOP’s MJ has 10 more of these Xbox One exclusives to give away while she prowls around in game. This mount boosts movement speed by 80%, so if you’ve got a need for speed, join us at 4:00 p.m. for your chance to snag [...]


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Update on everything
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 2:07 pm
We finally got added to evebloggers, so I guess it's time to stop being inactive. Here's what I'm working on:1. "Get back into eve" project. I joined The Initiative, and they are actually pretty cool. Good fleets. Good FCs. Unfortunately, they only do


Leaderboard: Autorun in MMOs
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 2:00 pm
I recently gave Trion’s MMO-ARPG hybrid Devilian a try and was pleasantly surprised to see one particular Asian import included: autorun. Basically, you click on the autorun button next to a quest, and the game will pilot you to its destination. Whether you arrive alive or not is another story, as the game doesn’t mind running you through large mobs, so you [...]


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Massively OP’s guide to MMO podcasts
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 1:00 pm
Podcasts are certainly splendid means of feeding one’s MMO interests and keeping in touch with the news and community. It’s always great to hear others speaking with passion and interest about the same games that you play, and often times hosts will discuss angles and strategies that you’ve never considered before. Whether you listen to podcasts during a commute, while [...]


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Behind the scenes of Guild Wars 2’s monster squad
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 11:00 am
Maybe you don’t give a second thought to the mobs that you kill, but rest assured that there is a lot of thought and careful design that goes into each one. In a new Guild Wars 2 dev video, the creature team discusses the intricacies of animating and crafting the monsters that it made for Heart of Thorns. The team [...]


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