Lords of the Dead

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Filed under: PvP, Opinion, Free-to-Play, MOBA, League of Legends, The Summoner's Guidebook
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Picking new champions in League of Legends is akin to picking a role. There are a few major schools of thought: Either you pick a small number of characters and stand by them or you grab every new character that strikes your fancy. Of course, there's a middle road where you get a lot of characters but you still focus on getting new characters that add something to your roster. There's less of an opportunity cost with picking up a new character than there is with picking a new role. Learning a new champion takes some practice, but many of the things you learn while playing your new character are applicable to every character in the same role. Continue reading The Summoner's Guidebook: The allure of new LoL champions
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The Summoner's Guidebook: The allure of new LoL champions originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:00:00 EST....
Filed under: World of Warcraft, Fantasy, PvE, Opinion, Hands-On, Subscription, MMORPG, Field Journal
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This week in Massively's Field Journal, I'm turning my attention to the big one, the game that must not be named, World of Warcraft. Some of you might say that's what WoW Insider is for, but our sister site's staff is made up of hardcore players who have kept up with the times and are used to the game's ways, some perhaps to the exclusion of other MMOs. What I'm offering is a look at the introduction of the current expansion with fresh eyes, from someone who used to be that person but hasn't been for a long time. Continue reading Field Journal: Pandaria's pastoral paradise
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Field Journal: Pandaria's pastoral paradise originally appeared on...
Filed under: Events (In-Game), Guilds, Opinion, The Guild Counsel, Miscellaneous
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The holidays might seem like a good time to lay low and take a break, but they can actually be a great opportunity to get ahead, particularly for more casual guilds. The arrival of holiday events means that players can relax and enjoy the short-term change of pace, but with the right approach, those limited events can help your guild boost its finances and its morale at the same time. Let's look at how even the most casual guild can benefit from holiday events in this week's Guild Counsel. Continue reading The Guild Counsel: Making the most of holiday events with your guild
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The Guild Counsel: Making the most of holiday events with your guild originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds....
Filed under: MMO Industry, Opinion, Massively Meta, Ask Massively, Miscellaneous
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Let's talk about our 2013 awards (not the 2012 awards, though this image demonstrates why we avoid easily manipulable community polls). Some of you agreed with our picks. Some of you didn't. That's OK. Not everyone on the Massively staff agreed with all of them either. A lot of sites just let the Important People reach a consensus on nominations or even the final vote, but we let every staffer vote on the entire pool of everything. Everything, as one columnist put it, was a write-in. Goodness, even TUG scored a vote in there. Of course, TUG is adorable. A bunch of people wrote something to the effect of, "How dare you say subs are the year's biggest mistake? Massively hates subs! You're so biased for F2P!" Specifically, we said that subs were a huge blunder for The Elder Scrolls Online and WildStar. "Massively" is not a hivemind entity, and "Massively" does not hate subs. Quite a lot of us like or even prefer subs. Most of us grew up when subs were the norm. I'm subbed to two games right this very second, even though what I...
Filed under: World of Warcraft, MMO Industry, Warhammer Online, News Items, Opinion, RIFT, Final Fantasy XIV, DUST 514, World of Tanks, EverQuest Next, Perfect Ten, Miscellaneous, ArcheAge, WildStar, Diablo III, Defiance, The Elder Scrolls Online, Destiny, Star Citizen, Trove
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As the light slowly fades from 2013, we spend our final moments quaffing eggnog, putting up President's Day decorations, and reminiscing about the year that was. We stare at the past and realize that it's a mirror reflecting our...
Filed under: World of Warcraft, MMO Industry, Warhammer Online, News Items, Opinion, RIFT, Final Fantasy XIV, DUST 514, World of Tanks, EverQuest Next, Perfect Ten, Miscellaneous, ArcheAge, WildStar, Diablo III, Defiance, The Elder Scrolls Online, Destiny, Star Citizen, Trove
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As the light slowly fades from 2013, we spend our final moments quaffing eggnog, putting up President's Day decorations, and reminiscing about the year that was. We stare at the past and realize that it's a mirror reflecting our...
Filed under: MMO Industry, Opinion, The Daily Grind
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We've already shared our picks for the best (and worst) MMOs of 2013. And we've already asked for your feedback as well. One thing we didn't do is ask how many different MMOs you managed to play this year. Some die-hards of course stick with a single title, maybe two if they're feeling especially adventurous. And then there are the game-hoppers who try everything and then some. Whichever group you're in, tell us how many different MMOs you played this past year.
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/>Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!
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The Daily Grind: How many MMOs did you play in 2013? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our...
Filed under: Betas, Fantasy, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Sandbox, Black Desert
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There's a new region coming to Black Desert's second closed beta, according to 2P. The website sources the fantasy sandbox's Korean-language homepage, and more specifically a GM diary that reveals a region called Calpheon. Players will apparently be able to make repair anvils and temporary tents in the region, as well as take advantage of its proximity to the sea to satisy their fishing urges. [Thanks WNxArcticwolf!]
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Black Desert's next closed beta to feature new region originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 25 Dec 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, EVE Online, Culture, Game Mechanics, PvP, PvE, Opinion, War, Free-to-Play, Races, Humor, Free for All, Post-Apocalyptic, Sandbox, Buy-to-Play
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I might leave the EVE Online number-crunching and analyzing to Massively's Brendan Drain, but my personal history with the game is long, however, and I have proudly reactivated my 2004 account (complete with a 10 million skill point character) once a year to see how things are going. I generally spend several hours playing and getting used to the changes but end up playing other games for columns like Rise and Shiny. This time around, I thought I would try something different. I was spurred into action by the...
Filed under: Opinion, Free-to-Play, Kids, MMO Family, Family, Pirate101
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Yo ho ho and a bottle of yum! It's been a while, but I've recently returned to the Spiral to explore the world of Pirate101, along with my two younger game testers. We enjoyed our time in-game the first time around, and were curious to revisit the game to see what's changed. Would we find a hidden treasure or end up sunk? In this week's MMO Family, we're donning our Tricorn hats and setting sail in Pirate101! Continue reading MMO Family: Setting Sail in Pirate101
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MMO Family: Setting Sail in Pirate101 originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 25 Dec 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |...