Lords of the Dead

Lords of the Dead guild message board.

Filed under: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Screenshots, New Titles, Opinion, Hands-On, Choose My Adventure, WildStar, Subscription
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As promised, this week I've entered the realm of double digits with the character you've helped me create. While my experience has admittedly improved since last week's write-up, I'm still finding WildStar to be a little too similar to the biggest MMOs of the last 10 years or so. But is that a bad thing if it's done right? Last week I asked you to give me some suggestions on how to play through this week's adventure, and I wanted to not only explain what I've done as I reached level 11 but also touch on some of the suggestions I've followed from the comments. Continue reading Choose My Adventure: Now we're playing some WildStar...
Filed under: Betas, Fantasy, Real-Life, Classes, Events (Real-World), Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, PvE, Free-to-Play, First Impressions, Events (Massively's Coverage), Skyforge
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I won't lie. I went to a meeting with publisher My.com thinking only of Skyforge. I'd heard about Armored Warfare and World of Speed but I didn't expect much from either title. I'd seen tank games and racing games trying to move into the MMO sphere, and while they were sometimes interesting, I didn't pay a whole lot attention. And ultimately they weren't as...
Filed under: Betas, Horror, Events (Real-World), Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, PvP, PvE, Opinion, Free-to-Play, Hands-On, First Impressions, Events (Massively's Coverage), Sandbox, H1Z1
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I'm coughing. My head hurts. I'm tired, hungry, and thirsty. I'm not hearing things anymore, but when I close my eyes for too long, I feel disoriented. And this was before I got my hands on H1Z1! I'm sick at E3, but well enough to see through some spin while looking at a winner. If you're tired of hype, false promises, and pay-to-play alphas, come read between the lines with me as I recount the experience of my H1Z1 demo....
Filed under: Culture, Opinion, The Daily Grind, EverQuest Next, Miscellaneous, Landmark
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You won't catch me playing Landmark right now, although I am happy for those enjoying the building simulator that it currently is. I'm mostly holding out for the dev team to put in more MMO elements and to see what the community makes of all of it. Right now I'm not sure whether Landmark will be a full MMO in its own right or a not-so-sneaky testbed for the "real" game to come, EverQuest Next. However, the tech behind Landmark does make me excited for EQN. The visuals are top-notch, as are the animations. I like what's being done with the destructable (and self-healing) world, and the structures that players have made have been often amazing. Carry this over to EQN and I might become SOE's biggest fan. So does Landmark make you excited for EverQuest Next? Or have you already made your home in its wild frontier?
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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...
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As E3 gets underway, Bungie is one of the first out of the gate with some brand new screenshots and artwork from Destiny. The images show off several locations as Earth and the Moon. Check them out in our Destiny screenshots folder and let us know what you think! Continue reading...
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Last week, Goblinworks' Ryan Dancey released plans for the upcoming Pathfinder Online alpha test. Given the game's debt to its Kickstarter backers, involving the community isn't a surprise, but the degree of transparent design and the alpha's lack of an NDA shows both an openness to feedback and suggestion and confidence in the project. It's also a really great example of the greater influence of community input on MMO design and marketing. Continue reading...
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Inexplicably beginning with a cheery holiday tune, Ubisoft has released a five minute long trailer for Tom Clancy's The Division that shows off some pretty sweet game play footage. Check it out and let us know what you think! Continue reading...
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NCSoft has announced the next Lineage II expansion. Called "Ertheia", the expansion is expected to launch later this summer. Ertheia is a new playable race that will be introduced into the game as well as new hunting zones and much more. Continue reading...
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The Witcher team has published a new video of the E3 trailer of the demo that players are taking on during this week's convention. If you're on the fence about preordering The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, this may finally push you to head to your favorite retailer. Continue reading...
Filed under: Fantasy, Video, Lore, News Items, Free-to-Play, Races, Humor, EverQuest Next, Dev Diaries
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EverQuest Next's 39th round table video is now live, and in it, SOE Senior Brand Manager Omeed Dariani and Senior Game Designer Bill Trost pair up to discuss the EverQuest franchise's nemesis characters and which ones players want to see in EverQuest Next. Ambassador D'Vinn, the Dark Elf NPC who terrorized newbs as the deadly caboose of pretty much every train to the Crushbone zone line in classic EverQuest, won the player poll and will be featured in the upcoming MMO. As to Fippy Darkpaw, Trost promises he, too, will be present in EQN. "I believe in his mission, and I hope someday he succeeds!" Trost joked. The devs also highlighted the alignment of the Dark Elves and the curious nature...