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Filed under: Sci-Fi, EVE Online, Culture, MMO Industry, PvP, News Items, Sandbox
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EVE Online developer CCP is accepting applications for its Council of Stellar Management beginning today. The CSM is a democratically elected group of 14 EVE players chosen annually by their peers and tasked with maintaining "close and constant contact with EVE development." Candidates must not have "any records of serious breach of the EULA and/or TOS," CCP says in its announcement post.
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EVE's CSM X candidacy opens today originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |...
Filed under: Business Models, News Items, Rumors, Miscellaneous
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So, ready to jump on the rumor mill? Because it's churning out big stuff about Blizzard today. An anonymous source from inside the company has apparently claimed that World of Warcraft's next expansion has quadrupled its art outsourcing and is nearly feature-complete. The source also claimed that Hearthstone is doing banner business, with its next expansion set to release in April with a heavier PvE focus. Darker news was revealed for the other franchises under the company's banner. The next part of StarCraft II is done but with no release date. Overwatch is in the midst of debates over business model and payment plans, with the studio pushing for a 2015 release but most likely going for 2016. Meanwhile, Heroes of the Storm has low expectations among the upper management and the Diablo III team has been "completely gutted." It's up to you you believe the rumors, of...
Filed under: Business Models, MMO Industry, News Items, Opinion, Massively Meta, Ask Massively, Miscellaneous, Working As Intended
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I have sad news for the Massively staff and community today, news most of you already knew was coming. This week, we learned our AOL overlords have decided that they no longer wish to be in the enthusiast blog business and are shutting all of them down. This mass-sunset includes decade-old gaming journalism icon Joystiq, and therefore, it includes us. February 3rd, 2015, will be the final day of operation for Massively-that-was. Continue reading Massively-that-was
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Massively-that-was originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |...
Filed under: Business Models, MMO Industry, News Items, Opinion, Massively Meta, Ask Massively, Miscellaneous, Working As Intended
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I have sad news for the Massively staff and community today, news most of you already knew was coming. This week, we learned our AOL overlords have decided that they no longer wish to be in the enthusiast blog business and are shutting all of them down. This mass-sunset includes decade-old gaming journalism icon Joystiq, and therefore, it includes us. February 3rd, 2015, will be the final day of operation for Massively-that-was. Continue reading Massively-that-was
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Massively-that-was originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |...
Filed under: Betas, Fantasy, Classes, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Sandbox, Black Desert
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Black Desert is getting a new Samurai class in its next Korean update, according to MMO Culture. Little is known of the archetype at this point, though the site speculates that we may see some "Samurai-type skills like Yasuo's [from] League of Legends."
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A Samurai class is coming to Black Desert originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |...
Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, Patches, News Items, PvE
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Ready to kill and steal your way through Elder Scrolls Online's NPC population? You can thanks to Update 6's recent appearance on the public test server. The justice system is a big part of the patch, but so is the champion system which tweaks endgame progression. Read all about it on the official ESO site!
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It's time to pilfer Elder Scrolls NPCs' pockets on the PTS originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this |...
Filed under: Fantasy, Classes, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, PvP, News Items, Sandbox
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Ready for a Crowfall update? Good, me too. ArtCraft has educated us about the Stoneborn Forgemaster archetype as well as provided some sample illustrations on how the game world's laid out. The Forgemaster is some sort of support class, and if you're into lore there's a bit of that on offer. There are also a couple of very interesting drawings that show the "architecture of the Crowfall universe, which should you a hint why being able to travel between worlds is so important," ArtCraft says.
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Crowfall maps its universe, tells Forgemaster tales originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds....
Filed under: Culture, Opinion, The Daily Grind
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Being critical and even cynical is part of any "serious" fandom, although we must never lose sight of the passion and wonder that made us fall for this hobby. Today, I invite all of us to put aside our gripes and jeers, and instead focus on what drew us into online gaming. So. What do you love about MMOs?
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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: What do you love about MMOs? originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments...
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In the latest post on the Crowfall site, the team introduces players to the next character class, the Stoneborn Forgemaster. High in strength but low in intellect, Forgemasters are melee specialists. In addition to the archetype class, the team also shows off the way that worlds will be individualized and feature their own rulesets. Players will be able to travel between the worlds to take part in activities as they wish rather than be 'stuck' on one server type. Continue reading...
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When someone invites you up to their hotel room, unless you've been sharing drinks at the bar and developed a certain subtle understanding, it's typically a good idea to refuse. When the word "cabal" is uttered in the same proposition, a thrown glass for distraction and immediate sprint for the nearest exit would be the course of wisdom. Continue reading...