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Filed under: Real-Life, MMO Industry, New Titles, PvP, News Items
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Remember that rumor where an Ubisoft employee used the word "laughable" to describe the 2014 launch window for The Division? As it turns out, it was pretty much spot on. "As you have noticed, The Division is not included into our full-year guidance," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said during today's financial call. "It will now be released in calendar 2015. We will provide more information on this highly anticipated new brand at E3."
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The Division delayed to 2015 originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 15 May 2014 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this |...
Filed under: Betas, Sci-Fi, Video, News Items, WildStar, Subscription, Buy-to-Play
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The saga of WildStar's name reservation system appears to have come to a close. According to a forum post today from community manager Tony Rey, the system should be working properly now with no further issues. And while Carbine Studios can't turn back time, the studio is at least trying to offer up an olive branch to players and fans affected by the system's instabilities. Players who have pre-ordered will automatically be granted five Boom Boxes, little bonus packs of items being awarded for logging into beta that contain mounts, mount customizations, costumes, and so forth. (There's a short video past the break showing these off.) These boxes will also be awarded to any players who pre-order before 8 p.m. EDT on Friday. There's also a full technical breakdown of the issues encountered on the way for those curious about what went wrong from a technical standpoint. So you might not have gotten your first name choice reserved, but...
Filed under: MMO Industry, News Items, Free-to-Play, Promotions, MOBA
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Valve wants you to know that it's adding a Stanley Parable Announcer Pack to its Dota 2 cash shop this afternoon. The content inserts a narrator with a "particular blend of sardonic meta-commentary" into the MOBA, "rendering the game not only understandable but even downright accessible to the common layperson." The pack costs $10, though it will be 10 percent off this weekend. [Source: Valve press release]
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Valve adding Stanley Parable announcer pack to Dota 2 store originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 15 May 2014 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this |...
Filed under: Horror, Real-Life, Opinion, The Secret World, Chaos Theory, Buy-to-Play
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Let's hear it for the encore! If you missed any step of the The Secret World's first long-term (and by long, I mean like The Great Wall of China long) event, you've been granted a second chance. Before The Whispering Tide rolls out for good and Tokyo finally arrives, all phases of the event will be temporarily available for players to experience. Starting last week with the gathering phases and moving to the instanced phases this week, players have the opportunity to snag missing lore and check off achievements, ultimately earning the crowning piece of the bee suit: the helm. This was definitely a smart move on Funcom's part. With this latest act, the studio shows more consideration for TSW's players and fosters an increase in goodwill, something the company certainly needs after such a long wait for Issue #9 and the more recent...
Filed under: Betas, Real-Life, MMO Industry, News Items, Free-to-Play, Races
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Auto Club Revolution, a free-to-play motorsport MMO thing developed by Eutechnyx, is gearing up for its 2.0 closed beta that begins on June 16th. The 2.0 is significant because the game initially launched in 2012. The new version is "nothing less than a full remodeling," according to the latest Eutechnyx press release. Oculus Rift support is also on the way, so if you've ever wanted an MMO featuring Fords, BMWs, and Bentleys instead of casters, healers, and tanks, ACR is probably worth a look. [Source: Eutechnyx press release] Continue reading Auto Club Revolution 2.0 closed beta starts June 16
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Auto Club Revolution 2.0 closed beta starts June 16 originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 15 May 2014 10:00:00 EST. Please see our...
Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, News Items, Diablo III, Anniversaries, Buy-to-Play
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Diablo III is one year old today. To celebrate, Blizzard is doubling the chance to find legendary items and rift fragments. The promotion begins today at 3:00 p.m. EDT and ends next Thursday, May 22nd, at 8:00 a.m. EDT.
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Double rift fragments and your chance to find legendaries in Diablo III this week originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 15 May 2014 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this |...
Filed under: Fantasy, Lord of the Rings Online, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, Opinion, Free-to-Play, The Daily Grind
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Lord of the Rings Online's latest patch brings some interesting client-side changes to the long-running fantasy MMO. Namely, the update gives you the ability to turn off other players' cosmetic pets. Turbine's announcement post mentions that this will help if you're having performance problems, but it'll also help with immersion if, like me, you're one of those crazy Tolkien nutters who wants a Tolkien-based MMO to look like Tolkien's Middle-earth. In fact, I'd love to see the option expanded to include Loremaster combat pets, Runekeeper spell effects, and heck, even an ignore list that filters annoying players out of the game visually instead of just removing their chat. That last one may be technically impossible, but I can dream! What about you, Massively readers? Would you like to see more client-side...
Filed under: Fantasy, Classes, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items
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Tree of Savior has apparently struck a chord with English-speaking audiences. Whether it's the 80-something classes, the unique class combos, or the lovely visuals, the result is enough interest to justify a new (and fully translated) dev blog. IMC Games touches on crafting, the size of the game world, character customization, and a number of other topics in its initial Q&A-style post.
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Tree of Savior gets an English dev blog originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 14 May 2014 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments...
Filed under: Fantasy, Business Models, Previews, News Items, Events (Massively's Coverage), Livestream, Sandbox, Crowdfunding
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Just a few short weeks ago, Massively took its first in-depth look at Shards Online, an upcoming isometric sandbox that straddles the broad line between massive and not-so-massive. The catch? We weren't permitted to snap screenshots or video for you! Developer Citadel Studios aims to rectify that with its first-ever livestream of the game tonight on its Twitch channel. Shards Online launched a Kickstarter yesterday, so if you like what you see, you can already contribute to the project, which raised almost $25,000 in its first day. The stream itself begins tonight at 8 p.m. EDT; we've embedded it below. Continue...
Filed under: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, PvE, Opinion, WildStar, Dungeons, Leaderboard
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Carbine came clean with its plans for WildStar raiding yesterday. We got a good look at what's in store via a new DevSpeak video and a Q&A with dungeon and raid lead Brett Scheinert. This all lends itself to a poll of some sort, so what say we all click past the cut and vote on whether or not we'll be raiding in WildStar?
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/>Ever wish that you could put to rest a long-standing MMO debate once and for all? Then welcome to the battle royal of Massively's Leaderboard, where two sides enter the pit o' judgment -- and only one leaves. Vote to make your opinion known, and see whether your choice tops the...