Lords of the Dead

Lords of the Dead guild message board.

Filed under: Sci-Fi, EVE Online, Expansions, Game Mechanics, Guilds, Patches, PvP, Endgame, PvE, Opinion, EVE Evolved, Sandbox, Player-Generated Content, Subscription, MMORPG
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If you've been playing EVE Online lately or just following the major events in the game, it can't have escaped your notice that nullsec has become a bit stagnant. The lawless nullsec regions are supposed to be politically unstable territories claimed by hundreds of warring player-run alliances, but today they're dominated primarily by just two or three mega-coalitions. Individual alliances can no longer hold out against the combined forces of the coalitions and must either pick a side or be annihilated. The coalitions have even signed agreements not to take space from each other by force, and players are being...
Filed under: Fantasy, Trailers, Video, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Sandbox, Crowdfunding, Shroud of the Avatar, Buy-to-Play
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Shroud of the Avatar's Release 9 is less than a week away, and Portalarium is whetting fan appetites by showing off the fantasy sandbox's opening cinematic. There are a bunch of other interesting tidbits in this week's newsletter, too, including pics and maps of Release 9's Ardoris, a call for player-written books, and even a level designer job opening. The cinematic's the main attraction, though, and you can view it after the break! Continue reading Here's Shroud of the Avatar's opening cinematic...
Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, Opinion, The Daily Grind, EverQuest Next, Sandbox, Landmark
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So, Landmark's getting combat in a couple of weeks. Pretty interesting combat, at that. We'll keep today's Daily Grind short and sweet. Did the recent SOE Live reveal pique your interest? Assuming you're not already playing Landmark, will be doing so once combat makes it live?
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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!...
Filed under: Business Models, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Crowdfunding, Make My MMO
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It's all quiet on the MMO crowdfunding front, at least for the week ending August 16th, 2014. The only changes from last week's edition are a couple of Star Citizen-related news items. They took the form of a new 10 for the Chairman episode and a quartet of spiffy new videos direct from Gamescom. The rest of our MMO crowdfunding roundup is just past the break. Continue reading Make My MMO: August 10 - August 16, 2014
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Make My MMO: August 10 - August 16, 2014 originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds....
Filed under: Fantasy, Lord of the Rings Online, Opinion, Free-to-Play, The Road to Mordor
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Jumping into an MMO that's been out for several years -- let's call it "more than five" -- lends itself to several blessings and curses. While the game has more content, stability, and a playerbase that isn't drunk on launch drama, it can be overwhelming and even lonely to the latecomer who is just trying to figure out the basic ropes while everyone else is milling around at the Level Cap Country Club. Often I see people asking whether it's "too late" to join an MMO, wondering if they're getting into a game that everyone else is getting out of, not to mention considering how long it might take to do meaningful content with those who have been around longer. Lord of the Rings Online is now most assuredly in that zone. It's been out for seven years, adding along the way numerous updates and systems, a free-to-play conversion, two classes, 50 more levels, a class overhaul, and five expansions. A game that used to occupy a relatively small swath of Middle-earth is now an empire that stretches from the icy bays of the far north to the shoreline of southern Gondor. It's absolutely huge when you step back to consider it, which is what both a new player and a reroller must do. My question this week is this: Is...
Filed under: Culture, Opinion, The Daily Grind, Miscellaneous
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We aren't even nearing the end of 2014, although we've certainly put a good chunk of this year under our belt by now. To me, it feels as though it's been a long run of many gameplay experiences. In 2014 alone, I've played Landmark, The Secret World, Lord of the Rings Online, Guild Wars 2, WildStar, Marvel Heroes, Diablo III, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Neverwinter, RIFT, and Trove. I think that's everything, but I can't be 100% sure. So what about you? How many MMOs have you played this year so far? It's not an epeen contest or anything, I'm just curious. Have you primarily given your attention to one or two titles, or have you been hopping around like a mad...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, News Items, Star Trek Online, Free-to-Play, Subscription
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They say that clothes make the man. Is that true? Who knows. But clothes certainly do make your Star Trek Online captains stand out, and wouldn't you like to look particularly pretty with a new expansion coming up? Of course you would. So pick up some costumes this weekend and do so at a steep discount. All costumes for sale in the game's microtransaction store are priced 20% off until Monday, August 18th, at 1 p.m. EDT. Whether you want to grab Seven of Nine's bodysuit for the upcoming Delta Rising content or just have your eye on a racing uniform, you can nab it now for less. Who wouldn't like that?
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Star Trek Online sells costumes at a discount this weekend originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds....
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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Start your engines because it's time to drive. Online. The Crew is gearing up for its second closed beta test on August 25th, World of Speed is kicking off its closed beta sometime in Q4 2014, and Armored Warfare starts its beta in Q1 of 2015. Skyforge is also starting its closed beta in Q4 2014, but we're relatively certain you can't drive anything in that game, so keep that in mind as you determine which game deserves your playtime. Meanwhile, Demon Crusade has entered open beta, ArcheAge is adding servers for its next round of beta testing, and the relaunched Wakfu also entered the open arena. We've also received...
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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Start your engines because it's time to drive. Online. The Crew is gearing up for its second closed beta test on August 25th, World of Speed is kicking off its closed beta sometime in Q4 2014, and Armored Warfare starts its beta in Q1 of 2015. Skyforge is also starting its closed beta in Q4 2014, but we're relatively certain you can't drive anything in that game, so keep that in mind as you determine which game deserves your playtime. Meanwhile, Demon Crusade has entered open beta, ArcheAge is adding servers for its next round of beta testing, and the relaunched Wakfu also entered the open arena. We've also received...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Trailers, Video, Events (Real-World), Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Races, Sandbox, Crowdfunding, Star Citizen, Buy-to-Play
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Star Citizen fans, we hope you're sitting down, because Cloud Imperium released not one, not two, not three, but four separate trailers during its Gamescom livestream. Let's see, there's one about racing, one about the upcoming hangar update, a commercial for the...