Lords of the Dead

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Filed under: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, EVE Online, Culture, Ryzom, Opinion, Ultima Online, RuneScape, Free-to-Play, Browser, Casual, Mabinogi, Allods Online, Free for All, Battlestar Galactica Online, Miscellaneous, PlanetSide 2, Sandbox, Subscription
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I love things. Truly I do. Only specific things, though. Over the last year I have doubled my efforts to catalog most of the best things in my life, from pictures and artwork to writings and songs I have played on. It's a sort of meta-hobby. As part of the effort I want to organize many of my favorite MMO in-game items, simply...
Filed under: Historical, Classes, PvP, Opinion, Free-to-Play, Guides, Age of Wushu, The Art of Wushu, MMORPG
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Of all of the fighting styles in Age of Wushu, Shaolin Long Boxing is the one I hate the most. It has no counters or easy answers. In a close-combat fight, Long Boxing is unmatched. The only real option is to run away, and in the narrow confines of a duel arena, even that option is limited. However, I don't dislike Long Boxing because it's the best. There has to be a "best" style, though that can be obfuscated a bit with counters (which is the case for many other top-tier styles). The reason I hate it is that it has no counterplay. Even if you understand exactly what your opponent will do next with Long Boxing, there are only a tiny handful of style-specific answers if your opponent just follows a basic flowchart. Everyone else just loses. It's really that frustrating. Continue reading The Art of Wushu: Taking all comers with Shaolin boxing...
Filed under: MMO Industry, New Titles, Opinion, Miscellaneous, The Think Tank
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Can you believe it's already December? This is the time of year when we reflect back on what we've played over the last 12 months and try to remember what's coming out in the next 12. We have some great titles to look forward to in 2014, including The Elder Scrolls Online, EQN Landmark, WildStar, and more. Since we've got a diverse team of MMO fans here on staff, I was curious about each writer's anticipated picks for the new year. Check out the answers just after the cut! And don't forget we'll do our official most-anticipated vote later on this month. Continue reading The Think Tank: Which MMOs are you looking forward to the most in 2014?
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The Think Tank: Which MMOs are you looking forward to the most in 2014? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our...
Filed under: Fantasy, Culture, News Items, Free-to-Play, Legal, MOBA, League of Legends
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The last thing that anyone at Riot Games wants is to provide free advertising to League of Legends' competitors. The first thing that the company wants to do is promote the professional gaming side of the community. In the contract for players taking part in the game's 2014 championship series, the company is aiming to kill two birds with one stone by preventing professional players from streaming any competing games during the duration of the 2014 season. Games considered to be "competition" include World of Tanks, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Dota 2, and StarCraft....
Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, Patches, PvP, News Items, PvE, Free-to-Play, Dungeons, Steampunk
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A new feature is coming to Black Gold Online in addition to the main quest-line and normal dungeons that players already enjoy: The Chambers of Greed. These instances chambers, or greed pockets, bring variety to the game by offering challenging side activities that blend PvE and PvP and give another avenue for acquiring new gear by slaying higher level monsters and completing assorted other tasks. Unlike the openness of the over-world, The Greed Chambers have a darker, mysterious ambiance aimed at making players watch their every step. These chambers, which are more challenging that quests of the same level, will have hidden entrances to get inside. Players will need to discover these entrances themselves by getting in close, slaying a gatekeeper, or tripping some other trigger. Peek inside these new instances in the video below. [Source: Snail Games press release]...
Filed under: Betas, Real-Life, Launches, PvP, News Items, PvE, Post-Apocalyptic, MMORPG, Buy-to-Play
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Early adopters are in for a rough ride when the standalone version of DayZ first enters Steam's early access program. According to a post made by Dean "Rocket" Hall on the game's official forums, DayZ's initial limited launch will be "a true-blue alpha." Hall noted that because the team is rebuilding "massive areas of the engine," many of DayZ's core features will not be seen for months.
Buying early will be a recipe for disappointment. It's a chance for those who want to be part of that whole process. For them, the process is as much a part of the game as the whole experience. For many, this is the opposite of what they want. To enable a smooth launch, we're really targeting it at a core audience who want to get deeply involved in a very barebones experience that is a platform for future development.​
In other words, it's an alpha. Dean did not provide a release date, so we'll continue to keep this filed under...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Events (Real-World), Expansions, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, PvP, News Items, Free-to-Play, Star Wars: The Old Republic
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If you're curious about Galactic Starfighter but you're not inclined to pay a Star Wars: The Old Republic subscription to access it before 2014, you might want to check out BioWare's Twitch channel on Friday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The announcement post bills the event as "three hours of intense free-flight dogfighting in space," and as a bonus it will be hosted and commented upon by developers.
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BioWare devs streaming SWTOR's Galactic Starfighter on Dec. 6 originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:00:00...
Filed under: Fantasy, EverQuest, EverQuest II, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, PvE, Free-to-Play, Promotions, EverQuest Next, Sandbox
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Here's a gift idea for that sandbox MMO nut on your Christmas list: EverQuest Next Landmark Founder's Packs. Well, probably just one Founder's Pack, but you get the idea. SOE has updated its website with pre-order gifting functionality, and the company has also added a wee bit of extra incentive for current players of both EverQuest and EverQuest II. That incentive takes the form of an in-game flag corresponding to your Settler, Explorer, or Trailblazer Founder's Pack purchase. You can either use the flag as a home decoration or "carry it along with you during your adventures in Norrath."...
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Sony Online Entertainment has announced the first anniversary of PlanetSide 2. The team released some fascinating statistics for the past year and that there will be a special first anniversary live stream from now through 6:00 pm PDT (9:00 pm EDT). Continue reading...
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CCP Games has announced that it is reactivating the PLEX For Good program in EVE Online. The proceeds raised through the in-game program will assist the victims of the recent Philippine typhoon. Continue reading...