The Stream Team: EverQuest II-sday, Monday edition

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The Stream Team: EverQuest II-sday, Monday edition

Why would Massively OP's MJ have an EverQuest II-sday on a Monday? With so many anniversaries lately, she couldn't not celebrate this one that is special to her personally: Today marks the fifth anniversary of her streaming! And what do you suppose she streamed that very first time on Massively-that-was? Why, EQII of course! Sadly MJ can't celebrate by recreating...

Final Fantasy XI opens up bonus reward campaigns for the start of spring

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Final Fantasy XI opens up bonus reward campaigns for the start of spring

Spring is just around the corner, bringing with it a desire for most people to head outside to enjoy fresh air. Or you could stay inside, which is clearly the direction Final Fantasy XI is hoping for with its assortment of bonus campaigns starting on April 11th. They're all going to be familiar to long-time players, but they're also all...

World of Tanks players raised cash for kids during last year's War Child campaign

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World of Tanks players raised cash for kids during last year's War Child campaign

Wargaming announced today that World of Tanks players raised a huge sum of money for children in need last year. Last summer, the video game giant teamed up with War Child, a UK-based charity that focuses on children affected by local and global political conflict, to raise money for that cause. "Late last year, Wargaming partnered with War Child for...

Path of Exile has 'a lot more expansions coming'

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Path of Exile has 'a lot more expansions coming'

Pretty much every MMO player dreams of sitting his or her favorite developers down to get the honest and direct truth. While Grinding Gear Games isn't making house calls (yet), the dev team did make an effort to satisfy community curiosity by tackling an assortment of 30 submitted questions about Path of Exile. There was some concern over the potential for...

Shroud of the Avatar's new 'outskirts' maps should be a big help for newbies

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Shroud of the Avatar's new 'outskirts' maps should be a big help for newbies

Shroud of the Avatar's latest newsletter -- its 220th for those keeping track at home -- got a fresh coat of paint to celebrate, and as usual, it's stuffed full of screenshots. Some of those pics feature the Verdantis Mines, a gemstone-studded underground area, and the Kas Ruins (Helm's Deep, anyone?), both being built for Release 41 or 42. There's...

The Stream Team: Helping HEX's lost gnomes

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Now that Massively OP's MJ has finally gotten one group of HEX's lost gnomes to safety, she can move on to other adventures.  But there are more stranded gnomes, and she can't just leave them there, all sad and cowering in fear.  So she's heading back across the desert and facing more giant worms in order to rescue the rest....

Ashes of Creation really wants you to grok its node system

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Ashes of Creation really wants you to grok its node system

We've teased upcoming Ashes of Creation for its "nodes," and apparently Intrepid Studios agrees that they're confusing, as the MMORPG has released a dev blog this afternoon explaining just what they are, again. Nodes can grow into towns, and players who perform activities within their boundaries contribute back to the node (and vice versa), but the size of the municipalities...

Hearthstone's upcoming season will see 'mammoth' celebrations

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Hearthstone's upcoming season will see 'mammoth' celebrations

As soon as Hearthstone players start trampling through Un'goro Crater (metaphorically), the Year of the Kraken will end. It'll be time for the Year of the Mammoth, and that means it's time for a new event with some mammoth (metaphorical) rewards. It all starts with the Mammoth Brawls, which reward players with a pack of cards upon victory; the first...

Destiny 2 is official as Bungie posts logo tease

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Destiny 2 is official as Bungie posts logo tease

Of course, Destiny 2 was already official for anybody who could read an investor call transcript. But now it's officially official, as Bungie slipped a logo into its Twitter feed early this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/n1M4zdGE5K — Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) March 27, 2017 The new tease comes on the heels of last week's convincing poster-fueled rumors that suggest a September 8th...

The Game Archaeologist: How DikuMUD shaped modern MMOs

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The Game Archaeologist: How DikuMUD shaped modern MMOs

Even though there are hundreds and thousands of MMOs spanning several decades, only a small handful were so incredibly influential that they changed the course of development for games from then on out. DikuMUD is one of these games, and it is responsible for more of what you experience in your current MMOs than you even know. Of course, that...