The Stream Team: Hellion launches into Early Access today

How's Hellion? Massively OP's MJ is glad you asked! Because the space survival game just launched into Early Access today and she's flying in to check it out. The big question is will a lack of oxygen kill her more or less often than other players do? Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to see how well MJ survives in...

What: Hellion
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 24th, 2017

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The Stream Team: The Secret World's Emergency Procedures

Are you prepared? If you are Orochi, the answer is probably not. The organization was apparently studying the The Secret World's Filth, and you know how that had to end: in disaster. Massively OP's MJ is back in City of the Sun God to continue her work on the sabotage mission Emergency Procedures, Just how bad did the Orochi fail, and what exactly did they unleash upon the world? MJ aims to find out. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to see if she gets closer to completing The Unseen achievement.

What: The Secret World
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 24th, 2017

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The Stream Team: The Exiled's Early Access launch

Every new game looks forward to That Day. The day of launch! And now The Exiled, formerly known as Das Tal, has reached its first launch date. OK, so maybe it is Early Access, but in the MMOverse, EA is becoming the new launch. And it means the game opens up to more players to check it out. Massively OP's MJ has peeked in and played this PvP survival sandbox a number of times, and she's interested to see how it has fleshed out. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. for a launch look at...

What: The Exiled
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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EverQuesting: What I'll do in EverQuest II, 2017 edition

A long time ago, in a spring far, far away (2016 feels that way already), I noted that there is simply too much to do in EverQuest II. So much so, in fact, that it took more than one EverQuesting to try and list them! It's mind-blowing the amount of stuff you can get involved in, from collections to crafting, decorating to dungeoning. And that fact is exactly what has placed me in my current conundrum.

You see, there are many things I still want to do in EQII. So many things. Normally I just play whatever I feel like playing in games, but that doesn't seem to work in this case. I have to admit that when I log into Norrath I sometimes shut down when faced with the sheer volume of what I want to/can delve into. It is honestly too much for me at times. For that reason, I've decided to break with my usual traditions and try a new one: goals. Like with The Secret World, I think that setting some concrete goals will actually help me negate if not avoid the paralysis I often feel when I log in. And by writing them down, I have a handy place to reference them! I think that will be extra useful when I sit staring at my screen unsure of where to start. Even better, I can hopefully finally cross some accomplishments off my to-do list. As the clock ticks down 2017, I'll be working on these goals.

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The Stream Team: Answering your Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind questions

Massively OP's Larry spent time in the ZeniMax offices last weekend learning many things about Elder Scrolls Online's upcoming Morrowind expansion. He's already told us tons about the story, the new Warden class, and the PvP. But there's so much more than could fit in those articles; Larry has lots more info to share. So he and MJ will be adventuring through the land while answering all your burning questions. Do you want to learn something specific? Join us live at 1:00 p.m. to ask!

What: Elder Scrolls Online
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 1:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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The Stream Team: Sharing a first look at MU Legend with closed beta codes

Are you curious about MU Legend? Massively OP's MJ is: She's diving in to take a first look at this sequel-in-the-making during its second closed beta. Of course, she always prefers to play game with friends, so you are all invited to join her! Grab a key here from the post and jump in to experience it all for yourself. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. as OPTV's infamous Stream Team brings you a peek into...

What: MU Legend
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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ARK is abandoning the claiming of abandoned dinos

One way survivors have been able to nab new dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved is by claiming abandoned tames when their ownership timer expires. That mechanic is being itself abandoned: On the game's Reddit forum, Studio WildCard's community manager confirmed that the practice of claiming of abandoned dinos is going away. Now when players leave servers their tamed dinosaurs will all just despawn/die when the timer runs out. This change, in conjunction with a 400 tamed dino cap for tribes, is meant to help server performance.

The idea was met with mixed feelings. Some folks enjoy the sport of camping out and snagging prized  dinos when they become available, especially on PvE servers; others welcome the reduction in lag from server load. Could other options get the same desired result of less dinosaurs, such as giving owners the ability to release/remove unwanted dinos (short of setting them lose to slowly die)? One commentor offered this scenario as a compromise:

I think it should be a 50% chance the dino reverts back to wild and aggressive. Imagine the hilarity of watching people stand around arguing over who is going to claim that badass giga, and then the timer expires and it chomps everyone of them.

In response to concerns about trading dinosaurs, WildCard clarified that players could still actively unclaim their tames for others to claim.

Source: ARK Reddit

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The Stream Team: Playing in SWTOR's Asylum with Senya

A long leisurely stay in the Asylum. That sounds like the perfect way for Mass for Massively OP's Larry and MJ to spend their day in SWTOR, no? Now that they have rescued the necessary engineer to help get The Gravestone functioning again, they are off to meet with Senya. What story will come out of meeting with her and her contacts? MJ can't wait to see. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. to find out, and to help choose the Chiss' crazy actions in the Asylum.

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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The Stream Team: Landmark's sunset stream

Parting is such sorrow, but there is certainly nothing sweet about this one! Massively OP's MJ is forced to say goodbye to a game that really captured her heart and imagination; come 7:00 p.m. EST, Landmark is closing forever. To say she's not really happy about it is an understatement. So many amazing creations will  be lost, an amazing community will be homeless, and the MMOverse will lose something unique. With two hours left before the islands are blown up, what will MJ do? There's so much more to see. Join us live at 5:00 p.m. for the final two hours.

What: Landmark
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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HEX and Gameforge are parting ways

HEX Entertainment released a newsletter today announcing that its TCG HEX: Shards of Fate will return to self-publishing. As publisher, Gameforge has been responsible for operational procedures such as community management, customer support, promotion, sales, and marketing; going forward those duties, along with all other live operations, will be handled directly by HEX Entertainment along with all development.

Both companies assure that this mutually reached agreement will have no impact on the game itself, and that migrating accounts will be as easy as two clicks when you log into HEX. HEX Entertainment also expressed its excitement over the "many new features [it has] in store for the game."

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The Stream Team: Collecting all the things in Conan Exiles

Now that Massively OP's MJ found the perfect spot to build, she needs to gather all the materials! She needs tons of stone as well as wood and fiber to build her room with a view on the cliff side. And then there's her secret stash hideaway to construct. Of course, all those resources are guarded by plenty of vicious critters all vying for the chance to to help bump up the Death Counter. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to see how far MJ can get in her grand architectural designs.

What: Conan Exiles
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 20th, 2017

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The Stream Team: A midday Marvel Heroes in Midtown

It's been much too long since Massively OP's MJ has enjoyed a nice leisurely afternoon stroll through Marvel Heroes. Of course, there isn't any actually strolling when it comes to Midtown Madness; no, it's all about the travel powers and racing from boss to boss to get all the XP and loot! Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. and help MJ decide which hero to level up today.

What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 13th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Celebrating SMITE's new Kuzenbo with codes

Have you always wanted to play as a ninja turtle in SMITE? Are you itching for a new god to rule the map with? Well you can possibly kill two birds with one tortoise thanks to the new god Kuzenbo. Massively OP's MJ is diving in to check out this new hard-shelled killer with the crazy grin, and she's got a handful of codes to give him away with his Yokozuna costume. Join us live at 4:00 p.m. for your chance to win!

What: SMITE
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 18th, 2017

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