You can safely take a look at all of the information revealed during today’s live letter with producer and director Naoki Yoshida, though. There are no spoilers, just a general preview of what’s coming in Heavensward including the new scrip system for crafting and gathering, new Allagan tomestones, eight new dungeons, new looting systems for high-end content, and more. It should be more than enough to make Final Fantasy XIV players quite happy and excited, even if we have to wait until June to try all of it out for ourselves.
What? Massively OP’s MJ has another copy of Guild Wars 2 to give away, you say? And this is a deluxe edition? Well hot diggity dog, that’s more than enough reason for her to delve deep into the lands of Tyria! Not only that, but there are tons more sights for her to see, vistas to experience, mobs to introduce herself to, and more than a little trouble she can get herself into. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…
What: Guild Wars 2
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Don’t you dare think for a second how strange it is that MMOs segregate the player population. For example, leather-wearing classes might not be the toughest around, but at least they can die in style!
Cabal 2 posted a new video today casting a spotlight on the upcoming game’s two medium-armor classes: the Force Archer and Force Blader. The Archer is a great pick if you like to hit several enemies at once, while the Blader is all about the biggest DPS number in town.
Early access for this MMO sequel will begin later this month, but as you wait you might as well watch the character spotlight video after the break.
When you give creative people free rein in Landmark, some pretty awesome things happen! Besides fantastical creations straight out of the player’s imagination, there are plenty of builds that pay homage (and do justice) to a number of popular IPs. We’ve visited a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve seen the unfinished ship that will boldly gone where no one has gone before, but there is so much more — including a prickly iron throne to sit upon! How many other familiar sights can we see? Join us live at 3:00 p.m. for the latest Landmark tour.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 10th, 2015
Cloud Imperium recently opened a new studio to work on Star Citizen. It’s located in Frankfurt, and it’s called Foundry 42 Germany. Chris Roberts introduces today’s behind-the-scenes video that examines the new studio, which he says is exciting because “the core part of the team in Germany are some of the people who built CryEngine in the first place.”
Most of the small dev team is featured in the video, including senior physics programmer Christopher Raine, who talks a bit about his plans to work on fluids and smoke simulations that “will make the player feel even more immersed in the Star Citizen universe as we’re building it.”
You can see the full clip after the break.
Turbine published a feature on its newest Infinite Crisis champion this week. Lex Luthor is the man of the hour, and he’ll be available to play on April 29th. He’s a ranged blaster with a passive that involves dropping sentries and linking them with energy beams that damage enemies over time. His actives include an energy volley called tactical disruption, an energy blast called critical mass, and a deployable Lexcorp sentry that defends the nearby area.
Luthor’s ultimate is called orbital remediation, and it’s basically a quick-fire satellite energy blast that deals a lot of power damage to enemies in its path. You can see all this stuff in action via Turbine’s gameplay video that we’ve embedded after the cut.
Oh yes, Act IV will be the hard act to follow.
With such major changes coming, we beamed in for a remote press demo hosted by Grinding Gear Games’ Chris Wilson, who is both producer and lead designer for PoE, to get the details on what players can expect once those closed beta doors open on April 20th.
It may have taken some time (and not a little help from Massively OP’s Justin), but MJ is finally on the concluding mission of The Secret World’s Issue #9 story arc. What revelation awaits her as the two continue their Tokyo adventures and prepare to move beyond the containment wall? Join the duo live at 9:00 p.m. to follow along. Warning: As with all story missions, there will be spoilers — but that may be worth it if you win the full copy of TSW we’re giving away!
The first newsletter for Dark Age of Camelot under Broadsword‘s management is out now, and it’s largely looking to the future. The casual group finder, for example, is available in the game now, but it’s not actually working out as the developers have intended (you can check out a video of how to use it past the break). So what’s to be done? The designers intend to place it in a better UI location and expand its functionality to make queueing for both PvE and RvR events viable.
The newsletter also looks forward to the inclusion of new traveling merchants and UI improvements in the near future. Player programs like the Knights of the Roundtable are also receiving an overhaul to emphasize community engagement and create a stronger player presence. Check out the full newsletter for all the details.
Player housing sometimes is difficult to get a handle on. When given an infinite canvas, some players don’t know what to do with all of it. So that’s one of the reasons to take a look at a tour through several RIFT player dimensions made with the Anywhere key in a video just past the break.
The other reason? Well, these places look really good. Even if you don’t play RIFT, you can no doubt appreciate that. Jump on down to see all of them on display; it’s only five minutes long, and it’s a lovely guided tour made by Nouvae on Twitter.
Are you unable to contain your excitement for Heart of Thorns much longer? Do you need a taste of the expansion right now? Because you can have it… soon. A taste, anyway. On April 14th, Guild Wars 2 players will get a taste of the expansion with a public beta for Stronghold PvP. Everyone will be able to log in and queue up for the new PvP mode, no hoop-jumping necessary.
During the event, the Stronghold format will be the only map available for unranked Arena, although other maps will still be there for players invested in working up the ranks. Want to jump in but don’t currently own a copy of the game? It’s going on sale over the weekend for $9.99 for the base edition or $14.99 for the deluxe edition.
It’s survival of the fort-est! A huge part of succeeding in H1Z1 is having a safe place to stash all your survival needs. MassivelyOP’s MJ and her motorcycle helmet-sporting crew have outgrown their meager shack and need to build a larger fort. They are ready to venture out and start construction, but making themselves vulnerable for too long could cause them to lose everything! Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to see whether they succeed or have to start over from scratch.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Sometimes you reach a moment in your life where you have to take a side. With the launch of the fantasy city-builder Elvenar today, the moment of choice is here: Do you side with humans or with Elves?
The two factions are now available to play as the US version of this free-to-play game goes live. Players can build up a fantasy city, establish an economy, explore the game map, and (of course) go to war with each other. The battles aren’t glossed-over affairs with disassociated numbers but are tactical clashes on a 3-D map.
You can watch the trailer after the jump and decide which race to side with — if you pick one at all.