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MMO Reporter Episode 166 – Arnold comes to visit

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On this week’s MMO Reporter, Chris, Harry and Layanor talk about the Dust 514 beta players getting to play with real people, Neverwinter revealing a few new classes and the TV portion of Defiance.

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What we’ve done in game:

Layanor:

  • Ran the new scaled Barad Guldur instance
  • Stopped in on the moors for awhile and got a full set of gear..
  • I made rank 6 on my creep and brought the audacity up to 9.
  • And here is the big news. Around 6PM on 1/3/2013. Layanor turned 1 year old in game time. You have been playing for: 12 months 0 hours 37 minutes 9 seconds
  • Played tons of infectonator 2 – http://armorgames.com/play/13150/infectonator-2
  • Bought DUNGEONS for steam but didnt play it yet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOATkOaZMdk

Harry:

  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Front Mission 3
  • Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Monster Hunter Tri
  • FTL

Chris:

  • Rift
  • LOTRO
  • Guardians of Middle Earth
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Guild Wars 2

News:

Dust 514 interacting with EVE live servers Jan 10th
http://community.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&nbid=74180

  • On Thursday the 10th of January, following a slightly longer than usual scheduled downtime, we will be migrating over players currently participating in the DUST 514 closed beta from Singularity to Tranquility.
  • Pc Gamers get to hire counsel players to battle and claim planets.
  • Introducing orbital Bombardments.
  • Migration comes with a reset of character skills and corporations for the DUST players.

Neverwinter Class Reveals

The Great Weapon Fighter
http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/08/massively-exclusive-neverwinters-great-weapon-fighter-class-re/#continued

  • Role: Damage dealer and secondary defender
  • Taking on multiple enemies at once and has plenty of AoE skills. “Even the Link charge attack from Zelda!”
  • Daring Shout marks nearby enemies – the stronger the enemies, the more defenses he gains to fend them off while his party recovers.
  • Avalanche of Steel – can be used to clear crowds with area-of-effect damage

The Trickster Rogue
http://nw.perfectworld.com/news/?p=790551

  • Role: Stealth damage dealer
  • Takes on enemies by avoiding hits and doing fast damage in critical areas.
  • Bloodbath – This powerful ability makes the Trickster Rogue an untargetable death machine, leaping from enemy to enemy in a blur of motion.
  • Deft Strike – Bait them into attacking, wait until the last possible moment – then teleport behind them as they commit to the swing.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxKBOo062mw&list=PLE2E6B481C54A0FA9&index=22

Elite: Dangerous reaches Kickstarter goal
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous

Free MMO Releases over the holidays

Hawken
http://www.playhawken.com/

  • Release: Open Beta – December 12, 2012
  • Hawken is a free-to-play online mech shooter developed by Adhesive Games.
  • The game centers around the experience of piloting a mech and features fast-paced and tactical combat as well as a huge array of mechs to choose from and customize.

Ragnarok Online 2

http://ro2.playpark.net/

  • There are five classes in the game
  • You can take on a non-combat job and become a Chef, Alchemist, Artisan or Blacksmith.
  • Challenge various instance dungeons in teams of five. You can choose between Normal or Hard mode.

Wizardry Online
http://www.wizardrythegame.com/

  • Unique Character Development.
  • Four different classes, each with its unique skill set: Fighter, Priest, Mage, and Thief.
  • Large scale gameplay.
  • Wizardry Online has 10 dungeons with 40 floors and 99 levels.

Elder Scrolls Online – Ask Us Anything
http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en/news/post/2013/01/07/ask-us-anything-daggerfall-covenant-part-1

  • Continuing the bi-weekly “Ask Us Anything” question-and-answer series with a new installment all about the Daggerfall Covenant
  • Holy elder scrolls lore questions batman! I just wanna know where the hot catwoman are!

Hardware -
http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227113p1.html

http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227109p1.html

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/145054-steam-box-prototype-shown-off-by-valve-at-ces

Defiance TV show gets a 2 hour premiere April 15th
https://twitter.com/SyfyPR/status/288347065275273217

  • In 2010, Trion and SyFy channel announced a deal in which a video game and related television series would be produced.
  • MMO shooter gameplay
  • The first interconnect video game and television series
  • Things that happen in game with the players somehow affect the TV series.

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