I'm actually not doing too badly, relatively speaking. Luckily, some of my resolutions revolve around The Stream Team, so I have maintained my record on those. Experience crazy technical glitches? Check! Got that one rolling early on. Watch more Massively TV each week? Pfft, bring on something hard to do! Oh, here's one -- team up with another livestreamer for two hours of amusing antics? Well, you'll just have to check past the cut to see whether I succeeded at that one. And while you are there, let us know how long your resolutions held out.
5:00 p.m. EST: Beau -- Star Sonata
In this week's Rise and Shiny, Beau will be jumping into Star Sonata, a top-down space shooter that looks indie, plays like an arcade game, and seems to be pretty deep. We'll see, though, won't we?
7:00 p.m. EST: Mike -- EVE Online
The first EVE stream of the New Year is a special occasion. It's a moment marked with immense potential and the faint visions of dreams that have yet to be realized. How does Mike choose to mark such an important event? By blowing up everything he sees in another RVB-based PvP stream.
5:00 p.m. EST: Beau -- Wurm Online
To celebrate Wurm Online finally "releasing" (after several years), Beau is going to jump in to check out the new changes. Hopefully he'll be able to make his avatar look decent; he might be able to check out some of the double-decker houses that are promised. What else will he find? Who knows... it's Wurm!
8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- EverQuest II
Thankfully MJ still has a couple of days of Frostfell left because she wasn't able to make it into the final dungeon last week. You know she won't survive without you, so join her this EverQuest Two-sday for that last holiday dungeon.
1:15 p.m. EST: Blake -- SMITE
It's time for Lunchtime Livecast #48, when Blake will discuss all the latest news and patch notes for Hi-Rez's ever-changing third-person MOBA SMITE. If there's a new god, he'll have it for you Wednesday.
7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. EST: Mike & MJ -- Aion
You asked for it, so now you're going to get it! MJ and Mike are taking to the skies and flitting about Atreia. How well will the duo work together when wings are involved? Or does Mike roll an enemy to hunt down MJ? Tune in to see during this two-hour team-up.
7:00 a.m. EST: David "Psykopig" Desi -- Champions Online
Psykopig has one more retcon in him! Join in this week as he uses another retcon to try out another new set of powers. Help him choose a sweet new set and a sweet new costume.
6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. EST: Larry -- Star Wars: The Old Republic
Get ready for some more Star Wars: The Old Republic as Larry takes his crew to a different night and different time. He cannot interrupt Raid Night, but he does want to show off more endgame. He'll show you efficient ways to complete some of the Hard Mode Flashpoints so that you can gear up faster.
8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- The Secret World
Tyler Freeborn eluded us! The nerve of him. Maybe MJ will break out her Templar and give that final mission a go again... this time with sound, even! Or maybe she will power through Savage Coast to gear up and drag you along with her. Heck, with two hours, we can do it all!
10:00 p.m. EST: Dylan "GGraves" -- StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Dylan's Heart of the Swarm coverage continues with a look at the changes to the Protoss race. A lot of new air units and abilities have been added to the alien's arsenal to add excitement and variety to the game. Check out the new Oracle, the Mothership Core and lots of fun matches as Massively streams another favorite RTS title.
10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EST: Richie -- Guild Wars 2
As usual, Richie will be filling his two-hour morning time slot with Guild Wars 2. Last week he had a virtual army of viewers join him in Queensdale to level up his brand-new Elementalist. Will he continue playing his first alt or will he switch things up this week? There's only one way to find out!
5:00 p.m. EST: Beau -- MilMo
MilMo silently returned to life a short time ago, so Beau thought it'd be a great idea to jump back in and show the game off a bit. Hopefully it will stick around this time, at least long enough for Beau to solve a few mysteries and conquer a few more levels!
7:00 p.m. EST: Mike -- Pirate101
We had some difficulties with chat last week, so Mike is playing Pirate101 again in the hopes of teaming up with some fans. Tune in and find out how to properly fly a pirate ship, punch sharks, and laugh hysterically at rambunctious French monkeys.
7:00 a.m. EST: David "Psykopig" Desi -- The Secret World
The Secret Adventure continues with Psykopig tackling more of the Blue Mountain. There is plenty more to see, including a dungeon that he will try and get a group for at his strange Aussie streaming time. Join in the fun!
12:00 p.m. EST: Blake -- SMITE
Twice the SMITE is twice as nice! Blake is showing off another god in Lunchtime Livecast #49. Eat lunch and talk SMITE with Blake on Saturday.
3:00 p.m. EST: Lis -- Torchlight 2
ENGINEER SMASH! Lis has an Engineer with a huge hammer and a penchant for swinging it at the faces of everything that gets in her way. The Engineer also has a cat named Scratchfever. They're best buddies, and they're going to be wading through waves of enemies in this hour-long slaughter-fest.
8:00 p.m. EST: Dylan "GGraves" -- Borderlands 2
Dylan will undertake more multiplayer coverage of OFPS title, Borderlands 2. Three friends will battle hordes of fanatics and robots to stop evil from controlling the public. This week will feature more questing and arena coverage with a lot more variety. Things get interesting as more classes join the fight and teamwork becomes a vital part of survival. There may also be gambling. Come join us, minion!
Some resolutions are easier to keep than others! Like watching more Stream Team vs. running a marathon or getting a tan in Siberia. So to help you keep at least that first resolution intact, here are a number of fun reruns to get you through the lulls in lives shows. As for the other two, I'm afraid you are on your own.
- Aion: How quickly can death come to MJ in the Arena of Harmony? In the blink of a Daeva's eye!
- Borderlands 2: Dylan and friends checked out this multiplayer FPS.
- Champions Online: Psykopig tried out his new character that viewers chose!
- EVE Online: Did Mike's ship make an impressive fireworks display when exploding?
- EverQuest II: MJ found there was nothing quite like dancing around in a freshly skinned yeti suit!
- Guild Wars 2: Richie made his first alt and Lis' Charr Necromancer returned to trying to save the world
- Pirate101: Minigames are where Mike spent some of his time.
- SMITE: Lunchtime Livecast #47 found Blake checking out the Mayan god Xbalanque.
- StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm: Dylan played around with the Terran race.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Larry and his group tried their hand at Toth and Zorn again.
- The Secret World: Psykopig cavorted with the sasquatch, and MJ's failure at finding Tyler Freeborn even appeared to break the game sound.
- Vanguard: MJ enjoyed some final flights on Randolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as she toured Qalia.
- World of Tanks: Trees were shaking in their roots as Mike drove by!
One of the Stream Team's resolutions as a group was to join forces with each other more often for extra fun! Hey, who says are resolutions have to be hard? There's nothing wrong with making an enjoyable one you just can't wait to do, especially if it benefits others. And as you can see, the first team-up of the year is set for Wednesday with Mike and MJ. But more are coming, so keep watch.
Of course, we can't comment on how well our other resolutions might be going. Oh heck, yes we can, and you can too! So tell us, how have those New Year's goals fared?
|Straight A's! I'm still going strong on all of them.||1 (2.6%)|
|A B isn't bad; I only dropped the ball on one.||1 (2.6%)|
|C is for kaput -- I already broke them. And my spelling!||1 (2.6%)|
|I resolved to do better on my resolutions next year, so I'll get back to you then.||4 (10.3%)|
|Resolution? What's a resolution? I'm perfect the way I am!||16 (41.0%)|
|Who cares? As long as I get me some more Stream Team shows!||16 (41.0%)|
Watching the Massively Stream Team play video games is the next best thing to playing them yourself! Join us every Monday morning for MJ's guide to this week's livestream schedule, classic stream reruns from last week, and all the best outtakes and ephemera.