I was even thinking how neat it would be to add these little tête-à-têtes to the Massively TV line up. Alas, I was thwarted; something about "evidence." Ah well, there are still plenty of live shows scheduled and a plethora of reruns to fill out your week while waiting on the GDC news.
If you have any burning questions about your favorite games, add them to the comments below and we'll see how many we can get answers for. And don't miss our two bonus polls at the end.
5:00 p.m. EDT: Salem -- Beau
Beau is back, asking for trouble in this hardcore sandbox MMO. Sure, the characters on the screen are sort of cute, but make no mistake: They'll cut you.
7:00 p.m. EDT: EVE Online -- Mike
Mike loads up his baby Merlin and heads into the deep for some RvB-style PvP. Or some floating in empty space. You never can tell.
10:00 p.m. EDT: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm -- Dylan
Join "GGraves" in 1v1 ladder matches in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm! The leagues are beginning to level out, which means competitive matches in every skill level. Take a look at the top of the Gold bracket with Massively's Protoss player. Blizzard is known for massive action, so stretch out your fingers and thumbs and get ready for war!
3:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Jasmine
Every day Jasmine's rustling. Her Sylvari's leaves. Join Jasmine as she rustles up some experience points in Guild Wars 2!
5:00 p.m. EDT: Arcane Legends -- Beau
Beau is jumping into Spacetime Studios' latest title, Arcane Legends, to see just how many mobs he can kill in an hour. His guess? 127.
8:00 p.m. EDT: Free Realms -- Larry
Family MMO night continues with an expedition into Sunstone Valley. Larry and his daughter are explorers at heart, and nothing excites them more than discovery!
5:00 p.m. EDT: Allods Online -- Beau
There's no way that Beau could have finished anywhere near the full amount of content that is offered from the new Allods patch, so why not give it another week?
7:00 p.m. EDT: Spiral Knights -- Mike
Mike logs into Spiral Knights to answer the age-old question: What, exactly, is Spiral Knights?
9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.EDT: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
Is hard-mode Explosive Conflict finally on farm-mode? Not if the raid team can't beat Kephess! Will Larry and his crew complete it this week?
3:00 p.m. EDT: World of Warcraft -- Jasmine
It's Hunter time! Join Jasmine as she works on taking her gameplay to the next level. (That level is 87.)
3:00 p.m. EDT: DC Universe Online -- Larry
Larry's hopping back in to DC Universe Online. Have you seen the Earth powerset yet? If not, or if you just like crime fighting, come join Larry on the PvE server for Gotham City nights.
3:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars -- Lis
Wait, Guild Wars? No 2? That's right -- Lis will be taking an extraordinarily long stroll down memory lane with her new Pre-Searing Elementalist.
10:00 p.m. EDT: DotA 2 -- Dylan
Last week, we reviewed Heroes of Newerth and the 3.0 game client. This week, join GGraves for a look at another Not So Massively favorite: DotA 2, which features 5v5 competitive gameplay with teamwork and dragons. What more could you want from a stream?
Just because life is jam-packed doesn't mean you have to miss all the hi-larious antics of your favorite Stream Team members. Lucky for us busy-bee folks, there are plenty of reruns to fill that need for streams when life prevents watching the live shows. Hmm, I wonder if I should set up my own booth at GDC and show all Massively TV reruns, all the time...
- Aion: Once he finally logged in, Mike defected to the Asmodians and made a new Warrior.
- Allods Online: Beau checked out the newest expansion.
- Defiance: Watch how MJ handled a four-wheeler with a rocket booster on a surprise race course.
- EVE Online: Check out and see whether Mike survived the new character experience.
- EverQuest II: The Lord of Stormhold was no match for MJ's mohawked pig helm!
- Free Realms: Who won in Larry's father vs. daughter demolition derby? Watch and see.
- Guild Wars 2: This week in Tyria, Richie took on a level 10 Fractals of the Mist dungeon, while Dylan and Lis both explored PvE as Asura.
- Heroes of Newerth: Dylan braved stun after stun for a little PvP.**
- Neverwinter: PvP as a rogue is where Jasmine spent two action-packed hours.
- RIFT: Psykopig tried his hand at PvP.
- SMITE: Blake got his hands on Aphrodite for Lunchtime Livecast #57.
- SWTOR: Larry and team took on the EC and TFB raids.
- The Secret World: Joel Bylos joined MJ for a dance-off with Nassir and other Issue #6 shenanigans.
- Vanguard: MJ got quite the surprise after two hours of dungeon-diving.
- World of Warcraft: While waiting in LFR queue, Jasmine knocked out a solo scenario for daily quests.
Long flights between coasts, running from here to there trying to catch all the devs, checking out all the booths, demos and panels, and possibly nabbing a bite to eat once in a awhile... yeah, I actually really like going to conventions. There's no experience quite like it. So even if I need a vacation afterwards, I look forward to going every year. Heck, I'm even toying with hitting up Gamescom this year. It's like my own personal addiction!
How about you, Massively fans? Have you ever attended a gaming convention? Share your experiences in the comments below.
|Yeah baby! I'm a total con junkie.||2 (5.3%)|
|I've been to a couple, but would like to go to more.||10 (26.3%)|
|I haven't yet, but I sure want to.||17 (44.7%)|
|With my phobia about large masses of the hygiene-impaired? No, thank you -- I'll pass.||9 (23.7%)|
And a bonus poll, what do you think the chances are of MJ making it through the entire week of GDC with all of her brain cells intact?
|Totally -- she's got this!||5 (17.9%)|
|No way in Hades. We better start brushing up on "babbling."||5 (17.9%)|
|Sanity? What sanity? She didn't have that to begin with!||18 (64.3%)|
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.