Holy smokes! I just recently counted how many MMOs I had loaded up on my main hard drive, and the number seriously gave me pause. I have, as of this moment, 25 different MMOs at my fingertips, beckoning me to play. And that's not even counting the few single-player games and two instances of a completely separate beta install. And I have even already uninstalled some! Can this be normal for gamers? Could I have a problem? Or could I just belong to The Stream Team?
I'm going to go with the final answer. In fact, after talking to others on the Massively team, I don't really think I have a problem at all. All those games are there so we can jump in at a moment's notice and entertain you on Massively TV. It's all for the benefit of viewers. And because our HDs are so full, there are plenty of shows available to watch this next week. Take a look at the following schedule and see what tickles your fancy this time around.
And because I do obviously need a bit of intervention, help select what games I uninstall next. Remember, though, doing so removes said title from my livestreaming line-up! Then share how many you have on your machine.
5:00 p.m. EDT: Vega Conflict - Beau
Beau is looking at the browser-based MMO Vega Conflict for this week's Rise and Shiny. What is Vega Conflict? Beau has no idea -- that's why he's Rise-and-Shinying it!
5:00 p.m. EDT: Age of Wushu - Beau
Join Beau and members of the Snail development team as they push Beau into his first character in Age of Wushu, the winning game for the Choose My Adventure column!
6:00 p.m. EDT: World of Warcraft - Dylan
Get into the action with GGraves and the latest World of Warcraft patch coverage. See what's new, see what's the same, and get ready because it's time for dungeons.
8:00 p.m. EDT: Dragon's Prophet - MJ
A dev-guided tour of the latest beta content before the game goes live sounds good, right? And if we throw in some Crystalline Dragon in-game codes? Sounds even better! So Join MJ for a romp through the lands and skies of Auratia and take part in the adventure. Who knows, you might get a dragon out of it.
9:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II - MJ
As promised, this is the day we make the Massively EverQuest Two-sday guild on Antonia Bayle! So join in and... well, join! After that, we'll adventure in the far corners of Norrath.
8:00 p.m. EDT: The Secret World - MJ
There's a golden golem out there, and MJ intends to find it and beat it into submission until she gets the spiffy loot bag it's carrying. Join in as she torments these poor Guardians of Gaia.
5:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II - MJ
Your eyes don't deceive you! EverQuest Two-sday has temporarily taken over Thursday as well, all so you can get a look at a number of the high-end two-man instances. Join in for this quick succession of duo dungeons.
6:00 p.m. EDT: DotA 2 - Dylan
Prepare for the final battle between the Radiant and the Dire... for the next couple of weeks. Maybe that was a little anti-climatic, but this battle will certainly be action-packed! Join GGraves as he makes his final push at the fountain.
10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 - Richie
School is back in session, and that means Richie is back to his morning streams. This week he'll be playing Guild Wars 2 for his two-hour stream. Will he be tackling Super Adventure Box, leveling an alt, or hunting for world bosses? Tune in to find out!
5:00 p.m. EDT: Path of Exile - Dylan
Hack and slash your way through endless dungeons with GGraves in Path of Exile. Join in on the beatings or chat safely behind your keyboard as we explore this dungeon crawler with a deep character customization system.
If you're like some of the Massively staff, maybe it's time to clear a few of those old games off your hard drive. But maybe you should also log in just one last time before you do...
Ok, now that you've been playing those old games, which will you actually choose to uninstall today? It's a good thing there aren't any streams today to distract you (or make you want to keep even more!).
Did you clear off some of those MMOs cluttering your poor computer? Good thing you can still watch those games here any time you want!
If you don't have FFXIV: A Realm Reborn loaded up on your computer but you want to see all the initial cutscenes, then this week's highlight is for you!
Grab some popcorn and settle back because these this is a two-hour show filled with cutscenes galore.
I have to admit, physically counting up all these games made me realize how many I actually have. I didn't think it was near that many, but my directory doesn't lie. If I hadn't already deleted EVE, Defiance, and City of Heroes from the list recently, and had Global Agenda and SWG not fallen victim to drive reformatting, there would have been even more!
So which ones should I say hasta la vista to? Which games should we scratch off our streaming and gaming lists for the foreseeable future? You can help me decide! Vote for the game you think needs to go first, and I'll take your suggestions and give my poor HD a good fall cleaning.%Poll-84425%Bonus question: How many games do you have currently loaded on your gaming rig?%Poll-84451% 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.