You may have heard the saying as "Thanks for the memories," but I counter that it would be more appropriate to say "Thanks for the cranberries" at this time of year. Why, you ask? Because Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce, even if nobody likes it except for that one uncle. That cranberry sauce is just a part of the variety of the traditional holiday feast, just as different games are a part of our whole MMO spread. Maybe not everyone likes the cranberry game (you know, if we look hard enough I bet we can find a game all about cranberries!), but it is there for those who do.
How boring would feasting/life/gaming be without all the glorious choices to sample, gorge on, and enjoy? And just think how dull it would be if The Stream Team had only turkey and stuffing to show on Massively TV. Life sans cranberry sauce would be bad! Wouldn't you agree? Something to contemplate while checking out this week's schedule.
4:00 p.m. EST: Rusty Hearts -- Beau
Beau is back in this fantastic-looking side-scroller to see how the game has done since release. If you like over-the-top action and Anime stylings, check this one out.
7:00 p.m. EST: DotA 2 -- Mike
Mike is bringing a seasoned DotA 2 player along with him for this week's stream. Can she help him up his game, or will he be a horrible embarrassment? Hint: It's the second one.
9:00 p.m. EST: The Secret World -- MJ
MJ has just two more Elite dungeons to get through before she can face the Gatekeeper, so watch as she heads into Hell Raised. After that, the group may be talked into hitting a scenario or two!
4:00 p.m. EST: Infestation: Survivor Stories -- Beau
Beau has got his hands on a private server for staffers and readers as well! So if you want to see how Infestation: Survivor Stories has changed since we last looked at it, check out this stream. Join the server as well!
9:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest II -- MJ
Could it be that MJ has earned the right to storm the Temple of Veeshan, or is she just brave enough to finally try? You don't need a full group to participate in all the dungeons in ToV, so she'll grab a companion and dive into the duo version.
9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EST: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
Larry and the Nefarious Intent 16-man raid team continues to press forward. Can they make it to Dread Master Brontes?
Um, feasting... duh!
4:00 p.m. EST: Lord of the Rings Online -- MJ
There are still skirmishes left unfought, and MJ must rectify that! Join her as she dives back into a skirmish or two and shows off the new minstrel class changes of Helm's Deep.
7:00 p.m. EST: World of Warcraft -- Mike
Mike's WoW adventures continue with new dungeons, new bosses, and new PUG party members to scold.
12:00 p.m. EST: Vanguard -- MJ
Take a break from turkey leftovers and join MJ for another Telon dungeon. No, really -- join the group! Which of the world's many, many dungeons depends on who's brave enough to be in the spotlight.
You know, having a day free for more leftovers is a good thing, so pull up a plate and enjoy some extra helping of reruns along with your tasty vittles.
Unlike leftovers which will ultimately disappear, you can consume reruns all you want and still be able to come back for more! So have seconds, thirds... keep going, no one's looking!
- Aion: It may have been a coincidence, but killing the shrooms certainly had an interesting affect on MJ.
- DotA 2: Mike dived into Diretide hoping for some candy.
- EverQuest II: Look out, it's a Ratonga with a bow! MJ showed off her new Channeler.
- Final Fantasy XIV: Jasmine went dungeon-diving in Tam-Tara Deepcroft.
- Hearthstone: Did Richie stave off three losses, or was he booted from the arena? Watch and see!
- Minecraft: Beau explored this game while contemplating its MMO-ness.
- Neverwinter: Larry added some encounters to his Foundry creation.
- PlanetSide 2: It was birthday time for Auraxis, and Beau celebrated with devs.
- Super Hero Squad Online: Larry and his mini-hero saved the day!
- SWTOR: Watch The Taming of the Rancor, starring Larry and the raid crew.
- The Secret World: It was a solo scenario sandwich for MJ with a juicy Elite dungeon filling!
- World of Warcraft: Mike continued his last-ditch push to 90 with some Mists of Pandaria questing.
So now it must be asked: Are you the one? Are you the one for whom the cranberry sauce is set upon the feasting table? Don't be shy -- admit it! Will you or will you not a partake of the cranberry sauce? And if so, will you actually tell the host/cook/mirror "Thanks for the cranberries"? Inquiring minds want to know!%Poll-85855%
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.