You know, it is true that every single snowflake is unique... just like every other one! So really, being unique is not unique. If you wonder what's got my mind on snowflakes lately, it's a combination of some incredible examples of photography I have seen recently and the fact that a nasty storm was supposed to hit over the weekend. I was expecting a ton of those little unique fellows to strand me in my house. Sad news? No way! As long as I have powerm I have Massively TV, so being unable to venture forth into the world and run errands does not wring a drop of disappointment from me. And there are plenty of good shows on this week's schedule, so bring it on, snow!
4:00 p.m. EST: Eldevin -- Beau
Beau is checking out another indie MMO, this time Eldevin. It's browser-based, isometric, and old-school. Does that translate to a good time? We'll have to see.
3:00 p.m. EST: Final Fantasy XIV -- Jasmine
Jasmine is back with XIV dungeon day! It's time to get your coblyn smashin' on in the dusty depths of Copperbell Mines.
9:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest II -- MJ
As promised, MJ is going to show you the second half of the Highkeep Dungeon in Advanced Solo mode, since time constraints prevented a full tour last time. Can she beat that pig into bacon and move on?
7:00 p.m. EST: World of Warcraft -- Mike
Mike takes his first trip to Mists of Pandaria's many heroic-level dungeons in the hopes of getting better gear so that he may raid. What perils hide in the dungeon-finder this week?
9:00 p.m. EST: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
Larry and his raid team are back in action taking on the biggest bosses SWTOR has to offer. Watch them take on the Dread Master threat on the moon of Oricon!
3:00 p.m. EST: RIFT -- Jasmine
Join Jasmine as she dives into The Realm of the Fae! Fluttering wings, boss fights, and red wine await in RIFT's first dungeon.
7:00 p.m. EST: Poptropica -- Larry
It's Family MMO night again. Today, Larry and his eight-year-old son are joined by another dad named Kyle and his seven-year-old son in the wacky world of Poptropica.
10:00 a.m. EST: Hearthstone -- Richie
Richie's got a fever, and the only prescription is more Hearthstone. Watch him draft an arena deck and sling cards against random opponents on the internet!
9:00 p.m. EST: The Secret World -- MJ
What better way to spend Friday the 13th than in the best horror MMO out there? That's what we thought, too. Perhaps there will there be some special event! Even if not, MJ has a warehouse to investigate for her story mission. Join her as she pokes around in boxes and sees what trouble she can unpack.
1:00 p.m. EST: Vanguard -- MJ
Welcome to the first installment of Dungeon Tours! Your tour guide MJ will be starting you off in the very first dungeons of Telon on an adventure to ultimately see and do everything. If you've ever wanted to start the game, now is the time.
4:00 p.m. EST: Defiance -- Beau
Beau is just itching to jump into Defiance to try out the new Arkbreaker DLC, so why don't you come along and check it out? If we're lucky, we'll get to see him do something we've never seen before!
Snowed in or not, feel free to lose yourself in reruns today while just chiilin' out.
No matter how hard a Stream Team member may try, he or she can never, ever make any livestream identical to another. So watch as many as you want; you will always find each and every rerun here a unique show.
- DotA 2: Though it's often a thankless job, Mike jumped into a support role.
- EVE Online: Mike the Miner has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
- EverQuest II: Forget the bosses, MJ had to watch out for those treasure chests or experience death by loot!
- FFXIV: Although she didn't make it to the Manor, MJ ran into quite a southern belle while questing.
- Hearthstone: Richie drafted an arena deck and tested it out.
- TERA: Forget support roles here! Mike played the main (wo)man -- a tank!
- The Secret World: MJ learned a thing or two about herself while she was behind metaphysical bars (best mission ever!), then enjoyed successful Slaughterhouse and Elite Scenario runs after she broke out!
- Trove: Beau explored this alpha.
- Vanguard: Exploring Grotto of the Sea Hag went much smoother when reinforcements joined MJ!
- Zombie Pandemic: Exactly how long did Beau survive? You'll have to watch to see!
When it comes to being your own unique snowflake in your MMOs, what aspect is most important to you? Do you need more hair styles, body types, or eye colors? Or is it more important to show your individuality through clothing? Let us know, and then tell us who you think did character creation best for your individual preferences!
|Hair! Give me as many options as their are strands on Chewbacca's head -- styles, colors, you name it!||5 (17.2%)|
|Eyes are the window to my MMO soul; I need many color and shape options.||1 (3.4%)|
|Having a unique body type is paramount, from height to weight to proportions.||4 (13.8%)|
|Intricate facial sliders to make a one-of-a-kind look tops my list.||1 (3.4%)|
|Forget colors of the rainbow, I want a skin palette with no less than 500 hues!||1 (3.4%)|
|I don't care about the model looks as much as the wardrobe. Give me endless appearance armor possibilities.||10 (34.5%)|
|As long as I have a variety of very distinct races, I am happy.||7 (24.1%)|
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.