Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Previously on MV TV: The week of February 11th, 2012


It's time again to recap the best moments from the past week of livestreaming. Each week Massively hosts several livestreams and chats that showcase your favorite titles! Keep an eye on the Massively TV Guide so that you never miss a single event. We show off a large variety of different games and boast quite a few different personalities as well!

This week we had some Guild Wars goodness, house construction in RuneScape, more APB: Reloaded action on Tboo Thursday, a bit of Arcane Tranmuting in Runes of Magic with Jeremy, an explanation of magic in Ryzom with yours truly, and some Imp-ownage by Dylan in Star Wars: The Old Republic. And Adventure Mike returns with some Guild Wars and Nexus: Kingdom of the Winds streaming!

Guild Wars banner
This week, Richie conquered two more missions and is nearing the end of the Eye of the North expansion. During the stream, he overcame two different bosses: a colossal wurm named Cyndr the Mountain Heart and the Disc of Chaos destroyer. Sprinkle in some juicy bits of lore (the Dwarves did what?!), amusing cutscenes, and a horrible Scottish accent and you'll see why this is a show you don't want to miss!

RuneScape banner
I took a break from killing things in RuneScape long enough to work on construction, otherwise known as the skill that is required to build a house. RuneScape's unique take on player housing was explored during this stream, so if you have ever been confused about how it works or what is needed to get started, this stream will act as a sort of crash-course. The housing really is robust and fun to work with, but it is costly. Luckily some of my friends lent a hand during the stream and provided me with everything I needed not only to get started but to level several times.

APB: Reloaded banner
Taryn, aka Tboo, jumped back into APB: Reloaded for her usual Thursday theme. APB is not for the weak of heart (or the weak of trigger-finger), so it's fun to watch her run and gun... and die a lot. This week she rolled on the criminal side and joined the rest of her team in matching purple and white outfits. If you're going to go down, you might as well be wearing matching outfits!

Runes of Magic banner
Jeremy was back in Runes of Magic to explain a bit about items and their tier levels, discuss the Arcane Transmuter and mana stones, and answer questions about how to make the items you need, such as tier five mana stones. If upgrading your equipment has been a mystery, then this stream will hopefully answer many of your questions.

Ryzom banner
I also decided it was time to break down magic in Ryzom. The best way to explain it was to take my character through the isle of Silan, the newbie starter island in the game. Sure, players have the usual choice of spells to select from, but once stanzas and the ability to edit abilities are added in, players can be their own unique wizard. The newbie quests not only explain how to use abilities but also break down the lore of the game. I read it out loud and made my way through one quest step at a time. Then I was sent off to murder some very cute animals in the forest!

SWTOR banner
Do you enjoy attacking other players with a gold and black lightsaber in Star Wars: The Old Republic? Of course you do, and so does Dylan. He decided to jump in on his Jedi Guardian for some group PvP action. As PvP matches normally go, he wins some and loses some. The important thing is to push your enemies into a batch of fire if you can and to go out with a bang even if you are losing! Warning: If you get motion sick easily or cannot stand the sight of Jedi cutting down their enemies (usually), then don't watch this stream! Otherwise, tune in.

Guild Wars banner
Frustrations were boiling over this week as Adventure Mike had to deal with Guild Wars' Dragon's Lair mission. Shannon had previously warned him that this place was coming at some point in the Prophecies campaign, but Mike could never have expected what he was in for. Rooms that debuffed him and drained his health were just the tip of the rage iceberg as Mike was taken to the brink. As if that weren't enough, he and Shannon had to deal with a dragon that tipped the scales at 11 levels superior to them! The battle was hard-fought on both sides, but did Adventure Mike and his lovely assistant Shannon come out victorious? If there is one stream of his you don't want to miss, this is the one. Adventure Mike finished this episode with a call-out to any fellow adventurers who play Guild Wars and would like to join him either on- or off-stream for Hard Mode missions in the distant (or maybe not-so-distant) future. If interested, please email him!

Nexus: Kingdom of the Winds banner
On last week's Rose-Tinted Saturday Nights, Adventure Mike dived head first into the mythical lands of Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds. Nexus pulls heavily from ancient Chinese and Korean mythologies to bring forth a world where you can never expect what's around the corner. Mike wanted to just chill out this week and show everyone how to get jumpstarted on a new Nexus character. Choosing to be a Poet (healing class), Mike took to the lands in full force, trouncing wildlife underfoot. No squirrel, butterfly or even rampaging seahorse was safe from the wrath of his mighty spear. Take a gander into yesteryear with one of Korea's most popular MMORPGs from the mid-'90s! Join Adventure Mike every Saturday night for a relaxing look at MMOs of the past with Rose-Tinted Saturday Nights.

Did you miss Massively TV last week? Are you too busy to dig through a week's worth of video to get to the highlights? Never fear! We've done the work for you right here in Previously on MV TV, a roundup of epic battles, tragic deaths, and juicy outtakes from last week's livestreams.

From around the web

ear iconeye icontext filevr