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MV Guide: June 18 - 24, 2012

Shawn Schuster

MV Guide is a weekly rundown of the MMO gaming events planned on Massively TV.

Every week, the Massively Stream Team logs in to play various MMOs live and in person, and we'd love for you to drop by the channel and visit. We have a combination of regular weekly games and new surprises each week, so you'll find a variety of titles to watch. During our streamed events, you can participate in the live chat, ask questions to learn about the game, or simply spend some time with Massively staff and readers. (Of course, streaming is subject to the whims of outside forces like server-side gremlins once in a while.)

Follow along after the jump to see what's on this week's schedule, and let us know if there's a specific game you'd like to see streamed next week!


5:00 p.m. EDT: Beau -- Tynon
Check out Beau as he looks at Tynon in hopes of finding more MMO and less social. No matter what he finds, this Rise and Shiny episode promises to be very interesting. Turn-based, anyone?

8:00 p.m. EDT: Mike -- EVE Online
It's that time again, livestreamers -- time for an incredibly dangerous cannonball run! Join Mike as he grabs his baby, no-skills EVE character Cannonball Rum and launches her into the depths of nullsec to taunt pirates, steal ore and (of course) get blown to pieces in the meanest fashion available. Can Mike make it to the edge of space before being obliterated? Hint: No.


8:00 p.m. EDT: James "Adventure Mike" -- Everquest
After a couple weeks of absence, Adventure Mike is ready to get back in the saddle of his Norrathian expeditions with Everquest. His shaman is still his primary focus and this week will be no exception. Join him for some relaxing commentary as he proceeds to advance his character in the wilds of Crescent Reach and possibly even the moon of Luclin.

9:00 p.m. EDT: MJ -- EverQuest II
MJ has shown off one of the Skyshrine solo/duo instances, but that was the easiest one! Why not jump right into the hardest? After all, it rewards you with a guaranteed exquisite chest as well as the chest reward for completing the quest. Come watch as she takes on this version of the instance either with a friend or her mercenary. Now, do we take bets on whether the loot will actually contain anything she can actually use?


6:00 p.m. EDT: MJ -- Vanguard
It's been awhile since MJ dusted off her Shaman and actually cavorted through a dungeon in Vanguard. In fact, it's been so long she needs your help! Join her for some dungeon shenanigans and be the star of the show.

7:00 p.m. EDT: Mike -- World of Tanks
Mike's World of Tanks adventure continues this week with new tanks, new battles, and new embarrassing losses. Can Mike unlock a better tank and dominate the battlefield, or will he end up getting blown to smithereens (like always)? Tune in and find out as he delves deeper into this free-to-play, action-based MMO themed entirely around armored carnage.

8:00 p.m. EDT: James "Adventure Mike" -- World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
It has been awhile since Adventure Mike explored the world of Azeroth, so he decided it was about time to jump back in and get some of his characters prepared for the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion. He has a few that he has been working on including a warlock, hunter, mage and paladin. Stop by and check it out in one of the world's largest MMO communities.

9:00 p.m. EDT: Richie -- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Beta
It's time to take a break from Diablo III and check back in with WoW's upcoming expansion to see how things are progressing. The level 85 zone, Jade Forest, has been closed down while they make improvements to it, so it's time to explore the next available area. Join him as he levels his death knight in the Valley of the Four Winds and searches for inner peace.


8:00 a.m. EDT: David "Psykopig" -- Star Wars the Old Republic
PVP Thursdays are a hit! Psykopig tackles your questions, their lightsabers and his PVP sweats in Star Wars the Old Republic! Come join in as he dives deep into the PVP Systems of SWTOR!

5:00 p.m. EDT: Beau -- RuneScape
Join Beau for another RuneScape Thursday as he uses you... er, asks you for help in completing some more tasks from his task list. If you happen to be an expert in the game, feel free to join him on World 42: a roleplaying world!

8:00 p.m. EDT: James "Adventure Mike" -- Diablo III
Still working with his partner Shannon to make their way through Nightmare mode with the monk and wizard, Adventure Mike continues to squash the demons of hell undertow. Gore will spread and body parts will fly as Team Avatar works its way through waves upon waves of the hellish hordes.


5:00 p.m. EDT: Beau -- Free Realms
Because SOE is in the middle of releasing a new area to explore, Beau is going to be working his way through the gloam quests or, if the new area is released before then, will be exploring the new area! Check it out!

7:00 p.m. EDT: Mike -- Champions Online
Mike once again ventures into unfamiliar waters, this time into free-to-play MMORPG Champions Online. Tune in as Mike creates a powerful superhero, jumps into the game world and starts giving evildoers what-for. Or, if history is any indicator, as he gets mercilessly pummeled by supervillains while trying desperately to remember the keybinding for "punch."

8:00 p.m. EDT: MJ -- Aion
Higher-level dungeons can be difficult to pound out in less than an hour unless you're with a very skilled and cohesive group (and there's certainly no counting on that when PUGs are involved!), so this week MJ will take two hours and explore a harder instance somewhere in Balaurea. Perhaps she'll get into a group for Beshmundir Temple and face down Stormwing. Or maybe she'll venture into one of the newer Sarpan instances. Tune in to watch some spectacular -- or at least amusing -- groupage!

9:00 p.m. EDT: MJ -- Aion
Continuation of previous hour.


8:00 a.m. EDT: David "Psykopig" -- Star Wars the Old Republic
Psykopig's Story Saturdays are taking root! The adventures of the evil republic trooper are becoming more and more evil daily. Join in this Saturday as Psykopig travels through the ups, the downs and the middles of questing in SWtOR!



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