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The Stream Team: October 8 - 14, 2012

MJ Guthrie

Awareness. Social, self, spatial -- whatever your flavor of awareness, it's a useful trait. And if livestreamers have got it, great. If not, well then Massively TV is just that much more amusing! Didn't notice that boss mob standing at your heels? Chuckles ensue. Was that actually a cliff two steps back? A good belly laugh commences. Yes sir, these things and more have transpired while all eyes were watching.

Don't miss out on the fun! Tune in this week to watch The Stream Team members as they brave a variety of worlds, or watch the classic episodes of yester-streams, so you can see for yourself how well the Massively livestreamers exhibit awareness. But what about you readers? How does your awareness measure up? You could test yourself with the basketball clip, or you can keep reading and take Massively's own awareness pop quiz at the end!

7:00 p.m. EDT: Mike -- EVE Online
Join Mike as he takes a lowbie, no-skill character and heads into the depth of space to see what happens. It's time again for the monthly cannonball run, so tune in and watch as everything goes horribly awry.

8:00 p.m. EDT: Jeremy -- MechWarrior Online
Giant robots. Who doesn't like giant robots? MechWarrior has a history of world-class giant robots as far back as the Battletech pen-and-paper RPG. Join Jeremy for more lumbering around in a hulking mech.

8:00 p.m. EDT: Jeremy -- Guild Wars 2
Hope you aren't sick of Guild Wars 2 yet because Jeremy has some more dynamic events lined up. Join him on Sanctum of Rall and in the livestream chatroom for tons of action.
It's time to take on more dungeons for this EverQuest Two-sday! MJ will continue her tour of the instances in the Kingdom of Sky expansion unless she finds an actual group -- then she'll dungeon-dive where ever the group wants to go. After all, MJ still hasn't experienced SOEmote group-style!

7:00 p.m. EDT: Mike -- World of Tanks
Mike loves tanks, and you should, too. Hang out to see what this 40 million-player free-to-play game has to offer players (and to watch Mike get blown to smithereens).

8:00 p.m. EDT: MJ -- MechWarrior Online
Giant mechanized fighting machines and MJ... too strange to contemplate? Well, stop trying and take a look because she's going to be piloting one of those big bad boys! It's probably a really good thing the poll on deaths per stream is closed...

9:00 a.m. EDT: David "Psykopig" Desi -- Guild Wars 2
The Tree-venture continues this Thursday as Psykopig pushes his gun-slinging, shield-throwing abilities to the limit! Tune in to see Treamann take on all of the forest, in STYLE! Filling hearts and taking names is the aim of the game!

5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. EDT: MJ -- The Secret World
A chance to do Inferno and the faction mission derailed MJ's previous plans to complete the new investigation mission in Kingsmouth. But nothing's gonna stop her now! Tune in for another two-hour romp through conspiracies where brain matters more than brawn. Let the investigation commence!

8:00 p.m. EDT: Jeremy -- RIFT Lite

Awhile ago, Jeremy started a character to play through the RIFT free trial edition. He's back to continue that adventure and see what mayhem he can stir up.

10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EDT: Richie -- Guild Wars 2
Once you hit level 80, what do you do in Guild Wars 2? Richie aims to find out. Join him for this two-hour show as he wraps up loose ends and continues his quest for 100% map completion. If you're on the Blackgate server, feel free to jump in and join him!

7:00 p.m. EDT: Mike -- Torchlight II
Mike's path as an Embermage continues with fireballs, lightning blasts and more ice-teleporting than you can shake a wand at. Its time for some super-serious dungeon crawling!

9:00 p.m. EDT: Jeremy -- Vanguard

Jeremy's settling back into Vanguard and wants to focus on how to create rich roleplaying sessions. Vanguard has numerous classes, races, and emotes to lend roleplayers a hand, all in a seamless virtual world.

9:00 a.m. EDT: David "Psykopig" Desi -- The Secret World
Do you have a hankering for some secrets? We have the cure for you! Head on into the STY as Psykopig unveils the secrets of The Secret World! See all the zombie slashing action you can handle! Find out just how many slices from a well-placed hand blade it takes to kill a "Gutted" Fisherman"! This is info we know you need!

10:45 a.m. EDT: Blake -- Star Wars: The Old Republic
Lunchtime Livecast #36 starts at an awkward time this week. Why? So you can watch the stream and not miss the early kickoff to your team's early football game (yes, sports and video games can mix outside of Madden). Keeping with the competition, we're all about the PvP today in The Old Republic!

3:00 p.m. EDT: Dylan "GGraves" -- Torchlight II
Join Massively for more Torchlight II content! This hack 'n' slash title features great combat and epic environments. Come join Massively in the chat room and discuss Torchlight II from the perspective of an ice-focused Embermage.

5:00 p.m. EDT: Dylan "GGraves" -- StarCraft II
StarCraft II is preparing for its first expansion, Heart of the Swarm. Join GGraves as he fights his way through the Gold League 1v1 Ladder. StarCraft II is a game of practice and focus, and the ladder system Blizzard has created supports a very competitive environment on a massive scale! See you on the battlefield, troops!

9:00 p.m. EDT: Jeremy -- Guild Wars 2
Jeremy showed you the epic Centaur events last week. This week he wants to hang out in the Mists and mess around with the multitude of PvP builds players can construct. Join him for a look at the many ways to customize a class to suit you, not the game.

7:00 p.m. EDT: Jeremy -- Guild Wars 2
Forget Sunday football; Jeremy will be turning Sunday into the national sport of World vs. World... vs. World. Join him as he aims to help his server control the Borderlands.

Did you miss any of the shows last week? That's all right; life happens. We'll forgive you this time! No need to fret about missing your favorite streamers and their crazy, mind-blowing, or just plain silly antics. Check here for quick links to all of the shows, and feel free to watch them over and over and over. Popcorn not included.

So, word is that Beau courted death the most in a single stream! Now, the real question in my mind is this: Can you name which stream it was? No, seriously, because I want to watch it! Mike and I (not to be confused with Ike) stayed neck-and-neck there and tied for second. And now we all see who the pros are with their low death counts!

This week's outtakes section aims to see how well you know your games... and whether you are paying attention! You have had one week to look at the weekday dividers. Now, don't scroll up! Quick -- can you name which game is represented on which day? Each image is an in-game screenshot. Make your guesses in the comments below, and the first person to get them all right will receive a spiffy gold star commendation and a mention in next week's The Stream Team! Time to strut your stuff, Massively readers.

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.

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