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The Stream Team: October 15 - 21, 2012

MJ Guthrie

What's worse than a surprise monster troll invasion? Missing watching a surprise monster troll invasion happen to your favorite Stream Team host! It may not happen today. It may not happen tomorrow. In fact, you never know when or where or even to whom it might happen, but it just might happen! Heavens to Betsy: It could be that one has already happened.

Don't take chances; don't risk missing such an iconic moment. Be sure to watch Massively TV this week to catch all of the action, commentary, and surprises that live gaming can bring. And check any missed livestreams from last week. Those trolls could be anywhere! They could even be hiding in the poll at the end of this column...

5:00 p.m. EDT: Beau -- Dark Age of Camelot
Beau missed DAoC's anniversary last week, thanks to GDC Online. He'll make up for it by revisiting the game for this week's Rise and Shiny! If he can find his character, that is. Otherwise join Beau in the chat room as he recalls what makes DAoC so great, and maybe he'll jump into some RvR!

6:00 p.m. EDT: MJ -- Aion
Patch 3.5 sneaked in, and MJ wants to poke around and see the changes! How many villages will have upgrades by now? Will the cross-server dungeon finder add more available groups? And let's not forget about checking out the team-based PvP arena! Join MJ as she checks it all out.

7:00 p.m. EDT: Mike -- EVE Online
It's time again for that fundamental mechanic of EVE Online: mining. Join Mike as he heads out into the black and looks for delicious ice to mine. Be sure to bring a warm beverage, as mining streams tend to be more like fireside chats with your buddies than all-out killfests.

8:00 p.m. EDT: Jeremy -- RIFT Lite
Jeremy is chugging along, closing rifts and making friends the hard way. Tune in to see his continued adventures in RIFT.

8:00 a.m. EDT: David "Psykopig" Desi -- Fallen Earth
After a long, hard day, you deserve a little relaxation time. Pop open a can of cat food and pull up a chair because it's time for the Pig to return to Fallen Earth! This large-in-scope game deserves to be explored. Tune in to see Psykopig do it in style!

5:00 p.m. EDT: Beau -- Glitch
Ah, Glitch... my, how you change so often. There are so many new random quests and minigames that pop up and new skills to learn as well. Join Beau as he hunts down how to gain those new skills. If he's lucky, he'll soon be back to "has learned all skills" status!

9:00 p.m. EDT: MJ -- EverQuest II
Forget standard dungeons; this time the request was for player-made dungeons! So join MJ as she picks out and runs a few creations made not by the devs but by you, the players!

3:00 p.m. EDT: Blake -- Star Wars: The Old Republic
Are you a fan of a galaxy far, far away? Then you better tune in to Lunchtime Livecast #37 because this is the last week Blake is streaming it for a while. No, he's not retiring the game from the show a la Global Agenda, but he'll be covering a new game next week. Check out the show for a preview and get your fill of lightsabers and blasters while you're at it.

5:00 p.m. EDT: Beau -- Forge of Empires
What's this? An MMORTS from Innogames that Beau hasn't played much? Well let's fix that, shall we? Watch Beau try and figure his way around this cool-looking RTS. Will he be able to do it without dying several times? Can a player even die in this world? Who knows? Let's find out... together.

7:00 p.m. EDT: Mike -- PlanetSide 2
Get a taste of PlanetSide 2's continent-based battles and twitch-heavy combat as Mike hops into the beta and sees what he can see. Prediction: Mike will die a lot. But hey, isn't that what we all expect from him at this point?

8:00 a.m. EDT: David "Psykopig" Desi -- Guild Wars 2
Treamann: He may be a bit weak, but we'll be damned if his adventures aren't fun! Tune in this Thursday to watch Psykopig continue his tree-ish adventure and attempt to not die six times!

10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EDT: Richie -- Guild Wars 2
If you you're on the Blackgate server and want to join Richie for his Guild Wars 2 exploits, then check out this two-hour livestream show. Will he continue his personal story, go for 100% map completion, or invade the forces of Zhaitan on the shores of Orr? Tune in to find out!

7:00 p.m. EDT: Mike – Pirate101
Hoist the anchors and set the...sails? Mike is headed into KingsIsle's latest family-friendly MMO, and hopefully his complete lack of sailing knowledge won't cause his journey to be short and disastrous. Tune in to see flying ships, surly crewmembers, and one strange monkey.

9:00 p.m. EDT: Jeremy -- Vanguard
Come along as Jeremy quests through the magical lands of Telon. What mighty adventures await this intrepid livestreamer? Foul beasts and deadly dragons permeate the land, but magnificent sights are around every corner. Join Jeremy in-game and on the TwitchTV feed.

10:00 p.m. EDT: Jeremy -- Guild Wars 2
Jeremy is pulling along a guest for some back-and-forth discussions about trait, weapon, and class builds to suit different situations. Tune in for what's sure to be an intellectual masterpiece.

All day starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT: The Beau Show
Join Beau as he attempts to stream games live for 24 hours in the hopes of getting you to donate to the Extra Life fundraiser! Each year is fun, but hopefully you can make this one even better than past events. You can donate and can watch him stream all day and night. Bring coffee to the chat room!

Midnight until 9:00 a.m. EDT: The Beau Show
Beau continues his 24 hours of gaming marathon for Extra Life.

5:00 p.m. EDT: Dylan "GGraves" -- Guild Wars 2
Prepare for battle, minions! Good Graves the Elementalist returns to the structured PvP battlefront this weekend. Come hang out in the chat and watch the action as "GGraves" plays his Fury-focused Staff Elementalist! We're going to have a lot of fun; just make sure to stand back and clear the area of any dry shrubbery that may ignite.

7:00 p.m. EDT: Dylan "GGraves" -- StarCraft II
Player vs. player real-time strategy on a massive scale is in store for you if you join Dylan as he dives into more team games of StarCraft II, "The World's Greatest eSport!" He'll be plaing through some gold-level team matches, including 2v2, 3v3, and some free-for-all unranked matches. Heart of the Swarm is getting closer, so prepare the troops, and see you on battlefield in this "Not-So-Massively" favorite.

Did real-life debates distract you from the really entertaining shows this week? Is your brain melting from all the political vibes emanating from all the commercials, news, and social media posts? The good news is that while these activities will be short-lived, access to the previous week's streams is not! Catch an episode of your favorite game right here, when it's most convenient for you.

It seems that last week's question stumped everyone -- score one for us! But we don't want to leave you with a brain cramp, so this week's outtake is just an easy click. Of the following games that have not been covered in livestreams in the past.... forever (if ever), which would you like to see one of our livestreamers tackle? No promises of course, but we may just be able to persuade someone to make your wish come true!%Poll-78259%
Do you have a game not on this list that you'd like to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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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