The Stream Team: Fools vs. floppy ears edition, April 1 - 7, 2013

MJ Guthrie
M. Guthrie|04.01.13

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The Stream Team Fools vs floppy ears edition, April 1  7, 2013
Though infrequent, it does happen: Once in a while two holidays go toe to toe on the calendar. This year, it just so happens that April Fools' Day rides in on the tail of the Easter Bunny. So what do you do when these very different holidays bump up against each other? You do what any self-respecting Stream Team fan does: You watch more Massively TV! Of course, that's pretty much the answer to everything, isn't it?

Some day these two holidays might actually overlap. If that were the case, who do you think would come out on top in a brawl over celebration rights -- that floppy-eared frolicking rabbit known for leaving chocolate or the fool (with or without a bell-tipped hat) who delights in pranking and tricking? After watching Rise of the Guardians, I think my money is on the bunny. Worst case scenario is they team up together and we end up with trick chocolate.

While contemplating this match-up, join us for a week of intense livestreams with your favorite hosts, playing such classics as Fruit Ninja and Fruity Loops Studio.

2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. EDT: World of Warcraft -- Jasmine
Raiding, randoms, and PuGs, oh my! Join Jasmine as she rogues her way around World of Warcraft.

5:00 p.m. EDT: Scarlet Blade -- Beau
Want to see what the fuss is about the new Aeria-published Scarlet Blade? Well, Beau is going to take one for the team and will play it for a week, starting today!

6:00 p.m. EDT: EVE Online -- Mike
Grief in space: Mike teams up with a band of pirates and causes untold terror on New Eden's citizens.

7:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Lis
It's a brand-new month, so start it off right! Join Elisabeth for some shenanigans and tomfoolery in the world of Guild Wars 2.

10:00 p.m. EDT: Fruity Loops Studio -- Dylan
April fools'! Join Dylan in this epic look at his other favorite PC passion, Fruity Loops Studio. During this stream, we will cover the program and the multiple ways you can use Fruity Loops and then make some music with Massively fans in the chat room!

5:00 p.m. EDT: Second Life -- Beau
Second Life is a virtual land filled with amazing sights, and Beau is going to be touring one of his new favorites on this livestream. It's been a while, so come join him!

8:00 p.m. EDT: Free Realms -- Larry
We mentioned doing Wizard101 this week, but the kid wins out. She wants to play more Free Realms for Family MMO night. Cooperative questing and more family fun are in store for you tonight!

9:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest II -- MJ
EverQuest Two-sday returns! Join MJ as she takes a break from tank-land and jumps back to her Fury for some high-level fun. Or maybe Bristlebane Day shenanigans.

8:00 p.m. EDT: The Secret World -- MJ
Miracle of miracles: MJ is finally heading into Blue Mountain! Could she be strong enough to finish of the Tyler Freeborn mission? Or will she just meander around the mountains dispatching any and all zombies that cross her path? Join in to see.

9:00 p.m. EDT: SWTOR -- Larry
The raid night crew cannot wait for Rise of the Hutt Cartel, but unfortunately, progressing in the current raids won't mean much until the expansion hits. What to do until then? PvP, of course!

8:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. EDT: RIFT -- Psykopig
RIFT is ready to rock -- as is the Pig! Tune in as he closes in on his final few shows of RIFT. You won't want to miss it!

10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Richie
It's been a while since Richie did an alt-leveling show in Guild Wars 2, so he's going to remedy that this week. Bring your alt characters to the Blackgate server and join him in this two-hour stream.

5:00 p.m. EDT: RaiderZ -- Beau
RaiderZ's new expansion launches this week, so what better way to explore it than to livestream it?

11:00 a.m. EDT: SMITE -- Blake
The Lunchtime Livecast is back after a one-week hiatus! SMITE is back on the menu. Catch the sound of music in Livecast #58 as Apollo, the God of Music, enters the battle.

3:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars -- Lis
The original Guild Wars 1 adventure continues as Lis heads into the Northlands to do battle against the Charr.

6:00 p.m. EDT: SMITE -- Blake
Lunchtime Livecast #59 is here to inject some action into your Sunday! Blake is going back-to-back this week because twice the SMITE is always nice.

10:00 p.m. EDT: Heroes of Newerth -- Dylan
Join GGraves in an epic 5v5 slugfest in Heroes of Newerth: Mid Wars. We'll take one more look at the popular MOBA game mode offered only in HoN. Massively viewers are welcome to join in this F2P bloodbath.

Feel as if you don't have energy to do anything thanks to chocolate bunny-induced lethargy? Are you holed up, hiding from your compadres to avoid any pranks? Then settle in with some reruns for company!
OK, so maybe Fruit Ninja was just a part of the April Fools' frivolity. (Although honestly it qualifies as an MMO as much as some other games trying to use the label!) At least it was a fairly mild joke, right? I am sure many of you have some epic pranks you could share with us all in the comments below. Disclaimer: Anything you learn from here is not the responsibility of or any of its staff, so use at your own risk!

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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