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The Stream Team: Take my money already edition, August 5 - 11, 2013

MJ Guthrie

Now's a good time to be a sandbox fan... if you can stand the wait, that is! So many more games in the pipeline are leaning towards virtual worlds than ever before, boasting exciting features like dynamic AI, construction, and hidden quests. The only problem is that few of them are out yet. It doesn't matter how many times we shove a fistful of cash at our monitors, the games won't magically launch. Darn it.

It's a good thing we don't have wait for Massively TV! With plenty of reruns to watch between the live shows, you get to enjoy The Stream Team's antics any time you want. What's coming up this week? Check out the schedule below. And tell us which upcoming sandbox is tempting you the most.

7:00 p.m. EDT: EVE Online -- Mike
Mike returns to EVE Online to do more of what he does best: Lose expensive spaceships and cry about it.

10:00 p.m. EDT: RIFT -- Dylan
Level 20 and dangerous! Join Dylan as he pulls an arrow from his quiver and delivers pain to all of the mid-level content RIFT has to offer!

3:00 p.m. EDT: RIFT -- Jasmine
Is there a rift? Does that rift need closing? Jasmine is on the case with her Cleric! For this hour, anyway. Then you're on your own.

5:00 p.m. EDT: Mabinogi -- Beau
Check it out -- it's Tuesday! And that means it's time for Beau and Mabinogi CM Sabina to look at Chapter Six of the Saga Iria. What will he find? Probably just more wonderful levels and tons of loot!

8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II -- MJ
Hear about MJ's SOE Live adventures and EQ Next thoughts while adventuring through Norrath this EverQuest Two-sday!

10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Richie
The Queen's Jubilee is in full swing in Guild Wars 2 and Richie is jumping in to experience the festivities. Join him during this two-hour stream as he goes for achievements and tries his luck in the Queen's Gauntlet.

7:00 p.m. EDT: Firefall -- Mike
It's been a few weeks since Mike's Choose My Adventure in Firefall. Join him as he hops back into the game to recapture some of his glorious CMA memories.

8:00 p.m. EDT: Aion -- MJ
Some people insist that there are no low level players in Atreia, but MJ proves them all wrong with her under-20 Songweaver. Come check out her latest adventures.

9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EDT: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
The Raid Night team nearly took down Operator IX last week. Why is that fight so long? Can they do it this week? Tune in as they tackle SWTOR's Terror from Beyond operation.

3:00 p.m. EDT: World of Warcraft -- Jasmine
Join Jasmine as she works on her heroic PUG valor grind. Gearing up your level 90 character isn't all fun and games. Well, technically it's all games. Despite what you might read on the general forums World of Warcraft is still a game.

8:00 p.m. EDT: Vanguard -- MJ
Come talk about your favorite SOE Live news with MJ as she adventures in Telon. You can also help her survive the wilds of the world!

9:00 p.m. EDT: The Secret World -- MJ
MJ's been having much too much fun lately, so why stop? Join her for some awesome adventures in one of her all-time favorite games.

7:00 p.m. EDT: Scarlet Blade -- Mike
Scarlet Blade has received a lot of attention for the design of its characters. But is there a decent game beneath the controversy? Tune in and find out.

9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Psykopig
There is plenty more to do in Tyria and Psykopig is gonna do it! Join in as his Guild Wars 2 adventures continue.

9:00 p.m. EDT: DotA 2 -- Dylan
It wouldn't be a complete week without the massive MOBA action you demand from Dylan. Join Massively and other viewers as we celebrate The International 3 tournament by playing DotA 2. If you're a Massively TV viewer and you have DotA 2, join in the chat and we will invite you to the 5v5 slugfest.

After last weekend's announcements and this week's streams, you've certainly earned yourself a day of rest!

Got the urge to watch a show RIGHT NOW, but there's nothing on? Select any of these reruns for you own Stream Team on demand.

Highlight Reel
Convention seating isn't the only cutthroat activity going on out there, as this week's highlight shows. Watch this Steam Team member take on some minigames that involve politics, sunbeams, and more:

Now that you've heard about the elusive EverQuest Next and its surprise sibling EverQuest Next Landmark, are you planning on playing one -- or both -- of the games or something else entirely? If something else, tell us which upcoming game is tugging at your heartstrings most in the comments below!%Poll-83905%
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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