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The Stream Team: Dog days of summer edition, August 19 - 25, 2013

MJ Guthrie

You know the days -- the ones when the sun is so bright and the heat is so oppressive that lifting a finger to do anything more than click your mouse requires nearly Herculean effort? When you just feel listless, unable to get anything accomplished? Welcome to the dog days of summer! (Sorry, no dogs actually included.)

It just so happens that these days, while not necessarily good for productivity in other ways, are the perfect time to just relax and watch some Massively TV! And to help you out, we've got quite a line-up of shows for your viewing pleasure, both live and prerecorded. We promise, it won't involve much effort on your part at all. Just tune in and sit back; The Stream Team will take care of the rest. Because we know there are days when you just don't want to overly exert yourself.

3:00 p.m. EDT: Hearthstone -- Jasmine
Congratulations, it's a beta! Join Jasmine for a peek inside Blizzard's brand-new title.

5:00 p.m. EDT: Herokon Online -- Beau
Beau is checking out Herokon Online, a browser-based MMO he covered way back at GDC Online a couple of years ago. It's brought to you by the same people who launched The Dark Eye Chronicles, so it promises to be a good ride.

7:00 p.m. EDT: EVE Online -- Mike
Mike heads into the black, searching for wormholes and abandoned space... things. Exploration is the name of the game this week in New Eden!


5:00 p.m. EDT: Mabinogi -- Beau
Join Beau and familiar Nexon CM Sabina as they power through another chapter in the Saga Iria. This time it's number eight, so stick around to talk abilities, leveling, lore and -- of course -- fashion!

6:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Dylan
Get back into the action-based combat of Guild Wars 2 with Dylan and his Elementalist. He tried a buff-based build last week; this week he'll get a little more defensive for the occasional 1v1 situations that a Staff Elementalist struggles with!

7:00 p.m. EDT: StarCraft II -- Dylan
Join Dylan this week as he strives for victory in more StarCraft II! Queuing as Protoss, he will battle through the Silver League with commentary and play-by-play analysis.

8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II -- MJ
As promised, it's time to hit a dungeon, so join MJ as she delves into Klak'Anon. No, really -- join her! The only way to get through this level 40 adventure is with you!

9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. EDT: Champions Online -- Psykopig
The adventures of Rhinus continue this week, and Psykopig is going to be leveling hard! We don't want to hang around the low-level stuff any longer than we have to, so get your character and jump in to help the power leveling!

7:00 p.m. EDT: Hearthstone -- Mike
Mike doesn't know anything about card games, but that's not stopping him from checking out the Hearthstone beta. Tune in for what will almost certainly be an embarrassing disaster.

9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EDT: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
The Raid Night team struggled a bit on Operator IX again last week, but they think they worked through all the bugs. How will they do with Terror from Beyond this week? Tune in to find out.

11:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Richie
Richie is going to jump into the Queen's Speech game update in Guild Wars 2 and see if there is any interesting content to show off. Plan B will be leveling his level 60ish Elementalist, whom he's been working on for forever!

3:00 p.m. EDT: Hearthstone -- Jasmine
Jasmine continues her digital card collecting journey in the Hearthstone beta.

9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EDT: The Secret World -- MJ
Could a dungeon be on the docket? It could... if you join in! So join MJ and make this an all-viewer romp through Polaris, or Hell, or wherever.

7:00 p.m. EDT: League of Legends -- Mike
Mike loves DotA, but League of Legends is all the rage. Join him as he enters a brave new world.

12:00 p.m. EDT: SMITE -- Blake
Blake continues his tour of the gods in SMITE in Lunchtime Livecast #74. This week, it is finally Thor's turn to take the stage.

If this looks like a well deserved day of rest, don't balk at it! Take advantage while you still can.

The best part about these reruns is that you don't have to do anything except click on the highlighted link of the one you want to see and the whole adventure will unfold before you. So revel in your inertia!

Highlight Reel
With this week's highlight, you can just watch while someone else does all the work of gathering minerals and fending off attacks. Not a bad proposition, eh? Then again, when is playing a game really work we try to avoid?

It's been too long since anyone here at Massively has experienced one (we never stop hunting the news for you!), so we'd like to live vicariously through you. Tell us about your perfect lazy day, whether it be one that you've had or one that you aspire to.

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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