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The Stream Team: Derailed by cheese edition, September 23 - 29, 2013

MJ Guthrie

It's not my fault! I seriously had plans -- big plans -- for this week's schedule. But then Mr. Lefebvre had to go and derail my entire thought process with his call to cheese. I am not kidding; I cannot think of hardly anything else now. Because cheese really is so wonderful! MMmm...

Oh dang it! There my thoughts went again. Where was I? Oh, yah -- the schedule. Well, instead of trying to fight it, maybe I should just give in. Resistance is futile and all that, right? What harm could there possibly be in a little cheese anyways? Come to think of it, there's always a chance that some cheese will be involved in this weeks shows on Massively TV, which is all the more reason to tune into everything. And there's also a good chance that all the crazy Stream Team antics will successfully distract me from my distraction, so let's get to it!

4:00 p.m. EDT: Wakfu -- Beau
Beau is going to be taking another look at Wakfu, the wacky turn-based MMO that has charmed him before. It's been a while since he took a new look at the game, so what's changed? Tune in and see!

7:00 p.m. EDT: EVE Online -- Mike
Mike storms off in search of wormholes and mysterious structures as explores the intricacies of exploration.

8:00 p.m. EDT: Age of Wushu -- Beau
Join Beau and CM Earthquake as they once again bravely dive into the Age of Wushu polls for Choose My Adventure. Be sure to jump in the chat room to ask questions and give advice. Beau can always use advice!

9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Richie
Richie and his guildmates will be tackling guild missions during this two-hour stream. Feel free to tag along on the Blackgate server as they search for bounties, solve puzzles, overcome challenges, and rush to the finish line!

3:00 p.m. EDT: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn -- Jasmine
Today's FFXIV forecast calls for a 100% chance of job leveling with a 40% chance of storyline spoilers.

9:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II -- MJ
It's time to get serious! Join MJ and other Massively Minions for the first-ever guild dungeon run. There will be adventure, excitement, and probably singing involved. How could you miss that?

2:00 p.m. EDT: World of Warcraft -- Dylan
Join Massively for more World of Warcraft coverage from the perspective of a Restoration Shaman. We're leveling up and have some new spells to try out, so join the chat and discuss your favorite updates in the 5.4 patch!

3:00 p.m. EDT: TERA -- MJ
Did you take advantage of the offer to get a free high-level character? MJ did! So now you can watch her navigate an unknown world with a class she is just learning. In other words, entertainment at its best! (Have your death counter ready.)

7:00 p.m. EDT: World of Warplanes -- Mike
World of Warplanes' official release may have been pushed back, but that's not going to stop Mike from crashing embarrassingly into trees.

8:00 p.m. EDT: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn -- MJ
So... despite what MJ said, she's actually in and playing this reborn game. Blame her friends and viewers who kept at her until she gave in! And now, you can watch her latest adventures in dungeon-diving.

9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EDT: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
The SWTOR raid night crew is still looking for new members for its 16-man raid team. In the meantime, progression continues. Join the stream as they strive to be ready for the new raid content launching in just a couple of weeks.

2:00 p.m. EDT: TERA -- Dylan
The results are in, and the Stream Team has voted that the TERA "Level Up Event" is fun! We'll revisit TERA's epic combat and reinvigorated community.

7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. EDT: The Secret World -- MJ
This time it's no secret -- MJ is going to dungeon-dive in one, maybe two new dungeons that she hasn't faced yet. This you've got to see!

9:00 p.m. EDT: DC Universe Online -- Beau
Beau had so much fun with DC Universe Online last week that he's decided to give it another chance. This time, he'll be even more prepared to take down hordes of enemies... or die trying.

9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. EDT: Champions Online -- Psykopig
Psykopig missed his finale last week, but this week there is no stopping the inevitable: an amazing time beating up criminals in Millennium City!

7:00 p.m. EDT: Pirate101 -- Mike
Mike sails the high skies again looking for loot to plunder and sharks to punch.

11:30 a.m. EDT: SMITE -- Blake
Check out the latest news from Hi-Rez's MOBA SMITE in Lunchtime Livecast #78. Say your prayers before this week's show! You never know when it might be your time to go when Thanatos is around...

With no streams to distract you, it's a great day to really focus on that culinary delight known as cheese!

Despite how they can interfere with productivity, distractions are not always a bad thing. In fact, you might even seek them out sometime. And when you do, we've got just the thing for you: Reruns make a great distraction when you're looking for something to turn you're attention to.

Highlight Reel
Despite what you are thinking, there is no threat of cheese in this week's highlight. None. Nada. Still, this Stream Team member does show how you can level even while busy doing other things, like showing stuff off to viewers!

Veteran viewers can attest to how quickly I can be distracted by a shiny in games, and now all of you know that apparently cheese has the same effect in real life. There are just some things that can steal your attention away from almost anything you are doing. So tell us, dear readers, what distracts you the most from your tasks at hand? Is it warm sunshine outside the window on a workday? Is it that last piece of chocolate downstairs that calls to you? Share your (print-worthy!) distractors 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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