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The Stream Team: Happy Newb Year edition, December 30, 2013 - January 5, 2014

MJ Guthrie

Happy Newb Year, my friends! It's that time again, when a new year rolls around and all our thoughts turn to one thing. Forget resolutions, our minds are on the new MMOs that are slated for this year! A new year promises us new games to play, and who isn't looking forward to becoming a newb again? Even better, The Stream Team can help whet your appetite for these new titles by showing off advanced footage on Massively TV (like a certain closed beta that will be featured this week). Of course, there are also plenty of other shows starring your old-but-not-forgotten favorites, so check the schedule and then tell us which games you are most looking forward to playing in 2014.

4:00 p.m. EST: Istaria -- Beau
It's the 10th anniversary of Istaria, a classic MMORPG that allows players to play as dragons! Beau is going to dive in with members of the dev team to check out some of the new content and to revisit the old.

7:00 p.m. EST: Allods Online -- Mike
Mike continues his early adventures in Allods Online based entirely on what the community has chosen for him to do. Tune in for wandering, questing, and more than a little bit of action.

3:00 p.m. EST: Final Fantasy XIV -- Jasmine
Time to burn off those holiday dinner calories the best way we know how: a great deal of running... dungeons. This week Jasmine picks up her White Mage and winds her way through the dark caves of Halatali.

7:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest II -- MJ
It's time for bacon! Yes, MJ is going to make a full run through High Keep, start to finish -- and that piggy is going down! Join in for the adrenaline-pumping conclusion to the High Keep trilogy.

7:00 p.m. EST: World of Tanks -- Mike
World of Tanks has received a big update complete with new maps to blow up and new tanks to crash. Join Mike as he checks out the new goods.

9:00 p.m. EST: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
Sure, it's New Year's Day, but the raid team wants to start with a bang. Although some raiders might still be recovering from hangovers, they're going to dive into SWTOR head-first.

5:00 p.m. EST: The Secret World -- MJ
MJ and her group didn't have enough body parts to call the final boss in the Egypt Lair, so they are heading back in to finish what they started. And then it's off to a new Lair!

7:00 p.m. EST: Lord of the Rings Online -- MJ
Middle-earth is calling, and MJ must heed that call! Jon her as she experiences a new skirmish.

7:00 p.m. EST: DotA 2 -- Mike
DotA 2 is a team-based game, so tonight Mike is queuing up with folks from the local DotA scene in the hopes of playing a more organized (and thus more successful) match.

9:00 p.m. EST: WildStar -- Richie
Richie returns to the WildStar beta and resumes his adventures with his Draken Stalker. Watch him scour the Crimson Isles in search of wandering Exiles, so he can crush them... like grapes.

Saturday, what a day -- streaming all week with you!

Can you handle two days off in a row? Better rest up while you can before more games are released!

Not everything has to be new to be good. In fact, even though these shows are old, they are still a blast to watch! Go ahead, see for yourself.

What game this year has you most excited for that fresh newb feeling? Tell us which are you looking forward to playing the most! If you don't see the game you want to play listed (and you have delusions... er, hopes of it releasing this year), share it in the comments below.%Poll-86417%
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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