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The Stream Team: Snow shark edition, January 6 - 12, 2014

MJ Guthrie

What do you do when Mother Nature decides to dump enough snow on you to recreate a life-size replica of The Wall? Most of us would hunker down at our desks and dive into the sunnier realms of our favorite virtual worlds. We're gamers; that's what we do. But I've since learned that there are those who actually go out in that powdery white stuff and do something constructive -- and I don't just mean shoveling (which is pretty much how I've spent this whole new year so far).

Thanks to just such people, I have now experienced the Snow Shark. And I want one! If you haven't seen one yourself, you simply haven't lived yet. Now I am inspired to go do something with the foot of snow right outside my door, but what would I make? I may not be able to top a Snow Shark (who can?!), but I'm sure to get plenty of inspiration watching this week's Stream Team escapades on Massively TV.

4:00 p.m. EST: Brain Storm -- Beau
Join Beau as he explores this interesting quiz-based, browser-based MMORTS. Yes, it's a real thing, and so far looks pretty cool, so join Beau in the chat room and ask your curious questions!

7:00 p.m. EST: World of Warcraft -- Mike
Mike hops into a few heroics to gather more epic gear. Will he ever make it to the raidfinder?

9:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest II -- MJ
There's still time to enjoy a spot of Frostfell, so journey with MJ into the Winter Wonderland and prepare to say goodbye to the holiday for another year.

10:00 a.m. EST: WildStar -- Richie
In a world abandoned long ago by the ancient race of Eldan, one Stalker seeks to unravel the mystery of their sudden disappearance. Oh, whom are we kidding? Richie plays a Stalker in the WildStar beta, and the only thing he seeks is murder and mayhem.

9:00 p.m. EST: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
It's time to raid again in Star Wars: The Old Republic. This week, the raid team begins progression raiding again. A little hard-mode Terror from Beyond and a little hard-mode Dread Fortress is on the way!

3:00 p.m. EST: Final Fantasy XIV -- Jasmine
Imps, bombs, and aetherflow await in Final Fantasy XIV's fourth dungeon, Halatali. Join Jasmine on her baby White Mage as she heals her way through the twisting caverns and takes down one over-sized lightning lizard!

5:00 p.m. EST: The Secret World -- MJ
Hel took a little longer than expected last time, so join in as MJ and crew lay waste to a Lair. Survival is not quite assured, but entertaining antics are guaranteed.

6:00 p.m. EST: Allods Online -- Mike
Mike's Choose My Adventure continues with more Allods Online exploration and questing.

7:30 p.m. EST: TERA -- Mike
Mike crushes TERA's dungeon dead zone with more questing, more killing, and more BAMs. Can he make it to 35?

12:00 p.m. EST: Vanguard -- MJ
MJ is moving back to Thestra to tour more low-level dungeons. This run will feature Blood Howler`s Cave in Dahknarg and maybe even Arcanium in Leth Nurae if there is time!

2:00 p.m. EST: Lord of the Rings Online -- MJ
MJ promised a run through the Thievery and Mischief skirmish with a Protector soldier, and she's going to deliver. Check out how different it is with this tank pet (she hears she's even worse than the warrior!).

A perfect day to create your own snow sculpture. (Snow cones are an acceptable medium.)

Too busy to get a few hours of gaming in because you are out trying to make your own snow sculptures? You can just stick your monitor in your window and watch these reruns in one-hour spurts while still enjoying the fresh air! Or watch them while you are inside trying to thaw out.

After experiencing such a display of creativity, who wouldn't hunger for more? So tell us: Have you ever created your own snow sculpture, large or small? And what is the most creative masterpiece you've ever made?

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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