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The Stream Team: Alpha on the brain edition, February 3 - 9, 2014

MJ Guthrie

And here we thought we'd have to pussyfoot around the fact that there is an alpha that has seduced away a segment of our staff! But since the NDA has been shot down, we are free to discuss it in detail as we want. Even better, we can also stream it for you! So that's exactly what's going to happen this week: EverQuest Next Landmark joins The Stream Team's lineup. Of course, there are plenty of other great games also playing on Massively TV all week, including old favorites and at least one other beta, so make sure you check the schedule so you don't miss a single one!

4:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest Next Landmark -- MJ
Want to get a peek at what this new build-your-own-world sandbox is all about? The join MJ as she shows off as much as she can (alpha bugs allowing!).

6:00 p.m. EST: Guild Wars 2 -- Mike
Mike's back in Tyria again this week advancing his Guardian's personal story and slaying centaurs all the while. Watch as he bashes things with his sword, or hop into a party and bash alongside him.

7:30 p.m. EST: DotA 2 -- Mike
DotA 2's New Bloom festival brings new heroes to play and a new map to explore. Join Mike as he leaps into a few live matches to get a feel for everything that's changed with DotA 2's most recent update.

3:00 p.m. EST: Final Fantasy XIV -- Jasmine
Jasmine heads into The Thousand Maws of TotoRak, a level 24 dungeon of slime, webs, and more slime.

9:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest Next Landmark -- MJ
It may be alpha, and there may be bugs, but there is also copper to mine and hidden caves to construct! Join MJ as she spends EverQuest Two-sday in the third EverQuest title!

7:00 p.m. EST: WildStar -- MJ
Welcome to a real WildStar Wednesday! MJ is heading back in to lend her skills to the Exiles. Hopefully, she won't have to face the dreaded orbs of blinding doom again.

9:00 p.m. EST: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
Larry and Imperial guild Nefarious Intent plow forward into the denizens of the Dread Masters once again. What does it take to kill these guys!? I mean Larry and Nefarious Intent; they just don't give up.

9:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest -- MJ
Welcome to the first installment of EQ's CMA Live! MJ has made her character and is starting along the journey you laid for her, so come watch her progress, offer her pointers, or even make a new character to join in the fun.

10:00 a.m. EST: WildStar -- Richie
Richie's Draken Stalker has been asked to lead "negotiations" with an indigenous race of sentient bird-folk on Planet Nexus. His methods of diplomacy include destroying their sacred totems, calling aerial strikes down upon their homes, and stabbing them from behind. Check out the peace talks during this WildStar show.

7:00 p.m. EST: The Secret World -- MJ
MJ is all dolled up and ready for her second date with the Gatekeeper! Even so, she's hoping this is a relationship that won't really last.

1:00 p.m. EST: Hearthstone - Mike
Hearthstone is now in open beta, and all card collections have been reset. Tune in for a little lunch time card-slinging with Mike to see what Blizzard's online CCG has to offer.

Give your brain a rest today, it deserves it.

What to do when alpha and beta servers are down? Why, watch reruns, of course! And we've got all of last week's shows right here, ready for your mouse to click.

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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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