With King Arthur, we have our first “mortal man” in the Battleground of the Gods. Guan Yu doesn’t really count, since he’s revered as a God, and considered a mark of good fortune to have Guan Yu in your place of business. He’s definitely something unique in the world of SMITE, and is the first member of the Arthurian Pantheon, with Merlin waiting in the wings. He is the Wielder of Excalibur, and he can do so many things with his absolutely bonkers moveset. There is something I’m going to go into a little more detail below, but there is one thing I absolutely, positively loathe about King Arthur – Why is he forced into Smart Cast? I don’t play with it, and I waste so many ability casts because I’m so used to being able to line up a shot before I drop it. Sure, I’m ultra casual, being Gold (at best) in Ranked Conquest. But I’m positive that I can’t be the only one who feels this way. King Arthur is an interesting … [Read more...] about SMITE God Review – King Arthur, Once and Future King
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Today we’re continuing our countdown of Massively OP’s weirdest MMORPG stories of 2018! Coming in at #2 on our list is… Occupy White Walls was announced right around April Fools’ Day, so you could be forgiven for having thought it was a joke, but nope: It’s a real live MMORPG (and in fact, it just hit early access). “To say it’s a PC sandbox-building, AI-driven MMO where people play with Art, developed by people who really love architecture and abstract characters… would be a bit of a mouthful. We could have named it ‘World of curation craft’, or ‘Clash of artistically and architecturally curious people’ but we chose Occupy White Walls.” My dudes, I aced art history and I still don’t feel adequately prepared to play this MMO. Intimidating? Yes. Creative? Wildly. Unique? You bet. Super weird? Duh, else it’d not be on this list! Stay tuned tomorrow for our last entry in the countdown, and … [Read more...] about Massively OP’s Weirdest MMORPG Stories of 2018: World of Curationcraft
Today we’re continuing our countdown of Massively OP’s weirdest MMORPG stories of 2018! Coming in at #3 on our list is… An interview with the big griffon statue So one of ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 convention things this year has been bringing a big statue and setting it up for people to climb up on and snap selfies. At PAX East, it was a giant effigy of a griffon – you know, like the kind you can ride thanks to the Path of Fire endgame. Naturally, Eliot took the opportunity to interview “Feathers,” and it isn’t just Eliot being silly; he used the mock interview as a vehicle for criticizing the con’s design. “Let me tell you something, snackbag,” Feathers said, not even bothering to disguise how much he wanted to eat the humans posing on his back. “I’ve done a lot of various conventions over the years; the tabletop gaming boom in the ’70s was really good to me. And I must say that this is actually one of … [Read more...] about Massively OP’s Weirdest MMORPG Stories of 2018: We interviewed a what?
Today we’re continuing our countdown of Massively OP’s weirdest MMORPG stories of 2018! Coming in at #4 on our list is… The Aegis Vulcan is actually the first Star Citizen concept ship that truly got my interest back in February. As I put it, I love that junky retro ’80s plastic, all-function-no-form, been-there-done-that-got-the-hull-scars tramp freighter look. The best part was the commenters who then proceeded to debate how unpretty this pixel ship it really was. Of course, there’s no freakin’ way I’d pay $185 for a video spaceship, no matter how ugly-cute it is. Fam, that’s wild and I’ll say so. But here’s to the ugliest spaceship that we loved in 2018. Stay tuned tomorrow for another entry in the countdown, and don’t forget to check out our annual MMO awards and our blooper awards while you’re at it! … [Read more...] about Massively OP’s Weirdest MMORPG Stories of 2018: A spaceship so ugly it’s cute
Tad Williams, the author of the original Otherland quadrology, has written a new novella in that world. What does this mean for players of Otherland? Well, part of the novella will be available in the game. Obviously, the entire thing can’t be present there, but some of it is; the official post on the matter explains that it’s a bit like the short story which would eventually grow into the novella. And yes, that means it’s a new story about the game world in the actual game world. But there are going to be fans of the books who aren’t necessarily interested in playing the game, and thus the developers are planning to introduce a new “Social” character type to the game. These characters have no combat abilities or progress, but can bypass all of the usual starting zones to simply start the treasure hunt for the story; players can later convert these characters to normal characters if so desired. Not a bad cross-promotion all around, really. Source: … [Read more...] about Otherland plans a new character type to experience an upcoming short story by Tad Williams