Zone Chat: Massively Overpowered (Update)

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The Massively Overpowered has officially launched and you can still help support them via Kickstarter. I only hope the best for their writing team and look forward to interacting with the MMO community on the website.

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As of February 3rd AOL has shutdown the joystiq team which directly impacted two major MMO news websites: WoW Insider and Massively. I have followed the writers of Massively for several years and I was saddened at the news of the shutdown.

There is however a phoenix rising out of the ashes of Massively and the writers have announced the creation of Massively Overpowered. The new website is not up yet, but you can follow several resources to keep informed of developments as they are announced.

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Even if you consider yourself a casual MMO gamer I encourage you to support Massively Overpowered. Massively has been a great community and I can only imagine Massively Overpowered will be bigger and better in many ways.

Twitter: @massivelyOP

Podcast: http://massivelyop.libsyn.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/massivelyop

Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/massivelyoverpowered

New Website: massivelyop.net

If you only follow Blizzard and World of Warcraft the writers of WoW Insider have already launched Blizzard Watch.

Weekend Recall: StarMade

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I never got into Minecraft at all. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I only played the browser demo that did not have a save feature. But, the premise of sandbox building games has always interested me. I have always enjoyed creating levels for first-person-shooters like Counterstrike, Day of Defeat and Medal of Honor.

Community created content gives longevity to a game. So I am very excited to watch the development of Landmark which is supposed to have a huge impact on EverQuest Next. But I am off topic.

I have been keeping my eye on two Steam games: Kerbal Space Program and Space Engineers. Even with the Christmas discounts I wasn’t ready to buy just yet. Sunday morning I was yet again checking out the Steam sales and discovered StarMade. The game is still in Alpha, but the lack of complexity that exist in KSP and SE and the $9.99 price tag were too good to pass up.

The game is all about creating space ships, exploring (planets, derelict space ships, and space stations), crafting, and fighting (pirate AI or PvP). It is so addictive it is the only game I played on Sunday until 1:00 am Monday morning. I even purchased Space Engineers so I can see what is different between the two games.

I will do a more comprehensive write up later this week. Visit the StarMade website or check it out on Steam. In the meantime enjoy this video.

Weekend Recall: Max Level Golf Shadow

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It was nice to have a normal Saturday/Sunday weekend instead of the Friday/Sunday weekends that I get scheduled for at work.

Saturday I played World of Warcraft and leveled my first character to 100. Misfight the Undead Rogue is strutting around all proud of himself because he is at level cap and doing pretty decent damage. I am kinda bummed out that I was able to hit level cap so fast, but I still have quests to complete so I can unlock garrison stuff and gear.

I am probably not going to subscribe to WoW that much longer. The content is entertaining, but now that I have seen it there isn’t much to keep me around. The garrison is a great addition, but Blizzard has already stated that it is a feature that will not carry over into the next expansion. I am also disappointed that fans of the game had to wait so long for content to be added to the game. Not only is leveling through the content fast, but the game has bugs and glitches that should have been taken care of especially with all the time they had to have the game tested.

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Saturday afternoon I went the golf range. My swing wasn’t bad, but I have gotten out of shape because I sit at a desk answering phone calls all day at work. My lower back is still hurting me today. I have chosen to start cross training by walking, rowing and stretching. I am also going to ask if the company will provide a standing desk extender.

Sunday I started getting into the Shadow of Revan content. I like the solo flashpoint option and the nice gear upgrades. SWTOR now feels a lot like Knights of the Old Republic because I am able to experience the content by myself. I like being in a guild and questing/dungeoning with people, but when I don’t have time it’s nice to login and get things done.

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