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Captain's Log: Facility 4028 -- The jailhouse rocks! {Massively}

Mar 5th 2012 12:45PM @Joaquin Crowe You still don't kill Amar Singh, too. He just goes back to his cell, same as if you chose the non-lethal option.

Also, no accolades? This is the first FE mission I've seen at all that didn't have any accolades to get, and the non-lethal/lethal options seemed a good place for them.

The Daily Grind: Are you an MMO hoarder? {Massively}

Mar 5th 2012 9:37AM Nope. Can't quite say as I do. If I can't use the item NOW or know a perfect pre-destined personal use for it in the near future, its gone and sold. There is always an auction house brimming with items to be bought, and if you sell those one off stacks you're not using, given a basic fluctuation, you can purchase them off the AH for about the same price you sold it for to begin with.

The only caveat are one-time special anniversary or limited time items. They represent more of a souvenir, an "I was there and here's my item to prove it", an achievement in item form. These I will hold onto, as they represent the real progress I've made in the game. Everything else is just junk.

The Daily Grind: Are you playing GW in anticipation of GW2? {Massively}

Feb 28th 2012 9:30AM I login from time to time just to keep getting more backstory. GW is an awesome game, it's just never really been able to keep me playing. I hope that by the time GW2 releases that I will have at least made some progress through it.

Leaderboard: Lockboxes yea vs. lockboxes nay {Massively}

Feb 27th 2012 1:43PM I live in New Jersey, where we have one of the gambling meccas of the United States, Atlantic City. Now, I'll go down from time to time and will responsibly partake, but my times gambling are rare, and over the long run, I've about broken even. I see them for what they are: entertainment. If I gamble for a couple hours and lose $20, I consider that a win. So personally, they don't really mean anything to me. Taken responsibly, they are just another source of entertainment. On the larger front, the amount of tax revenue the casinos alone generate for the state of New Jersey is tremendous, and they are a huge moneymaker and boon for the state.

Lockboxes in MMO's are taken the same way, if done responsibly, they are just a source of entertainment. I play STO, and have not opened a lockbox yet, but am considering it. I get a stipend, or even if I dropped a few bucks on points, I don't see the harm in opening a few boxes. I can take them or leave them, they don't change my gaming habits, and they don't change my overall enjoyment of the game. However, for Cryptic, they are a huge financial stream that only means bigger and better things for STO, and as a player, anything thats good for the game is good for me.

tl,dr: They generate a lot of revenue for Cryptic, and they are fully optional, so I support them.

Guild Wars 2 info keeps on comin' {Massively}

Feb 24th 2012 11:05AM @ArcherAvatar Yup. I agree. "Dub vee Dub" just seems more natural. Saying "Wuv" makes me think too much of cutesy valentines bears, and I don't like looking at the PvP as "cute".

The Daily Grind: Do you take time off work to play games? {Massively}

Feb 23rd 2012 9:58AM I will most likely day a day off or two when GW2 launches. Just ebcause I can... if you have the PTO, why not use it?

Massively's Guild Wars 2 closed beta impressions {Massively}

Feb 20th 2012 11:46AM @Bourius Well, your own impressions will always trump anothers. After all, they're not forcing you to play or pay any $ for it, so the only person whose opinions matter is your own. But the real question is: if you really don't trust reviews, or impressions, or whatever... then why are you here reading them?

Massively's Guild Wars 2 closed beta impressions {Massively}

Feb 20th 2012 11:38AM @Dumac My guess is probably not. In one of the PvP articles, they mentioned about one server having dominance, that the other two can beat up on it, and that the winners will be put against each other the next round in a leaderboard style of WvW competition, so my guess is no, that you won't be able to just switch servers easily... knowing the model, they'll probably charge a fee for the server transfer, but knowing its not a life or death decision, they'll most likely keep the fee nominal.

Massively's Guild Wars 2 closed beta impressions {Massively}

Feb 20th 2012 10:27AM @(Unverified) Except it ends up saying pretty much the exact same thing.

"releasing what could be one of the greatest massively multiplayer online role-playing games the genre's ever seen"

Not a bad article from Kotaku, though, and thats saying a lot considering what they normally put out.

Massively's Guild Wars 2 closed beta impressions {Massively}

Feb 20th 2012 10:17AM The sooner you can get a release date, the sooner I'll be able to tell my job when to expect me to not be coming in for a few days.