But wait, if the world is ending, why bother extending the schedule past the fateful date of destruction? Well, it just looked too unbalanced when chopped in half! And besides, if the world ends with a zombie apocalypse, who's to say that we won't enjoy some shows even when we become zombies? Speaking of endings, what is your prediction for the final finale?
5:00 p.m. EST: Beau -- Goodgame Empire
Beau is checking out this cool looking MMORTS by Goodgame Studios. Will it stand out from other games of its kind, or will it be just like all the others? Tune in and see what Beau thinks!
7:00 p.m. EST: Mike -- EVE Online
It's Mike's last stream before he ventures into the backwoods of Texas for the holidays, so what better way to celebrate than by blowing up a bunch of ships and generally creating havoc? Tune in for some classic RVB PvP (for those who don't know what that means, it loosely translates to "explosions"). If Mike doesn't lose at least one ship, he'll eat the EVE cowboy hat.
10:00 p.m. EST: Dylan "GGraves" -- DotA 2
Join Dylan "GGraves" in DotA 2 this Monday. With two losses under his belt, Dylan finishes up this coverage with a game or two from the strength hero pool. Learn how to be somewhat effective at tanking, initiating, and leading a team to victory in this MOBA.
3:00 p.m. EST: Elisabeth -- Aion
Lis has been slowly but surely testing out the waters in Aion to see how it's changed from the first year or so of its life. Feel free to laugh at her as she paddles around in Poeta and takes to the skies of Eltnen.
5:00 p.m. EST: Beau -- Asheron's Call II
Out of the blue, Turbine decided to resurrect Asheron's Call II, so Beau thinks it a good idea to jump back in and see if he remembers any of it... at all. So far he's busily making a new character, so join him in the chat room for a fresh look at a classic title!
9:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- EverQuest II
As promised, on this EverQuest Two-sday MJ will take her first steps on the actual Golden Path (not to be confused with the Yellow Brick Road!). Get your toons to 20 and join her on Antonia Bayle for the adventure!
1:15 p.m. EST: Blake -- SMITE
Changes could be on the horizon for Hi-Rez's MOBA SMITE. Blake will detail what exactly went down in this weekend's huge special test in Lunchtime Livecast #45. While he's at it, he'll review another default god for you!
7:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- World of Tanks
In honor of Mike (since he can't be here to stream it himself), MJ is going to dive back into the realm of tank destruction. Come watch as she plows through towns and churns up the landscape on her giant metal joyride.
8:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- The Secret World
After an impressive Amazon sale and the removal of subscriptions that make this game even more accessible, there is no reason to not check out this suspenseful game out for yourself. So come join MJ as she experiences all the awesomeness of this unique world -- ours!
9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EST: Larry -- Star Wars: The Old Republic
Raid night continues! Larry and his guild emerged victorious over the Terror From Beyond last week, but what does a raid group do when it can one-shot every boss in a raid? That's the big question for this week. Some of our members aren't exactly geared for the next step, while others are over-geared. Find out what we decide!
7:00 p.m. EST: Elisabeth -- Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 has been turned into a Winter Wonderland! Join Lis as she shows off some of the best of what Wintersday the game has to offer.
8:00 p.m. EST: Shawn -- Fallen Earth
Shawn's going to jump onto the Fallen Earth PTS to show off the new not-yet-live farming feature! Will it measure up to the level of farming found in other top MMOs? Will it make you want to come back to Fallen Earth? Will Shawn step in virtual manure? Tune in and see!
9:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- Age of Wushu
It's open closed beta time! If you wanted to check out this martial arts sandbox, today marks the beginning of the next closed beta phase, and thanks to the trial, anyone can load in and enjoy it. So join MJ as she dives in and revels in all the the water-walking, wall-scaling goodness.
10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EST: Richie -- Guild Wars 2
Toymaker Tixx has made the rounds to all of the capital cities and has arrived in Lion's Arch in his colossal toy workshop airship. Join Richie for two hours as he explores the wonders of Wintersday in Guild Wars 2.
5:00 p.m. EST: Beau -- The Lost Titans
Have you ever heard of The Lost Titans by ZQgame? Nope? Well, don't worry because Beau will be taking you through a first-look at the game for the next hour. Ask questions in the chat room, but be aware that Beau might not know all the answers. After all, he's only just begun playing.
6:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- The Secret World
Sneaking in a special stream, MJ is going take you through the special once-in-a-lifetime End of Days event in her favorite suspense-filled MMORPG. Will a dev be brave enough to join her as she hunts the Harbingers? We'll see!
8:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- Aion
With no suprise distractions from shiny new dungeons this time, MJ is going to get her Sarpan questing on. Join her to see the beauties and dangers of this high-level land in Balaurea. It's level 57 or bust!
9:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- DC Universe Online
By request, MJ is heading back in for some caped crusades. Does she continue her adventures in Gotham, move along to Metropolis, of find excitement in the Watchtower? Join her and see!
7:00 a.m. & 8:00 a.m. EST: David "Psykopig" Desi -- The Secret World
It's the Saturday Super Secret World Show with Psykopig! If the world ends on Friday and he is unable to make it for the show, please forgive him. If it's only like tidal waves and volcanoes, Psykopig will still be playing. It's a two-hour special, so don't miss out.
10:00 p.m. EST: Dylan "GGraves" -- Far Cry 3 Multiplayer
New game alert! Join Dylan this week as he streams a game fresh out of the oven, Far Cry 3! Given its co-op and multiplayer modes, we couldn't pass up this opportunity to showcase one of the latest open world RPG/shooter titles. Hunt, stalk, and kill in this edgy modern shooter with GGraves and check out a great Not-So-Massively title as you wind down your weekend!
How are you preparing for the end of the world? You could be stockpiling essentials (you know, like Twinkies), or you could be kicking back and enjoying moments with friends. And by friends, we mean your favorite Stream Team members, of course. Use this handy guide to tune into your last week's shows. After all, you can't let the world end before you catch up on any you missed!
- Champions Online: Psykopig set his sights on Canadia missions.
- City of Steam: Steambikes and devs speaking in tongues -- MJ had quite a wild hour!
- DarkBlood Online: How much pwnage does Beau manage in one hour with a dev along?
- DotA 2: Dylan dived back into more matches.
- EVE Online: Did Mike find peace during is mining run?
- EverQuest II: MJ managed to get a full group together for questing (miracles never cease, right?).
- Guild Wars 2: Richie faced the Harathi Hinterlands.
- Habbo Hotel: Beau checked in, but did he check out?
- Lord of the Rings Online: There and back again, did MJ finally make it to Bilbo's trolls?
- RuneScape: Beau highlights the combat upgrade.
- StarCraft II: Dylan jumped into more 1v1 and team matches.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Larry's raid emerged victorious from Terror From Beyond.
- SMITE: Lunchtime Livecast #44 profiled another god.
- The Secret World: PvP changed, so MJ dived head-first into Fusang, and Psykopig quested in the Savage Coast.
- Torchlight II: Fireballs and Mike -- how could that not be a good time?
- Vanguard: MJ and Jeremy didn't face Lord Tsang, but Jeremy got a couple of sweet weapons.
- Wizardry Online: Mikes tested out the permanency of permadeath.
Ruminating on how the world will end could be the national pastime of almost any country. There certainly are plenty of theories out there, so give us your prediction!
|hit by an asteroid||4 (4.6%)|
|nuclear war||6 (6.9%)|
|the sun blinks out/blows up||4 (4.6%)|
|WoW shuts down||18 (20.7%)|
|zombie apocalypse||16 (18.4%)|
|alien invasion||3 (3.4%)|
|AI takes over||8 (9.2%)|
|ice age||1 (1.1%)|
|a butterfly flaps its wings...||24 (27.6%)|
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.