This Tuesday, May 21st, has been selected to be the auspicious day of this most storied celebration. Why? Because 5/21 splits into 5 + 2 + 1, which of course = 8, and we all know that 8 is just two monocles stacked on top of each other! And as always, Massively TV is here to help you ring in the new holiday, with special shows throughout the entire week. Check out the full schedule of celebratory events hosted by The Stream Team after the break. Then let us know if you'll be wearing your own monocle in honor of the festivities.
2:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars -- Lis
Join Elisabeth as she explores the secrets of the Maguuma Jungle.
5:00 p.m. EDT: Anno Online -- Beau
Beau is jumping into Anno Online, a brand-new MMORTS by Ubisoft. What will he find for this week's Rise and Shiny? Tune in and see!
7:00 p.m. EDT: EVE Online -- Mike
Mike sets out into the blackness of space in search of a little hot PvP action. But can his tiny Merlin really get the job done?
9:00 a.m. EDT: The Secret World -- Psykopig
It's time for a new game! Psykopig is returning to an old favorite... The Secret World! Join in as he finds himself again on his Dragon character.
10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EDT: Dragon's Prophet -- Richie
Join Richie for this two-hour livestream show where he will be playing in the beta of Dragon's Prophet. In this MMO, not all dragons are your enemy. You can tame, ride, and fight alongside many varieties of the scaly beasts. Tune in to find out what Dragon's Prophet is all about.
5:00 p.m. EDT: Threshold RPG -- Beau
Tune in to hear Beau interview Threshold RPG developer Michael Hartman to talk about MUDs, players, and what it's like to run a MUD for many years!
8:00 p.m. EDT: Free Realms -- Larry
Larry's daughter is back this week to beat her dad at demolition derby. It's unbelievable how much they've played of this game, yet they've only touched the surface of the things they can do. Join them for the fun of Family MMO night.
9:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II -- MJ
It's time to turn again to Cobalt Scar. MJ can't let a new land go unexplored, now can she? Join in as she tackles the new story lines and pokes around the new areas. There may be a dragon or two involved.
5:00 p.m. EDT: Achaea -- Beau
Beau will be sitting down with developers from the long-running MUD Achaea to talk design and what it takes to be successful in the world of MUDs.
7:00 p.m. EDT: DotA 2 -- Mike
Mike's Dota 2 adventures continue with more laning, more denying, and more other things that people say when playing MOBAs. Skill not included.
8:00 p.m. EDT: Dragon's Prophet -- MJ & devs
Dragons... dragons... DRAGONS! Need we say more? Well, we will anyway. MJ will be heading back into the world of dragons to perfect her taming skills. And by perfect, we mean possibly succeed. She'll be joined by special guest devs (who may or may not laugh at her abilities!).
9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EDT: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
Two weeks ago, Larry and the guild completed Scum and Villainy. Can they do it again? Hopes are high for this week's raid night.
9:00 p.m. EDT: Darkfall Unholy Wars -- MJ
CMA Live continues with more adventures in the wilds of Agon. Could be that MJ and her new clan go hunting for a little PvP. Can MJ survive the entirety of this stream? Come and see!
9:00 a.m. EDT: The Secret World -- Psykopig
It's time for some more sweet TSW action. Get your tin foil hats ready and join in the fun!
1:00 p.m. EDT: Neverwinter -- Jasmine
After 11 hours of driving and a brief nap, Jasmine jumps onto Bee Holder for some peeveepee. Watch as she hits other players with her Great Weapon Fighter's great weapon and almost definitely (probably) stays awake!
8:00 p.m. EDT: Darkfall Unholy Wars -- Dylan
Join Dylan in the epic sandbox slugfest that is Darkfall Unholy Wars. With enough prowess for our hero's boosters and first unlockable skill, we venture into the open PvP world to hunt more dangerous mobs.
Have you tried watching all of last week's shows through a monocle? No? Well here's your chance. Thanks to this handy list, the adventures are but a click away (monocle not included).
- City of Steam: Special guest stars (aren't devs always stars?) joined MJ to show off the changes in the newly opened beta.
- Darkfall Unholy Wars: A viewer surprised MJ and group with an impromptu PvP battle, and MJ demonstrated how the game is mostly calm punctuated by burst of excitement, whereas Dylan went out fishing for trouble.
- DC Universe Online: The criminals of Gotham didn't stand a chance against Larry and his sidekick... or was Larry the sidekick?
- DragonRealms: Beau chatted about the game and the studio's history with its producer.
- Elsword: Devs joined Beau for this transformation walkthrough.
- EVE Online: Missions meant money for Mike.
- EverQuest II: Deathfist Citadel finally fell to combined fury of MJ and the Furies.
- MUD May player interview: Beau interviewed two MUD players.
- Neverwinter: Jasmine got into the 30s bracket of Domination PvP.
- SMITE: In Lunchtime Livecast #64, Blake played Isis, and in #65 he showed off Hades.
- The Secret World: MJ decided Blue Mountain needed more bug spray.
- World of Warcraft: Dylan concluded his Mists of Pandaria adventures.
- World of Warplanes: Real piloting pros (i.e., devs) joined Mike and MJ in the skies and in chat to show off their super 1337 knowledge and skills in a two-hour aerial extravaganza.
Sometimes, it's dangerous to put two Stream Team members together in the same space, even if it's the wide expanse of airspace. You just never know what mayhem will erupt. Actually you can know if you watch this week's spotlight:
One of the streamers proves that you really can be too nice to your teammates! Of course, that's only the second half of the adventure, so don't miss out the first half.
Admit it -- you chose monocles because you've been just waiting for an excuse to wear one! Go on; it looks dashing, really. Hasn't everyone harbored secret desires to strut around with the singular eye-piece? Come on, you can tell us... we're all friends here. I'll admit that I do; I mean, I wear a single contact, so it's kinda like a monocle already!
|Absolutely! Even if I have to break a pair of glasses to make one!||14 (45.2%)|
|Already have one, and I've been wearing it every day in anticipation.||1 (3.2%)|
|I'll probably sneak it on for a minute or two when no one is looking.||6 (19.4%)|
|I'd rather have worn a sparkle pony.||10 (32.3%)|
And speaking of strutting around, I'd like you to share with us the strangest ensemble you've ever worn in public in the comments below!
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.