So what can we do about it? No, an IV drip of pure caffeine is not the answer. Neither is the old toothpicks-and-tape bit. How about just add more stuff so you are too busy to think about sleeping? There are plenty of Stream Team adventures on Massively TV to keep you occupied so you don't even thing the "n" word. Now, up and at 'em, and make your plan of attack using the following schedule.
4:30 p.m. EDT: Prime World -- Beau
Beau missed a lot of the previous week due to illness, so he's giving Prime World another turn! Tune in to see him try the game out for the first time, a second time!
7:00 p.m. EDT: EVE Online -- Mike
Mike fires up the Venture for a little low-sec mining. Stream snipe him if you dare!
5:00 p.m. EDT: Mabinogi -- Beau
Its time for the seventh chapter of the Saga Iria in Mabinogi with Beau and community manager Sabina. Sab promises that this will be a big one, so wish Beau some luck!
8:00 p.m. EDT: Vanguard -- MJ
You asked for it, so you're going to get it! Join MJ for another romp down memory lane in Telon, and maybe get in on the adventure yourself!
9:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II -- MJ
With Tinkerfest over, MJ can focus on other things -- things like grouping with you! Join in this EverQuest Two-sday for some rip roaring fun. And maybe deaths. But not yours, promise.
10:00 p.m. EDT: Cube World -- Richie
Richie and his buddy are jumping into the voxel-based land of Cube World to battle devious squirrels, fly on hang gliders, and mount on peacock steeds. If only we were joking.
4:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Dylan
Dylan returns to his staff-wielding Elementalist Graves Goodskill in this sPvP coverage of Guild Wars 2!
5:00 p.m. EDT: Battlestar Galactica Online -- Beau
It's been a while since Beau jumped into his favorite Cylon ship, so join him as he plays in this browser-based MMO. Hes even rolling in an old-school Cylon craft. If you remember the original series, it might just bring a smile to your face.
6:00 p.m. EDT: StarCraft II -- Dylan
Fast-paced action and lots of misclicking await as we cover the latest updates to StarCraft II. Heart of the Swarm is a "Not-So-Massively" favorite, and we're eager to challenge the competitors in the Silver league 1v1 matchmaking ladder.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT: The Secret World -- Mike & MJ
Mike and MJ team up for an adventure into The World of Totally Secret Stuff. Totally! Join them, if you think you can survive the resulting laughter.
9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EDT: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
Last week, Nefarious Intent downed hard-mode Operator IX. Can they do it again? And raid leader Mike attended the cantina tour last Friday; come to the stream armed with your questions for him. Be ready for a fun Raid Night!
9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. EDT: Champions Online -- Psykopig
Psykopig is returning to an old favorite: Champions Online. So get those capes out of the closet and come join in the fun!
3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. EDT: RIFT -- Jasmine
Jasmine and her leveling partner begin their final push from level 59 to level 60. Join the quest for precious experience points! Probably multiple quests for them.
9:00 p.m. EDT: Aion -- MJ
Low-level singing or high-level exploration? Decisions, decisions! Join MJ and help her choose her path for tonight.
A free Friday night? I am sure you can think of something to do -- and I doubt it involves sleep!
12:00 p.m. EDT: SMITE -- Blake
Blake is bringing the law with Tyr in Lunchtime Livecast #73. The question is, who'll be on the receiving end of SMITE's justice: Blake or his opponent? Check out the game's newest hero on Saturday.
Maybe you could slip in a little sleep today, since there are no streams you'd be missing...
After a busy day, what could be better then settling back and catching up on the amusing antics of your favorite streamers? Not much, we agree. So pick an episode or two and settle in for some entertainment before you are forced to turn in for the night.
- Aion: A speed run of Haramel's was anything but speedy for MJ.
- DotA 2: Dylan celebrated the The International 3 tournament by playing.
- EVE Online: Did Mike lose his ship this week? You'll have to watch!
- EverQuest II: While traversing Norrath, MJ spilled the beans about EverQuest Next!
- Firefall: Mike sought to recapture the glory of his CMA days.
- Guild Wars 2: Richie partied at the Queen's Jubilee and Psykopig found his own piggy pet.
- Mabinogi: Beau and Sabina played through chapter six of the Iria saga.
- RIFT: Dylan sought adventure with his bow and Jasmine took on zombies in the undead city of Smith's Haven.
- Scarlet Blade: Mike set out to uncover what this game was really about. No pun intended... really.
- SWTOR: Larry and team took on hard-mode Operator IX -- and won!
- The Secret World: With all eyes on her, MJ totally failed to complete the rank 9 faction mission. But she grumbled a few interesting phrases!
- Vanguard: What's a walk along the beach without a sunken ship that turns into a massive underground dungeon? MJ wouldn't know.
- World of Warcraft: It was a night of heroic dungeons for the heroic Jasmine.
If the choice were sleeping or watching a stream from Down Under, wouldn't you pick the stream? So would we! So here you go:
So how many are willing to admit that they have foregone sleep, be it accidentally or on purpose -- just to remain in their favorite game longer? Fess up! MMO Anonymous will not be showing up at your door if you say yes. But, if you do answer yes, tell us about it in the comments below.
|Never! That is so unhealthy (and I like my beauty rest).||4 (10.8%)|
|I've done it on rare occasion, but only for something really important.||20 (54.1%)|
|Does sleeping at my desk and randomly hitting a heal/attack button count?||3 (8.1%)|
|I'm so pro that my body has no clue how to differentiate the day/night cycle on its own anymore.||10 (27.0%)|
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.