2:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest II -- MJ
If at first you don't succeed, try Highkeep again! That's MJ's philosophy this EverQuest Two-sday. Oh, didn't you know? Monday is the "new" Tuesday!
7:00 p.m. EST: World of Warcraft -- Mike
Mike continues preparing for Looking for Raid by gathering as much heroic gear as he possibly can. Join him on Stormreaver or tune in to offer your advice!
3:00 p.m. EST: Final Fantasy XIV -- Jasmine
FFXIV's first major patch drops today, and Jasmine is here to take you through each detail, starting with the new guild housing zones!
4:00 p.m. EST: Aura Kingdom -- Beau
Join Beau and members of the Aura Kingdom team as they explore this brand new Anime-inspired MMO. What will they find? Who knows -- it's brand-new!
7:00 p.m. EST: DotA 2 -- Mike
DotA 2 has seen some big changes thanks to the removal of Skeleton King and the Frostivus patch. It's time for Mike to take a look.
9:30 p.m. EST: WildStar -- Justin
Justin makes his glorious return to streaming after two years, all to give good little boys and girls a look at the wild and wooly world of WildStar's beta.
3:00 p.m. EST: The Secret World -- MJ
It's time for more group hugs! Or, group something at least. We're talking quests or dungeons -- what were you thinking? MJ's got her eyes set on her first lair. Tune in and be a part of the fun.
8:00 p.m. EST: RIFT -- Jasmine
Fae Yule is in full swing once again, and Jasmine is here to show you all of the holiday festivities!
10:00 a.m. EST: Hearthstone -- Richie
All Richie wants for Christmas is 40 more packs of Hearthstone cards. Tune in live as he slings cards against random internet opponents in the Hearthstone arena!
9:00 p.m. EST: Vanguard -- MJ
Ready for more Dungeon Tours? Grab that low level and join MJ on Qalia for the next stop.
Get ready for a weekend of adventure, of intrigue of... chores! Or whatever else you find to do.
Got the shakes from the long absence of streams? Watch a few reruns; that will help you feel better!
it doesn't matter how dark the day gets; you can always shine a bit of light on it by watching Stream Team reruns. And it just so happens we have a bunch for you right here!
- Defiance: With a brand-new DLC out, Beau had to get in on some ark chasing.
- Eldevin: Beau jumped into this newly launched browser game.
- FFXIV: Jasmine's Digging in Copperbell Mines was just another day of dungeoning for Jasmine.
- Hearthstone: Richie checked out the Become a Legend patch.
- Poptropica: Looking for a game to play with younglings? Larry explored this family-friendly title.
- RIFT: Jasmine visited the Realm of the Fae.
- SWTOR: Larry offered hints for (relatively) stress-free raiding during the holidays.
- The Secret World: With all the luck of Friday the 13th, MJ completed both part of the story mission and her faction mission!
- Vanguard: The first two Dungeon Tours were completed when MJ hit both Rindol Storehouse and Oathbreaker Caves.
- World of Warcraft: Mike dazzled his group with his healing heroics.
Of course, darkness isn't confined to the real world; we have plenty of it in our games as well. That leads us to this week's poll, with a bonus one to boot! Do you prefer games that have a very stark difference between night and day, meaning days are bright and nights are hard to see in?
|No ifs, ands, or buts: Days should be bright and nights should be dark.||16 (55.2%)|
|I like when the day and night are different, but not drastically so. Differently colored skies are great, but I still want ample light to see everything clearly by.||12 (41.4%)|
|My games all take place underground, so I don't have a clue what's going on in the sky and don't really care.||1 (3.4%)|
And if you play in a game with dark dungeons and nights, do you resort to using a torch to see better, or do you play in the given ambiance?
|When I game, I keep the natural atmosphere -- no matter how dark it gets (and I have the stubbed virtual toes to prove it!).||13 (54.2%)|
|Go figure, but I like to see what I am doing when I play, so I use the torch.||11 (45.8%)|
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.