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So, after binge watching the "A Certain" anime series recently, I thought would an mmo set up like that world work in any way?

For those that haven't seen it, the "A Certain" is mostly about the paranormal activities in a gigantic science facility in the guise of a mega city for students (LOTS of schools, and something like 80% of the population are still in school), which has been dubbed the "science side" that is at war with the secretive religion based "magic side".

On the science side the students work to develop their individual esper powers (pyrokinesis, telekinesis, teleportation, electro-kinesis, durability manipulation, material control, vector control, etc.) ranging from level 0 to level 5, with 0 being either no powers or powers not manifesting, and level 5 being top ranked and high damage potential.

On the other side, magic is how people normally perceive it, from a more worldly view, instead of the generalization. Magic taught by a monotheistic religion can do nothing to celestial beings, as the only believe in 1 God, while magic taught by a polytheistic religion CAN harm or even kill celestial being. It also is used through various means, tarot cards, enchantments, incantations, rituals, worship, and idol worship and emulation.

Now with most of the explanations out of the way, the concept I came up with was, after finishing the visuals of character creation you're put into a 50-100 multiple choice test that would determine your side, and ranking off the bat, being unable to start at level 4 or 5, along with your power/religion, and if you've done anything in the past to piss off the opposing faction.

Once playing your able to test out your ability in a "simulation" room, or lack there of, and pick a weapon that suits your taste, being either a kendo shinai, long bow, airsoft/paintball gun, or martial arts wraps (you're a student so think clubs). As for "quests, and various busy work, you'd go to your school for a job board and take care of the missions it ask of you, like clearing out a nearby thug hang out or doing work for the local police force in gathering information and managing crowds.

So what do you guys think of this base idea?

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Did you guys find FFXIV boring at first?

Hi guys, I've been in the search for a new MMO because I've really fallen out of love with WoW, GW2 and what not. I'm currently a level 17 Arcanist and the game has been kind of meh so far. It seems like a lot of people on this subreddit swear by this game so I really want to stick it out and experience the fun that you guys are having. Did you guys find the game boring at first or is it just me? The combat feels REALLY slow and the FATEs seem like a weaker version of GW2 dynamic events. I really love the multi-class/job/etc system though (I grew up with Runescape haha) and the quest text has been pretty funny at times. Just so you guys know, I'm not bitching about the game or anything :P, I got pumped up by how many people loved this game on here and wanted to experience that feeling of being immersed in an MMO you love.

Thanks a ton guys!

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MMOs like Phantasy Star Online 2 ?

I love loove pso2, it's combat, all it's costumes, does anybody kno any games similar to it ? jp games would b fine, as long as theres an english patch somewhere, because i dont think there's any NA games quite like it

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Massively.com will not go away.

For everybody who isn't aware of what's going on - AOL is going to shut down Joystiq. Massively is part of AOL and joystiq, so many feared it would go away as well.

Even though they couldn't (and can't for a few days) say something specific, Jef, who is the managing editor, now confimed in the comment section, that nobody will go away:

Here's a screenshot to the comment: http://imgur.com/qCLTyBQ

And here the article, where you can find it: http://massively.joystiq.com/2015/01/28/leaderboard-when-did-you-start-reading-massively/

My personal (important!) guess would be, that they'll go down the independent route (with a change of the name/url) or that they very well may have found another buyer, allthough that's probably unlikely, since AOL probably would have sold Joystiq all together and not just a "niche" MMO-Site.

We have to wait and see, but at least those guys will be around. I am very happy about that, since I go there to get a broad overview of the MMO news, while I browse reddit for my specific games:)

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Please help my mother with her college research project by completing this survey.

My mother is currently attending school for her Master's Degree and needs to have some people fill out a survey for help with her research project. I was wondering if anyone would mind helping her out. Thanks ahead of time. Here is a disclaimer about the survey.

Dear Game Player:

You are invited to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not excessive online gaming leads to negative social consequences for gamers, and it is being conducted as part of a required research course.

Taking part in this research study is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate, you may stop participating at any time. Should you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete an online survey, which should take approximately ten minutes to complete.

Your participation in this study will be anonymous. The results are not intended for publication and will be kept confidential. You will not be asked to provide your name, contact information, or any other information that would allow you to be easily identified.

You will not experience any direct benefits from participating in this study and there are no foreseeable risks to participating. However, some participants may find questions about gaming habits, or the consequences of those habits, to be sensitive.

By completing and submitting this survey, you are indicating your consent to participate in the study and you are also verifying that you are 19 years of age, or older. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Here is the survey, thanks again!

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The Stream Team: Accessing Aion's Abbeys

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As Aion just opened the new Abbeys (a place for returning players to grab some bonuses before heading out into the wilds of Atreia), now is the perfect time for Massively's MJ to unfold her wings and dive back in! She'll be dusting off her Elyos Cleric and setting out to explore the familiar lands -- and maybe even poking into a few new places. Join us live at 8:00 p.m.to check out this new permanent feature.

Game: Aion
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

Enjoy our Stream Team video below.

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The Stream Team: Accessing Aion's Abbeys originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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    Leaderboard: When did you start reading Massively?

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    This site has been around a while. Not as long as some, but still a while. For today's Leaderboard, tell us how long you've been around Massively. Assuming it's more than a week or so, you already know that there's a poll just past the cut.

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    Leaderboard: When did you start reading Massively? originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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      One Shots: Shroud of the Santa

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      Well, this pleases me like punch: One Shots' very first Shroud of the Avatar screenshot submission! I recall thinking that this indie MMO looked so much better than I previously thought when I got my hands on it last August, so I'm glad to see Massively readers going on a photo safari in it.

      Reader JohnD is responsible for this unusual sight: "Here is a shot of Johanis Lolar, who is busy adventuring. I'm not sure his Santa cap helps him blend, but he's doing his best."

      I always like to assume that Santa spends his off-season lurking in weeds and ambushing stray travelers with presents, so this picture plays into that fantasy. What? I'm normal; my parents had me tested.

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      One Shots: Shroud of the Santa originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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        Global Chat: Can MMO stories rise above mediocrity?

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        Players have long debated the importance, relevance, and quality of stories in MMOs. Some have called for an abolishment of dev-driven narrative entirely, some enjoy what's there, and some have pressed for better writing and storytelling techniques. This week we'll hear from one blogger who is struggling with "mediocre" stories in MMOs and what might be done with them.

        But wait, that's not all! We'll also hear from writers about MMO inventory systems, aging games, and how pretty much nobody in the world was shocked when Elder Scrolls Online ditched its sub.

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        Global Chat: Can MMO stories rise above mediocrity? originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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          Get your free League of Legends soundtrack now

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          You know what's awesome? Free stuff. Free stuff is awesome. And League of Legends is notable for giving away free goodies over the years, so we're not surprised to see that Riot's put the game's brand-new soundtrack album up on the site as a free download -- before it's going to be sold elsewhere.

          So if you want to get 15 generally excellent tracks (we know; we've listened to it), then head on over and snag it now!

          Get your free League of Legends soundtrack now originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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          Neverwinter: Elemental Evil Announced as Next Module

          Perfect World and Cryptic Studios have announced the next Neverwinter module. Called "Elemental Evil", the module is said to be the largest one yet and will increase the level cap to 70. In addition, players will face off against the various cults of Elemental Evil and will see a tie in to the forthcoming tabletop game, Princes of the Apocalypse.

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          General: Blackguards 2 Released Worldwide

          Daedalic Entertainment has announced the worldwide release of Blackguards 2, a strategic role playing game that brings back some of the first game's iconic Blackguards for another adventure. Blackguards 2 is available for PC and Mac and can be purchased in the Steam store for $31.49. To celebrate today's release, Daedalic has sent out a brand new trailer.

          Source: MMORPG.COM News


          Crowfall: Banners, Fealty & Character Creation Page 2 Revealed

          The Crowfall team has a trio of new screens on the game's forum. Fans can get a look at the second installment of the banner series, a first look at the Fealty system as shown in a chart and learn more about character creation via page two.

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          General: The Technomancer, Sequel to Mars: War Logs, Announced

          Focus Home Interactive has sent out a brief Twitter post that announces a new title called "The Technomancer", an apparent sequel to Mars: War Logs. At this time, no other details have been revealed but we'll keep you posted!

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          General: Vampyr Revealed by Focus Home Interactive & DontNod

          During this week's Focus Next event, Focus Home Interactive and DontNod have announced a new RPG called Vampyr. According to the scant information revealed, the game takes place shortly after World War I with players taking on the role of a vampire physician. The moral quandary pits the needs of the doctor against the needs of his patients.

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