What motivates you to log on and play an MMO? We all have various answers to that which depend on the time and situation, but typically the answers are (1) the social connections, (2) the experience of story, (3) achieving personal goals, or (4) obtaining rewards such as levels, gear, and useful items. The more motivation, the more compelled I am to jump into a game. The less, then it depends if I want to play or not. I’ve been thinking about this lately in my LOTRO adventures. I feel stalled out right now, with nothing new to do at the endgame until the next update comes out and nothing new to achieve on my progression server character until the next unlock happens. Both should be early/mid summer. And with the anniversary content done earlier than expected, I’m left puttering around Lothlorien on my goat, doing quests not for rewards, not for XP, but merely for the experience of doing them. And while it is a pleasant enough zone, the Elf fetch-and-do quests are the … [Read more...] about LOTRO: Golden Woods blues
Jandisoft has announced that they are holding the 2nd alpha test of their MMORPG, Mad World MMO on May 22nd. The test will be under NDA, meaning sharing, distributing, copying any privileged assets within the game will be allowed. Mad World is an immersive MMORPG at its core, boasting a unique hand-drawn gritty art style presented in a 2D isometric perspective, illustrating a story which takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Whilst offering PvE raiding commanding strategy, dynamic boss encounters, competitive PvP environments and other characteristics widely accompanied in traditional MMOs, the development of the game will put a core focus on combat and massively multiplayer experiences. In contrast, Mad World’s grim dark setting, gameplay and narrative seek to rediscover the emotional experiences. You can head to the Mad World MMO alpha sign up form ( https://register.madworldmmo.com/alpha/ ) for a chance to participate. Alpha 01 will be PC … [Read more...] about Hand-Drawn 2D MMO Mad World Begins Alpha Test May 22nd
This weekend was the beginning of Season 17 of Diablo 3, and after largely taking off the previous one we were back in the saddle again. I started the season on PC and hope at some point to start playing it on the Switch as well at least far enough to get the various season rewards. To the best of my knowledge this is the first season to double back and start repeating, as I had all of the cosmetics that were handed out this time around. This is both a positive and a negative in that I will be able to pick up the things that I have missed in the past, but it also will lower my overall drive to play a given season if I know I won’t be getting anything brand new. I am amped for this season however because it allows me to return to my favorite build in Diablo 3… the “stop hitting yourself” crusader. Generally speaking I pick which class I play in a given season based on which class sets are available through Haedrig’s Gift, and this season the one … [Read more...] about Thorns and Rebirth
ArcheAge players, there’s a new and dangerous foe awaiting the daring heroes of Erenor, a beast, black as night lurks in the barren Ridgeland mountains. gamigo is excited to announce its latest update for the fantasy MMORPG ArcheAge. Among the people of the secluded Karkasse Ridgeland, the legends of the Red Dragon are more than just old wives tales. The crimson drake plunged the lands into chaos and covered them in ashes. Now, after a time of peace, a new, mighty danger threatens the Ridgelands – The Black Dragon. The different factions, Nui, Haranya and Pirates have to defend Erenor against the dark beast. If the players succeed in defeating this mighty foe, the ruthless PvP battle for its treasures commences. Harpoons are no longer a threat to the Black Dragon. Heroes have to rely on their unique skills and excellent teamwork. Victors will have the chance to earn new Black Dragon weapons, which can also be obtained by … [Read more...] about ArcheAge Gets Brand New World Boss and Weapons
Hi, dear Fractured follower! Are you looking for a key to access the next alpha test? From today, you have a chance to win one by spreading the word about the game! How? That's really simple: Are you part of an online gaming community? Do you have your own blog, social media page, YouTube / Twitch channel covering PC games? If so, just talk about Fractured and post a link / screenshot to what you published as a comment to this thread. Blog posts, social media updates, forum threads, videos... Anything that helps letting the world know about Fractured and triggers a positive reaction in the audience will do! Before the next test begins, we'll select the best entries (= the most heartfelt / creative / effective) and award them a key to take part in Alpha 1 - Test 2! Additionally, every meaningful entry will get 1,000 Foundation Points - so there's always a reward! Please note that by "meaningful entry" we mean one that feels personal and isn't spammy. Just dropping your referral code … [Read more...] about Spread The Word & Win An Alpha Key!