0 Dauntless is in open beta. You may remember it as that game being streamed by people who were given access if they would stream it together. It quickly fizzled out into obscurity after the closed beta wasn’t well received. Now it’s in open beta, and apparently it underwent some big changes to try and make it a little more like Monster Hunter. All I remember from the streams I watched (I have not played it myself) are the horrible sounds. I probably wrote a post about how my ears would bleed when I watched people play. But lots of supposed good changes have made people flock to give it a shot. After all, it’s F2P. And what would a F2P game be without devs touting the registered player numbers? In case you weren’t aware, people like to try new free games. The newness and freeness have brought about some pretty insane queues. There are 100,000 people in the queue right now. The Dauntless subreddit is basically memes about how bad things are when having to wait … [Read more...] about Did you hear? Dauntless has lots of players.
Crowfall: An Interview With Creative Director, J. Todd Coleman With Crowfall’s development in full swing, we sat down to chat with Creative Director, J. Todd Coleman by Lewis Burnell onMay 23, 2018 Anyone who has any interest in MMO’s will have heard of Crowfall. In fact, I suspect that many – like myself – who are highly anticipating its launch. With over 45,000 backers, and total funding of over $20 million, even in its Early Access form, there’s a huge buzz surrounding the game. Already in a polished state, with a great deal of systems in place, I wanted to catch-up with the development team to see how it’s progressing. Here’s how Creative Director, J. Todd Coleman and I got on. Close Content retrieved from: http://www.tentonhammer.com/articles/crowfall-an-interview-with-creative-director-j-todd-coleman. … [Read more...] about Crowfall: An Interview With Creative Director, J. Todd Coleman (tentonhammer.com)
Last night was a pretty chill night and was spent either gaming or hanging out on the patio off our bedroom. Here is a photo from my chair as I waited to top off the pool and played Monster Hunter Generations. There was a nice breeze and it was making the wind chimes do all sorts of happy sounds. My wife was hanging beside me doing school work… because unfortunately it is both hobby and job rolled all in one. I love our backyard even though I don’t spend anywhere near as much time as she does out in it. Last night however was a perfect storm of overcast and cool which is about my sweet spot for outdoors. My eyes are super sensitive to light and there are times where while I am sitting in the shade… the world itself is just too bright for my tastes. The flowerbabies of course are doing okay still, and I need to wrap up this post soon so I can go out and give them all a drink. As far as Monster Hunter … [Read more...] about Backyard and Banana
Launch has been kind to Funcom’s survival sandbox Conan Exiles. According to GitHyp (via VG247), the game has defied the odds to rebound. “Most games that lose 95% of their players in such a short time span aren’t ever able to recover even half of their player base ever again – even when going free-to-play,” the analytics tracker’s blog says,” but even when charging 40 bucks, Conan Exiles regained almost all of its original playerbase, flying back up to almost 50K concurrency after spending a year at the 3K mark. GitHyp attributes the success to Funcom’s “committment to improving the game,” but we suspect Funcom’s extensive media blitz had a lot to do with it too. Content retrieved from: http://massivelyop.com/2018/05/21/conan-exiles-defies-the-odds-to-regain-most-of-its-early-access-playerbase/. … [Read more...] about CONAN EXILES DEFIES THE ODDS TO REGAIN MOST OF ITS EARLY ACCESS PLAYERBASE
The Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery game came out for for mobile devices about a month ago. I quit playing within a couple of hours (technically days, but since you can only play for like 10 minutes at a time it spreads out pretty thin). My wife on the other hand has played the game almost every day since and has tried her darnedest to enjoy the "game" while also not spending any money -- something she does in every single game she plays. I thought her desire to update her thoughts on the game would have to do with the game being F2P, but it turns out she's quite the critic! There's a whole lot more on her mind. Here's a link to her original thoughts on the game. She concluded those thoughts by saying... I'll play out the whole seven years. The only reason I wouldn't is if there continues to be a struggle with generating energy quickly enough to complete the tasks. if the later years are so demanding that I'm forced to either pay money or take the lowest grade reward for completing … [Read more...] about My Wife’s Updated Review of Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery