Every once in a while we receive emails here at Massively OP that share a similar sentiment. Usually that boils down to, “I love MMOs, I want to play MMOs, but I’m extremely time-limited due to family/work/superhero commitments. What should I play?” I’ve seen this question asked numerous times elsewhere, where it has been dismissed by people who go “All MMOs can be played no matter what! Just go at your own pace!” However, I don’t think that really addresses the need. These people are looking for MMOs that can be enjoyable in short bursts (say, around a half-hour) and offer advancement and progression at a rate that makes any player feel satisfied. Not every MMO does that, if we’re honest. So where can the time-limited player get a thrill and accomplishment these days? I have a suggestion. Ten of them, in fact. Guild Wars 2 While some of the Living World episodes may demand longer stretches to complete, the massive amount of map … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: MMOs that cater to the time-limited player
Where does the time go
Wow, just like that another ~3 months have passed and I haven’t blogged. I’m a slacker! The most exciting thing I’ve done recently is… travel to Iceland for week, to meet up with friends who were taking a vacation there. Due to various scheduling issues, I had a free day in Reykjavik after arriving and before hopping on a bus to cross the island and meet them. I did a walking tour of Reykjavik, which looks a lot like the two Ingress mosaics I did. 🙂 I also caught every Mr. Mime and Volbeat I saw (two of the European regional pokemon). More on that later. And… I wandered by the HQ of CCP. Unfortunately I was there on a Saturday and they were closed. Otherwise I would have visited the lobby! I also found the EVE Online Monument, and found my character name! I looked that up in advance of course, the print is tiny. Still, it was very cool to find my character name and of course visit Iceland which is BEAUTIFUL in basically every direction you look. … [Read more...] about Where Does the Time Go?
The Blizzard Entertainment we once knew and loved has vanished into the mists of time. Blizzard was once a shining city on a hill that stood out as a beacon of gamer-centric righteousness in the sleazy wasteland of the video game sausage factory. Blizzard’s extraordinary game development philosophy defied conventional wisdom. Blizzard did things their way. They didn’t care what anyone thought and their fans loved them for it. Today, the maverick Irvine-based gaming studio once known for its unwavering commitment to quality has been transformed by ambitious leadership that wants to turn Blizzard into the next Disney. But, there is a price to pay. To gain membership into this exclusive club you must be willing to sell your soul and conform to the obligatory leftist worldview that is held by most California-based entertainment and tech companies. For the last few years, the new Blizzard — Blizzard 2.0 — has proceeded to implement their part of the Faustian bargain. … [Read more...] about Blizzard Jumps on the Social Justice and Identity Politics Bandwagon
Many webmasters are experimenting with crowd sourcing and citizen journalism as a way to generate quality web content. Sites like eHow, Youtube and WebAnswers are all using financial rewards to encourage user/member content. So as a user interested in actually making money online, how do you figure out what to contribute to these revenue sharing sites? If you build your site, what do you base it on? The problem for the freelance web content provider is separating the profitable opportunities from the chances to create worthless noise. Two main approaches to content creation for profit. 1. Create content for upfront payment as a freelancer. : Often the title and substance are specified for you. The downside is that your content faces possible rejection for not meeting needs or standards of the site. (Of course you can always take your content elsewhere if it is rejected.) Demand Studios and Textbroker are pushing this model. They have systems that generate suggested titles for writers … [Read more...] about The AAA Solution to Content Creation & Make Money
And you are like “what, where is my website”? I have got a bad news for you… Your website has got hacked and all your data is gone. Sound scary? Isn’t it? I did not mean to scare you, but this happens with many bloggers who choose a free theme for blogging instead of a premium one. Let me tell you the truth- free is not always good, even if it is a WordPress theme. In this post, I will show you why choosing a free theme could be dangerous for the blog. Imp note: There are many good looking free themes who offer encrypted free footers (Link free footer) & are of great quality. But, again their are still few donwside of using free WordPress themes over Premium WordPress themes. Why Free WordPress themes are not worth your time? 1. Unwanted URLs in the footer When you choose a free theme, you also accept the user agreement from theme developers. In exchange of the free theme these developers always want you to keep their affiliate URLs on your website’s … [Read more...] about Why Choosing Free WordPress Theme Is Not Safe All The Time