Imagine you have a friend who excitedly tells you that he’s learning to cook. Every day he spends hours planning out recipes, buying ingredients, chopping, grilling, and seasoning until he finally has the perfect creation. And then, after all of his hard work, he takes a few bites and throws away the rest. Frustrating, right? If you’re anything like me, you want to yell at him to enjoy the meal, or invite some friends over for dinner, or donate the leftovers to a local shelter. It’s ridiculous to put in so much work and not make the most of it! Well, here’s my confession: The way you’re feeling right now is exactly how I feel when I talk to bloggers who haven’t written a book. It’s not that bloggers are putting in work for nothing. We all know the value of putting your content out there and sharing it with the world. I believe everyone should have a blog, and I know that’s it’s a crucial piece of your public identity. But, like our … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why Every Blogger Needs To Write A Book
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UX has a long history… going back way beyond the digital era. Restaurants have always been concerned about User Experience, and so have museums and hotels. The chef, the curator, the innkeeper—these people have always had a vested interest in your comfort, your enjoyment… your experience. Today, however, ‘UX’ is most often applied to software applications and websites. How easy is it to navigate a site? Is there a steep learning curve to using the site/application? How frustrating is it when the user makes an error? Is the site trustworthy? Do users find what they expect? Do they get what they need? From a visitor’s very first impression right on through to the engagement you hope they’ll pursue, every minute should be effortless. Interacting with your site/app should be pleasurable, easy, engaging, and efficient. That, in a nutshell, is ‘User Experience’ (UX). Tech changes at a lightning-fast pace. Every day, … [Read more...] about 12 Easy UX Improvements You Need to Know About
Stash is the name of a Kickstarter funded, new turn-based, isometric, free-to-play PC based MMO game from developer Frogdice. Stash is the graphical successor to Frogdice’s Threshold RPG, which is their text based, role play required MUD still in operation after twenty some years (since June 1996). Stash prides itself with having a tabletop pen-and-pencil design and an old-school charm interwoven into a unique RPG and community gaming experience. The question is, with a suggestive name like “Stash” does this game really deliver the “goods”? This is our review of Stash for the PC. advertisement Stash starts out like any other MMO with a character creation process. The artwork is more on the cartoonish side with plenty of solid, vibrant colors. Race selection choices are varied where you can choose anything from human, Trulloc (think DAoC Troll), upright wolf or upright cat folk. There are a basic number of character style attributes you can … [Read more...] about Does It Deliver the Goods?
Perforated Week This week was a strange one, because it essentially consisted of two Mondays and two Fridays since I was off Wednesday due to Veterans day. This week also pretty much was completely lost to Fallout 4. So I contemplated just doing another post about that and skipping the MWP feature for a week. That said I decided to fall back on an “oldie but goodie” that I could write about without much prep work. Once again the MMOs Worth Playing section by intent is to highlight some of the awesome games out there, that maybe don’t get as much love as I feel they should. This has been the pattern other than last week when I did a special BlizzCon edition, and this week we are continuing that pattern with some talk about Everquest 2. Launching Against a Juggernaut When it comes to underdog games… it would be near impossible to find one that more fits that title than Everquest II. Back in 2004 there were two games vying for … [Read more...] about MMOs Worth Playing – Everquest II
Ragnarok Online 2 (RO2) is a 3D fantasy MMORPG and is the sequel to the immensely popular 2004 MMORPG Ragnarok Online. The game is set in the world of Midgard and features Norse mythology, much like the first game. Ragnarok Online 2 shares many class, monster, and town names with the original game. Publisher: Warpportal Playerbase: Low Type: MMORPG PvP: Duels / Colosseum Release Date: May 1, 2013 (NA/EU) Pros: +Good music. +Decent class variety. +Good raiding system. +Great Khara Quest system. Cons: -Repetitive gameplay. -Few PvP options. -Minimal diversity in builds. Overview Classes Full Review Screenshots Videos Links System Requirements Music Additional Info Overview Ragnarok Online 2 Overview Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second, or just RO2, is a 3D fantasy MMORPG released in mid-2013. The game features many similarities to the original game with many class names, towns, and monsters sharing names. Despite being a … [Read more...] about Ragnarok Online 2 Game Review