World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion is the latest in a long series of expansions for the legendary MMORPG. Just this week, we’ve gotten news that BFA is now the fastest selling WoW expansion ever, with over 3.4 million units sold within the first 24 hours. That got us thinking – how did the other expansions do in terms of day one sales? We’ve gotten some good data from the good folks at Statista and are sharing the findings below. #1 Battle for Azeroth (3.4m units sold) In case you missed it, yes Battle for Azeroth is a hit. The latest expansion which went live August 14 brought players to two new continents in Kul Tiras and Zandalar. Both the Horde and Alliance are back at it again, and it’s that classic tale of war that’s got players excited. What also helped sell the expansion is definitely the good use of marketing and social media campaigns. When combined together with the bold storytelling – Slyvannas, Warchief of the Horde, … [Read more...] about Top 5 World of Warcraft Expansions 2018 – Which Are The Bestselling WoW Expansions Of All Time?
5 plots of a story
For every one thing I learn about SOTA, four more things come up that I do not know, do not understand, or could not figure out. You will journey into a world built on The Three Principles and Eight Virtues used in the Ultima franchise (displayed here, with thanks to the Digital Antiquarian). Each major town is tied to one of these, and this is important to the story. Each of the three main possible starting areas has their own tragedy and horror occurring, and it’s up to you to figure out who is right and who is wrong. But before you delve into the land, you make a character. You have two genders and some fairly basic character customization options, where you can adjust the face, but not the body. Start on the Isle of Storms, where you do your character customization, and reach the Oracle. She’s a giant mechanical face that will ask you questions where you tell her how honest/courageous/loving you will be in your answers. These determine your fate, but again, you can … [Read more...] about Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Review
Welcome to the Kingdom Hearts Story Summary. As stated in the title, this Summary attempts to guide you through the story of the entire Kingdom Hearts franchise in chronological order of the games’ universe instead of the release order of the games. If you would like a short overview of the order of the games without tons of spoilers, you can find it here on this older post. As stated, this post WILL contain MASSIVE SPOILERS for the Kingdom Hearts series of games. I’ve also included a FAQ section at the bottom for some of the more confusing details I’ve had people ask me about the story, and I’ve tried to answer them the best I can. If you have a question you’d like me to try to answer, feel free to leave it in a comment or send me a tweet @Vrykerion with your question and I’ll see what I can do. 0.0) Chi/Unchained Chi/Union Cross/Back Cover The tale begins in the Age of Fairy Tales where the Master of Masters has entrusted … [Read more...] about Kingdom Hearts Story Summary (In Chronological Order)
If you were to write a short story or novel, you could evoke the emotions you want in your readers by developing characters they care about, writing vivid descriptions, and writing a story that is full of action and plot twists. As a blogger, these options aren’t really practical for you. You have to take a different approach in order to grab the attention of your readers and get the emotional response that you want. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by using power words. Power words are words and phrases that are used to evoke emotions and to get your readers to take action. The major categories of emotions that are most likely to get somebody to react and then act are greed, lust, anger, fear, and passion. Power words can also appeal to your reader’s need to feel safe and they can appeal to their desire to be part of something elite and special. Every time you write a blog post, you want your readers to take action. This action may vary depending on the overall … [Read more...] about 50 Power Words That Will Make You a Better Blogger
What’s your favorite part of a good story? Mine is always the plot. I love how my favorite authors take something ordinary, turn it around, and then present me with this new idea. Other people enjoy the characters and their growth throughout their ordeal. Meanwhile, some folks are obsessed with the details of the setting. Whichever element you like, we could all agree that story-telling is – and always will be – timeless. No wonder the most successful bloggers use this tactic. In fact, our brains are so in tuned with stories that through thousands of years, it has inspired cooperation, helped us survive, and have kept our species alive. There are numerous articles dedicated to how creative writing can help you with your blog. But in this post, let me show you how the five common components of a story (the plot, characters, setting, conflict, and resolution) can take your blogging skills to a new level. #1 The Plot: What’s YOUR Story In a Nutshell? In some … [Read more...] about How To Use Creative Writing Elements For A Better Blog