I am not a big fan of Kickstarter in general, but I like to think that I’m not a big fan for actual reasons rather than spurious ones. Every time I see someone referring to Star Citizen as a scam, I get annoyed; the game is very clearly not a scam. It’s already delivered too much of an actual game to be a scam. A scam is something that’s never going to happen at all; most Kickstarter games are, at the very least, going to provide a good-faith effort to try making a game. Not that this necessarily works out very well, as evidenced by Pathfinder Online. Intentions and ability to deliver aren’t the same thing at all. So rather than calling out every Kickstarted game a scam simply because it involves still asking for money after the initial funding period (which, again, is not a scam so much as an indication of ballooning needs for money), why not teach ourselves to be better armed before backing a Kickstarter? 1. How ambitious is the game? The funny thing about … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: Questions to ask before backing an MMO Kickstarter
Combat abilities in MMOs are big, flashy, and usually leave a mangled corpse. That’s why they’re there. But sometimes you wind up with non-combat abilities that are just plain fun to use. Everyone always loved White Mage teleports in Final Fantasy XI, even when there were faster ways to get from place to place; they just look cool, a bit intense spell. Mage portals and tables in World of Warcraft are fun to drop, and everyone loves a Death Knight with Path of Frost. Today, we want to celebrate non-combat abilities. Travel powers in Champions Online, mounts in Guild Wars 2, little things that exist to offer some extra utility and flavor. What’s your favorite non-combat ability in an MMO? Is it something that made you pick your character build just so you could play around with it, or does it just look and feel neat? Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite non-combat ability in an MMO?
I posted yesterday a bit about the backlog of posts that I have had that I wanted to make. Yesterday I was also called out by Tam about not responding to his Leibster post, but in truth I just had not gotten down to it. Since tomorrow will be another Blaugust Games of the Week post, I had planned on getting his Liebster post either out today or Saturday, but since he is getting antsy I guess I am going to make sure it happens today. For those who don’t know the Liebster is this well intentioned “award” that is essentially the blogosphere’s version of a chain letter. Normally it is supposed to float around with a cover page full of rules outlining how you are supposed to proceed, and explains things like that you are supposed to choose a candidate that has never been Liebstered. This seems to go around once a year, and based on some of the questions I have seen… I am guessing this is a continuation of last years … [Read more...] about Tam’s Liebster Questions
Everything’s done and dusted and you are now swooping down the hall regretting things that you said in your previous interview. Interviews usually come in all sizes and shapes. Interview questions are generally normal but some of them knock the wind out of candidates. No words are blurted out and there’s a minute of silence sometimes. You might not expect the same atmosphere of three or more executives and the much formal interview if that happens to be a startup. Usually startups have a culture personalized to the taste of its founders and most of them expect you to answer typical questions that you wouldn’t expect in an established company. But we won’t get into that much, here are a few top interview questions that usually candidates happen to answer what they mustn’t had or they don’t answer altogether. Keep your cool and ace the interview with these smart answers to the most asked top interview questions. Smart Interview Questions with … [Read more...] about 10 Tough Interview Questions With Smart Answers
Indeed, no man wants to create a blog that will fall in a blink of an eye. But been successful is not just about taking action but taking necessary action. Success is not just about taking action but taking the necessary action towards your goal. – ADEREMI DARE Blogging is tough and not predictable but with the right help you will make it in blogging. Here is the most asked question in blogging that will help you build a successful blog. 1. Is there new Content available One thing that is very important and define every blog is the ability to produce content on a regular basis. The content you produce is what define your target traffic, consistency and yourself. However, the question that most new bloggers ask is how to create a new content that no one has written before. But the truth is “there is no new content”. Yes, there is no new content. What do you want to write about that someone have not written? What you have to do to create content with uniqueness. But … [Read more...] about 10 Most Commonly Asked Blogging Questions Answered