One of the most interesting things about EVE Online is the fact that its single shard server forces players from different countries and cultures to co-exist in the same space. In a virtual universe in which the distances and barriers between real world nations should be meaningless, players still tend to split off into geographical and cultural analogues of their home nations. Some of that is due to timezone differences, of course, but the biggest drivers of division always seem to be language-based or cultural in nature. EVE has seen plenty of real-world national identities mirrored in-game, from big American coalitions throwing their military might around and European corps working together when it suits them to Russian groups stubbornly defending their homelands from invasion no matter the cost. The Russian community in particular has always seemed pretty impenetrable to outsiders, having developed its own distinct identity over the years with its own internal culture and even … [Read more...] about EVE Evolved: What really sets Russian EVE players apart?
Always tired what can i do
With PvP-encrusted MMORPGs like Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, and even Revival on the genre’s horizon, I have a glimmer of hope that the future of MMO PvP might not be a dreadful dichotomy of sterile MOBAs and psychopathic gankboxes after all. PvP might just have a chance at restoration to a place of honor in MMORPGs rather than be jammed into themeparks as an afterthought or unleashed into empty open worlds as the lazy dev’s idea of “hardcore content.” MMO PvP has been great before — wouldn’t it be fun if it were great again? This is how I’d like to see it go down: Here are six things I expect from serious MMO PvP. Faction balance and guild control Perfect balance in anything in an MMO is probably unachievable, but that’s no excuse for developers to give up. Time and again we’ve seen MMO dev teams shrug helplessly when one PvP faction in a game dominates the others, whether those factions … [Read more...] about Working As Intended: Six things I expect from serious MMO PvP
Three and a half months later, I am finally finished with Mass Effect 3. I know I’m late to the party, but I wrote this post anyway because I was immediately asked left and right about my thoughts on the ending. Obviously, the rest of this entry will contain spoilers, so if you still wish to avoid them, feel free move along; I’ll understand. I myself have been dodging spoilers like a madwoman dodging missiles in a Michael Mann movie since March. So here goes. After all that I’ve heard, I braced myself for the ending. From the hubbub, you’d have thought BioWare committed the worst travesty of travesties when it comes to the final moments of the game. Now why do I feel like I’ve been punk’d by the entire internet? As the final scene after the credits played, I found myself staring at the screen and thinking…what the hell, it wasn’t that bad. I sought to do some post-game research and discovered that those who dislike the ending mostly fall … [Read more...] about Mass Effect 3 Ending: I Hate It And I Don’t Hate It
Kotaku put out a piece this week on how to game without wrecking your body, something that’s probably bound to come up in the average MMORPG player’s life. It’s filled with basic tips like “drink water, ya moron” and “sit up straight” and “don’t eat garbage” and “look at stuff other than the screen” but there are also some useful tips in there like “stretch before you binge” – including your hips and wrists, which you might otherwise overlook. For this week’s Overthinking, I’ve asked the writers to expound on two things: first, the most unhealthiest video gaming moment or habit they’ve ever had, and second, one specific thing they do to keep themselves from completely destroying their bodies when their hobby has become their career. Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Ah man, this one’s going to be kind of boring. For me, the unhealthiest gaming moment was probably my first … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: How do you maintain your health while binging MMORPGs?
Bloggers can’t exist without their readers. sometimes bloggers face a situation when there is nothing interesting happening in the community, they don’t find topics to write about. this situation occurs with bloggers who write about technology or other same kind of stuff because a blogger writing a personal blog will never run out of ideas. One of the thing which most of A-list Blogger do is, they plan out their post ideas in advance. You can use technique call mindmapping to generate lots of ideas, which will be really helpful in long run. Though, not all of us are professional Blogger and many of us blog for fun. But, without new blog posts, your blog would die and we need to fuel it up with new blog posts. Specially, when you feel there is nothing new to Blog about and you are tired of repeating yourself, that’s where the problem comes. Some of us call it Writer’s block and I call it running out of ideas. I believe in blogging the most important thing is to … [Read more...] about What To Do When You Have Nothing To Write About