Based on some recently discovered trademarks, it looks like Daybreak Games may be spinning off some new companies — similar to the setup Hi-Rez has. The filings, which were pointed out to MMORPG.com by an anonymous tipster, are for a Darkpaw Games and a Rogue Planet Games. The trademark descriptions for both filings are identical, stating that they’re for “Computer game software and video game software; downloadable multiplayer, real-time computer and video game software that is downloadable via an online service for entertainment purposes.” The description goes on to note that they provide “on-line facilities for real-time interaction” with other gamers and notes various types of production and design. In both cases, it looks like the filings are pretty recent — within the last month. Neither seem to be approved as of yet. So, it may be a while before we find out what Daybreak is up to. But, if you’re interested, you can keep track of … [Read more...] about Two New Trademarks Filed By Daybreak Games Company
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Play Final Fantasy XIVPatch 4.1 arrived in Final Fantasy XIV, and the Shirogane housing rush came and went exactly how everyone familiar with the game had been expecting for months on end. The plots available sold out in a matter of minutes, the people who were lucky enough to get in ahead of the queues were the ones who got new houses, and everyone else was left to rant and rave. Frankly, it all worked great, technically speaking; there were no sudden disconnections, no horrid lag spikes, no zone crashes, nothing. Everything worked exactly as it was supposed to and nothing broke, which means that by definition, nothing went wrong. Well, unless you count shining a harsh light on the game’s horribly misguided housing design as “something going wrong.” A lot of discussions about this seem to be missing the point. It’s not that what happened with Shirogane housing was a disaster; it was a model of efficiency and the game working as intended. Calling it a disaster … [Read more...] about Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV has a serious housing problem for basically no reason
After a security breach of Black Desert Online user information, Kakao Games has locked down all accounts. The company posted late yesterday that it had become "aware that account information of a number of users has been posted publicly on various sites and platforms" which led to the locking down of all "known accounts". At this time, Kakao is unclear "if this data breach was from Kakao or a third party site". At this time it's only confirmed that the information found on "various sites and platforms" is specific to Kakao accounts. Information is said to be in the form of "unencrypted and validated data". To retrieve the account, players will need to provide several pieces of information: When contacting customer support please ensure the following: You must contact us from the new email address you created. State the email address your account is currently associated with. A photo of your photo ID card, taken in front of today's physical newspaper clearly showing the date, or … [Read more...] about Black Desert Online Accounts Locked After Security Breach
You see that picture up there? That’s me standing next to a housing placard for nearly 3 hours, camping a housing plot that’s on a timer. Yes, I already went through this once, for my own private estate. This time, it was for a Free Company house. I didn’t actually plan on getting housing this weekend, though we’d reached the proper rank. I was saving up for it (went broke buying my own house and working on decorating an alt’s apartment), which meant I ended up breaking down and selling off my stash of Jet Black Dye to fund things. The Fight for Housing Mateus is one of those servers where getting housing means you snag whatever lot you possibly can, often while fighting off others who are also trying to click the same placard for how many ever hours it takes before the timer drops off. This timer thing is the bane of my existence, seriously. On Saturday night, there were only two lots open on the server. One was a pool-side in the Goblet, which a whole … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Mateus Housing Savage – Round 2!
I’ve continued to make progress on one of my major goals for the year: to work on decorating the houses and rooms my characters own in FFXIV. So far, I’ve decorated our Free Company house, both inside and outside — I’m proud that our guestbook has 75 likes! Using the space for my characters’ private rooms, I’ve also designed Amon’s Secret Lab, a small Ball Room, and a Recreation Room (I haven’t posted about yet). Over the past weekend, I’ve more or less finished what I call the FC house Guest Quarters. It’s a place to entertain and house guests who stay the nights (in a RP sense). So it’s basically a glorified guest room. Note these screenshots were taken before Easter, so there are still Hatching-Tide decorations up! 🙂 The main sitting room has a place for light dining… And a place to relax by the fireplace… A door leads to the sleeping area… The beds have screens for a bit of privacy. But … [Read more...] about FFXIV: FC House Guest Quarters