I was a lil bit shocked when Spectre told me, that the Foundation system is most likely going to end in near future during Alpha test phase. So it seams that Foundation program was meant to be part of kickstarter campaign and pre-alpha testing phase. End of the Foundation program would be a shame actually, because the base idea is really good. I believe, that the reward ladder system encourages people to spread the word, stick with the game and participate to conversations. It is kind of win-win situation. So why not continue Foundation program through all the testing phases and stop just before release? Imho it would be wise to continue, because I see Foundation program even more valueable after Alpha 1 release than time before that. Then Fractured has more concrete content to show, and the possibility to buy the game and start to play immediately. This would also lead people to participate more to conversations, leave suggestions and give feedbacks. The Foundation program does not … [Read more...] about I suggest to continue the Foundation program
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The catalyst for this three-part series wasn’t actually the video that I used to kick off this whole brief revival of WoW Factor. Sure, I said that it was, but that in and of itself was enough for one column. Maybe one and a half. No, what really kicked it off was a post on Reddit about the state of transmog, vanity items, and the fact that there is no reason in the world we can’t select some hairstyles on allied races in World of Warcraft. Because let’s face it, that could be the one saving grace of the expansion. If everything else is a complete mess (and it is), we could at least walk out of the expansion feeling like we got some new appearances and races. That at least, at the end of the day, we’ve made some long-term progress. But no, we appear to treat “long-term progress” as a dirty word these days. And this is a major problem. It’s one of the many, many reasons that the whole Mythic+ currency “fix” is intensely stupid, and … [Read more...] about WoW Factor: When long-term progress in World of Warcraft isn’t
The Overwatch site has been updated with a new blog post in cooperation with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. After players helped raise nearly $13M dollars earlier this year through sales of the Pink Mercy skin, the Foundation wanted to share insights into how those funds are being used in the spirit of transparency. "The donation of over $12.7M will fuel three critical programs that examine every aspect of a breast cancer diagnosis and will change the lives of women and men across the globe: Precision Prevention Initiative - "fuels innovative prevention research to reduce the incidents of breast cancer". This initiative will kick off later this month. Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium Award - funded by the Pink Mercy donations will launch five new clinical trials this year alone 25 Annual BCRF Research Grants - global awards to scientists around the world. "Blizzard Entertainment Awards will be distributed to 29 researchers in 10 US states and 8 total … [Read more...] about Overwatch & the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Share Insights on How Funds are Used
Today’s In Plain English covers the very short lawsuit between Starfall Education Foundation and Trion Worlds regarding the Rift expansion Starfall Prophecy. You may be aware that Trion Worlds recently changed the name of the expansion to the Prophecy of Ahnket and wanted to know why. The explanation lies in a recent lawsuit filed by a children’s charity foundation over its ownership of the trademark “Starfall.” If you don’t know what Starfall is, I’ll let the charity’s website explain itself: Starfall Education Foundation is a publicly supported charity, 501(c)(3). We create free and low-cost experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration. On the Starfall website and in Starfall classrooms, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. We teach through positive reinforcement to ensure children become confident, intrinsically motivated, and successful. Donors to the Starfall … [Read more...] about In Plain English: KLM Starfall Education Foundation v. Trion Worlds, Inc.
Last week, when we hit the milestone of 2,000 registered users, we stated that our referral program was only partially implemented, and promised you another revolution. Today, this feature is live in all its glory. Give a warm welcome to The Foundation! What is The Foundation? Well, although connected to recruiting friends, The Foundation is much more than a “glorified referral program”. It’s a system that rewards you for doing all the small things that show your interest in Fractured and its success: posting your feedback and ideas, engaging with other members of the community, browsing the latest updates and sharing them with your friends. Each of such actions is represented by one or more quests that, once completed, grant you points to climb the ladders of The Foundation. Other than the above, there are a couple other ways you can gain Foundation Points: By inviting your friends to register to Fractured and getting them too engaged in The Foundation. As thanks … [Read more...] about Engage and Win with The Foundation