So Ashes of Creation is delaying its testing phase, that’s not a big deal. The game still has plans for nice big and meaty PvP battles, as explained in its most recent development update. Specifically, it wants the largest organized battles of any MMORPG, and when you’ve just had to delay things to get back on track, isn’t that the best time to push for doing bigger things than anyone else has ever successfully done before? Let’s just move on to other beta news, shall we? But first we’ll bid a fond farewell to The Division 2, which has moved fully into the launch category now. Other games have not: Now, if you’re not playing something that’s just launched? You might want to check out that list of games in testing we have just below. And you might want to let us know if something jumped test phases without us noticing. All of that stuff is kind and good! As always, we consider an MMO to be in open testing if it features free, public signups and … [Read more...] about Betawatch: Ashes of Creation wants itself some big organized PvP fights
Cashing big checks
Doesn’t it seem as if BlizzCon was weeks ago? Nope, just one week. So over the last seven days, the gaming community has been mulling over the convention and where it went wrong. Probably not from their phones. Investors didn’t seem too pleased with the Diablo Immortal reaction or the company’s third quarter financials either. Meanwhile, MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online successfully launched its first-ever progression server, seeing so much demand on day one that Standing Stone rolled out a second. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES BlizzCon 2018: What the heck happened? - Every year, I cover BlizzCon for Massively Overpowered. This is not new information; you've all seen my liveblogs running every year for quite some time. And the reception of any… Lord of the Rings Online opens the doors to its first … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: BlizzCon aftermath, LOTRO’s next big thing
Call of War: 1942 is a strategy game set during World War 2. You build, you expand, you go to war, and yes – you exploit. Call of War is most definitely a 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) game, and even if that genre isn’t quite familiar to you, you’ve probably heard of another immensely popular 4X game: Civilization. Call of War takes the concepts of a 4X game and applies them to a free-to-play model. It’s Classic Browser Warmongering You start off in Call of War by choosing which region you want to call your own, and the game automatically sets you up with a selection of territories and cities with which you can construct buildings and train troops. You’re going to need those infantrymen and armored tanks, too, to conquer the world. Or at least to wage war against someone who’s trying to do the same. You could certainly play Call of War as you would most other 4X games, by being entirely … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons To Check Out Call of War:1942
Get Revelation Online nowRevelation Online is officially official this morning, having soft launched into a no-wipe beta this morning. It’s old hat to you folks who bought early access packs, and you can still do that if you’re so inclined, but now everyone can jump into the import for free. We’ve rounded up the launch trailer and all of our coverage to date below. Happy launch day! Revelation Online has officially launched on Steam with free welcome packs - [AL:Rev]Happy Steam launch, Revelation Online! Yep, as promised, My.com has ported the free-to-play game to Valve's popular platform all official-like as of today. And it's not even using the early access tag. "Publisher My.com is proud… Revelation Online plans to join the Steam parade - [AL:Rev]Not wanting to be left out of the party -- and the expected profits -- of joining up with Steam, Revelation Online has announced that it will be coming to the platform. When will that happen?… Perfect … [Read more...] about Revelation Online soft launch is here! Check out our roundup and trailer
Yes, blogging is by far the most straightforward and legitmate means of earning on the internet. Other popular measures involve running surveys, data entry, and site management. But blogging requires hard work, patience, and ingenuity, just like every other job. Blog earnings are meager, so multiple sources of income must be assured, and it depends on the user’s popularity on the internet, so it is not everyone’s cup of tea. While it is possible to earn a fortune blogging, the meaning of the term fortune itself is debatable. It can be safely stated that it is possible to earn enough from blogging to replace one’s day job completely. If only life were that easy. One must remember that of all the people who step into the arena of paid blogging, only 1% ever earn enough to quit their day jobs. There are mainly four ways one can earn via a blog: Direct Advertising – The blogger will have to convince business parties to advertise on his blog and pay him a share of … [Read more...] about A Blogging Paycheck: Are Blog Payments Reliable?