It was the mid-’80s, and I was just a kid in love with his family’s IBM PC. Not having a wealth of capital at the time, I relied on hand-me-down copies of software that rolled in from friends and family and probably the Cyber-Mafia. Practically none of the disks came with instructions (or even labels, sometimes), and as such I felt like an explorer uncovering hidden gems as I shoved in 5 1/4″ floppy after 5 1/4″ floppy. Some titles were great fun, some were so obtuse I couldn’t get into them, and some were obviously meant for those older and wiser than I. One game that fell into the latter category was a brutally difficult RPG that smelt of Dungeons & Dragons — a forbidden experience for me at the time. It was just a field of ASCII characters, jumbled statistics, and instant death awaiting me around every corner. I gave it a few tries but could never progress past the first level, especially when I’d keep running out of arrows, so I gave … [Read more...] about The Game Archaeologist: The Island of Kesmai
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I cannot fully explain just how damned hard it is going to be to make it through today. What I mean by that is I did not take the day off for the launch of Destiny 2 on PC, and I know that it will be launching halfway through the day and I will start wishing I was home and able to be playing. While I have played the hell out of Destiny 2 on the PS4, the PC beta just felt better to me than the console interface. Destiny 1 was the game that essentially taught me how to play shooters on a console, and in spite of how much progress I have made in my ability to get the controller to do what I want it to do… it still feels like a foreign territory. When I sat down to play the PC beta, it was like coming home… everything that had been slightly off with Destiny was set right just by being able to use a keyboard and mouse. I realize that after the hundreds of hours that I have poured into the console version there is going to be an … [Read more...] about Weapons I Will Miss
It seems like MMO monetization follows the same trends as the fashion industry. A long time ago subscriptions were in, then they were out. The subscription MMORPGs that launched in the wake of World of Warcraft quickly bled out players once the included 30-day game time expired. A rush of free to play games, mostly from Asia, that were supported by cash shops seemed to thrive. Now it looks like the pendulum is about to swing back the other way. Fantasy MMORPG Rift just celebrated a successful launch for their new subscription server (the game originally went free to play in 2013.) Even Korean developed Soul Worker is getting the optional-subscription treatment. Players will be able to buy 30-day silver and gold subs. They can be stacked, and the subs can even be traded in-game. This tradable subscription time is found in a number of MMORPGs, with EVE Online perhaps being the first major game to implement it. Not only do the subscription bonsues benefit paying players, but this system … [Read more...] about Weekly Raid: How Do You Feel About F2P Games Adding Subscription Options?
Read the following list carefully. What catches your eye? Selection of popular MMOs featuring an event around Christmas MMO Event ArcheAge Winter Maiden Festival Aion Solorius Festival EverQuest (EQ) & EverQuest 2 (EQ2) Frostfell The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) New Life Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) Starlight Celebration Guild Wars 2 (GW2) Wintersday Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) Yuletide Festival Neverwinter Winter Festival of Simril Rift Fae Yule Star Trek Online (STO) Q’s Winter Wonderland Star Wars: the Old Republic (SWTOR) Life Day event Wildstar Protostar Gala Winterfest Extravaganza World of Warcraft (WoW) Feast of Winter Veil Did you notice something odd? Well, I did. The amount of times the word “Christmas” is used is a whopping 0. Granted, this is an incomplete overview of MMOs. But even when you dig through Massively OP’s extensive guide of last year, … [Read more...] about Christmas Without “Christmas” in MMORPGs
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