Despite the optional nature of many of these subscriptions, it does bring up the 'pay to win' issue. What's worse, these subscriptions severely segment the playerbase and perhaps incentivize developers to start ignoring one base of players in favor of another. The end results of this trend are not yet known, but my guess is we will slowly see the standard version turn into a glorified free trial with greater and greater emphasis being placed on the subscription players. The free to play snake will eat its own tail and we'll be back with the original MMORPG payment model. The same model that seems to be working rather well for every other entertainment category: movies, music, tv shows, and so on. … [Read more...] about Weekly Raid: How Do You Feel About F2P Games Adding Subscription Options?
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What’s all this about AI and botting? Perhaps the most interesting possibility to me personally is what you can do with a massive collection of coherent and verifiable data today — feed it into a machine learning algorithm. Machine learning artificial intelligence systems are incredibly good at classifying things into categories accurately as long as they have huge databases to work with and plenty of examples of pre-classified results. They can often outperform a human at the same task and find strong correlations and predictors in the data that a human wouldn’t even think to look for. … [Read more...] about EVE Fanfest 2018: CCP Games has big plans for data collection and machine learning
CompuServe was interested, although things didn’t go so smoothly when the team went to demonstrate the product. “We tried to bring the original UNIX version of the Island of Kesmai up on CompuServe’s DEC 20’s, and chewed up $100,000 of CPU time (at the then commercial rate) in three days,” Flinn said. “We got it working, but as Bill said, the lights dimmed in Columbus when it was running. So we headed back to Charlottesville to retrench. The first step was porting the old Z-80 code that became Dungeons of Kesmai, which was cut back to single-player (probably the only time in history a multi-player game was made into a single player game!).” … [Read more...] about The Game Archaeologist: The Island of Kesmai
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. … [Read more...] about Christmas Without “Christmas” in MMORPGs
Blogging is one of the easiest way any housewife can earn from home. There are many female bloggers out there, who are making thousands of dollars just by sharing something that they know. Being a women, you can start a blog based on your knowledge and interest. For example, if you are great in cooking, baby care, home care or anything like this, you can start blog, and earn from advertising. I know, it’s not as easy as it sounds, but once you get into the blogging, you will understand how easy it is. ShoutMeLoud blogging category is full of guides and tutorials to help you get started. If not, you can always opt for proper paid guidance, and then start a money minting blog for yourself. … [Read more...] about How Women Can Make Money Online From Home