I, like 99.99% of the world’s population, loves free swag. I love me dorky t-shirts I’ll never wear, I crave stress balls that pop after two good squeezes, and I’ll never say no if an MMO studio wants to wing some digital goodies my way. Obviously, I would make an excellent politician. Free giveaways in MMOs always pulls me in, even if I’m not playing the game at the time. Getting free starships in Star Trek Online or cute Blizzard bear cubs in World of Warcraft kind of makes my day, even if everyone else is getting the same thing too. Sometimes the free gift came not from the studio, but from other generous players who spread joy by giving cool stuff to lowbies. What’s the best MMO freebie you’ve ever gotten? Do you still use or enjoy it even today? Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO freebie you’ve ever gotten?
Cubs play today
Time for some drunken singing, and those familiar with T'Andy know there's only one song befitting a celebration like this... I’d like to wish all the Star Trek Online staff and players a happy 1 year anniversary, and what a year it’s been! We’ve had some ups and downs over the last 12 months, and we’ve watched friends come and go, seen some things that made us angry and things that made us glad. But as a gamer, nothing warms my heart more than watching a new game grow over time and find its stride. 1 year is an important milestone, and I would like to congratulate and thank the dedicated and talented STO team at Cryptic for all the great work they have done. Here are some screenshots of Earth Spacedock from the day’s festivities. Boy, am I happy to be a Starfleet captain today. They’ve come up with a crafty and very amusing way to explain all the changes to ESD. Let’s just say it involves a certain old friend from a race of omnipotent, … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Star Trek Online!