MMO blog Altar of Gaming has a fascinating series going on in which Rimuru is evaluating whether or not it’s worth picking up a subscription package to games like Old School RuneScape and Elder Scrolls Online. Since all subs are not created equal, I think this is a valuable service for players. “Is the ESO Plus subscription worth your money? The short answer is ‘yes,'” Rimuru writes. “For a bit less than 15 dollars per month, you get to access everything the game has to offer. You also get free Crowns, which you can of course use to buy the DLC if you think you won’t be able to afford always having the subscription active. We don’t really recommend it though as most DLC can be completed quite fast, and chances are you won’t have any use for them after some time.” Read on for a beginner’s guide to FFXIV, first impressions of Albion Online, turning points of MMO history, and more! Common Sense Gamer: Final Fantasy XIV … [Read more...] about Global Chat: Is it worth it to subscribe to MMOs?
Eso beginners guide
This week’s Massively Overthinking was inspired by a reader who decided to go by Sandboxless in Seattle when he penned this note of frustration to us. I have been playing MMOs for more than half a decade now, and in that time, I’ve tried numerous MMOs — old and new, Western and Eastern — and developed what I would like to think is a very broad understanding and appreciation of the genre. However, I will confess to a blindspot. I have next to no experience with sandboxes. Most of them are just fundamentally unappealing to me — usually due to non-consensual PvP — but thanks to MassivelyOP’s trial key giveaway, I’m now giving Black Desert a try. And I just don’t get it. The general consensus among the MMO community seems to be that sandboxes are the superior breed of MMO. I’ve spent years seeing praise heaped upon the virtual world as the pinnacle of MMO design. I’ve yet to encounter a themepark that did … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: The sandbox MMORPG disconnect