2018 was an odd year for MMO monetization. Oh sure, we saw Star Citizen offer things like $27,000 ship packages, but obviously most people aren’t buying that – they’re outliers. No, it’s much easier to slip in lockboxes and pricey lifetime subs that’ll fly a bit more under the radar, especially in older games. So now that we’re in 2019 and we’ve got our “best value” games list locked down, maybe we can sort out which MMORPG is actually the most expensive, and which one offers the worst value for your coins. I don’t meant which one has the most expensive stuff; I mean which one is the worst for starting fresh. How much would it really cost you to get reasonably up to speed with the right expansion packs, DLC, or “necessary” cash shop addons like bag slots? Do sub games that charge for expansions too still ask for the most? Or are the “hidden” fees of cash-shop-driven play significantly more burdensome? … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2019?
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Will did not necessarily keep Massively OP’s MJ alive in Will to Live Online. Apparently the wild dogs’ will to tear her to shreds was stronger! But that won’t stop her from going back in and experiencing death in many new ways. Oh wait, we mean experience this new game under development. Maybe she will find some helpful equipment this time while doing tasks for the bar patrons. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ returns to this post apocalyptic world. What: Will to Live OnlineWho: MJ GuthrieWhen: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 13th, 2018 Enjoy the show! Having trouble with our live feed or chat? Visit the OPTV channel on Twitch in your browser or on your mobile device. Missed a part of the show? Don’t worry; we’ll post the complete stream here when it’s over, and you can always check out past streams and playlists posted in our videos collection! SHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about The Stream Team: Seeking a way to survive in Will to Live Online
Do you have Will to Live Online? Massively OP’s MJ does! And she’s willing to see how long her will actually keeps her alive in this new MMORPG-shooter set in an apocalyptic world. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you a first look at… What: Will to Live OnlineWho: MJ GuthrieWhen: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 Enjoy the show! Having trouble with our live feed or chat? Visit the OPTV channel on Twitch in your browser or on your mobile device. Missed a part of the show? Don’t worry; we’ll post the complete stream here when it’s over, and you can always check out past streams and playlists posted in our videos collection! SHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about The Stream Team: Testing the Will to Live Online
Here’s a new one for us: Will to Live Online hit Steam early access back in April. Developer AlphaSoft calls it an “MMORPG-shooter whose action takes place in a severe post-apocalyptic world” – a survival game, in other words. “Explore the world, engage in fights with mutants and other survivors, join the clans in the struggle for existence and prove your right to Live.” It includes basic crafting, quests, survival mechanics like hunting, character development, dungeons, raids, and yes, player-to-player trade. It’s expected to launch next year, but in the meantime, it’s on Steam. Want to give it a go right now? AlphaSoft has issued Massively OP a bundle of keys for the B2P game, normally worth $14.99 apiece on Steam, to distribute to our readers. There are no regional restrictions, other than the caveat that the game must be available to you on Steam for you to use the key. Read on to enter to win! For this giveaway, we’ll … [Read more...] about Enter to win a copy of Will to Live Online from AlphaSoft and MOP!
If you're a blogger, writer, and/or an entrepreneur, you might be thinking about self-publishing a book. A book in itself is unlikely to make or break you, but it is a powerful extension of your business or blog. Entrepreneurs like Eric Ries (Author of Lean Startup), Nathan Barry (CEO of ConvertKit), Tim Ferriss (4 Hour WW) have used books to earn money and gain authority. At the thin wedge, it's also an opportunity to create the most impactful type of business card you could possibly have. But there are so many platforms… Which is the best path for an entrepreneur or blogger? You've heard of Amazon KDP, of course, but what about the rest? What about Gumroad, or Inkshares, or Smashwords? Let's clarify the most important thing… Your choices fall under 3 categories: Direct to ebook retailers: 95% of sales are through Amazon (80%), iTunes (10%), Nook (3%), Kobo (2%)*. Aggregators: These platforms allow you to upload and distribute to the large (see above) and small … [Read more...] about The 7 Most Popular Platforms To Self-Publish Your Ebook & Make Money