0 We’re all going to have our different answers on this one. What do you think is the biggest challenge about playing an MMORPG? To really answer this question, we have to toss aside some of the obvious disqualifiers. The obvious answers that don’t count (but are indirectly valid) would relate to having an MMORPG even worth playing, having one that doesn’t fail after 3 months, etc. Assuming there is a game that’ll last for a while, what challenges do you face? Challenges can revolve around many things: Randomness – Sometimes the odds never go in your favor Mechanical Difficulty – The struggle to overcome some in-game mechanics can be a hurdle Social – Community, groups, guilds, people in general Envy – Everyone always being better than you can be defeating Time – Many people do not have the time to play MMORPGs anymore, or at least the ones that take serious time to ramp up and progress In my opinion, the biggest challenge of … [Read more...] about The Biggest Challenge of Playing an MMORPG
It has been a bruising month for Chinese gaming hegemon Tencent. First, their US based subsidiary Riot Games was accused of sexism which required major readjustments at the studio. These culture problems also brought to light Riot's declining profitability, with the company on course to run a deficit unless something changes soon. Closer to home, Tencent found itself on the wrong side of the ruling Communist Party's favor and had its license for Monster Hunter Worlds abruptly revoked. This forced Tencent to issue millions in refunds and left many gamers angered and confused. Worse still, the Chinese government followed up with a freeze on all new game licenses. That caught the entire industry off guard, but hit Tencent especially hard as the Chinese version of Fortnite was just getting ready to leave closed beta and officially launch. Reeling from these blows, Tencent responded by trying to be proactive in the face of new regulations that are undoubtedly on their way. The company … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Will The Gaming Industry Finally Face Regulation?
The world is a truly bizarre place sometimes. There are a lot of folks that make up my twitter timeline that I know… but only in a slantwise way. I recognize them, and am even happy to see posts show up as my feed scrolls by, but I really don’t know much about them. ArcaneRatsel is one of those folks, and I largely followed her because she does amazing things for the Warcraft community as a whole. She was part of an expansion of my timeline as I attempted to follow more positive Warcraft folks. For example she did this crazy thing where she essentially created faction logos for anyone who was interested…. and as a result created a truly silly number of them. She is also involved in the Running of the Gnomes that supports Cleveland Clinic, Running of the Trolls that supports the Trevor Project, and now the Icecrown Challenge that supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To say she is a “good … [Read more...] about Icecrown Challenge
There are increasingly numerous challenges for bloggers to face in order to be successful. Google’s determination to clamp down on spam creates ever-changing problems for bloggers. The Panda and Penguin updates hit bloggers especially hard because they flag poor content that has been duplicated or looks spammy. Note: You Should Hire a SEO Consultant Specialist to solve all SEO Challenges you may be facing with you website or blog and take your business to next level. Bloggers now need a good understanding of SEO to be able to alter how they operate and create their content. Many bloggers find it hard to keep their pages showing up in Google and face a great array of challenges. Here are some of the unique SEO challenges that bloggers now face. Creating Great Content The main goal of a blog post is to create great content that the intended audience will find new and interesting. Blogs with great content are more likely to get published, linked back to, shared and can possibly go … [Read more...] about Unique SEO Challenges Facing Bloggers
Times are gone when a web publisher could just sign up with AdSense and be done with the business of monetizing their website. New breakthroughs in ad tech means that when it comes to making money from your publication, the options now are almost endless, but more choice often comes with more problems. What are the biggest threats ad tech industry and publishers face this coming year and how can they best try to tackle them? Let’s start with… The Complexity of Ad Technology Managing online ad operations was never the easy thing to begin with, but with each year, new ad tech implementation just seems to be getting more and more demanding. For instance, just when publishers are coming to terms with header bidding and its adoption is rising, its successor, server-to-server header bidding is already in the offing. And header bidding is just one ad tech trend. This is hardly news though. In a blog post on Gartner, Martin Kihn explains Why Ad Tech is More Complicated Than Wall … [Read more...] about The Biggest Challenges Ad Tech Industry Faces in 2017