Former Daybreak CEO John Smedley also took the time to remember Avram. “David Avram was a great teammate and did fantastic work on H1Z1. I will miss his sense of humor and dedication to doing things right the first time. Till we meet again Dave,” he said in a Tweet. … [Read more...] about Daybreak mourns the passing of H1Z1 Software Engineer David Avram
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WoW has its own set of challenges. Engineering staff grew from 12 in 2004 to almost 75 today, in order to meet the demands of more frequent and larger updates. Tools and processes have been refined, and testing has become more automated. Even so, the game engine carries over 14 years of legacy code in places, resulting in some eccentric behaviour that’s become part of the Warcraft experience. And, as there are no sacred cows, the changing demands of systems can result in systems getting pulled out for a rewrite. … [Read more...] about Blizzard Engineering
Todd Howard stated that you would never see a server for Fallout 76, and you won’t…unless of course you happen to have the bad luck of being placed on an unstable server and find yourself hopelessly hacking, whacking, and smacking against enemies that refuse to acknowledge your hits or find yourself smashing that play button only for the game to repeatedly tell you that there are no worlds available. They, on the other hand, have absolutely no trouble landing hits on your character in spite of any server lag. You may also acknowledge the server when, for instance, you fail a timed mission because the node you were required to hit simply didn’t feel like responding in time. … [Read more...] about [Review] Fallout 76 Is A Roaring Dumpster Fire
We’ve discussed here at MMO Fallout before that Cornered Rat Software doesn’t exactly have great track record on dealing with criticism, what with a very heavily moderated forum that is mostly closed off to the public and only accessible to accounts with active subscriptions. Being a third party website, the WWII Online forums at MMORPG have become a platform for current and ex-customers to vent their frustrations with Cornered Rat Software without fear of being banned in retaliation or simply having their threads shut down. As a result of the clash between former and current players, the forum subsection ultimately became a never ending, out of control flame war. … [Read more...] about WWII Online Removed From MMORPG.com By Cornered Rat Software
The Graphics As far as visuals go, Iron Sight is rock-solid. Or iron solid is perhaps more appropriate. At first glance, the game could easily be mistaken for a last-gen console shooter in the mold of notable FPS franchises such as Call of Duty, Tom Clancy or Medal of Honor. The graphics are good in general, but particularly for an F2P MMO. F2P MMOs are always a mixed bag in the graphics department, and you never know what you’re going to get, but the devs put in a lot of work here. The game runs on its’ own proprietary Iron Engine and the devs should be proud of the job they’ve done. … [Read more...] about Ironsight 2018 Review – Is This FPS Worth Playing?