As we do every year, today we’re going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year’s MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn’t giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let’s find out. World of Warcraft and Blizzard Andrew: “World of Warcraft’s next expansion will exist, but not do as well as the previous ones as the mighty Titan has fallen, but people will still come back and enjoy it for a month or so before waiting for another major update while they play other games.” In fact it did rather well in terms of sales, even setting a sales record for the game, though that’s partly down to its now-global rollouts. Bree: “World of Warcraft’s expansion will do much better than Legion. We won’t see Classic in 2018, however … [Read more...] about Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions
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Plenty of panels at GDC are recorded and uploaded to the internet weeks after the event. It’s not quite the same as being there, as you miss a few things. For example, this year’s Ultima Online Post-Mortem panel was packed. It was international. It was fun, gross, nostalgiac, and sometimes groan-inducing. And I’d hate to just summarize the talk, especially since some of you vets have heard these stories before, but since ya’ll couldn’t make it, I’ll do it. For you. But for this particular panel, not only will I try to summarize what was said before the panel will be viewable online in a few weeks, but I’ll dish out on the after-panel chat with Richard Garriott, Starr Long, Raph Koster, and Rich Vogel, including comments from the team on bad bans, kingslaying, VR, and the state of the MMORPG. Doom desires Let’s set the stage for a moment here. As the UO team pointed out, our current setups are significantly better than … [Read more...] about GDC 2018: Ultima Online post-mortem with Richard Garriott, Starr Long, Raph Koster, and Rich Vogel
If there’s one thing every blogger and entrepreneur wants more of, it’s time. For your blogging business to blossom, you always need to stay highly focused on the right things/activities. The moment you’re able to give the core areas of your business the time they require, you will not only be happy and satisfied with your actions, but the business will also grow more than you ever thought possible. However, the good thing is that with the right tools at your disposal, these critical activities and tasks can easily be handled promptly, so you’ll have more time to do those other activities that make you happy (playing with your family, for instance). In this post, I’m going to talk to you about 5 productivity apps I’ve found to be vital for entrepreneurs to get the right things done at the right time. These are the same productivity apps that we use daily here at ShoutMeLoud, some of which I’ve used for many years now. I highly recommend … [Read more...] about Top 5 Important Productivity Apps for Growing Bloggers & Entrepreneurs
Blogging is an art, and using the right blogging tools will make your art rise and shine! This is an epic list of blogging tools to which you can refer (hint: bookmark it!), and find new tools to enhance your blogging experience as well as the experience of your readers! This epic list of blogging tools consists of resources for all types of bloggers whether professional, part-time or personal. I have structured them into various sections, allowing you to evaluate and choose the right tool for right purpose. Though the list of available tools is long, every tool is useful in its own way. I also offer a one-line comment for each tool as a quick but helpful reference. I have personally used at least 75% of the tools mentioned below, and the remaining 25% are suggested by bloggers whose opinions I read and I trust. Note: Some of the links have my affiliate link ( I will buy coffee) Desktop blog editors: Desk: This will pull you away … [Read more...] about 100+ Blogging Tools For 2017, Categorized (+ Expert Tips)
“Millenials too are people!”. This is what I happen to say every time someone asks me how I would approach millennials with a new product or service. Millenials are one of the most misunderstood demographics and what companies fail to realize that many of the ways to seek their attention are universal for any demographic. Back to the point where I began by making a too generalized statement of Millenials being people too, just like any other demographic, Millenials to seek products that are value adding and backed up with good services. What makes Millenials completely misunderstood by companies is their approach to services or products. Although millennials too prefer products/services that add value to their daily lives, go about in a particularly different fashion as compared to Baby boomers, Generation X or Y. Marketing to millennials has always been a daunting task for marketers and companies. Millenials are considered to be in the present age groups of 18 to … [Read more...] about Marketing to Millennials: How to Tackle Your Biggest Pain Point?