Since my head is stuck in MMO news, gaming, and discussion for a part of my day, I have been known to conjure up hypotheticals to keep me amused. After all, the news is often so weird and unexpected that my daydreams might one day happen — you never know! One of those I’ve been pondering lately is what would happen, exactly, if a studio brought back online a rather popular long-deceased MMORPG. Say, City of Heroes or Star Wars Galaxies. Just out of the blue, “Hey guys, we’ll be reactivating the game next week, officially. See you then!” While those two titles are almost certainly forever lost to us, it’s not the craziest of questions. We have seen dead MMOs revived (such as Asheron’s Call 2 coming back for a short run, or Shadowbane in other territories, or Hellgate: London). It all depends on whether the code is still out there, the servers capable, and the studio willing. Plus IP issues and all that. Anyway, it’s feasible, it’s … [Read more...] about If we could bring MMOs back to life, what would it be like?
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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
Home » Blogging » Top 10 Online Marketing Gurus You Must Follow to Succeed Online Success always leaves tracks. If you study the most successful people in your industry, you can become successful too. That’s the power of learning. If you are looking for the top online marketing gurus, this list post is a treat for you where I’m going to include few of the top Internet marketing experts whom you can follow. Whether you know it or not, the quickest way to become the top player in your industry is to learn from the experts. You need to figure out everything from what they read, how they work and analyze how did they become experts starting from scratch. That’s why I came up with this post idea to help you find out the top 10 online marketing gurus you can learn from. Are you ready? Let’s find out the list now. Top online marketing gurus you should follow 1. Seth Godin There’s no introduction needed for an online marketing guru like Seth … [Read more...] about Top 10 Online Marketing Gurus You Must Follow to Succeed Online
This article is about helping you create a blog that you can sell to make huge money. In the abbreviated story below, I will tell you how you can make your blog attractive to buyers, how to find the right buyer, how to negotiate a premium price for your blog, and how to structure the sale. This is the true story of how I co-founded and sold my personal finance media business in 2 years. How and Why I Founded FiGuide.com I founded Figuide.com during business school when I was learning everything about finance that I thought every adult should know, but doesn’t. So I set out to conquer the problem of helping consumers get hard to answer financial questions answered. You know the ones, “Is it better to invest in a 401k or a Roth IRA?” or “What is the best way to set-up an estate plan for my family even though we don’t have a million dollars?” How We Operated our blog and Grew In order to understand how we were able to sell our … [Read more...] about How to Sell Your Blog and Change Your Life
Selecting the name of your domain is as important as naming your newborn baby, as for the lifetime of your business it will be known by that name. There are many rules of thumb which you can follow to find a domain name which matches your business perfectly. Back in the day, it was hard to secure the desired domain name as most of the popular and common words on .com, .org and other top level domain names were taken. At the time of the writing of this post (2016), we have many more options in terms of domain name extensions such as .io, .net, .guru, .mob, .co, .photo, .buzz and so on. Depending on the type of business you have, you can choose a domain name that works best for your business. For example, you can be creative and choose a domain name such as slu.sh rather than slush.com. However, before taking any action at all, you need to conceive the name by which you want to be known online. When it comes to selecting domain names for a company, you need to keep your brand in mind. … [Read more...] about How to Decide Great Domain Names for your Business