Not everyone is into creating alternate characters — alts — in MMORPGs. This is understandable: Some people don’t have time to play more than one character, some games encourage the use of a single main, and some gamers like to concentrate on making a character the best it can be without diluting MMO sessions by focusing elsewhere. Then there are those of us who can’t help it. Even if we don’t have the extra time, we find ourselves returning to the character creation screen every so often to whip up a new hero and send them off on a grand (yet familiar) adventure. Every so often you bump into “altoholics” who have dozens and dozens of characters across multiple servers, making you wonder whether some sort of specialized intervention is needed (it is not — these people are simply awesome). I’ve always liked creating alts in my games, even if I have a dedicated character at the max level with powerful gear and unlimited possibilities. … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: How to enjoy the alt lifestyle in MMORPGs
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The day is finally arriving: Shroud of the Avatar is formally launching next week. It’s been a long journey. The path to this new old-school MMO started back on Kickstarter on March 8th, 2013. Now, five years almost to the day, SOTA is emerging. On March 27th, release #52 will be the official launch of episode 1. And fans didn’t have to wait until the end of the month to celebrate; Portalarium hosted a launch party this past week in Austin, Texas. Besides hanging out with devs and fans at the shindig, I visited the studio’s offices for a tour and interview with Richard Garriott and Starr Long. There, I got to see memorabilia from the very beginnings of Garriott’s game-making career as well as a sneak peek of the events that will occur at SOTA’s launch. After that, it was celebration time at the awesome From Pong to Pokemon exhibit at the The Bullock Texas State History Museum (which happened to have a display of some of Garriott’s early gaming … [Read more...] about Shroud of the Avatar: Partying with Portalarium, countering pay-to-win, and the state of the game
Quitting the corporate world is not an easy task. Mainly because of the financial stability it provides. But what if you are forced to come out of the corporate cubicle? Who will pay off your mortgage; look after your dependents? What about savings for old age? All these issues are to be looked into once this decision is taken. But in today’s e-world one need not worry as there are myriads of ways one can make a living. One of the most important is the facility to make money online. Freelancing The first thing that comes to mind when you think of online job is freelancing. Freelancing is the option to work in any field one wants, at any time and place. One can work independently as a freelancer and sell the work or be attached to a firm and work on a contract basis. Few of the popular freelancing job that people do online are writing, SEO, translation, data entry etc. Sites like elance, odesk, freelancer etc are great help for people seeking freelance job opportunities. Online … [Read more...] about Money Making Online – Is it a Reality?
Named one of TIME’s one of the top 25 Blogs of 2012 – herbadmother.com is owned by Catherine who is also the Editor In Chief of Disney Interactive Family. Catherine has an ambition to be an author of political thought and children books. Catherine loves to write about Africa, babies, bad mothers, celebration, Canada, blogging, breastfeeding, HIV, digital life, Disney, feminism, social media, photography and motherhood etc. on her blog herbadmother.com Achievement of Catherine and herbadmother.com Named one of TIME’s Top 25 Blogs of 2012 She has also made appearances on TVO, Lifetime Television, and Disney Family’s ‘Get Hatched’ video series with Teri Hatcher Her Bad Mother has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the American Prospect, the London Times, and sundry other publications, as well as on CNN, ABC, CBC and the BBC online. She also speaks regularly on mothering in the public sphere, … [Read more...] about Best Mommy Bloggers and Their Achievements
For the past five years I have shared various tips that will help you to make money online, and tips to save money when you are working as a blogger. In today’s post, I am going to share with you a variety of money-saving tips that are making the rich richer. I follow many of these money-saving tips myself, and if you’re not following them, then you’re losing money. So pay attention to the wisdom shared in this post, and start saving money today. To begin, here are a few previously published articles for all bloggers who are interested in saving money: How to save money on web hosting renewals How to save money on domain renewals How to save money when shopping online in India Two of my favorite quotes are: “A penny saved is a penny earned”, and “Time is money”. With reference to the latter, Srikanth has previously shared tips that will help you to save time, and in return make more … [Read more...] about Eye-Opening Money Saving Tips that Only Smart People Know