MOP Patron Avaera has entreated us to debate the problems of pay-to-win and cosmetic gear, and indulge him we shall. “The idea that good MMOs will diligently avoid ‘pay-to-win’ item shops is almost universally accepted these days by both devs and players,” he posits. “However, I feel like this zealous insistence that only ‘cosmetic’ upgrades be allowed for purchase with real world currency is actually a fundamental misstep, and one of the clearest symptoms of what is deeply wrong with the direction of our virtual worlds. “It’s no coincidence that the gameplay systems considered sacrosanct from any sort of pay-or-play tradeoff are heavily skewed towards motivations that are often more popular amongst younger, male demographics – using Nick Yee’s categories I’d consider ‘combat/PvP upgrades’ to affect the competition, destruction, and challenge motivations most heavily. On the other hand, putting the most … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Pay-to-win vs. cosmetics in MMOs and virtual worlds
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I figured the first article of this year should be one my most commonly asked question and no, it's not another question about my mysterious identity or gender. It's a question regarding whether they should play Black Desert or Blade & Soul! It's going to be one long article, so I hope you're ready for it. Introduction - About Me I'm sure there are a lot of people who don't know me, since I'm a ninja and all. I'd like to say I'm pretty experienced with both games having played them for over a year or two and longer. Both games were my main MMORPG during the early beta phases and releases in various languages. I played the CBT, OBT, and release of Blade & Soul since the early 2012~2015 on and off and Black Desert 2013~2015. You can find my ancient videos on my Youtube Page or my site. I figured now would be the best time to write about both games given I'm not as actively playing them anymore, which can rule out favoritism or that "fresh" new video game feeling. Honestly, I … [Read more...] about STEPARU News, Reviews, Previews & Information for Foreign Games Black Desert VS Blade & Soul 2016 Special
Home » SEO » SEMrush Vs Ahrefs Ultimate Review: Which Is the Best SEO Tool Among Them? Whenever someone struggles to boost their sales, I recommend them to focus on improving their search engine traffic. Why? If you get more traffic from Google to your sites, you can easily increase your overall sales. The question is, how can you increase your search traffic effortlessly? I suggest anyone who is struggling to get more traffic from search engines to give a try to some of the best SEO tools. They can help you quickly boost your traffic and sales. And if you are wondering which tools to use to grow traffic, I have two recommendations. One is SEMrush and the other is Ahrefs. If you are looking for an honest SEMrush Vs Ahrefs review, this page is for you. If you are also looking for the right SEO tool that can help you boost your search engine traffic, this post is also for you. Let’s now talk about SEMrush Vs Ahrefs review and figure out which one is the right tool … [Read more...] about SEMrush Vs Ahrefs Review: Which Is the Best SEO Tool Among Them?
It’s been a while since we last updated this post comparing both the SEO tools: SEMrush Vs Moz. Since then, there are slight changes and features introduced by both these tools. So I thought of updating the comparison post listing out all the new changes to help you use the BEST SEO tool among them. Have you decided to start using premium SEO tools to increase your search rankings? Are you confused between using SEMrush Vs Moz? If yes, you are in the right place. SEO has completely changed the way it was before. The same SEO tactics that worked well 2 years ago won’t work now. SEO is evolving and Google is updating its ranking system more than 500 times every year. That means, 1 or 2 updates are rolling out every single day. This obviously affects your website search traffic. Unfortunately, we are all not SEO experts and we don’t have big pockets to spend money on SEO to boost our rankings. But there are a lot of alternatives that you can rely upon to increase your … [Read more...] about Moz VS SEMRush: Comparison of Best SEO Tools
AdSense is one of the most popular advertising and monetization technique used by bloggers world-wide. The best thing about AdSense are: Quality ads, timely payout and a well-known brand name. A normal user may or may not differentiate between a normal 3rd part ad Vs. Google AdSense ads, but for a blogger it’s easy to figure out what advertisement platform is being used by some one. Despite all the good reviews about AdSense, you will hear lots of complaints about AdSense like: And stuff like this, which is still ok from my point of view, ad AdSense team works day and night to offer quality service. Recently one of my tech site (ShoutMeTech.com) AdSense serving was disabled due to ad placement (Which I’m unsure why it happened), I decided to keep AdSense away from that site, and try different ad networks like Media.net Right now, I’m giving a shot to Media.net and will share my detailed review soon. You can see the company profile and other details here. Also, if you … [Read more...] about How to Check if a Website is Banned from Using AdSense or not