Developer Mad Otter Games announced the latest expansion to their free to play MMORPG, Villagers and Heroes, is now live, via a press release today. Titled A Tale of Earth and Sea, the expansion brings with it the Shaman class, new looks for your character, the introduction of a wardrobe feature, a raise in level cap, and all new high-level content, including a new dungeon. The latest expansion was previously revealed through the story of Riona and Penn. That story also introduced players to the Shaman class, which is a magic class focused in offensive combat and support roles. You’ll be able to customize the look of your character with new skin colors and revamped character models. To complement this, the new wardrobe system will, “let players change their character's appearance on the fly independent of their equipped items.” You’ll also be able to save your customizations for different situations such as combat, pottering around the village, or festive … [Read more...] about Villagers and Heroes Releases All-New Expansion
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A few days before the last Live Letter, I was talking to Syn about a few of the missed opportunities in FFXIV as a whole. I mentioned two things – FATEs and quests. Interestingly enough, upcoming changes to both of these were then addressed in the Live Letter not long after. I think I may be one of the few folks who actually enjoys FATEs. It was originally a leveling system tossed into ARR to bridge the gap in MSQ. To me, it feels somewhat similar to open world events in games like GW2. However, FATEs just aren’t anywhere near as rewarding, so as other means of leveling appeared (like PotD and squads), FATEs fell by the wayside. Side quests also have diminished in importance over time. While they do help out with giving a spattering of XP for alt job leveling, aside from that, I usually skip them all my first go-round, using MSQ to do all of my leveling. In fact, I still haven’t finished most of the Stormblood quests on my main – something I’ve relegated … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Shadowbringers – Fixing (?) Fates and Side Quests
Aside from churning out new content for Warframe, Digital Extremes are also actively working to overhaul a few areas and features of the game. In a livestream held over the weekend, devs shone the spotlight on the upcoming changes to the space ninja MMORPG. One of the highlights of the devstream is the new enemy type called Amalgam. The Amalgam are a combination of Corpus and Sentients and will be part of the new, improved, and more dangerous Gas City. They are equipped with a variety of unique abilities that will challenge even the most hardcore veterans. The devs also gave the community a glimpse of the reworked Plains of Eidolon. The popular open zone will feature a visual upgrade along with a more efficient Bounty system that will let players select a new Bounty without returning to Cetus. The Abilities screen will also be getting an overhaul to make it easier for players to pick abilities for their frames. Each ability will now feature videos of what they do along with tips … [Read more...] about Warframe Devs Highlight A New Enemy Type And The Reworked Plains Of Eidolon Zone
Toxicity in online gaming just keeps popping up – specifically as it pertains to chat and commenting. MOP reader Tanek pointed us to a thread about Standing Stone Games, which is apparently blocking specific words in LOTRO’s chat, including supposedly “political” words, leading some players to demand the company publish the full list to prove to said players they’re not “biased” (not gonna happen). Reader Stephen then linked us to the amusing story of a Norwegian site that’s developed a WordPress plugin that requires people to take a quiz on an article’s contents before being allowed to comment. Finally, there’s Saga of Lucimia, which this week spent its Monday dev blog discussing the Fair Play Alliance and its own home-grown play nice policy – and the fact that it will take a zero-tolerance, insta-ban approach to dealing with racism (we’ll assume other bigotry too). All of these are approaches to handling … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Are blacklists, quizzes, and threats effective at reducing text toxicity in MMOs?
Home » Blogging » 7 Important Navigation Types And Tips On How To Use Them Effectively Navigation on a website is one of its most important part because it directs the users to other parts of the website and helps a user guide to other parts of the content which is relevant to him. The importance of navigation cannot be understated even on a single page website or blog because it essentially helps a user scan and find important information on the page. There are many types of navigational elements which can be used on a website and each one of them has its own merits and optimal usage practices. In this post we look at few important navigational elements that are commonly found on internet and how to use them optimally. The main consideration in designing a navigation element: Grouping different menu items together and placing them at strategic location on website is one of the main condition that a website owner or designer should look in the first place. Primary … [Read more...] about 7 Important Navigation Types And Tips On How To Use Them Effectively