MMOs change. We know that, but we also tend to forget it as well. The games that we play today can often be light-years distant from how they used to be when they launched, especially if they’ve been around for well over a decade. I was never part of the EverQuest scene back in the day (or even now), but I’ve always been fascinated with random tales and tidbits of how the game used to be versus how it is now. With that in mind, I put out a call to player vets who were there back in ’99 to share some of the facts of EQ life. The deluge of stories that I got in return was staggering, and I’m excited to share them with you. How was the game different? What mechanics and obstacles did players have to deal with that are unheard of today? Check out what those who were on the scene in 1999 had to say! 1. Atrocious user interface “EQ’s initial UI was designed around a first-person camera. The UI formed a pretty big ‘box’ around the edges of the … [Read more...] about The Game Archaeologist: Ten facts of EverQuest life circa 1999
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Disclaimer: This was written before the Samedi nerfs were announced. As we have not played with them yet, we cannot say one way or another if they’re what he needed/if he needs more. Was there really a choice between any of the other loa than Baron Samedi? As soon as I heard “Voodoo”, his was the very first name that came to mind, thanks in part to Vampire: the Masquerade and their Samedi bloodline. It was through them that I found interest in the various Voodoo entities/spirits. Baron Samedi is truly the life of the party, and brings a wealth of unique features to Smite, from his look to his kit. Known for obscenity, debauchery and the party life, Baron Samedi can also bring life to those he thinks are worthy, curing them of any illness or disease. On the flip side, the Baron can deliver a hex/curse that will bring someone to the edge of death. What’s fascinating about this is how cruel it is, despite being an upbeat, party guy. If Samedi does not dig … [Read more...] about SMITE God Review – Baron Samedi – Life of the (After)Party
Though I’ve been away from Second Life for about 3-4 years, I still keep up with a number of blogs. So I knew about the whole SL Bento project going on while I was gone… I just didn’t know exactly what it meant. This turned out to be one of the most exciting parts of returning to SL. So, if you go to the join SL page, you will see a number of Bento avatars you can choose from to start with. And if you think these look like this: …You just might be surprised at how far avatar technology in SL has come. I was. So what exactly is Bento and why is it amazing? I’ll let the somewhat cheesy SL video explain the magic of what they’ve done here. Then I’ll show you how it’s transformed my own avatar. The Bento Effect The incredible thing about Bento is that the sliders within SL can change the mesh shape you’re wearing. So, you have the power to sculpt your own mesh within SL once you buy a Bento piece. Not only that, but the Bento … [Read more...] about Second Life: Bento is Pure Magic!
Practicing the knowledge is as important as acquiring the one! I always believe perfection is subjective, and what is perfect for me; is not perfect for you. Though one thing which I learned in my 28 years of journey, life is all about improving yourself. One of the thing that I usually do to improve myself is read a lot, and learn from other people wisdom and experience. I don’t follow everything blindly, but I defiantly try to look into the context anything is said. We all are struggling in a way. Not all of us feel the need to shout their problems from the mountain tops, but yes, we do feel let down at times. During such a phase, all one needs is a motivated push or a leap of faith to know things will be better someday. I occasionally share one liners and quotes on my Facebook page, and here is a collection of 51 quotes that you can read, memorise, tweet and change your life. These are some of the quotes that you can live by. Think of them as quick mantra for better attitude … [Read more...] about 51 Life Changing Quotes To Bring Out The Hidden Best In You
I’ve tried many ways to make money online, and never succeeded… but I still kept trying. Here’s my story: Let me first tell you about Tally. Tally is a leading Indian accounting software which is easy to understand and manage. In fact, not too long ago, the words “accounting” and “Tally” were synonymous. Some years back, I was facing some technical problems in Tally. I tried to find out a solution over the net, and I found a very good blog which helped me. Then I started studying and visiting the blog daily. I started talking a lot about Tally, and I started telling people to use it. I decided the best way to advocate for this software was to start a blog (like the blog I was reading). So in 2006, I started my first blog, but time constraints led me to not pursue it very seriously. Now, after one year of active blogging, I feel it worthwhile to share my experiences. My Experience As A Blogger Before blogging, I would surf the net a lot. I … [Read more...] about How Blogging Changed My Life As An Accountant