I promise this is my last piece about H1Z1 for a while, because I officially quit. Last week I reached the promised land, the deluxe apartment in the sky if you will. I hit level 100 on the H1Z1 battle pass. That’s right, praise me for accomplishing in roughly two months what most of you likely finished by the end of week three. Gaze upon my mediocrity and be amazed for all the wrong reasons. I won’t be coming back. I could go on for hours about how absolutely incompetent the H1Z1 team is, but I think anyone reading this wouldn’t be too surprised that the same company that has fumbled the ball so many times with H1Z1 and its other projects would do it again. For more information on my gripes, please refer to my last rant. In the time since I wrote that article a few weeks back, H1Z1 has not improved. In fact, it has managed to continue degrading. The shotgun is so stupidly overpowered that it can one-shot someone at full health wearing armor, while the crossbow was … [Read more...] about Diaries From H1Z1: I Walked 100 Levels, And I Won’t Walk 100 More
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I hope that everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a good one. I appreciate all the well-wishes you guys sent over the weekend to my family and I — thank you! RL Update: As I posted on Thanksgiving, my father has been in the hospital for over 2 weeks now. At the point of that posting, we didn’t know what was going to happen (surgery was a maybe), but now I’m glad to say he’s officially on the road to recovery. We’re still not sure how long it will be before he comes home, but at least the worst of it seems to be over, we hope. Though I spent time at the hospital this weekend, I also did get to do some gaming. The newest Alpha of 7D2D dropped, and I’ll write about my thoughts on that soon. Aside from that, I’ve just been making slow progress on my FFXIV monthly goals. Yesterday, I finally hit level 70 on Amon’s first crafter. I didn’t intend for that to be Culinarian, but that’s how it ended up. This is a good … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Alt Level 70 Crafter
Ages ago on the MMORPG subreddit, a player made a bold statement: MMORPGs are designed for low-skill gamers. “I remember being dazzled by EverQuest and Ultima as a child,” he wrote, reminiscing about his memory of high difficulty old-school games. “I recently loaded up [Star Wars: The Old Republic] again, and I’m shocked. Piss easy. Everything. XP falling from the sky. Mobs dead in one GCD. Brainless. The same reason I quite every MMO. I never meet people, I never feel challenged. I just feel bored. ‘Wait till endgame’ isn’t gonna cut it anymore. I’m over it. I’m done. I feel like I’m just hitting the ‘Reward’ button again and again and again, solitary and alone, like a stupid little rat in the cage.” He then basically blames the perceived shift of the genre on people who don’t want games to be “like a job”: “The genre just seems to be fueled by mediocre, anti-social … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Are MMOs designed for ‘low-skill gamers’?
Plarium’s browser and mobile strategy game Throne: Kingdom At War is an addictive game. While it may have been out for some time now, the game still attracts plenty of players and the journey to being the top player or top Order is still attractive as ever. But if you’re just starting out, things may be somewhat confusing and overwhelming, which is why we’re putting together a series of guides, tips and tricks for new players. There’s plenty of strategy and depth in the game the longer you spend time within it, so here are some tips! #1 Follow The Tutorial Through! Once you’ve created an account and have jumped into the game, the first thing you’ll be doing is the tutorial. While it may be long, draggy and boring, pay attention. The tutorial teaches you the most basic of concepts early on, which is the building upgrading chain. Your town is made up of your palace, and a series of buildings ranging from resources production, military and more. An … [Read more...] about Throne: Kingdom At War New Player Tips (Beginner Level)
Last year when I wrote an article on whether Hostgator was cheating their affiliates, it created a lot of buzz, with more than 150+ social shares. Today AlannaB commented by saying the following: “I’ve been using Hostgator for my site hosting for a few years now and have never had any problems. When I started a new site, I wanted to join Hostgator’s affiliate program. I was just reading the T&C’s where it says that you only get paid if your balance is at least $100 at the end of 180 days. Meaning that if you have less in your account, you don’t get paid! That’s why it’s so important to read the fine print! So I started looking to see if Hostgator’s affiliate program was worth the trouble. Thanks for taking the time to clue us in on what happened to you. I have a CJ account so I think I’ll use that route instead.” AlannaB’s comments brought to mind an interesting question: Which is more beneficial to join- a direct … [Read more...] about Should You Join Direct Affiliate Program or Marketplace?