Those who’ve been long-time followers of Massively OP’s long-running EverQuesting column might have noticed a distinct lack of new year hopes and predictions articles for the EverQuest franchise along with their end-of year accounting pieces. That’s because there haven’t been any for a couple of years. The last year I did them — 2016 — was the year we lost EverQuest Next and got hit with the announcement for Landmark’s death. Daybreak also failed in communication and community interaction front. The optimism I had when 2016 started was pretty battered by the year’s end, and then 2017 and 2018 just beat the tar out of it. Who really wants to delve into negatives at the start of a year? But who knows when I will have the chance again. Despite the loyal fanbases of EverQuest and EverQuest II and even the recent offering of lifetime All-Access memberships, I feel no assurance that the studio won’t implode this year. How could I? There … [Read more...] about EverQuesting: Can Daybreak make it through 2019?
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Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! After wrapping up PAX East – and chronicling our experiences with Pantheon, Ship of Heroes, ESO Summerset, and Ashes of Creation – we dived straight into EVE Online’s annual Fanfest, where this year CCP Games announced the Into the Abyss expansion as well as progress on Project Nova. Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES EVE Fanfest 2018: EVE Online’s upcoming ‘Into the Abyss’ expansion sounds incredible - [AL:EVE]While player capsuleers are undoubtedly the most powerful force in EVE Online, there are some pretty scary NPCs lurking in the depths of space. One of those threats has just… EVE Fanfest 2018: EVE Online FPS Project Nova is coming ‘in … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: When you gaze too long into EVE’s Abyss, the Abyss also… actually it just PKs you (April 15, 2018)
This "holiday" is stupid. Our seasoned readers will know we often call it tongue-in-cheek day, or OppositeDay, or even 'Stupid stuff that would never happen but hey let's grab a headline day.' Every once in a while, April Fool's Day makes games better. From Blizzard's 2002 intrudction of the Pandaren Empire, 2004 introduction of the Goblin Tinker, and 2011 appearance tab leading to transmogs, it's not uncommong. Well, at least for Blizzard. I'm sure you guys can help me out by listing a few non-Blizzard AFD jokes that became realities. Today being that awful day again, there are a few April Fool's Day video game jokes that wouldn't be so bad if they came true. Based on community feedback, we are announcing that we have abandoned the Action RPG genre to focus on what players really want. Path of Exile is being replaced by PATH OF EXILE: ROYALE, a 100-person free-for-all battle royale game. PATH OF EXILE: ROYALE is live right now. Just run the old Path of Exile game client and it … [Read more...] about When April Fool’s Day Makes Games Better
This story is part of our Life-hacks series and this particular answer from Amit Banerjee on Quora caught my eyes and I couldn’t stop myself from sharing this with you. There are so many things that you can learn from this long and one of the best reply I can think of. It doesn’t matter what situation you are in, always remember you are the creator of your life. Also read: After 1826 days of blogging, all I can say- Blogging is incredible It feels suffocating. I belong to a middle class family and had never seen “real” poverty during childhood. Yes, I had a Hercules bicycle. Yes I was given good education. Yes, I would go to Disney world once a year. Yes, my parents would take me to holidays. I had a TV video game and a huge collection of cartridges my mom bought for me, when I scored good marks. Then I entered college. My sister’s marriage was planned, dad bought an apartment and had to pay my fees for engineering. All three events … [Read more...] about Are You Poor Or living in Poverty? This Story Will Make You Smile & Motivate
Blogging is a long term thing and you need to work every day to improve your blog and make it better. You’ve seen the ads…”Make Free Money Blogging!” or “Earn Instant Money With Your Blog!” There are legitimate ways to make money with a blog, but please lose the hype. If you genuinely want to make money with blogging, you will have to put a considerable amount of time and patience in your blog to even begin to experience profit from your efforts. A successful blog can’t be established overnight. It will take real work, time, and perseverance to reap rewards. Below are 5 tips you should know before starting and establishing a blog Professional layout Firstly you want a nice and organized layout that is navigation friendly. Refrain from using a lot of flashy graphics. These will only distract your readers. People visit blogs to read them and find out what they have to offer. A straight forward professional layout with easy navigation is key for … [Read more...] about 5 Important Tips to Create a Better Blog