#1: Asheron's CallI still think this is the game our genre needs to strive to return to, but in a modern way. Monthly updates with content. Developer lead but player controlled story progress. Social systems that encourage mentoring new players and forming almost family like units. A familiar but wholly original world, not based on an IP that could strangle story lines. The way the developers used PvP combined with story telling is something that really needs to be emulated more, but perhaps “thanks” to World of Warcraft, is seen as impossible due to the popularity of the genre now. Others have talked about returning to this era (RIP Revival), but it’s not yet been done. Just the same, this game/series introduced me not only to new game concepts, but allowed my teenage self a space where I could interact with other people and try new problem solving solutions and ways of interacting with other people without having to worry about my physical appearance as I struggled … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Our five favorite MMORPGs of all time
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More often than not, I’d loose that fight. Spoilers be damned, even as a child, I was never above flipping ahead to see what would happen in those old “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, making sure I wasn’t going to get eaten by a dragon or fall into a pit of spikes or something before making my decision. Yeah, it was cheating, but I didn’t care, as long as I got to make the “right” choices and get the “right” conclusion. … [Read more...] about Dragon Age 2: Making Terrible Decisions And Loving It
Mirror of Discovery, like Age of Discovery, seems to be setting up a plot point that will pay out somewhere down the line — just how far down the line I don’t know, but I suspect we won’t be seeing the big payoff in the next update. It seems Cryptic is playing the long game here, and if the first two installments are anything to go by, whatever they have planned is going to be big. You really can’t get that many villains in one spot and not have something major happen. … [Read more...] about Mirror Of Discovery Is The Middle Chapter In Star Trek Online’s Building Drama
Tom Morkes is a blogger who attended a conference where Seth Godin was speaking. Tom took notes of Seth Godin’s speech and turned those notes into a book. On his book’s sales page, he put an image of himself with Seth Godin. This was such a boost in validation because Seth Godin is followed by a lot of people and is considered an “influencer”. By taking notes and having a picture of himself with Seth Godin, a blogger created a product out of nowhere and managed to sell thousands of copies. … [Read more...] about What is Social Proof & Why Is It Crucial For Your Blogs Success?
The world of snail mail and pagers is over. Very few companies now are still relying on sending promotional leaflets on client’s home or office, hoping and praying that they haven’t migrated or left their jobs yet, and not to mention the expenses of printing creative brochures and sending them overseas. Nowadays, having a blog is very necessary in marketing a product. The thing is, consumers are drowned in these marketing strategies that more often than not, they are ignored altogether. As they say, too much of something is never good, and instead of attracting people to be intrigued and click on it, they disregard it. Facebook sidebars, advertisements as you wait for a page to load, spam on your inbox… Name it! But as for the advertiser’s point of view, it is also tiring, exhausting, and unbelievably draining to constantly find ways to promote one’s product. So how should you do it close enough to be like Gretchen and Neil? We show you how. But let us … [Read more...] about How to Write a Viral Content ?