I saw a thought-provoking exchange on Reddit this week that’s too good to sit on. It was in a thread for an MMORPG in which players were complaining about rampant ganking in said MMORPG. Here we go. How many times have you seen this exact argument? I mean, really both of these dudes have a fair point. The game in question – like nearly every other MMO that includes some form of free-for-all open PvP – intentionally advertises itself to lots of different niches. Yes, it markets itself as having old-school PvP, but it also markets itself as having PvE, dungeons, housing, crafting, and so forth, because it wants more than just PvP players to buy and populate it. People hear the part they want to hear. Wolves-vs.-sheep templates aside, everyone who shows up really does have a dramatically different idea of what the game actually is and what they’re expected to be doing in it most of the time. In my estimation, it’s one of the core problems with MMO sandboxes … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Do you approach all MMOs with PvP as ‘PvP games’?
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Stash is the name of a Kickstarter funded, new turn-based, isometric, free-to-play PC based MMO game from developer Frogdice. Stash is the graphical successor to Frogdice’s Threshold RPG, which is their text based, role play required MUD still in operation after twenty some years (since June 1996). Stash prides itself with having a tabletop pen-and-pencil design and an old-school charm interwoven into a unique RPG and community gaming experience. The question is, with a suggestive name like “Stash” does this game really deliver the “goods”? This is our review of Stash for the PC. advertisement Stash starts out like any other MMO with a character creation process. The artwork is more on the cartoonish side with plenty of solid, vibrant colors. Race selection choices are varied where you can choose anything from human, Trulloc (think DAoC Troll), upright wolf or upright cat folk. There are a basic number of character style attributes you can … [Read more...] about Does It Deliver the Goods?
Even if you don’t like/don’t care about Battle Royale Games, you NEED to try Realm Royale. The MMO style may just hook you. – Ragachak, probably. MMO PVP is some of the most enjoyable PVP in the online gaming sphere. Short, exciting matches where you can typically just leap in and out of them, like World of Warcraft’s Arena/Battlegrounds. But you know what sucks about MMO PVP? That in virtually every single one of them, your actual skill matters less than what gear your opponents grinded for. The ability to grind out gear or in some cases, spend real money for gear really takes me away from the excitement and thrill of trying to be the best. Then we come to Battle Royale games. They’re pretty much all the same right? The only standout for a very long time was Fortnite, that took the base game’s building tech and ported it over to the Battle Royale (which was a smart move, to be frank). Then along came Hirez Studios and Realm Royale. We’ve known … [Read more...] about Helping Hand: Realm Royale Reinvigorates MMO-Style PVP
Who loves MMORPG reputation grinds, hands up! We don’t, and we recollect some games that helped us feel that way. 5. RIFT Currently on Live, rep grinds aren’t as bad as they used to be. These days, it’s dimension items and other non-fancy stuff that won’t impact your progress too much if you don’t have it. Why? You can buy the best gear from the in-game cash shop. But back in the day, rep grinds with RIFT’s factions was pretty painful. Many of them often held the key to getting rare items that were necessary for raid clears. Even PvP had factions and were important for getting PvP dedicated gear. On the Prime server, much of this has been toned down for a less patient generation, and that’s a rather good thing. 4. Revelation Online Revelation Online has a very extensive reputation system that will take players many months to master. In exchange, you will receive some unique cosmetics and crafting materials not available anywhere else. Some of … [Read more...] about 5 Painful MMO Reputation Grinds We Won’t Miss
Bioware has just completed a pretty lenghty livestream on Twitch for SWTOR. In it, the devs went into much detail about Game Update 5.10: Jedi Under Siege. There were lots of good news for players wanting more PvE content, and a better story line too. Here’s the summarized notes: Gods from the Machine Master Mode SWTOR will be reducing veteran mode difficulty from “hardmare” to pull it in line with other veteran operations. Master Mode for GftMMM will be unpredictable and is balanced for 248 augment or higher. Masterwork Armor: Tier 5 There will be two sets of Masterwork Armor, iLevel 252 Artifact Gear with set bonus and iLevel 258 Legendary with set bonus. Crafters – Bind on Equip Acquire schematic from trainer Use materials from crew skills, Ossus, PvP, Conquests and Gods from the Machine Bosses Fastest way to get the gear this way but you will need to do be able to do Master Mode Gods from the Machine (only drops from Master Mode) Gameplay – Bind on … [Read more...] about SWTOR Jedi Under Siege Stream Highlights: Are The Good Times Returning?