Other Posts in This Series Part 1: The Very Basics Part 2: Planning is Important Part 4: Assigning Textures to Walls This post is going to assume you understand concepts like working in Edit Mode, creating new objects, resizing them, and just basic stuff I covered in Part 1 of this series. See the link above. With that out of the way…. In the last post, we left off with a plain set of walls like this. This was made by creating cubes and using Face Select to resize them (described in Part 1). Now, we want to add a door and a window to our structure. The best way I’ve discovered to do this is through using something called Edge Loops. This is a tool that slices through the entire shape, allowing you to cut pieces out of it. For our purpose, this will make doors and windows! Making an Edge Loop In Edit Mode, focus on the wall, and press Ctrl+R to initiate the edge loop. This makes a little pink line on the surface of your shape. If you hover over a vertical edge, the … [Read more...] about Making a Second Life Mesh House in Blender – Part 3: Making Windows and Doors
New look doors and windows
In the ongoing, neverending sandbox-vs.-themepark MMO debate, the folks on the side of sandboxes want one thing: more. Actually they want a lot more. They want more to do, more to see, more to experience. They aren’t content with linear, level-based, content-poor design tracks scrambling to be the next floundering WoW-killer. They definitely want more than just another online murder simulator. They want to cook and dance and explore and smelt and fish and argue and build and teach and fly and age and discover. But there’s one thing almost no sandbox junkie asks for. Almost no one asks for sex. And it’s weird, right? A virtual world is at its most convincing and immersive when it includes as much to do and see and experience as possible. Most people find or seek love in their lives. Most people enjoy sex. These are things we live every single day, the same way we grow and learn and accomplish. Why aren’t they in virtual world … [Read more...] about Working As Intended: Sex, love, and MMOs
Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly easy for MMOs to fall through the cracks and become buried as more aggressive or active games take the spotlight. Well, every so often we here at Massively Overpowered find ourselves curious what has transpired with certain MMOs that we haven’t heard from in quite a while. Have we missed the action and notices? Has the game gone into stealth maintenance mode? What’s the deal? What has it been up to lately? That’s when we put on our detective hats and go sleuthing! In this week’s edition, we’ll be catching up with three MMOs from the 1990s to see what they’re up to in 2018: Tibia, The Realm Online, and Meridian 59! Tibia Now in its 21st year of live operation, this silent (but deadly!) MMORPG is still making headlines. Back in 2016, the game finally … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to Tibia, The Realm Online, and Meridian 59?
Closer Call Last night was an interesting night to say the least. In the morning folks were talking about the potential for serious storms, but in Oklahoma we tend to take that with a grain of salt. From the months of March through June pretty much every week there is some severe thunderstorm either hitting or looming on the horizon. Living in “Tornado Alley” gives you a strange relationship with the weather. It is something you fear at least a little, but also something that you get used to. There are close calls and then there are close calls so when you hear a storm is a few miles away, you get to the point of being able to look at a map… knowing the general topography and deciding that will never make it to me and going on about your business. Last night was not really one of those nights, because the storm in question was a bit of a sidewinder. At first it looked like it would miss the suburb of Tulsa that I live in, so … [Read more...] about Life in Tornado Alley
Update (1st Aug, 2016): Some images not working. We'll get them up and running in no time. Recently we shared the details of our fundraising campaign on how we successfully raised 632k$ in angel investment. Continuing in the same vein we reveal exactly how we went about setting up our brand new office (and the cost analysis). Right from the choice of the building location to which motivational posters are put up on the walls. Why share this? Because no one else does. If someone before us had then that information and experience would have been immensely helpful to us. It would have at least given a heads up on what to expect and which areas to tread carefully or pay special attention to. Fun fact: All the photos in this post were taken with smartphones. Not because we could not afford a decent camera but because some of us took on this task as a challenge. However, our amateur photography is in no way a reflection of our product’s competency 😀 The start of an … [Read more...] about What and How Much it Takes to Build an Office in the Indian Capital? The AdPushup Story