In all my years of covering Blizzard and World of Warcraft, I have never seen Blizzard fans so exasperated and disheartened than now. Gamers who emotionally invested themselves in their games over the years feel betrayed by Blizzard. Much like the bond Mac users have with Apple, there was always a sense of unwavering loyalty between Blizzard and their fans. The formerly unapologetic Blizzard created exceptional games to the beat of their own drum and timeline — and the fans rewarded them for it with undying devotion and adulation. Blizzard is in serious trouble. The overwhelmingly negative votes in a YouTube video for a new mount in World of Warcraft is an accurate barometer of the fans mood. Even the stock price of Activision/Blizzard has fallen by approximately 44% from its high in October 2018. The utter disgust that gamers have toward the new Blizzard and their tone-deaf avarice is staggering. One YouTube commenter has nailed the sentiment with a humorous parody of the … [Read more...] about New Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Doubles Down on Identity Politics
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Yes, we’re going to talk about Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee (or you can pretend its Pikachu if you just want to experience Pokemon Yellow again). No, it’s not an MMO, but looking at the tie-in with Pokemon Go, it does something the MMO-sphere really could explore better: cross-platform/game support. The new game on its own may be one of my new favorites in the series, but the tie-in brings both games to a new level. The nuts and bolts I know we have Pokemon series fans here, but for this article, I want to focus mostly on mechanics and what it means for gaming. You’re probably vaguely aware of POGO at release and probably played it. Last year’s updates drastically changed that game for the better. Without a doubt. The game doesn’t feel like a full blown MMO, but there’s better multiplayer support and above average innovation. Not only do I feel better about recommending POGO in its … [Read more...] about Massively on the Go: The Pokemon Let’s Go-Go Connection
The Lost Ark Online Closed Beta offered a ton of end-game content that kept users busy throughout the whole test. I spent my last day of Lost Ark Online trying to figure out the current gear progression in order to prepare for the next test. I wanted to share my own personal findings below and the various ways to gear up along with where to hunt for the best items. It's probably not as detailed as other sites since I can't fully read Korean, but I tried my best and I hope you find the info below useful. Field Boss vs World Boss During the 1st Closed Beta players weren't bound to farming a single monster, dungeon, or area for items. Instead, they can gear up and earn Legendary grade items through various activities such as World Boss Hunting, Guardian Raiding, Hidden Scroll Dungeons, Tower of Infinity, Cube Dungeon, and more. A lot of people have been asking me about the loot system. Everyone gets and sees their own loot whether it's from a treasure chest, monster, raid, boss, etc. You … [Read more...] about STEPARU News, Reviews, Previews & Information for Foreign Games Lost Ark Online End-game Content Preview and Progression
Have you ever wondered why Facebook is Blue? How color of a website affects reader experience? Be it a blog or an e-commerce site, the color of site makes a lot of difference. This guide is for all those bloggers, entrepreneurs & webmasters who understand that design thinking is the way to progress. You would learn how color affects sales of your site & how readers perceive certain colors. In a study conducted by Dr. Andrew Elliot at the University of Rochester, simply placing a thick red border around a photo of a person increased how attractive a stranger perceived the person in the photo? According to Psychologists, it’s because humans often flush red when they are attracted or interested in someone. In other words, red is the color of romance.It stimulates us unconsciously. Color has an enormous psychological influence on human brain and is the most powerful visual cue for drawing immediate attention. Scientists have long found out that color affects the mood, … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Colors: How Does Color Affect your Conversion
Home » Affiliate Marketing » Case Study: How I Made $2597 During Black Friday Sale? [With Screenshots] Did you know that the recent black Friday sales hit over record-breaking 3 billion dollars worldwide? 3 BILLION dollars, that’s a whopping amount spent within a week for online shopping! If you are blogging for awhile, you might already have heard about black Friday and cyber Monday sales. They come only once in a year (in the month of November) and you can usually get up to 80 to 90% discounts on various products including SEO tools, email marketing, web hosting etc. Do you want to know how I made more than $2500 during the black Friday week which happened recently? Do you want to know what are the strategies I used to boost my affiliate sales just within a week? Well, you are in the right place. I’ve been making money from blogging since 2010 and I’m still into it just because I’m passionate about teaching others what I know. In the process, … [Read more...] about How I Made $2597 Within A Week During Black Friday Sale?