On this week’s show, Bree and Justin tackle a full hour of listener mail! Topics from the MOP community include the sunset of City of Heroes, reporting offensive names in MMOs, solving the problem of open world housing, and more! It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so. Listen to the show right now: Show notes: Intro Mailbag: City of Heroes and sunsets Mailbag: Offensive names Mailbag: Player housing Mailbag: Returning to MMOs is hard Mailbag: Musical associations and MMO memorabilia Mailbag: Would WildStar have benefited from early access? Mailbag: Hytale thoughts Mailbag: MMO modding Outro Other info: Download Episode 227 Podcast theme: “Totems of the Grizzlemaw Revisited” from World of Warcraft Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to … [Read more...] about Massively OP Podcast Episode 227: Your letters, our answers!
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It’s been nothing but a whirlwind for Neowiz’s Bless Online these last few years. After an aborted attempt to get the gorgeous Korean MMORPG in western hands through Aeria/Gamigo, Neowiz took the title back in-house last year and retuned combat for the western audience, with intent to bring it to early access this May, which it then did. To say it didn’t go over well would be an understatement. The “Bless Mess” as it came to be called struggled with downtime, refunds, Steam review bombing, duping, balance problems, localization woes, influencer corruption, hacking, insufficient endgame content, and server merges. Nevertheless, Neowiz kept plugging away at the game in its early access, even as concurrency fell and the original Korean servers planned for sunset. As the studio told us in one of several candid interviews, it’s aware of the MMO community perception of the game – but it also says it’s all-in on the western port. “Bless is … [Read more...] about Bless Online has officially launched out of early access open beta as a free-to-play MMORPG
Play Final Fantasy XIVPlayers are crucial to the reconstruction of Doma in Final Fantasy XIV, so it’s only right that the next leg of the game’s main scenario will bring us back there. The special site is already available for players to peruse, offering some details on the upcoming patch and giving a hint at the lore behind the Sparrow’s Compass dungeon. Without spoiling anything, it doesn’t sound like everything is going to go smoothly for Doma… which should surprise almost no one. Meanwhile, players who had subsisted on fan translations of the live letter can now read over the official digest of its contents, which includes a number of additional (and relevant) pieces of information. For example, there’s further explanation of the “Greed Only” rule in Alliances, noting that it’s in place to prevent people from feeling pressured to run on the job they want to gear up when it may be at a lower item level; it’s an experimental … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy XIV releases its next patch site and its Live Letter digest
Just published a post on ShoutMeLoud and was reading the stuff here when I saw this letter by a frustrated blogger. In brief, it was a blog post about how the bloggers get stuck into a vicious cycle of hope, hard work, achievement & failure and quit blogging at the end. I read it all and something triggered my mind. I felt like I have been there and done that. In fact, that very experience is has led me gradually to a significant success. From my 4+ years of experience and lots of brain-sucking observation, I know exactly what had been missing when I was in the same position. This is the same thing most of the bloggers miss and fail to revive. Blogging for so long and not successful yet? Here’s what you might be missing Suppose blogging is a nail you want to pull out of the wall. So what will you need for that? Most of the bloggers would say “force”, but this is where they get it wrong. The force alone won’t be able to … [Read more...] about Blogging for Success: My Letter to a Frustrated Blogger
Why am I not earning even a penny a day? What mistakes am I making? What the hell am I doing wrong? Like thousand others bloggers, I’m striving for the same answer. Sometimes it’s so frustrating that I feel like quitting. Sometimes I wonder is it really what I want to do. Is it what really I am intended to do? Do I like doing what I do? Meanwhile, I started reading books, watched inspirational success stories, looked for the answers in TEDx talks. I literally started hunting how to get success. After reading some inspirational books or watching an inspirational video, I get inspired like hell. Here is one such video: It seems all easy then. At first I stay full of sparks. Ideas keep exploding in my head. The next day it slows down a bit. Things get a little calm, and I’m like – Okay enough of the videos, let’s do some real work now. I take out the laptop, sit down and look for a topic to write on. After choosing a random topic, I started writing. … [Read more...] about What am I doing wrong: Letter of a Frustrated Blogger to himself