Taugrim raises a very interesting question this week on his blog. Namely, is it really worth your time to alpha test MMOs these days? For him, at least, fickle players and unresponsive developers don’t make it a beneficial activity. “A decade ago, I used to get super excited about upcoming MMORPGs,” he said. “And then I experienced those games losing their playerbase in droves while the developers/publishers failed to meaningfully address the concerns of the community.” If you’ve been burned one too many times by alpha, beta, and early access testing, perhaps you can relate. Read on for more essays from the MMO blogosphere, and don’t forget to check out this month’s exciting Blaugust Reborn event that’s raging across blogs! Unidentified Signal Source: No Man’s Sky NEXT multiplayer impressions “My main concern was scarcity of resources. I remember struggling to get enough to keep my life support and hazard protection up … [Read more...] about Global Chat: Is it worth your time to alpha test MMOs?
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Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Classic-but-still-updated MMORPGs were on fire this week! World of Warcraft kicked off PAX East with a bang by announcing Battle for Azeroth’s launch date of August 14th, and then Ultima Online released its Endless Journey patch, taking the 20-year-old game free-to-play for the first time ever. Stay tuned early this week as we roll out all our PAX coverage! In the meantime, read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion launches August 14 - Who had August in the poll? Anybody have August 14th specifically? Because that, my friends, is precisely when World of Warcraft's Battle for Azeroth expansion is launching. So sayeth Blizzard's official… Ultima Online’s F2P … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: WoW picks its Battle for Azeroth launch date, Ultima Online goes free-to-play (April 8, 2018)
It is no secret that money has now taken the center stage in the world. It it also comes out at no surprise that filmmakers have considered it as a good point to focus on movies related to money. There are people in real life working through tough times, through their given conditions all for the money. Some manage to cut through the route, while some get into trouble while doing so. Money is no doubt an essential thing in this materialistic world, so it is not uncommon about movies on money. There are hundreds of movies out there on money, and why wouldn’t they? After all the entire world revolves around money. There are a lot of movies on money – Some are the greed for money and some portray the need for it. The list has been boiled down to the Top 10 Movies about Money and the path to attain it based on a different set of genres – Crime, Thriller, Drama and Comedy! Money has its own definition for everyone, why they want it and how they achieve it; But … [Read more...] about 10 Evergreen Movies That Will Inspire You to Make More Money
This story is part of our Life-hacks series and this particular answer from Amit Banerjee on Quora caught my eyes and I couldn’t stop myself from sharing this with you. There are so many things that you can learn from this long and one of the best reply I can think of. It doesn’t matter what situation you are in, always remember you are the creator of your life. Also read: After 1826 days of blogging, all I can say- Blogging is incredible It feels suffocating. I belong to a middle class family and had never seen “real” poverty during childhood. Yes, I had a Hercules bicycle. Yes I was given good education. Yes, I would go to Disney world once a year. Yes, my parents would take me to holidays. I had a TV video game and a huge collection of cartridges my mom bought for me, when I scored good marks. Then I entered college. My sister’s marriage was planned, dad bought an apartment and had to pay my fees for engineering. All three events … [Read more...] about Are You Poor Or living in Poverty? This Story Will Make You Smile & Motivate
Apart from being the most popular and widely supported content management system on the planet, one of the biggest draws of WordPress is its almost limitless customizability. In this post, we run through 30 WordPress plugins that we have either used or continue to use and can personally vouch for. These plugins will help you with speeding up your website, making it more secure, adding functionality, and just making it more beautiful. 1. Akismet Fight spam like a boss. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen. It’s completely automated and facilitates easier moderation. URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links and moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user. A discard outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site. Oh, and it’s free for … [Read more...] about 30 WordPress Plugins to Make Your Site Better, Faster, Stronger