Let’s start with something simple and straightforward: When you hit level 110 in World of Warcraft: Legion, you aren’t done. At all. Even if you have no interest in raiding whatsoever, you have a ton of further stuff to do, plenty of content awaiting you, and a lot more going on than just sitting and waiting for dungeon queues. You’re arguably not even done leveling. All of that is good information. But once you hit the level cap… what are you supposed to do? You’re suddenly barraged by several quests, all of which seem to have equal priority and none of which screams “do me first to advance storylines and be helpful!” You wind up just sort of staring blankly, aware that you’ve got a bunch of further stuff to do but unclear on how to prioritize it. I don’t think I have the absolute answer for what to do, but I’ve done this before, and I have a pretty good idea. So why not take a metaphorical walk with me as we examine what you … [Read more...] about What to do in World of Warcraft when you’re level 110
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It’s odd how one of the most enjoyable parts of the new patch for me is the crafting beast tribe quests. To say that it’s renewed my desire to improve my crafters and learn about crafting in FFXIV is an understatement. The Namazu quests are the last things you’d expect to strike home in the heart of an artist/creator. But this weekend, that happened for me. I’ve become more endeared to these quirky little creatures as I spent time helping them rebuild a cultural celebration meant to save their race. I still didn’t expect to be moved by the ending of the final quest the way I was. Especially this: Suddenly, I was reminded as an artist… writer… creator… why I should do what I do. And that it shouldn’t matter if someone else sees the value in the act of creation. That’s hard to remember sometimes in the age of the Internet when we’re conditioned to constantly seek out feedback, reinforcement and positive feelings. For just … [Read more...] about FFXIV: “What We Do is What Defines Us”
There’s some interesting stuff to be unpacked in a recent analysis of Conan Exiles that characterizes it as replete with griefing, racism, sexism, and general unmoderated player garbage. Equally interesting is the official response from Funcom, which is essentially “this isn’t an MMO so we’re under no obligations to moderate this stuff.” You can read that as any mixture of “we don’t want to hire moderation staff” and “we want money more than we want players to be happy” as you desire. It’s true that Conan Exiles isn’t a full MMORPG. It’s also true that there are official servers with Funcom’s name on them, which means that there’s a legitimacy there. And it raises the interesting question of what obligations studios have to the players in this particular environment. What qualifies as “griefing” can have a wide scope and cover a lot of things, and some of that is part of the … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What obligations do studios have to provide a griefing-free MMO environment?
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
Referral traffic, paid traffic, direct traffic all have their own significance but if your website is content heavy and you are trying to cut down the costs on bringing traffic to your site, getting organic visitors is the only way out. We all do the hard work, try every technique in the book, pay heed to every advice from the experts but what to do if we find the organic traffic still going down? Although it might look that you are doing everything right at SEO but here is a checklist which might come handy to analyze what is going wrong: Still with the old school tactics? Starting from the very basic as the Matt Cutts (Head of Web Spam Team at Google) has mentioned Some websites are out to make a quick buck (not thinking of their customers/visitors), or they have been misguided by an agency or by some black hat SEO magician that it’s OK to use tricks. Are you still doing your SEO thing as: Submitting to a bunch of directories like 1000 directories for 20 bucks? Churning out … [Read more...] about What to do if Your Organic Traffic is Tumbling Down?