Well there’s something I wasn’t expecting, and I admit it: I am not really sure what to think about it. Daybreak just jumped on the lifetime membership bandwagon. My first reaction to the announcement was, You’ve got to be kidding me?! Then I thought, if this had been 10 or five years sooner, I would have been all over it in a heartbeat. Heck, even two years ago I would have still opted in. But now? In this climate, with the latest news coming out of the studio, I have serious doubts. Right now my faith in the company is at an all-time low. I even recently just started to consider canceling my long-held All-Access membership. That said, I do still currently subscribe. I do still play in EverQuest II and dabble in DC Universe Online. I’ve had my membership for over half my kids’ lives. When I think of it that way, the $300 does not sound so unreasonable; I’ve spent far, far more over the years. Will I spend that going forward, though? That is the big … [Read more...] about EverQuesting: Why I’m hesitant to jump on Daybreak’s lifetime membership deal bandwagon
Black Friday is upon us, and that means deals on everything! For Daybreak Game Company customers, there is a good week’s worth of deals on every game in Daybreak’s library. Check the list below to see what’s on sale for your preferred title. DCUO (Nov. 23 – 26, 2018) The DCUO Black Friday Sale is back for 2018 with major discounts. Be sure to visit the in-game Marketplace this weekend, and check back on Cyber Monday for some additional superhero-sized deals! Dungeons & Dragons Online (Nov. 22 – 26, 2018) Dungeons & Dragons Online offers Black Friday deals including double bonus points for point bundles, sales on all versions of the Raveloft Expansion and deep-discounts on the Deep Gnome Iconic Hero, Dragonblood Prophecy Adventure Pack and more! For a limited time, Otto’s Box is back with with a big character level booster, reincarnation reset timer, cosmetic pet and other bonus items. EverQuest (Nov. 21 – 27, 2018) Even … [Read more...] about Black Friday: Check Out All Of Daybreak Games’ Deals
I’ve been playing two games that focus a lot on jumping lately: Trove and Guild Wars 2, specifically Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box content. And it’s been the hardest time I’ve had playing multiple MMOs at a time specifically because of jumping. Jumping in Guild Wars 2 is a one-click, last-second leap into the void, right? You take off and hold your breath that you land, especially in SAB or jumping puzzles, where the visible landing area is actually smaller than the real landing area. But in Trove, double-jumping is life, and you can even boost your jump skill. You’re pretty much jumping all the time. And I’m seriously struggling moving between the games. Ask me how many times I’ve fallen in SAB this week because my brain wants me to double- or triple- or duodecuple-jump as if I’m in Trove. It’s not pretty! How do you balance muscle memory for playing multiple MMORPGs? Do you drag around the same keymaps to help out? Is there a … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: How do you deal with muscle memory when playing multiple MMORPGs?
Earlier this month, Overwatch made headlines when a player posted up a behavioral therapy chart his wife – who happens to be a therapist – made him fill out after he complained about his game losses. The idea is that you write down your “negative thoughts” about the game experience, then reflect on that to see how your temporary emotion has distorted your opinions, then craft a positive frame instead. It’s funny – but also pretty useful, and even Overwatch Redditors were asking for a blank sheet so they could try it themselves. That brings us to today’s Daily Grind: How do you deal with your anger in an MMO? Do you complain to guildies, log out, bang your desk, go work out to burn off some steam? Are you handling it as well as the Overwatch Redditor and trying to learn from what went wrong? What do you do, exactly, when your teammates turn out to be “hot garbage”? My wife told me to fill out this form after I kept complaining about … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: How do you deal with your anger in MMORPGs?
Not all impressions are created equal. So why trade them wholesale without distinction? It’s a good and democratic way to trade all your impressions in open RTB environment (akin to AdSense)—all publishers get the same data and price floor, the highest bidder wins, end of story. But that sort of “throw it to the market and let them decide” approach severely limits yield and barely scratches the surface of all the capabilities of programmatic selling. In this primer, we are discussing all four of programmatic deal types, along with their potential merits and disadvantages for media sellers. Also known as: Open exchange, Open marketplace, RTB Participation: All (eligible) buyers on a platform Ad Server Priority: Lowest (just above in-house ads) An Open Auction is the Wild West of auctions. — IAB It’s a lot like plug-and-play trading on AdSense: Every advertiser on an exchange/SSP/ad network gets the impression call, they all bid, and the highest … [Read more...] about Explainer: The Four Types of Programmatic Deals