MMO blog Altar of Gaming has a fascinating series going on in which Rimuru is evaluating whether or not it’s worth picking up a subscription package to games like Old School RuneScape and Elder Scrolls Online. Since all subs are not created equal, I think this is a valuable service for players. “Is the ESO Plus subscription worth your money? The short answer is ‘yes,'” Rimuru writes. “For a bit less than 15 dollars per month, you get to access everything the game has to offer. You also get free Crowns, which you can of course use to buy the DLC if you think you won’t be able to afford always having the subscription active. We don’t really recommend it though as most DLC can be completed quite fast, and chances are you won’t have any use for them after some time.” Read on for a beginner’s guide to FFXIV, first impressions of Albion Online, turning points of MMO history, and more! Common Sense Gamer: Final Fantasy XIV … [Read more...] about Global Chat: Is it worth it to subscribe to MMOs?
Runescape guide to making money
Old School Runescape guide to earn money 2018 Many players probably wonder how to get easy money in Old School Runescape. There are many different ways of getting gold in OSRS. It depends mostly on your play style. Some players will find fun in hunting, others in skilling, pick pocketing or smithing. In this money making guide I will try to introduce you the best and most profitable ways to make money in OSRS for beginners and more advanced, high level players. At first, I will show the best way to get some gold at the beginning of your journey with Runescape. Since you start the game, you will realize that getting money is a hard nut to crack. In order to earn money you need to have some start-up capital. Below, I will describe how to do it as fast as possible. 1. Mining + crafting items for low level players The best method to start earning money for your account is mining. At the beginning you will be able to mine copper and tin ore. Then you smelt tin ore and copper into bronze … [Read more...] about test
If there is one consistent inconsistency among MMORPG studios, it is that teams keep swinging back and forth on pursuing the expansion model. How many times have we seen an MMO go from releasing regular expansions to attempting a monthly or quarterly content update schedule… and then abandon that after a while for more expansions? It is almost as if teams keep discovering how exciting and wonderful (and even profitable) expansions can be for the first time. Believe it or not, right now we are in the middle of a major expansion boom in the MMO genre. Already this year we have enjoyed several expansion drops, including Destiny: Rise of Iron, EVE Online: Citadel, Trove: Mantle of Power, Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday, and of course, World of Warcraft: Legion. We have even more on the horizon: More than a dozen MMOs and online ARPGs have expansions in the works, with five coming out this November alone. To help you keep all of these expansion projects straight, we’ve … [Read more...] about Massively OP’s guide to upcoming MMORPG expansions
Floating up out of the drydock of closed beta, Worlds Adrift launched into the bright blue skies of early access today. The airship sandbox drummed up hype for the release with a publicity stunt that involved hauling a batch of players high up into the air over London to try out the game. (The first livestream in the sky? Why not!) “Worlds Adrift is now releasing to Steam Early Access,” Bossa Studios trumpeted. “This means we have opened up additional servers for both US and EU regions, and will release more servers depending on player population. The UI for the character creation screen has been adjusted to make it easier to pick a server to play on.” With the early access start comes a full wipe and a new build that includes a different layout, additional islands, new clothing items, double the amount of ancient written stories, all-new music, and plenty of bug fixes. The early access client is on sale at 10% off through May 23rd, meaning that you can pick it … [Read more...] about Worlds Adrift launches on Steam early access while overseen by actual airship
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! There are hardly any proper MMORPGs that haven’t already seen at least one major business model shift over the years, and this week Star Trek Online announced its second: It’s going even more free-to-play, or maybe more buy-to-play, depending on how you look at it, as it’s trading its optional subscription away for an optional flat-fee buy-in. Meanwhile, we’re looking ahead to Guild Wars 2’s underwater update, watching players quibble over Elder Scrolls Online’s and Star Citizen’s business models, debating the state of modern MMO raiding, genuinely enjoying SWTOR’s latest update, being surprised that WoW’s doing so well, and mourning the impending loss of two PWE MMORPGs. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Star Trek Online is going free-to-play, again (May 6, 2018)