I swear that we are all of us caught in a time loop right now. It’s not 2019, it’s really just 2004, when City of Heroes was just a few months old and we were enduring the last summer before World of Warcraft released. The wheel, she keeps on turnin’. Anyway, it’s downright fascinating — in a we’ve-been-here-before kind of way — to follow the conversation in the WoW Classic community as to what races and classes each person is planning to roll. Nevermind that this MMO has been out for a decade and a half, everyone’s treating this question as if it’s never been asked before. And darn it if I’m not right there alongside of them. Gnome Warlock? Tauren Shammy? I can’t decide. I’ll probably have to roll both. So when WoW Classic arrives at the end of August, what character are you going to create, assuming that you are on board for this grandiose experiment? Remember, Death Knights and Demon Hunters need not apply. … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What are you going to roll in WoW Classic?
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Like everyone else working in or around the gaming industry, I read Kotaku’s Jason Schreier’s exposé on BioWare’s development of Anthem. And like many of you, I read it having a hard time believing just how terrible things were, even as someone who covers a major BioWare online title, SWTOR, regularly in this very column. There were issues with Anthem, from production and marketing to actual launch, but I had trouble wrapping my head around some of the things said. Then after some tweets by the likes of Trion’s Scott Hartsman and the follow-ups by Jason Schreier himself, I began to wonder if this isn’t just a symptom of something greater in gaming development. Before I jump into the meat of this, I want to give my thanks to Schreier for putting the original piece together. I understand the time and work that he put into his piece. Although I might criticize parts of the article, I don’t believe that it is bad or false or any other negative … [Read more...] about Hyperspace Beacon: I wasn’t going to talk about Anthem, but I think I should
0 I had a friend ask me what I thought about the MMO industry going back to the old school style of games. Then I saw this question from the Pantheon twitter account. What do you think about the industry’s recent shift back to older school games and vanilla re-launches/servers? MMO industry going back to old school style of games? Industry shifting back to old school games and re-launches? I’m not living in the same world, I guess. The MMO industry has not shifted anywhere. In fact, the MMO “industry” is quickly losing its “industry” status altogether. The MMO genre has been dead for several years now, with a handful of strong titles still living on to keep that flame from going out. Some of those stalwarts have released vanilla servers, but that’s not new. EverQuest has released plenty of throwback servers over the years. Some of the nearly-dead or dying games throw back to the old days for cash grabs like LotRO and Rift. Some companies … [Read more...] about There’s No Shift Back to Old School MMORPGs
Every RuneScape Subscriber Is Getting Android Beta Access To Old School RuneScape Mobile Access to Old School RuneScape Mobile’s new members’ beta is being made available to every single Old School RuneScape or RuneScape subscriber, as part of a staggered rollout. Following a limited test rollout yesterday, with the cap reached in just two hours, the members’ beta is today being opened up to enable a further 250,000 subscribers gain access. Over the coming weeks, access will be scaled up to give every subscribed player the opportunity to continue their Old School RuneScape journey on Android devices while sat at home on the sofa, during the commute, in the canteen, and even in flight, leaving no excuse for XP waste. On launch later this year, Old School RuneScape Mobile will become the first mainstream Western online RPG to deliver the complete MMO experience across both mobile and PC platforms, enabling players to seamlessly jump between devices and continue their … [Read more...] about Every RuneScape Subscriber Is Getting Android Beta Access To Old School RuneScape Mobile
Funny, isn’t it? While every other guy next to you is raving to date a beautiful girl or maybe dreaming to get a white collar job with the sky high package. We bloggers, on the other hand, dream to have high DA backlinks, thousands of email subscribers, huge social following and tons of traffic. Did you realize that? As a blogger, our definition of happiness changes. Every time, you saw an email notification which says something like this: Yippee! Your list has gained a new subscriber. Or when you saw a spike of traffic in your analytics. Or when you received a fan mail. Or when you get hundreds of comments & everyone appreciating your content. These are the things which make us happy. For us, acceptance of our guest post on a popular blog is something way more delightful than any girl’s proposal! Accept it, it’s true, isn’t it? We are a way more happy and contented with $200 Paypal transaction a month (as a beginner) than working for any MNC who maybe … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to Bloggers Who are going to choose Blogging as a Career