Hell hath no sarcasm like MMO gamers who find a particular NPC to be a little too annoying, repetitive, or otherwise goofy. Then the memes crop up, ire is unleashed, and no one from that point onward can take that character seriously. Some of the more notable MMO NPCs that I’ve loved to mock include Guild Wars’ boneheaded Prince Rurik (and his nutcracker mouth), the oh-so-very-very-slow Sara Oakheart in Lord of the Rings Online, and as of late, the “there’s much to be done” Khadgar in World of Warcraft. Let fly your quips and quibbles today by ripping on one or more NPCs from MMORPGs that are completely mock-worthy. Why do they annoy you and what have you and your friends said about them? Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Which MMO NPC do you love to mock?
Whenever our newsroom gets overloaded with weird industry-related articles that nobody feels like writing, another edition of the MMO Business Roundup gets its wings! FIFA lockboxes Remember how Belgium was investigating EA’s apparent refusal to cooperate with its gambling laws in regard to the FIFA franchise? It looks as if EA blinked first. In September, it announced that it will “begin displaying pack probabilities” – in effect, copying the “transparent lockbox” trend so people know what they’re getting. (via Gamasutra) Anti-swatting One of the most heart-breaking online gaming stories we’ve covered this year was about the Kansas man who was shot and killed by police after an e-thug sent police to his home with a false claim in an attempt to terrorize a totally different person. The murder amplified existing calls for police across the country to be smarter about swatting attempts, and now, Seattle PD has implemented a system that … [Read more...] about MMO Business Roundup: FIFA lockboxes, anti-swatting policy, Fortnite on SNL, Free Guy, UO postmortem
“Our game isn’t pay-to-win!” shouts every free-to-play dev from the rooftops whenever you give them the chance. Unless, that is, they’re making a new version of the game, in which case, yeah, that old one was totally pay-to-win, but not the new and improved one, we swear. It’s tough to tell exactly what is being offered in this cryptic tweet from the ArcheAge official Twitter account, which was also echoed by Aeria Games and gamigo: Follow that link through and you come to comingsoon.trionworlds.com, which has only a countdown timer (currently set to expire at 4:40 p.m. Pacific on Monday, Aug. 19) and a rotating set of quotes from gamers. The quotes are a 50/50 split of positive things about ArcheAge — “sea battles are intense,” “solid RPG with good combat and good story” — and significantly less-than-positive things, many focusing on long-standing issues with the MMORPG: The reviews are all phrased as “Players … [Read more...] about ArcheAge Teases “Secret Project,” Mocks Past P2W Reviews
There’s no debating it. If you’re looking to grab the attention of your visitors, you need captivating visuals. Visuals instantly catch the eye, are shared more often, and enhance the overall impact of your post. Creating visuals may seem daunting if you don’t have a professional background in design. Luckily, we live in an age where there’s an app for everything: Pizza, taxis, and yes, visuals! This post covers, in detail, the best tools for creating visuals that people will love and share! This post is divided into the following seven categories: Screenshots Infographics Memes GIFs Charts and Graphs Image Resizers Images with Text Without further ado, let’s dive in… Category 1 – Screenshots 1. Screenpresso Screenpresso is dedicated to image and video screen capture. It’s fun to use and packed with features. – Capture a screenshot while scrolling down or horizontally across a window. This feature is great for capturing content … [Read more...] about 20 Tools for Creating Visuals for Your Blog and Social Media
Are you an Entrepreneur and do you want to be inspired? Let us take a look at some popular inspirational movies that help to inspire our entrepreneurial ventures. I just finished watching this movie, and first thing I’m doing is updating this post. Nightcrawler is one such movie, which every entrepreneur with great vision should watch it. This movie is little brutal, but acting by Jake Gyllenhaal will keep you surprised. This movie is about a struggling guy who was looking for a job, but he couldn’t get one. The guy found a window of job opportunity when he saw a live crime journalism, and he started doing the same for the living. What you will learn from the movie is, how one can do anything without much background, how art of persuasion and negotiation can take you to the place. How focusing on your positives, and improving on them will make you limitless. Go watch this movie all by yourself, and come back to share your thoughts. But remember, I will never ask you to … [Read more...] about Top 10 Movies that Inspire an Aspiring Entrepreneur