MassivelyOP reader Threespeed posed us an interesting question for this week’s Overthinking that I thought was particularly appropriate given the Trion Worlds situation. “Everyone has a right to their opinion, but more and more I see negative comments on news articles dealing with MMOs. It’s not for me to say whether they are justified or not and I can be just as guilty as the next person; I just wonder what you guys think about the way our genre is talked about. If I were a developer reading all the negativity, I think I would create a different type of game. What do you think? Are we at least sometimes doing more harm than good? When gamemakers slow down or decide not to make MMOs, could we be at least partially to blame?” Let’s hash it out. Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Oh man, where to start? Maybe with my own guilty admission: I’ll often be the first to note that MMOs as many of us remember them are pretty much dead, and I can’t see … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Is there too much negativity in the MMO genre?
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1. Dismissal Sounds Unlikely Let’s start off at the same station and make a few things clear: Despite what is being tossed around on the internet, this case is not a slam dunk for either side (at least not evident from the statements being thrown back and forth). It is very likely that this case is going to go to trial, as there are a ton of allegations being made and accusations that are going to require the backing of email communications and witness testimony. We are not at the point in the case where either side is trying to convince a judge/jury, that won’t come for months down the road. What Cloud Imperium Games is doing with its response is attempting to have the case dismissed by convincing the judge that the accusations have no merit and including comments that there are no damages to be recovered regardless of Crytek’s claims of breach. Since this is a gigantic lawsuit, I wanted to go down the list of points that I found interesting so far. This is not … [Read more...] about In Plain English: Crytek V Cloud Imperium Games (and RSI)
Home » Make Money Online » Helpful Strategies For Freelance Designers To Manage Their Invoicing Process Effectively One of the most adored professions in the world are freelance designers. If a person is sincere about designing, becoming a freelance designer is like a dream come true. However, all the castles in the sky come crashing down when the same creative and adventurous fellow has to come up with invoices about the services they have provided. An obscure invoice process may end up making the freelancers getting delayed payments and feeling tensed and overwhelmed. Provided below is the fundamental steps a good invoicing process must consists of. Go through the same, in order to improve your own invoicing process and get timely payments from the clients, while ensuring client retention and improved prospects. The Better Option Between Automated Invoicing and Manual Invoicing The in house designers has an easy way out, as all of their invoice related problems are … [Read more...] about Helpful Strategies for Freelance Designers to Manage Invoicing Process
As kids, we might all have given some kind of tests, with Intelligent Quotient (IQ) tests being the most common among them. There is something more to humans than being defined by just a mere IQ numerical value. It is our instincts, it is in our empathy, compassion and understanding that separates us from the rest. These essential human factors are something which are not adequately represented by the IQ levels of a person. For taking into account these factors, Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Emotional Intelligence (EI) comes into the picture. The act of perceiving, understanding, using and managing of one’s emotions and the ability with which these could be achieved are what define one’s Emotional Quotient. It is very easy to neglect one’s Emotional Quotient and is often discarded by many. We are all made up of feelings and emotions inside of us and no matter how much one might decline, many of our thoughts and actions are governed by these very emotions. What is … [Read more...] about The Secret of Boosting your Emotional Intelligence: One Step At A Time
There are thousands of blogs being created each and every single day. Most of these blogs get abandoned within 2 to 3 months. That’s a harsh truth. Do you know why 90% of bloggers are not able to make any money though they are spending quality time on their blogs? The reason is, they don’t know how the money works online. Read it again. Most bloggers are just writers, they are not marketers. Only marketers know how to sell online. That’s why only few percentage of people are able to make money online despite of their online reputation or experience. If you want to make money online through your blogging efforts, I’m here to help you. Do you want to know how to make money blogging? If you are asking this question, you are not alone; there are millions of other bloggers who are interested in knowing answer to the same question. Most of bloggers start their journey to make money blogging with lots of motivation, dedication and hard work but soon, they start giving … [Read more...] about How to Make Money Blogging Guide