Since its botched launch and subsequent attempt to rebuild and revise itself, Otherland has struggled to establish legitimacy and gain interest among players. It sorely needed a win, is what we’re saying. And it may just be getting that win thanks to the support of the game IP’s author. Otherland novelist Tad Williams is due to visit Drago Entertainment’s studio this week to meet with the developers. Even more interesting, Drago said that Williams is writing a new story inspired by the game itself: “Originally planned as a short story we now know, that Tad is writing and writing… It’s gonna be much longer now and we can’t wait to read his plot in ‘our’ world. Stay tuned to get informed about his visit, his new Otherland novella and possibly even an outlook at the future of Otherland as we’ll be creating plans for the future together.” The team recently promised that it would try to hold to more regular maintenance … [Read more...] about Otherland author Tad Williams gets inspired from MMO to write a new story
Tad Williams, the author of the original Otherland quadrology, has written a new novella in that world. What does this mean for players of Otherland? Well, part of the novella will be available in the game. Obviously, the entire thing can’t be present there, but some of it is; the official post on the matter explains that it’s a bit like the short story which would eventually grow into the novella. And yes, that means it’s a new story about the game world in the actual game world. But there are going to be fans of the books who aren’t necessarily interested in playing the game, and thus the developers are planning to introduce a new “Social” character type to the game. These characters have no combat abilities or progress, but can bypass all of the usual starting zones to simply start the treasure hunt for the story; players can later convert these characters to normal characters if so desired. Not a bad cross-promotion all around, really. Source: … [Read more...] about Otherland plans a new character type to experience an upcoming short story by Tad Williams
Way back in March, Otherland announced a big expansion called Fire Isle, themed around Chinese mythology and launching summer 2018. It didn’t quite make that summer window, but it is here now, according to a press release from the team today. Incidentally, Drago appears to now be calling the game Otherland Next. “Drago Entertainment, developer of the Otherland MMO, introduces Otherland: Next with their big Fire Isle expansion,” Drago says. “Players can expect to have a completely new Otherland experience with 90 new quests, legendary weapons and the new social class available now, as well as an upcoming overhaul of the UI. Thanks to the close collaboration with Tad Williams, author of the much acclaimed Otherland bestseller series, players get an exclusive sneak peak of the first third of his upcoming novella by completing a special quest.” That novella is The Deathless Prince and the Peach Maiden. The “social class” might be the most … [Read more...] about Tad Williams’ Otherland MMO rebrands as Otherland Next with Fire Isle expansion, social sandbox mode
There are several important milestones that have shaped the direction of the web designer. Multiple tools have been helping them to create flexible and accessible websites. One such important tool amongst all is the CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets). CSS3 offers enhanced flexibility in the presentation of website content. In a nutshell, it makes everything in a website appear good. It helps the designer and the developer to publish content in different presentation formats based on the internet devices or browsers. 8 useful resources for web designer CSS is the basic tool for every web designer. The best part is they can make any changes to a global CSS style sheet and also automatically modify style elements on other web pages. It enables the designer to maintain their web pages efficiently. Besides, it’s a clean coding technique which works well for improved ranking by any search engines. Not only this, when CSS segregate the website’s content from its own designing … [Read more...] about An Overview of CSS3 Rules and Properties for the Web Designers
As we live in the multi-screen world, responsive web design is the buzz word of the decade. Websites built with responsive design techniques such as media queries, fluid grids, and flexible images are interactive, adaptive and provide a rich user experience. It is one of the most dominating forums for over a period of time. No matter how important they are, the performance issue with responsive sites stands out prominently. But with adjustments, the web designers are trying their best to come up with measures that can efficiently solve the problem. As the responsive site loads nearly all the HTML elements that are being loaded on a desktop or tablet, their performance is relatively slow. Moreover, the content including the scripts and the images are delivered all at a once in the devices where the website is viewed. This is one of the reasons for slower performance. However, the problem lies when 86% of the responsive sites deliver a page intended to use on a desktop to mobile … [Read more...] about How to Radically Increase the Performance of Responsive Website?