I do not know about you but I love a great black and white movie. There is just something so compelling about the classic movies of yesteryear. They are funny, dramatic, romantic and cliché, but they are also a blast to watch. Compared to today’s films they are the epitome of class but they are also a little on the slow and steady side. However, I think that classic films have a lot to teach us about what it means to be successful in life, and in blogging. Here are some blogging tips I have picked up from the classic films I love: Keep it clean For universal appeal nothing can compare to a clean family friendly flick. The same thing applies to your blog posts. A blog that keeps it clean will have the ability to get a much larger audience than one who delves into pornography, foul language, and controversial themes. By keeping your blog work and child friendly, you are giving yourself the opportunity to get a bigger audience and keep off the no-read list of many. Keep it … [Read more...] about Blogging Tips I Learned From Classic Movies
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Before the Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina, millions of voices were crying out in terror: “We are never going to get any new content from SWTOR!” Those voices were suddenly stopped by the announcement of the next expansion: Onslaught. Complete with a splashy slideshow, BioWare gave the general details of what to expect from the future of our only officially live Star Wars MMORPG. As our Editor-in-Chief Bree said during the Massively OP Podcast this week, this is a true expansion. Onslaught has a new planet, a new species, new flashpoints, and of course, five more levels. We have a lot of things to talk about, so let’s jump into my take away from the Onslaught announcement. Actual character progress is coming I have a confession to make: I’m not generally interested in the linear progression of a character. I’ve been more interested in the ability to grow a character horizontally. However, I respect the desire to see a numeric progression of … [Read more...] about Hyperspace Beacon: Why we’re excited about the SWTOR Onslaught announcement
Ever found yourself suddenly in the midst of a surreal and even hilarious experience in your MMORPG? Delightful surprises is the theme of this column, and Minimalistway certainly found a bit of that when MapleStory threw a chicken dance party. “I love it when games don’t take themselves seriously, a little bit of goofy does not harm,” Minimalistway said. “A shady NPC asked me to join a competition. I didn’t know what I agreed on and seconds later I’m dancing for chickens!” Yes, this is a real thing. So what twists and turns in an MMO story shocked you? Hikari didn’t have to look far for a recent example of this in Guild Wars 2’s newest living world episode. “Because it’s so new (and so shocking) I don’t want to spoil the ending. I’ll just post this shot taken during the episode,” Hikari said. I’ll spoil it for you. Something something dragons. It’s always dragons in that game. Random … [Read more...] about One Shots: Time for the chicken dance
The original Star Wars film was a passion project for a then-young George Lucas, and it was a project that nearly killed Lucas from stress. When filming started in the Tunisian desert, by complete coincidence it started raining, delaying the filming for an extended period of time due to its sheer rarity. The first cut of the film by editor John Jympson was described as a “complete disaster,” and the special effects team at Industrial Light & Magic was horribly behind schedule due to being asked to make effects that had never before been attempted. According to Steven Spielberg, during the early cut screening for executives, he was the only one who actually enjoyed the film; some accounts actually have Lucas breaking down in tears as the executives savaged it. Now, go watch that movie again. Go ahead and watch the film knowing that Anthony Daniels was stabbed in the foot by his C-3PO costume while he sweltered in the Tunisian desert and couldn’t see due to the … [Read more...] about Vague Patch Notes: How do you play MMOs when you know humans suffered to make them?
The Lost Ark Online Closed Beta offered a ton of end-game content that kept users busy throughout the whole test. I spent my last day of Lost Ark Online trying to figure out the current gear progression in order to prepare for the next test. I wanted to share my own personal findings below and the various ways to gear up along with where to hunt for the best items. It's probably not as detailed as other sites since I can't fully read Korean, but I tried my best and I hope you find the info below useful. Field Boss vs World Boss During the 1st Closed Beta players weren't bound to farming a single monster, dungeon, or area for items. Instead, they can gear up and earn Legendary grade items through various activities such as World Boss Hunting, Guardian Raiding, Hidden Scroll Dungeons, Tower of Infinity, Cube Dungeon, and more. A lot of people have been asking me about the loot system. Everyone gets and sees their own loot whether it's from a treasure chest, monster, raid, boss, etc. You … [Read more...] about STEPARU News, Reviews, Previews & Information for Foreign Games Lost Ark Online End-game Content Preview and Progression