While I’m not nearly the hardcore veteran our illustrious hunter Matt Daniel is, I can at least admit to physically living among the Japanese hunting community. While we both can speak a bit of Japanese, I enjoyed a solid chunk of time playing Monster Hunter 4 face-to-face with Japanese players, plus a smidge of some other MH games being demoed at Japanese game conventions. International communities are certainly different, but what western players (and especially those watching from the sidelines) may not realize is how different the series is in Japan, as it’s largely a portable title that can be played anywhere. Japan’s console market is vastly different and the PC gaming scene is probably as niche as our VR scene. Monster Hunter World’s Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC announcement was huge since it sent the message that this would be a title aimed at western players, who enjoy the series but not nearly at the same levels as … [Read more...] about Taking a tour of the global Monster Hunter World community on PS4
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Get Guild Wars 2 Path of FireThough ArenaNet was technically at E3 this year, the group representing Guild Wars 2 was chiefly a marketing and business one, so they carted our interview questions back to team members more suited to answer. ArenaNet Brand Manager (and former Massively columnist) Lis Cardy, Design Manager Crystal Reid, Systems Team Lead Irenio Calmon-Huang, and Game Director Mike Zadorojny weigh in on the living story, security, gaining “momentum,” and more, just in time for the launch of the next episode later today. Let’s dig in. The ever-living story While I haven’t personally played much GW2 since the arc about the fall Lion’s Arch, but I’ve liked the concept of an ever-evolving story. It’s actually what got me into MMOs thanks to the Asheron’s Call series’ monthly updates. When I asked how the ArenaNet team felt players were reacting to the current living story, especially … [Read more...] about ArenaNet on Guild Wars 2’s living story, Heart of Thorns vs. Path of Fire, security, and momentum
As the global pre-registration phase for Gamevil’s first self-developed mobile MMORPG, Royal Blood, is ongoing, the games company is not afraid to steal the game’s thunder by announcing the Closed Beta phase of yet another mobile RPG, Talion. First unveiled back in 2016 with tons of accolades as Project One, Talion can be considered a masterpiece of what the Unity platform could do compared to bigwigs such Unreal Engine 4 for mobile games. In Talion, players will step in a medieval fantasy world and perform large-scale missions with 360-degree camera angle capability that allows for dynamic movement during combat. From all across the world, players from different regions can combine their powers to take on co-op quests. Players can choose from the three characters and personalize their appearance with a wide range of customization features available for the overall physique. Talion possesses a variety of Realm vs Realm (RvR) modes, where players can experience war content … [Read more...] about – Gamevil launches global Closed Beta phase for new mobile MMORPG
This is the full version of entries that have been published in the last week! I just thought it might be nicer to have everything in one huge entry instead of in separate ones (either way: You can find all entries in the category labelled “rift vs. lotro vs. wow” on the right). The topic I wrote some time ago about “Rift vs. LotRO” is still getting readers almost every day. Unfortunately, it is probably not the kind of topic they were looking for. So, since I’ve played both games (at least for a little while), I thought I would make an elaborate posting about those games. I’m also going to throw in World of Warcraft because, apart from playing it as well, the big majority of MMO gamers have played the game or know something about the game, at least. :) (After starting to write this, I realised how long this entry would be in the end and decided to split it into different topics to be posted separately. So expect a posting every day for the next few … [Read more...] about Rift vs. LotRO vs. World of Warcraft – a closer look at all three MMOs (all entries in one)
When it comes to managed WordPress hosting providers, WPEngine and Kinsta are two well-known names in the industry. I’m fortunate enough to have hosted my sites on both of them. Based on my experience of using both the hosting environments, here I will be sharing a detailed comparison of WPEngine and Kinsta. Kinsta and WPEngine are similar in that they are both managed WordPress hosts (hosting environments specifically designed for WordPress), but they are different in many ways. One thing which I can tell you right now: Both hosts have their pros and cons, and you should pick one based on your requirements. If you need to host a low traffic WordPress site, you should pick WPEngine. However, if you need to host a high traffic site with optimum performance, then pick Kinsta. In the below few paragraphs, I have compared both hosting companies based on various parameters. You should pay close attention in order to make a well-informed decision when deciding … [Read more...] about WPEngine vs. Kinsta: Which WordPress host is right for you?