One of the advantages to computer RPGs, I’ve always thought, is that you don’t need a friend who you can alternately sucker or bribe into taking on 80% of the work that’s involved in making a tabletop RPG fun. You just turn on the game and it goes. The downside, of course, is that you also don’t have the advantages of having a GM in charge of the game, so you don’t get that personal connection and that sense of familiarity. Except that’s not entirely accurate, is it? Yes, these games do not have a person eagerly perched behind a screen explaining how your characters have screwed everything up forever, but you still do get the same sense of a specific GM guiding the game over time. Because there are certain quirks, certain constants, and over time a feel to the game that informs what sort of GM you’ve got running the game. So let’s talk about the GMs running some games. I warn you that if you’ve never played any sort of tabletop … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: The tabletop GMs behind MMOs
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NetherRealms’ Injustice 2 is not an MMORPG. It doesn’t have a persistent world or a massive number of players actively engaging with each other graphically on screen. However, it has levels, character stat and appearance customization, randomly generated loot and boxes, guilds, and boss fights requiring explicit coordination. For the moment, it’s about the most MMO-ish a 2-D fighter has gotten. And my guild experience with the game has shown me the traditionally solo-oriented genre has created a demand for those with a traditional MMO skill set: socialization skills, group planning, and grinding. All aboard the loot train Loot alone doesn’t make a game an MMO, but our genre has traditionally been about delving into dungeons and getting randomly generated gear to trick ourselves out with, either for power or social status. While modern MMOs may have focused more on the “best in slot” approach while funneling players into the same routine to … [Read more...] about MMO Burnout: Approaching DC Universe’s Injustice 2 as an MMORPG fan
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! After wrapping up PAX East – and chronicling our experiences with Pantheon, Ship of Heroes, ESO Summerset, and Ashes of Creation – we dived straight into EVE Online’s annual Fanfest, where this year CCP Games announced the Into the Abyss expansion as well as progress on Project Nova. Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES EVE Fanfest 2018: EVE Online’s upcoming ‘Into the Abyss’ expansion sounds incredible - [AL:EVE]While player capsuleers are undoubtedly the most powerful force in EVE Online, there are some pretty scary NPCs lurking in the depths of space. One of those threats has just… EVE Fanfest 2018: EVE Online FPS Project Nova is coming ‘in … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: When you gaze too long into EVE’s Abyss, the Abyss also… actually it just PKs you (April 15, 2018)
Home » Blogging » Are You Missing Out on These Strategies of Marketing on YouTube? This could send your mind in a tizzy. There is no doubt about the fact that the number one search engine in the world is Google, but which is the second one? Try guessing - No it isn't Yahoo or MSN. It is our very own popular video sharing site Youtube.com. Believe it or not the paragraph below will help you get some insight on the birth, growth and domination of this video sharing giant: Youtube is the most popular video sharing website on Web and the world's third most Visited website (according to Alexa). Youtube Founders - Chad Hurley, Steve and Jawed fot this idea during a dinner party in Steve Chen's Apartment in San Fransisco. Internet Search Giant Google - Bought Youtube in Novemeber 2006 at $1.65 billion. An Average Internet user spends 15 minutes i.e 900 seconds on Youtube Daily. 24 Hours of Video is uploaded on Youtube Every minute which is equal to 150,000 full length videos every week. … [Read more...] about Are You Missing Out on These Strategies of Marketing on YouTube?
Home » Make Money Online » Online Jobs For Students: How to Make Money Online As A Student Are you searching for online jobs for students without putting any investment? If yes, this guide is for you where I’ll be discussing about few tested and tried ways to make money online without much investment. We all know the importance of Internet. It is not only a fantastic place to gain knowledge, but when used right, you can also use Internet to make money like me and other full-time bloggers. Instead of wasting your time on useless chats on Facebook, and watching random YouTube videos, you can use it to make money if you want to make your time productive as a student. There are now a lot of more options available to make money online as a student in your spare time. There are a ton of online jobs for students available in 2017 and beyond. There are endless of opportunities, you just need to find the right ones and grab them. The best part of making money as a college … [Read more...] about How to Make Money as a Student