Guess who’s back. I gave Star Wars: The Old Republic a lot of grief over the course of 2018 for the fact that its server merges outright demolished the game’s RP servers. This may be understandable, all things considered, but it still had a pretty huge effect upon the game’s RP community, and while you could argue it was more a reflection of the state of the game than it was an active snub, it still wound up being one. But people who have paid attention to my writings over the years know that I’ve long advocated Final Fantasy XIV as a great place to roleplay, despite the fact that the game has never had official roleplaying servers. (It does have two unofficial servers that everyone is well aware of, though.) And so now that I’m bringing this back, it seems like this is a great time to start by establishing a foundation. What makes a game good for roleplaying in the first place? A robust setup for character expression It’s really … [Read more...] about Storyboard: What makes an MMORPG a good home for roleplaying?
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Black Desert Online for free? Last month, the fantasy MMORPG hit 10 million players and Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss are celebrating the milestone by giving away free copies of the game to new players. But, there’s a catch. “New adventurers can earn a free copy of Black Desert Online by completing the 7-day trial challenge. Players who start playing Black Desert Online between the 3rd of October up until the 17th of October, reach level 56 on a character and complete that character’s awakening quest before their 7-day trial expires will be rewarded with a free Starters Package.” The Starter Package is priced at $10 which isn’t bad considering that the Drieghan expansion’s release is just around the corner. Unfortunately, the promo won’t work on Steam. You can find the full mechanics here. Meanwhile, the game itself has just gotten a new patch which features the return of Patrigio’s Discreet Discount and Kamasylvian Alchemists, plus … [Read more...] about Score A Free Copy Of Black Desert Online This October
Blizzard has announced a new World of Warcraft Shop mount as part of a new $78 bundle. The bundle features the Dreadwake mount and 180 days of World of Warcraft subscription time, the equivalent of 6-months pre-paid time. The Dreadwake sails into your collection immediately after completing your purchase. It also automatically scales to the fastest riding skill known by each character. If they aren’t high enough level to use a flying mount, it will still be usable as a ground mount. As a separate purchase, players can also get hold of Cap'n Crackers, a WoW battle pet for $10. Check it out on the World of Warcraft page on the Blizzard Shop. In addition, Ion Hazzikostas has congratulated Method for its world first G'huun kill and Uldir raid clear. The leaderboards are active with this achievement. Congrats to @Methodgg on an amazing run through Uldir - awesome to watch it all unfold along with the rest of the world. Kudos also to @limitguild for making this the most … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft’s New $80 Bundle + Method Scores a World First Raid Clear
Many years ago, in the dark ages of the last years of the twentieth century, this “internet” thing was starting to catch on but was still largely the domain of tech-enthusiasts navigating a sea of “Under Construction” messages via primitive search engines, not the first port of call if you were after up-to-date news, weather, live sports scores, share prices, TV schedules or recipes to accompany cookery programmes. For those, we had Ceefax and Teletext. Imagine a World Wide Web of 999 pages, squished onto screens of 40×24 characters, accessed by typing in a three digit number and watching the page counter tick, tick, ticking along… A smidge primitive compared to almost instant access to the sum total of all human knowledge (or as close as the ‘net gets to it), but a fine and useful service, and free (as long as your television could display it), an important consideration when ISPs had a monthly fee on top of the cost of phone calls (for you … [Read more...] about Q: What do you call a website with a shovel and the base of the natural logarithm and a red-coloured soft drink? A: Dig-e-tizer (Digitiser)!
Why is today’s world SO BUSY? We keep hearing people complaining that their life has become so hectic. They say they have no time to spend on what they really like to do. As a boy growing up in Bangalore, India, I never heard my parents complaining like this. Once my dad came back home from work, it seemed like he had all the time in the world to spend with us. He never said he was stressed at work, and he never said he had to work overtime on weekends. So what has changed now? Why is everyone talking about ‘balancing work and life’? Give it a minute’s thought and you will realize that the main change has been “technology”. But of course, the ever-evolving technology sector has helped mankind achieve what it couldn’t before. Man has gone to the moon and back, and now Man is thinking of setting up homes on Mars- things which were unthinkable a short while ago. But with great innovations come mighty … [Read more...] about How To Maintain A Perfect Work-Life Balance In 5 Simple Steps