This week in MMO crowdfunding, Camelot Unchained is in the home stretch before open beta. Yes, really, open beta. This is happening, people! Clear your 4th of July! As for live Kickstarters, TemTem is up to $320K and counting, far past its original goal with still a week left to go. Most recently, donors unlocked Nintendo Switch play and the replay system. Clubs (guilds) are set to unlock at $400K. And yes, the game is now registered on Steam. The Flower of Knighthood, on the other hand, abandoned its Kickstarter in its final hours, seeing it would not complete. The devs haven’t commented on their next move just yet. Meanwhile, Shroud of the Avatar was hit with layoffs, EVE Online got its revenge on Star Citizen, Chronicles of Elyria posted lore, Albion Online rolled out a small update, and Crowfall admitted it’s delaying soft launch into 2019 but showed off its procedural world generation. Finally, Fractured prepped for Kickstarter – get ready to … [Read more...] about Make My MMO: SOTA sees layoffs, Crowfall sees delay, Star Citizen sees shade, and Camelot Unchained sees beta on the horizon (June 23, 2018)
What makes teams effective
Pinterest is definitely on a roll! No other social media outlet has gained the traction as compared to Pinterest. The company has quickly out-grown from its ‘another social media’-site to a global leader, and it has achieved it with some aplomb! The company is now at a staggering $5 Billion valuation, which makes it the fourth most valued social network in the USA, behind Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. A recent study by Pinterest analytics lab – Ahalogy adds that Pinterest has surpassed Twitter in popularity in the USA. The site receives over 53 Million monthly active users. Although the gender gap between male and female Pinterest users is widening, over 80% of women make up active Pinterest users. A study by RichRelevance has shown that the average spending of a Pinterest is far greater than that of a Facebook user. Here are useful Pinterest tools that are covered in this mega … [Read more...] about 11 Pinterest Tools To Make Your Pinterest Account Shine
Thanks to the internet, people from across the world are now as connected as ever. Online stores, industry news sites, and blogs; professionals with the right skills and talent can now contribute to these websites without having to worry about location. All it takes is to establish a seamless collaboration platform that improves communication and productivity between online teams. 1. Use a Project Management Tool First things first, you need to have a tool that will enable everyone to know exactly what they should be doing. The traditional practice is to use emails as the primary means of communication. While this still works, it is difficult to convey the sense of urgency even if you specify deadlines in the email. This can make it difficult for your writing team to keep up with the editorial calendar, the blog’s quality standards, and each other when working on collaborative content. This is why the first software that every blogger should use is a project management … [Read more...] about 5 Online Collaboration Tips for Your Virtual Team [Tools]
Working in a team is always beneficial either together or virtually. Most of the bloggers have a virtual team working for them, may be from different cities or even countries. But for many of them, it becomes difficult to manage virtual team members because blogging team have creative people like designers, writers, etc. thus to keep them motivated and to monitor their skill is a big task. At ShoutMeLoud blog network also, we do have a virtual team and here are few working tips which make it easy to handle the virtual team. Make them feel like a team: When we work in the office, it’s easy to get a feeling that we are working as a team, but virtually it’s quite tough to get that feeling. Thus, if you have a virtual team, make sure you keep on reminding about their goals, deadlines and keep emailing about feedbacks or reports to the entire team. This will give a constant feeling that they are not independent and are working for a team. Discipline in team-members: Even if you … [Read more...] about How to Manage Work from Home Team Effectively
When it comes to WordPress themes, we have unlimited options. Depending upon your budget, you can pick a theme for $0 (Free themes) or you can spend thousands of dollars to get a custom looking WordPress theme for you. But, when it comes to masses, it’s cost-effective premium themes which come as a rescue. I always advocated and prefer premium themes over free themes, as they are well-coded and comes with many features such as priority support, regular updates and so on. I remember the days when selecting the right theme for WordPress blog was tough, and only a few premium theme clubs were out there. In last 2 years, we have seen a great number of quality WordPress themes club coming up, and one of them which caught my attention is MyThemeShop. Before I share the detail about MyThemeShop, let me share what makes a premium theme premium? Theme coding: One of the major difference between a free theme and premium theme is the level of coding. Premium themes are a commercial product, … [Read more...] about What’s Good and Bad About them?