I might be slightly over gaming conventions, having covered several as media and following PAX, BlizzCon, and E3 for years now. Oh, they’re still good for the odd surprise announcement and the bevy of trailers, but it seems that messaging and marketing has shifted away from emphasizing cons. You know, since the internet exists and all. But this year’s E3 had a few interesting stories, so I thought I’d jaw about them as I look back over the last week-plus. Perhaps the biggest story and delight for me personally was SEGA’s announcement that Phantasy Star Online 2 was finally, finally coming to the west in 2020. It’s not my most-anticipated MMO ever, but it was definitely one I wanted to play and one that I think will be well received and give MMO players something to look forward to next year. It’s still a pretty big story for that genre and I’m a little disappointed that most of the mainstream gaming media ignored it. Bethesda’s presser … [Read more...] about E3 2019: Stuff we won’t be playing for a while
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Guild vs. guild combat is important to the core of Albion Online, but it kind of falls apart if everyone is just grabbing everything worthwhile and then jumping ship at the drop of a hat. Thus, the latest update to the game going live on Wednesday will prevent you from joining another guild for 48 hours after joining one while also preventing guilds from changing their alliances within 48 hours. Leaving doesn’t incur a penalty, though, so there may be workarounds for those with chronic backstabbing disorder. Content retrieved from: https://massivelyop.com/2018/10/08/albion-onlines-next-patch-places-a-cooldown-on-shifting-allegiances/. … [Read more...] about Albion Online’s next patch places a cooldown on shifting allegiances
Blizzard Entertainment figured out how to pull it off for their “new” World of Warcraft Classic game. “Greetings! Development of World of Warcraft Classic is underway, and we’re very excited to share some of the challenges and solutions we’re working on. As we mentioned last BlizzCon, the process of restoring the classic game is not straightforward, and it’s important to us to take the time and effort to get it right—this includes poring over numerous game versions, data, and code; meticulously scrutinizing all the changes we’ve made over the years. Rest assured: The WoW Classic team is hard at work making it a reality, and we’re at a point in development where we’re ready to share some of the things we’ve been working on.” The dev team has decided to roll with version 1.12 “Drums of War” for WoW Classic. Drums of War is the last patch before the release of The Burning Crusade expansion. After that, … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft Classic Will Be Running Patch 1.12, Devs Talk About The Technical Side Of Development
Kotaku put out a piece this week on how to game without wrecking your body, something that’s probably bound to come up in the average MMORPG player’s life. It’s filled with basic tips like “drink water, ya moron” and “sit up straight” and “don’t eat garbage” and “look at stuff other than the screen” but there are also some useful tips in there like “stretch before you binge” – including your hips and wrists, which you might otherwise overlook. For this week’s Overthinking, I’ve asked the writers to expound on two things: first, the most unhealthiest video gaming moment or habit they’ve ever had, and second, one specific thing they do to keep themselves from completely destroying their bodies when their hobby has become their career. Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Ah man, this one’s going to be kind of boring. For me, the unhealthiest gaming moment was probably my first … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: How do you maintain your health while binging MMORPGs?
There are no second thoughts about the fact that blogging is turning into the most popular online business offering you the freedom of being employed, being your own boss, bringing you fame, respect, readership and of course-money. But again, to earn your livings through blogging, you need to be consistent and regular in writing the posts and interacting with your readers. According to a survey been conducted, it was found that the online money makers eespecially the bloggers make their health suffer due to their long exposure to computer screens, and sitting in same posture for hours and hours. Moreover, if you are professional blogger, you would know how disturbed the sleeping hours are for a blogger which really affects the health, making you tired and dizzy in general. Here are 15 serious health precautions you must take while blogging to keep yourself healthy and smart, after all, you are special, not only for your friends and family but for thousands of readers who love following … [Read more...] about Health Precautions to Take When Working From Home : 15 Tips