The shutdown of Nostalrious by a cease and desist letter from the Blizzard legal department was the biggest story of the MMO world in 2016. It showed to the world that the fans care far more about WoW than the suits at Blizzard. The fate of legacy servers was on everyone’s mind at the recent BlizzCon in 2016 but nobody was allowed to talk about it at Blizzard and the fans were prevented from asking questions about it as the questioners at the Q&A panel were all pre-screened. … [Read more...] about The Majesty of Elysium’s Vanilla World of Warcraft
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Finding a group is hard. It's not fun to sit there broadcasting in chat channels for people to join you on a 30 minute run to a dungeon, hoping they'll stick around to complete it. I get that. I remember when that's all we knew and we never had the tools that we do now -- it wasn't fun back then, either. … [Read more...] about The Spirit of World of Warcraft is Old School
It’s not even a term being used solely from the outside; I know lots of people who happily label themselves as casuals, even players who spend more time playing MMOs than I do. One of my friends in Final Fantasy XIV referred to herself as a casual because she has no interest in raiding and high-end progression, despite the fact that she’s an intensely driven crafter who literally runs up against the maximum quantities of gil allowed in the game. She’s more hardcore than I am in that arena! … [Read more...] about Vague Patch Notes: Casual no longer means anything in MMOs
If you feel that other people are antisocial, that often translates to being antisocial yourself and wanting other people to make the first move. I’ve forged lots of great bonds in games from FFXI up to FFXIV, in SWTOR and in World of Warcraft, and so on down the line. Getting rewarded at a certain pace hasn’t really changed that. It’s removed any feeling that I might be special for jumping through hoops to get a collection of pixels, but that never made me special. That just meant that I devoted time to it. It’s no more special than reading all of a comic book or watching every Star Wars film until I can quote it verbatim; the difference is that a Star Wars film is less likely to suddenly decide that it’s going to start back at the beginning because I wasn’t paying the right kind of attention. … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Are MMOs designed for ‘low-skill gamers’?
Is ExitLag Safe To Use? While I was researching online before being an ExitLag customer, I had the same queries as everyone. Is ExitLag safe to use, is it legit? There have been other ping reducing software I’ve used in the past that have caused plenty of issues. Some come with hidden cryptocurrency miners that slows down your rig. Others have suspiciously slow and erratic software that makes you worry about starting it up at all. So far, I’ve had none of this issues with ExitLag which is a relief. And truth be told, it is on the higher tier when it comes to ping reducing software pricing, so you definitely would expect a safe and functional product for the price. … [Read more...] about Why ExitLag Is Amazing For Reducing MMORPG Ping