How Worlds Took a Backseat to Games Along with the worlds created by Tolkien and other fantasy writers and of course the dungeon crawls in Dungeons & Dragons role-playing tabletop games and computer MUDs, the holodeck is undoubtedly one of the cardinal inspirations for graphical fantasy virtual worlds which were conceived and created in the mid to late part of the 1990’s with titles like Ultima Online, Asheron’s Call and EverQuest. The fictional contrivance of the holodeck seen by millions of TV viewers in the 1980’s quickly became a part of the cultural zeitgeist. There can be no doubt that its possibilities and potential influenced a generation of creative types that designed the first MUDS and MMORPGs. … [Read more...] about Star Trek’s Holodeck, Virtual Worlds and the Future That Never Was
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World of Warcraft: Tips For Allied Races Argus Rep Grind (Lightforged Dranei and Void Elf) With less than 20 days to go before Battle for Azeroth arrives, the races is on to unlock Allied Races. The new expansion offers 8 new playable races in total, 4 for each faction. Right now, players can already unlock the Highmountain Tauren, Nightborne Elf, Lightforged Dranei and Void Elf. This tip article will primarily cover how to unlock the Alliance faction races, as it is definitely a longer grind compared to the Horde’s races. Also important to note, this guide is specifically meant to help new players and returning players who want to start the unlocks with less than a month to go. … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft: Tips For Allied Races Argus Rep Grind (Lightforged Dranei and Void Elf)
Vengeance Demon Hunter VDH’s have been absolutely awesome for both solo-ers and tanks alike in the last expansion Legion. Demon Hunters are of course, the newest class to World of Warcraft but besides the cool new look and abilities like double jump and glide, its best utility is staying alive. Why are VDH so sought after? It’s tank spec does great mitigation with its great self healing mechanics. While Leech from Spirit bomb and Fracture has higher cooldowns in 8.0, but trust us, it’s still one of the best solo class and main tank in the game regardless. … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft: Best Solo Classes For Battle For Azeroth 2018
And Battle for Azeroth? Please note that while the Allied Races introduced as pre-order bonuses are races that you would be familiar with only if you’d been playing the game at the time, the ones coming with the expansion are right back into that fuzzy memory space. You remember Dark Iron Dwarves and Zandalari Trolls and Mag’har Orcs and something about Kul Tiras, right? You might not remember exactly what their deals were, but you can play them now and you get a level boost to catch right back up. Vague memories propel you back. … [Read more...] about WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s market saturation and the pull of vague memories
#5 The Burning Crusade (2.4m units sold) World of Warcraft’s very first expansion was 2007’s The Burning Crusade. The game added Outland, a new off-world continent, two new races in the Dranei and Blood Elves and much more. With World of Warcraft at the height of its popularity in early parts of 2006, the expansion came at a good time and 2.4m units sold in 2007 is relatively huge. Back then the internet isn’t the marketing monster it is today, and hype about the expansion grew in many ways it would have never done today – magazines, word of mouth and ICQ/MSN – remember that one? … [Read more...] about Top 5 World of Warcraft Expansions 2018 – Which Are The Bestselling WoW Expansions Of All Time?