Just a few short years ago in 2016, the World of Warcraft community caught fire after a popular rogue private vanilla server threatened with legal action pivoted to agitate for Blizzard to revisit the idea of progression servers then taking off across the MMO industry, complete with petition and live meetings. Though at first the posturing had seemed like a joke – you guys remember Nostalrius’ “core values” demands, right? – by 2017’s BlizzCon, Blizzard had come ’round to the idea and announced WoW Classic, putting to rest the “you think you do but you don’t” meme. Now, almost two years on, the official WoW Classic is finally launching to the public. And we do mean the public. Even Nostalrius offered some congrats to the Classic team. The servers are expected to go live at 6 p.m. EDT this evening, simultaneously around the globe, so you west coasters will still be at work, and the Europeans will be heading off to … [Read more...] about WoW Classic’s servers are live – have fun in your queues!
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Blogger Tobold recently wrote a provocative piece on social play in MMOs, as pointed out to us by our dear tipster Sally. In a piece cheekily titled “Why I can live without other players in my games,” he writes that far from being the foundation or glue of MMOs, guilds are actually one of the worst bits of the genre, being platforms for selfishness and drama. “Guilds were never designed for positive social interaction, they were always a means to an end of individual character progress. You needed those other people to get the most powerful gear in the game. And the way there wasn’t exactly a constant stream of friendship and happiness. Look at what MMORPG blog posts have been mostly about when talking about their guilds: First people complain if others aren’t investing as much as they do and become a hindrance to killing raid bosses, and then when the raid boss is finally dead they complain that somebody else got the loot.” “The people most … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: When social play in MMOs is predatory by design
Home » SEO » The Beginner’s Guide to SEO: How to Increase Website Traffic In 2017 Ae you looking for a beginner’s guide to SEO to increase your website traffic in 2017 and beyond? Well, you are in the right place. Here’s where you will find almost EVERY important factor of SEO that helps to boost your search traffic. Believe it or not, SEO is a HUGE ocean. On-page SEO, off-page SEO, content, keyword research, backlinks, competitor’s research, web analytics, usability, mobile, design – it involves in a gazillion number of factors. Trying to become an SEO expert is the surefire way to screw up your life. But if you ignore SEO completely, you won’t get even 100 visitors a day to your sites let alone the sales. That’s the harsh truth. So what can you do? Sit quiet, blame yourself for your fate and give up? Or learn some SEO basics to increase your website traffic? This MONSTER (6000+ words) beginner’s guide to SEO was written … [Read more...] about The Beginners Guide to SEO: How to Increase Website Traffic In 2017
Blogging is getting great exposure in India and many other countries. It’s getting great exposure in print media and blogs like ShoutMeLoud shows the right path of monetizing it and shows the reality of money and Blogging. Though, one most common question which you will hear from people: What’s the right time to start a Blog? And honestly, there is no right or wrong time. Any 10 year old with good writing skills can start a Blog and someone who is retired at his 50’s and sitting at home and can start a Blog. In this article, I will focus more on Why engineering students should Blog and why it’s the best time to have a Blog when you are in college days. Reason why I haven’t used Students in total but Engineering students here is because Blogging requires technical skills. There is no second thought about it and when you are in a Technical college, you can look out for support from your peer group. And if you have excellent entrepreneurship skills, … [Read more...] about Why Engineering Students Should Blog
Affiliate marketing is one of the most competitive industry, the tips tricks, tools, products, technologies are all evolving and a successful affiliate marketers has always to be on the frontline of any information that could affect his business. One such thing is to keep himself abreast with the latest terms and techniques in the industry. In this post we present some advanced affiliate marketing terms in detail to help you stay ahead. Here are some of these terms: AdSwap As the name suggests AdSwap is a mutual arrangement between two or more parties to swap Ads on their online networks and with their contacts. AdSwap can be exchanging Ad space on each others website, sharing each others email lists, promoting offers on each others social networks or simply adding the product of one partner as a freebie when someone purchases another ones product. AdSwap is a very effective arrangement to collaborate and increase the revenue streams among internet marketers. Top online marketers have … [Read more...] about Advanced Affiliate Marketing Terms You Should Know