MMOs are big. Really big. You wouldn’t believe just how mind-bogglingly big they really are. Although you probably would, since you’re here reading about them. And the sheer facet of scale means that it can be really difficult to establish a point when you’ve seen enough to have a good sense of the game. Obviously, five minutes logged into an official World of Warcraft server won’t give you any idea about the game as a whole; pretty much anyone could agree on that. And at the other extreme, it’s unlikely anyone would expect you to play every piece of content in Star Wars: The Old Republic before you can decide on whether or not the game delivers on what you’re looking for. Realistically, every game offers you a different amount of things in different combinations and in such arrangements that every game will require different amounts of time to evaluate. You could argue that a few matches in World of Tanks tell the whole story about the game’s … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: How much of an MMO do you have to play before you feel you’ve got a handle on it?
This morning I am doing considerably better than I was yesterday, but I am still not quite in fighting form. Whatever crud I have has kicked my butt and I only managed to make it about three hours yesterday before tagging out and heading home. What is annoying the most is that I feel just generally drained and awful and unable to enjoy pretty much anything I am doing. I spent a good chunk of yesterday trying to catch up on Jessica Jones Season 2 and I think I made it to episode eight before giving up for the day. The only negative about this is that I was probably not paying anywhere near as close attention to World of Warcraft as I should have. I reached this point where suddenly there were Mogu everywhere and I am not sure how we got there exactly. I’ve since pieces together some of the details but I have a feeling there is a quest somewhere in the chain where I simply wasn’t paying anywhere near enough attention. It is around this … [Read more...] about Zuldazar Continues
Welcome to the world of Wizard101, where you play as a young witch or wizard in the world of Spiral. Developed and published by KingsIsle Entertainment in 2008, Wizard101 is a free to play MMO with magic themes that would feel like it belongs in Harry Potter, which makes it even better. So what makes this game worth playing? Engaging Gameplay For All Ages The game’s main story quest is a fun journey that borrows a few ideas from the adventures of Harry Potter. For starters, your school has a headmaster that sends you away on these quests to stop Malistaire, the main bad guy who is using magic for no good. Throughout the story, players must take on a series of quests throughout the different worlds. Expect the usual fetch and kill quests, but the story more than makes up for it with its funny writing and engaging story. The plot is delivered through text dialogue that is well-written. Quests also comes fully voiced with the actors doing a good job of bringing the voice acting to … [Read more...] about Is Wizard101 Worth Playing In 2018 – Wizard101 Review
One of the reasons me and my wife kickstartered this game was because of how you are trying to cater to different groups of players. PVE'ers, PVP'ers etc. The idea of having different rule sets for each planet was a very unique concept and I think it is one of the best ideas I have ever seen. In other games, i've always had to choose between the PVE server (which my wife prefers) and the PVP server, which I usually prefer. My question is, do you have any thoughts about adding new races and/or planets in the future, through expansions or whatnot and will there be new planets with the same rule sets or different rule sets? … [Read more...] about Future Plans for new races and/or planets?
Wow, just like that another ~3 months have passed and I haven’t blogged. I’m a slacker! The most exciting thing I’ve done recently is… travel to Iceland for week, to meet up with friends who were taking a vacation there. Due to various scheduling issues, I had a free day in Reykjavik after arriving and before hopping on a bus to cross the island and meet them. I did a walking tour of Reykjavik, which looks a lot like the two Ingress mosaics I did. 🙂 I also caught every Mr. Mime and Volbeat I saw (two of the European regional pokemon). More on that later. And… I wandered by the HQ of CCP. Unfortunately I was there on a Saturday and they were closed. Otherwise I would have visited the lobby! I also found the EVE Online Monument, and found my character name! I looked that up in advance of course, the print is tiny. Still, it was very cool to find my character name and of course visit Iceland which is BEAUTIFUL in basically every direction you look. … [Read more...] about Where Does the Time Go?