Master of Eternity (M.O.E.) has received a new update, featuring the Cheerleader Costume Event which runs for a limited time. Per press release, the Cheerleader Costume Event boasts several new features, including: Exclusive Costumes – Unlock two new cheerleader costumes through gems and a special mission event to customize M.O.E.’s Pixies; Festive Sales – Take advantage of rare sale prices of suits, generic seeds and parts for the limited-time New Year’s sale; Weekly Special Events – Play the Galactic Pension Expedition during weekdays and Ancient Relic Loot Battles during weekends to acquire modified materials and items; Premium Modification Package – For the duration of the event, the component quantity of existing sales products increases. The update is available on iOS and Android. … [Read more...] about Master of Eternity Cheerleader Costume Event Begins
Dungeon runs in MMOs can be a socially terrifying situation, especially for those of us who are quite comfortable in our solo-centric playstyle or who struggle with stranger anxiety. I’ve played many games where I’ve never set foot in dungeons as well as others where I ran them as a bulk of my play experience, and I can say that while dungeons have potential to be frustrating and demoralizing at times, some of my favorite memories in MMOs have come from grouping up to tackle foreboding lairs and their dark masters. But if you’re making the jump into dungeons, you have to be aware that there is a set of unwritten rules that have formed over the years of such activities. Not knowing the ins and outs of dungeon diving social mores could land you in a world of hurt and confusion as your teammates start yelling at you for doing (or not doing) something. Every MMORPG has its own exceptions and special rules that apply for that game only, but generally there are … [Read more...] about Massively OP’s guide to MMO dungeon run etiquette
With every huge online game, there’s an accompanying rush of mainstream fuss over it – it’s in the rules. For example, Polygon has a piece covering apparent outrage on outlets like CNN, USA Today, and the WSJ over the idea that parents are paying for Fortnite coaches for their children. “The reaction to [the WSJ] story tells us more about our relationships to class, play and trends than it does about what these parents and kids might be doing wrong,” the publication points out. “There’s a strong incentive to recycle parenting stories that have played out across sports and games, like chess and even cheerleading, to focus on the hot new thing. And yet, if you replaced Fortnite with private lessons for nearly any other activity, you would likely get a less emotionally charged response. You can get tutors in magic, you know. There’s no public outcry about parents who pay to help their kids get better at juggling.” It’s not just … [Read more...] about Tabloid muckracking, moral panic, and the mainstream media’s fuss over Fortnite coaching
I’ve been teetering back and forth on whether or not I should write this post for awhile now. I honestly thought I had posted my last “WoW” weeks ago. Over the last few weeks playing another game has helped to lift the rose colored lenses I had so long for the World of Warcraft. In the past I would go off, play another game for awhile, and it would remind me of all the things I missed. This time however, all it has done is made me realize all the things I hated. Death Of PVP Rivalry Blizzard has made plenty of bad calls over the years, but it seems that recently the frequency of them keeps happening more and more often. Of all the poor choices, the one that still sticks in my craw the most is what seems like the systematic dismantling of the server community. In every MMO I have played, the server you play on is as much apart of the experience as the game itself. Those that have had thriving vibrant player communities have … [Read more...] about Is WoW the WoW-Killer?
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?