The biggest takeaway from last night is that this is in fact a Fallout game. My wife got home super late and as a result I largely played things other than fallout until around 7:30. By 8 pm however I was deeply engaged in the game and did not really look up or pay attention to the time until a little before 11 pm when I hurriedly scrambled off to bed. Another friend managed to play until 4 am without realizing it. When you are focused on this objecting or that while exploring this deceptively large and densely populated map… all other things in the world sort of fade away. I still have not really encountered any players in a negative fashion, and while they are out there… once I left the Fallout 76 proper area and Flatwoods especially… I stopped encountering them. That is not to say that there are not players out there… the above screenshot I took to show off where my camp is located and you can see a number … [Read more...] about Leaving Flatwoods
As you can see, they’ve embedded their own survey directly onto their Thank You page. This will ensure their readers don’t have to click out of the page before filling out the form (which will increase conversion rates). … [Read more...] about Thank You Pages: Are You Leaving Money On The Table?
Tom Chilton will forever be known as the Blizzard dev that lead the B team on WoW. The infamous B team — a group of second stringers at Blizzard — managed to almost destroy the WoW franchise as the A team — all their best talent — left WoW to work on their top secret Titan MMO. Millions of dollars and many years later with no MMO like EverQuest to steal ideas from, the A team utterly failed to create a new MMO. And that is a story for another day. … [Read more...] about My Thoughts on Tom Chilton Leaving the World of Warcraft Dev Team
Is it weird that it seems so long ago that DayZ was the “it” survival arena game for streamers? How quickly we’ve moved on, yet undoubtedly some of the game’s population remains. For those faithful, the team is preparing to transition the sandbox shooter to a completely new engine in what it is calling a “reboot” of the title. … [Read more...] about DAYZ TO REBOOT WITH A NEW GAME ENGINE BUT STILL WON’T LEAVE EARLY ACCESS
The Funcom forums have a surprising note from Romain Amiel who has announced that he is leaving the company after eleven years, eight of which were spent on The Secret World and Secret World Legends. He writes that he is handing over the reins to Chris Meredith. Amiel does not indicate where he is going or what his next steps may be, but spends almost the entire letter focused on his times with Funcom and the stories left to tell in Secret World. … [Read more...] about Romain Amiel Leaves Funcom After 11 Years