There are many social media and social bookmarking sites and very few of them stand out among big list of Social bookmarking sites. Reddit is one of those social bookmarking website, which is completely driven by it’s user. It’s a user contributed social network and it’s not only for bookmarking and sharing useful links, but you can use it to get people opinion on any topic, something similar to quora. I am sure not everyone is familiar with Reddit, so, I will just explain what Reddit is all about. Reddit is another social site which is meant for registered users to submit whatever content that is suitable for that site either as a linkable content or in text form. Now that you have gotten an insight of what Reddit is all about, it is now time you understand what it entails and what you are meant to do in order to market on such site. There are ways to go about marketing and it is best you do the right thing or you get kicked out and have nothing in … [Read more...] about Reddit Social site: Of The People, By The People, For The People
Age is catching up to Final Fantasy XI, but the development team remains as passionate as ever. For the game’s 16th Anniversary, English-speaking fans asked a number of questions, and 20 of those questions have been answered by the development team and posted on Reddit. And the one bit of bad news in the whole answer is a confirmation that some things which would be nice to have in the game (like specifically disabling mount music) aren’t high priority simply because the team is small at this point. Why is the team small? Because that helped ensure that the game would have a team providing updates for as long as possible. Of course, that still means adjusting what’s on offer; the team has plans to keep offering more side story quests for post-storyline content along with balance adjustments, having noted that a focus on gear adjustments meant that players felt like not much was happening for the title. The team also wants to capitalize on the fact that the game is … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy XI developers answer fan questions on Reddit
In dealing with the ArenaNet fallout over the last couple of weeks, I started giving serious thought to the Reddit problem in gaming, and I’m not just talking about the overt hate groups allowed to fester there. You know how one of the rules of thumb for MMORPG communities for the longest time was never go to the official forums because you’d come away feeling depressed and dejected, believing the game community was a hot mess and your class was most assuredly the most broken? Reddit is like that, only nobody there cares enough about fixing it to see it through, and so we’ve got a tragedy of the commons problem playing out in cyberspace. When game companies owned their own discussion spaces, most of them at least made some modicum of effort to keep them respectable. Oh, sure, some took that way too far and deleted criticism, but most, barring the very biggest, tamped down on toxicity because that space reflected on them. They cared. This is how I feel about our own … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: How can we solve Reddit’s gaming ‘tragedy of the commons’ problem?
Get Black Desert on SteamIf you’ve somehow come all this way in Black Desert’s western run without believing there’s even a teensy bit of pay-to-win in the game, this week’s dev announcement might be testing your faith. We’re talking, of course, about an Aion-style enhancement system that employs the Valks’ Cry and Cron Stone items. Essentially, you use these cash shop trinkets to boost your chances of success when upgrading your own gear. Being able to directly (and indirectly) buy such items on the cash shop (or disenchant them from cash shop costumes), the argument goes, gives you a measurable financial advantage in-game over other players. Two years ago Kakao said Valks’ Cry had been “specifically removed” from the western version of the game “to prevent the advantages it would offer” – indeed, the studio said at the time, “It has never been a part of our version and has no place in our version.” … [Read more...] about Reddit erupts over Black Desert backtracking on ‘pay-to-win’ Valks’ Cry items
This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Star Citizen officially broke the $200 million barrier for total funding collected from the proverbial crowd. That’s a lotta ships. Unfortunately, the celebrations over on Reddit took a turn for the dramatic as posts attracted brigaders and were shut down. I’m sure you’re all shocked to hear a platform where popularity-via-one-upsmanship determines relevance still has a brigading problem. Another fun Star Citizen bit: MOP reader DK pointed me and my spreadsheet-loving self to Star Citizen’s new telemetry page, which basically collects frames-per-second data from everybody actually playing in the alpha and then displays it all in an appealing chart, tracked by game resolution, graphics settings, other CPU usage, graphics tweak programs, drivers, gameplay situation, and so forth (vsync is also on by default, note). It’s pretty interesting to see where your rig would fall on the chart – and note how much the game … [Read more...] about Make My MMO: Star Citizen hits $200M in crowdfunds, Reddit drama ensues