Blogging in India is growing at a rapid pace but the question is whether blogging will ever be considered a mainstream career option in Indian society. Many of you who are part-time bloggers in India may not yet understand what it takes to be a full-time blogger in Indian society. In this article I will be sharing some funny facts as well as the bitter truth about working from home in Indian society. Professional blogging in India is still not considered a full-time job. In fact, anything involving online work is considered a part-time job. Some of this is due to computer illiteracy and the generation gap. Let’s look at some of the facts about professional blogging in Indian society. Working from home is not for everyone : Accept it or not, Indian society is very conservative, and as always bringing change to the long-term mindset or belief system of a people or culture is a very difficult task. Working from home in … [Read more...] about Blogging in Indian Society, and How You Can Bring Change
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This is a topic I was recently asked the other day by a colleague of mine who is involved in business consulting for large corporations. The question made me think about how much has changed in society (whether we realize it or not) as a result of social media. Think about it, it was only approximately 20 some odd years ago that the average person was beginning to become associated with the internet. Prior to that, the internet was mostly reserved for academia and various government agencies. Before that it was only reserved for the U.S. government (the official origins of the internet began back in 1969 with the U.S. military's funding of a research network dubbed "Arpanet"). Today, we have not only the internet, but we have social media tied in there as well. The Term Social Media "media" is a place where publications occur. "social" implies that there is sharing occurring. A sharing of ideas, opinions, images. The social in social media also implies the tools, places and services … [Read more...] about How Much Has Social Media Changed Society?
Tribalism Yesterday my friends were having a long drawn out conversation that started out about the current Roma controversies, wound its way through discussions of any insular society… and like always an hour or so later ended up landing in the game world. Namely discussion fell onto the concept that even within small groups, cliques and teams form and the number over players it takes before that happens. Based on the discussion we agreed that likely the smallest number that really starts to occur is around seven people. So none of this so far has any real bearing on todays post… but throughout the conversation we started talking about the openness to new players. One of the things that disturbed me a bit, is that one of my friends said that I was most likely the least open to new players, or at least the most suspicious. This went against my own personal vision of myself, considering I am constant abducting people into my guilds on a regular … [Read more...] about Playing Dice with Humanity
Today’s guest post is from DDOCentral’s Matt, who wanted to give Bio Break’s readership a deeper look into Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Masterminds of Sharn expansion. Thanks Matt! Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO) released its fourth paid expansion on May 14th, 2019 titled Masterminds of Sharn. The three previous paid expansions for DDO are Menace of the Underdark, released on June 25th, 2012, Shadowfell Conspiracy, released on August 19th, 2013, and Mists of Ravenloft, released on December 6th, 2017. Masterminds of Sharn is the first paid expansion for DDO set in the Eberron universe, which was the original DDO campaign setting when the MMORPG launched in early 2006. After thirteen years, DDO finally leaves the small frontier settlement of Stormreach on the southern jungle continent of Xen’drik where the adventure began for the great metropolis of Sharn, the City of Towers, located on the central continent of Khorvaire. Sharn is not only the most … [Read more...] about Guest Post: DDO Masterminds of Sharn review (part 1)
Howsabout another fun roundup of MMOs and other online games you’ve never heard of – or have totally forgotten about? Let’s do it. Were you bummed when Swordsman sunsetted last year? You can get your Wuxia on again someday as it turns out, since Dream Game Studio is bringing it back as a mobile game dubbed Swordsman X, at least in China. If you’re not a Chinese mobile gamer for some reason reading Massively OP, but you still want some martial arts action, take a peek at KAL Online, a 2004 MMORPG with a heavy focus on PvP. Yes, the international server is still going! I haven’t heard about “extreme action MMORPG” Dekaron in years, but as our tipster pointed out, it’s still going under Papaya Play. It even got a patch last week. (You might remember it from when it was called 2Moons!) Then there’s Grounds of Glory, which is billed as an “online arena-based PvP game” with “destructible elements, proper … [Read more...] about MMOs you’ve never heard of: Swordsman X, Grounds of Glory, Dekaron, KAL Online, and Apsis Online