One of the memes I see repeated a lot when folks are waxing nostalgic about the old days of MMOs is this idea that reputation was something that mattered, that bound communities together, and that structures like LFG, namechanges, and shard-blending wrecked up those communities and made reputation meaningless. I agree to a point when it comes to themeparks and PvE, but I also recall that all it took was for the local toxic uberguild to decide to flip off a blacklist and jump your plane raid to render that intricate web of civility utterly meaningless. Where I think reputation mattered much more was in sandboxes, particularly the PvP kind. As I once found myself saying, “Part of that was there was no ‘endgame’ PvE construct that turned PvE players into competitive PvE jerks, but part of it was that the toxic PvP jerks were vulnerable to being ganked themselves. The toxic PvE players in [EverQuest] had nothing whatsoever to fear.” Of course, player-driven social … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: How much does your reputation matter in a modern MMO?
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Arenanet and Kung Fu Tea might not be as iconic a duo as Bonnie & Clyde or peanut butter and banana, but what their partnership can bring you is a free upgrade to the heroic edition of Guild Wars 2. For the month of September, you can download the Kung Fu Tea app on your smart device, connect your social media account, and receive a code for the Guild Wars 2 heroic edition. The code will remove many of the restrictions on free to play players, as well as provide you with an 18 slot inventory box, 10 experience boosters, and a unique Guild Wars 2 armor set. If you’d like to go further, and live in the United States, you can enter the daily sweepstakes and have a chance at winning a copy of the deluxe edition. Download the Kung Fu Tea App Connect Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter via the App (Social Rewards) Enter the Guild Wars 2 Daily Sweepstakes (via Social Rewards section) Post a picture of your Elder Dragon Dreamy Delight (a.k.a. Cocoa Cream Wow) and use #GW2xKFT ENJOY YOUR … [Read more...] about Download the Kung Fu Tea App, Get Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition Free
Tencent and PUBG Corp announced today that PUBG Mobile hit 10 million daily active users worldwide (excluding China), making it one of the most popular mobile games in the world. On the day of the game's launch it became the most downloaded mobile game in more than 100 countries and continues to bring in new players even today. According to Appannie, PUBG Mobile is the 16th most downloaded app today, while Fortnite is the second most downloaded. PUBG Mobile seems to be off to an extremely strong start. 10 million daily active users seems like an insane figure. Almost unbelievable actually. To put that number in perspective 2 popular PC titles, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, reach 11 million and 10 million MONTHLY active users. PUBG mobile as-is seems to have significantly more players than these 2 pc titles. Fortnite mobile seems to rank higher in global app stores, but they haven't released any statistics just yet. FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about PUBG Mobile Reaches 10 Million Daily Active Users
The Elder Scrolls Online site has been updated with a new post to detail three of the big additions to the game when Update 18 goes live later this summer. Most notably, players will find Daily Log In rewards, the ability to gift items to others from the Crown Store and a number of combat changes. Every day that players log in, they will receive a reward that can be in the form of currencies, consumable and at certain benchmarks even things like Crown Crates or collectibles. The very first month will even include a new pet. As a new month rolls around, DLR will reset with the tally of days as a cumulative total, rather than a consecutive one. Crown Store Gifting will allow players to purchase and send nearly everything in the Crown Store to friends. The option to Purchase a Gift will be clearly marked on items that can be sent. It is, however an ability that needs to be unlocked. If you are an existing player who is not yet an ESO Plus member or has not made a Crown Pack purchase, you … [Read more...] about Update 18 Will Introduce Daily Rewards, Crown Store Gifting & Combat Changes
Suggestion would be that this quest is changed to "post a constructive daily message", because just spamming anything random in a "posting daily message" thread should really not be what the quest is about. Quest should incite people to actually read discussions and post something constructive. So, imho, it would be a big plus to modify this quest to actually suggests that (and then close that daily message thread that will just grow to million posts, and suffocate the forums needlessly). … [Read more...] about Suggestion about daily message quest