For his part, Creecher posted an apology to the community for his comments and promised to do better while urging other players to do the same. “The unfortunate truth is that casual racism and edginess are all too rampant in our community,” he said. “I’m not sure how it happened, but at some point words that used to draw gasp are now commonplace in memes, conversation, and discourse, and we have all as a community been desensitized to them.” … [Read more...] about EVE Online player disqualified from CSM elections due to racist comments
The election will be held from July 2nd to July 15th 11:59 PM (PDT) and the results will be announced on July 18th, 2018. Fans who tweet from the vote completion page will be entered into a lottery to win an autographed signboard (called “shikishi”) from Aina Aiba, the voice actress for Yukina Minato of the in-game band Roselia. There will be three winners who will be contacted through a direct message from TOM’s official Twitter account in August 2018. There will also be an in-game login bonus alongside this campaign, with both TOM and Bushiroad International promoting this campaign at their booths at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California. … [Read more...] about BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! First General Election Begins
Probably one of the best examples of an elective ironman mode is how the online browser RPG Kingdom of Loathing handles its ascension mechanic. Ascension is basically a “new game+” mode in which players start over but carry with them their old gear and money. However, during ascension players can choose to limit their next life in some pretty severe ways, such as denying themselves access to their old items or the use of food and drink. By doing this and succeeding at the next life, players will not only get bragging rights but a cool avatar icon, cross-class abilities, and special gear. … [Read more...] about The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath
Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Do you vote in MMO player elections?
Shaping the layout of the town (by positioning lots of land, roads, defenses, etc.) Deciding the purpose of lots of land (residential, NPC shop, etc.) Setting the purchase price of residential lots of land Accepting the application of foreigners who want to become citizens of the town Ban a citizen from the town and confiscate his property (in free towns, that’s subject to a vote of approval of 2/3 of the eligible citizens) Deciding the tax rate applied to people and shops in town Managing the town’s coffers – withdrawing, depositing and spending money Managing tributes the town pays to guilds, if any Giving orders to the town’s militia (for defense and patrolling purposes) A Governor can always assign the power to carry out some of the tasks above to a third person – not necessarily a citizen of the town itself. In guild towns, the Guild Master can take away some powers from the Governor, such as that to accept or ban citizens. … [Read more...] about Feature Spotlight #7