On this week’s show, Bree and Justin tackle a full hour of listener mail! Topics from the MOP community include the sunset of City of Heroes, reporting offensive names in MMOs, solving the problem of open world housing, and more! It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so. Listen to the show right now: Show notes: Intro Mailbag: City of Heroes and sunsets Mailbag: Offensive names Mailbag: Player housing Mailbag: Returning to MMOs is hard Mailbag: Musical associations and MMO memorabilia Mailbag: Would WildStar have benefited from early access? Mailbag: Hytale thoughts Mailbag: MMO modding Outro Other info: Download Episode 227 Podcast theme: “Totems of the Grizzlemaw Revisited” from World of Warcraft Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to … [Read more...] about Massively OP Podcast Episode 227: Your letters, our answers!
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It’s prep week for Blaugust Mentors, so I decided to sit down and write about something that’s been on my mind lately. Prep week focuses on giving some advice to new and upcoming bloggers — so you’ll see a lot of useful information about blogging platforms, choosing topics, consistently writing, picking your blog name/URL — very important stuff! I wanted to tackle some things that aren’t always so obvious to think about from the start: Voice/Tone and Audience. These are actually concepts to think about no matter what kind of writing you’re doing — blogging, fiction, bussines, etc. And while you might be going… “Oh gosh, I’m just trying to put some words on the page, when do I have time to figure this out?” …I feel that establishing your blogging voice and knowing who you’re writing for early on makes things easier. What Attracts People? Think about those folks you follow on social media. Think about … [Read more...] about Blogging: Importance of Voice & Choosing your Audience
If you still didn’t touch Arche Age for one reason or another, either because of big ArcheAge gold sellermarket or because of pay-2-win mechanics, with the launch of new servers that limited the freemium services perhaps now is the time to finally get yourself immersed in this huge MMO. There are overall 6 different races in ArcheAge, three for each faction: Nuian races: Nuians, Elves, Dwarves Haranya races: Firran, Harani, Warborn So, which race to pick? Just keep reading ArcheAge guide. It depends what path you want to take, let’s take a look at their passives. Nuian: Nuians – Double the time of stat increase after death, construction time reduce by 30% Elf - +20 seconds underwater breathing, swim speed +5% Dwarf: Decreases Machining production time -30% for 5m and Juggernaut form Haranya: Firran – Fall damage reduced by 20%, climbing ladders and trees 30% faster Harani – Cast time and cooldown of recall reduced by 30%, … [Read more...] about ArcheAge Guide part. 1 – Choosing your race and class
Star Trek Online PaeraI showed my STO character to my colleague (believe it or not, we actually do work in between chatting about games, I just don’t blog about our work here ^^) and told her how much time I spent on her… probably about an hour all in all (though that did include looking up which traits might be good for her class). My colleague usually doesn’t spend much time on thinking about how her characters look in games (she’s a console player, so we’re not talking about MMOs here) and which name she gives them. I, on the other hand, spend more time in the character creation screen than anywhere else when I try out a new game (and in a lot of cases, I’ve quit the game after playing it for 5 minutes but at least, I had fun creating a character first ;) ). We wondered whether the difference comes from playing an offline-single player versus an online-multiplayer game. After all, my character is what others will see from me: The way it looks … [Read more...] about Naming and customizing your characters
What began as a general vision statement for BioWare quickly turned into a treatise on how the studio is going to handle Anthem’s multiplayer mode. General Manager Casey Hudson returned for another dev blog in which he attempted to reconcile the studio’s focus on players being the “hero of your story” while participating in Anthem’s multiplayer environment. “We’re taking this problem head-on and structuring the entire game design to provide a specific solution for this,” Hudson wrote without going into detail on said solution. “We think it creates a unique experience where you have control over your own story, but your story is set in an ever-changing multiplayer world. And yes, even though Anthem is meant to bring out the best parts of playing as part of an online community, you can choose to play through the story with only your friends, or even on your own.” Hudson said that BioWare has other teams working on envisioning … [Read more...] about BioWare’s Anthem will let you be ‘the hero of your story’ even in multiplayer