EverQuest, EverQuest II, RIFT, Lord of the Rings Online, and even the upcoming WoW Classic all require a subscription to play on these special servers (although, to be fair, the last one will include it in the regular sub package). In other words, you can’t get these special servers for free. … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Are special MMO servers worth a subscription?
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We’re so conditioned to run in and out of such places that unless we are roleplaying for some reason, chances are we never stay for more than a few seconds. And that’s kind of a shame, because I like the idea of players spending some time in bars unwinding. I heard a myth of a dead MMO that used to put such an emphasis on this, but it was probably all bunk. … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What could MMO taverns do to get you to stick around?
I’ve been thinking about that since Quantic Foundry – which we normally cover for its games research – posted up its newly built character name tool intended chiefly for MMO players. It’s a nifty app, although I’m not that thrilled about seeing things like “Dârkangël” suggested. (There is a special place in hell reserved for people who use multiple special diacritics in online names!) … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: How do you pick your MMO character names?
Look, readers, we’re a little pressed for time, so perhaps you can do us a favor and just add “like daily quests” mentally at the end of every subsequent sentence of this particular post? You see, Citadel: Forged With Fire is adding new daily quests to give players something to do on a regular basis. You can locate them via a special exclamation mark over their heads that will then prompt you to do something for relatively vague purposes, like killing a group of elk. … [Read more...] about CITADEL: FORGED WITH FIRE IS ADDING DAILY QUESTS WITH ITS NEXT PATCH
PUBG Mobile Reaches 10 Million Daily Active Users Milestone Tencent and PUBG Corp. announced the wildly popular game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds MOBILE (PUBG MOBILE) has surpassed 10 million daily active users (DAU) around the world (excluding China). … [Read more...] about PUBG Mobile Reaches 10 Million Daily Active Users Milestone