MMORPGs should never die. This genre of games has something special in it that other genres in the industry can’t provide. Here, we made our first online friendships, with some surviving up until this point, we had our first betrayals, hardships of fighting for leadership with fellow adventurers, memorable journeys, raids, the excitement of accomplishing something big with your guild, becoming famous on your server through your deeds, killing that first boss that no other player has ever slain. Good times. And yeah, I played a lot, no regrets. The memories we share with other players are as good as the game allows them to be through the possibilities that it offers, whether it’s good gameplay, interesting and engaging lore, or systems that the game is built upon. New titles come and go, sometimes a potential hit comes up, with some players wishing to find The Legendary World of Warcraft Killer in it. Many games tried to kill WoW, all of them failed. Every once in a … [Read more...] about Albion Online Review 2019
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Hey folks, I am writing this up ahead of time because there is way the hell too much to cover in a normal morning post. Essentially at this point I have watched the Google Stadia, EA Play and Microsoft event. Tonight we have Bethesda and pending how much time I have to digest that before the morning… aka when you are actually reading this post it might be included. I am not going to be covering everything, but instead cherry picking the specific things that interested me from each of the shows. My interests are certain to be different from yours. E3 for years has been the equivalent of the Christmas Catalog or the Toys R Us Big Toy Book depending on your age bracket. However things appear to be changing a bit in both format and who is in attendance. Google Stadia Show Now I have already talked at length about this show, but there was one specific game that I have not really talked much about that came out of it. If you want further commentary on Google Stadia we talk at … [Read more...] about E3 2019 Rundown – Part 1
Let’s pretend for a moment that the reason Blizzard appears to be dropping the ball with World of Warcraft right now is that it’s working on World of Warcraft 2 for announcement at some point once Classic is out the door. It’s pure speculation, but fun speculation, and really, wouldn’t you be shocked to find out Blizzard isn’t incubating a new Warcraft game? So that’s our topic for Massively Overthinking for the week: What would you want to see from WoW 2? And maybe more importantly, what don’t you want to see in WoW 2? Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): In WoW 2, I’d like to something like The Secret World or PlanetSide 2. Leveling skills instead of your character, factions but the ability to play the game together, open world, varied gameplay, plenty of tools to teleport players to the field, flying vehicular combat… and probably some kind of mobile app companion. Maybe a pedometer with some mini-game to level up pets or … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a World of Warcraft 2?
While E3 official starts today and runs until June 14, all of the major studios have already held their press conferences. There were few surprises, no new consoles were announced afterall. But we did get a few controversial morsels. Perhaps the most contentious announcement was that the previous announced Fallout 76 would be online-only and contain no singleplayer mode or living NPCs. Bethesda took pains to avoid the term 'MMO' for their latest entry in the Fallout series, instead going with the latest industry code word 'shared-world' to describe Fallout 76. The multiplayer aspect will mark a stark departure from other games in the series, with comparisons being made to games like Rust and DayZ. While many were disappointing in the direction of Fallout 76, its likely that this game will be a complement to the series and not a replacement of the traditional singleplayer numeric releases. Another moment of outrage came at the EA conference when the mobile title Command & Conquer: … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: What Are Your Thoughts On E3 2018?