A few years ago, Perfect World Entertainment launched a mobile game based on its PC MMORPG, titled Forsaken World Mobile. The game bombed hard on the global market, with totally no fanfare or traction at all despite the PC version garnering some hype. Forward to 2019, and a new mobile version of Forsaken World, simply titled Forsaken World, launched in Taiwan last week. If you ask me, Forsaken World (2019) is an even better game than Perfect World Mobile, which in my opinion stinks. Here is a quick dive into Forsaken World! First, the obvious negative from the start includes the gender and race-locked classes. I am not so much into this feature, since the limitation is to make sure Forsaken World is not 10 GB in size and cause massive lag on the battlefields since the connection has to render so many different characters. It makes up with the typical in-depth character customization feature though. I do know a little lore about Forsaken World (PC version), and apparently this new … [Read more...] about – PC MMORPG dives into the mobile world for a second time
Second year second time
I talked about how amazing Bento is when used for a Second Life avatar. I didn’t realize how far Bento could reach… it’s much more than just making more life-like avatar heads. You guys might already know that I’m a huge lover of horses in any MMO or game… so please excuse me while I fangirl about horses in yet another post. I was browsing (and cleaning up) pictures on my Second Life Pets Flickr… which somehow still exists after all these years… and I ran across some amazing pictures of people riding horses in Second Life. I was blown away — I’d never seen such a life-like breedable horse in SL! I followed a link in the picture description to a place called Toor Equestrians. I thought that might be a shop or something. Only, it turned out to be an equestrian center and training location… and there were other people there! I was about to warp away, not meaning to intrude, but they were super welcoming, and my … [Read more...] about Second Life: Finding Water Horse
Earlier this week, Redditor maxpower888 started an epic thread on the /r/mmorpg sub asking everyone to chime in and name his or her top five MMORPGs of all time. I thought it was a nifty thread to skim to see how many times the same games kept popping up (and the same games turned up in combination with each other). “You can tell how old people are by their lists,” one gamer objected, but I don’t think that’s necessarily true! So for this week’s Overthinking, we’re going to join in the fun, then explain our choices and puzzle out what those choices say about us — don’t forget to click the entries to expand them for explanations! You should do the same down in the comments! Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Don’t forget to click each one for an explanation! #1: Asheron's CallI still think this is the game our genre needs to strive to return to, but in a modern way. Monthly updates with content. Developer lead but player controlled story … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Our five favorite MMORPGs of all time
Though I’ve been away from Second Life for about 3-4 years, I still keep up with a number of blogs. So I knew about the whole SL Bento project going on while I was gone… I just didn’t know exactly what it meant. This turned out to be one of the most exciting parts of returning to SL. So, if you go to the join SL page, you will see a number of Bento avatars you can choose from to start with. And if you think these look like this: …You just might be surprised at how far avatar technology in SL has come. I was. So what exactly is Bento and why is it amazing? I’ll let the somewhat cheesy SL video explain the magic of what they’ve done here. Then I’ll show you how it’s transformed my own avatar. The Bento Effect The incredible thing about Bento is that the sliders within SL can change the mesh shape you’re wearing. So, you have the power to sculpt your own mesh within SL once you buy a Bento piece. Not only that, but the Bento … [Read more...] about Second Life: Bento is Pure Magic!
Fraudster:a: a person who is not what he or she pretends to be :impostor; Today’s Crowdfunding Fraudsters sucks, and not because of the content but the subject itself. I’ll be the first to admit that I had, and despite this piece, still have a lot of admiration for Jeremy Soule and the career and artistic vision that far outshines anything I will ever produce, and this isn’t me trying to deflect a potential very angry correspondance. If there is ever a time to use the phrase “this man has more talent in his little finger than I do in my entire body,” Jeremy Soule is a pretty solid contender. The man created some of my most favorite soundtracks in gaming history, from Skyrim to Guild Wars, Company of Heroes and Baldur’s Gate, and of course the fan favorite Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Buster. But in order to successfully dive into the curious case of Jeremy Soule and The Northerners, we need to separate the creative mind … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding Fraudsters: Jeremy Soule and The Northerners, a Five Year Ballad