Every time I try to play more than one MMO I end up feeling ‘off’ somehow. The hardest part is playing with people who don’t play both. Let’s say I have friends playing one, and family playing another… or online friends in one and online friends in the other. It’s hard for me to split that time well, and I end up feeling pulled in opposite directions. … [Read more...] about Can You Play More Than One MMORPG at a Time?
Split second timing
I came and went from SL over the years until I got caught up in breedable pets back in 2010. I had a pretty successful SL pets blog for a while, and it was a lot of fun. But, I eventually drifted away to other games that required more time, and though I still enjoyed breedable pets, it wasn’t enough to hold my interest and sub money. … [Read more...] about Second Life: Returning… and Getting More Land!
I was really surprised at how much time and detail went into these quests. The HUD could actually house and serve up all the videos (hosted on Vimeo), or you could watch the cutscenes outside of SL from the video link that the quest gave you. This was nice for the moments when the lag was just too much.. or if you didn’t want to give SL media permissions. … [Read more...] about Second Life: Finding Gold at the Fantasy Faire (A RFL Event)
Why the sudden split? Many sources who have followed the Activision/Bungie partnership have stated that it has been rocky for years now. But a more likely catalyst is that Bungie has once again found a more alluring suitor. This time its NetEase, China's second biggest gaming company. NetEase made a $100 million investment in Bungie last year, and we suspect a stronger partnership between the two to emerge as 2019 continues. … [Read more...] about Activision And Bungie Are Splitting Up, Bungie To Take Over Destiny Publishing
Really, the way in which the frame rate and load times succumbed to the removal of any discrete GPU support tells its own tale. Guild Wars 2 might be known in the community as a processor intensive game but past a certain point, we saw little difference with even the shadow desktop slowing off. If your processor is not maxed out then there are a ton of other limitations that are going to cause slowness. Slow load times are subject to a number of components and low frame rates also seem to be impacted summarily, but yet pound for pound the most efficient change that impacted multiple areas of performance was switching on a mid-tier graphics card. Like I said earlier, MMOs are complex beasts and taming their performance is hard, and we have even talked about networking yet. … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 Is Slow…. Is It Time for a New PC?