Fallen Earth is celebrating its ten year anniversary with the announcement that the servers are coming down. It isn’t the way most companies want to celebrate their game growing old, but the unfortunate reality is that the game is just unsustainable in its current form. As Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit stated: I’m sad to announce that effective 10/2 (or there about based on when the event goes live), we will be taking the Fallen Earth servers offline. Unfortunately after weeks of monitoring things and getting players feedback, I have determined the current state of Fallen Earth just isn’t sustainable in its current form. You guys have been very tolerant, but the player experience is terrible right now. It’s laggy and buggy. Servers crash quite often, and stacking is still disabled due to exploits. I don’t blame the player base for the low concurrency numbers. You need a better game to play. The silver lining on this cloud is that Little Orbit would … [Read more...] about Fallen Earth Is Dead, But May Return
When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
Over the last couple of weeks, when I was putting in sometimes 18-hour days working on the site, I didn’t really have much time for big blocks of gaming – sleep and work won out. I did, however, manage to sneak into Star Wars Galaxies Legends a few times to flip my harvesters and craft a few things to restock my vendors. Stuff has been kinda flying off my virtual shelves as players visit my vendors, which stuns me; I’m on an emulator, after all, and since I’ve been there only a few months, I don’t have the resources to make the very best of much. And yet it all sells, for absurd prices, whether it’s server-best or grindy. It’s been so much fun to re-enter a game where crafting is engrossing and crafters genuinely matter – where crafting isn’t just some cosmetics minigame for economy PvPers to mess around in when they’re not playing the “real game.” I can’t find find that experience in many other MMORPGs in … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG, living or dead, offers the all-time best crafting experience?
It bears repeating that here on Massively OP, we cover an immensely wide field of live games — so many that it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of what’s happening in each one (which is why our readers are invaluable in winging us tips about their favorite MMOs!). And while there’s never any shortage of news and happenings in the field of MMORPGs as a whole, once in a while we realize that it’s been a good long time since we heard anything about certain games that we used to discuss a lot in the past. When that happens to me, I’ll often head off on a little fool’s errand to scout the website, Twitter feed, forums, and Reddit to see what’s going on. I hate to be out of the loop on games, especially ones that used to be more prominent in the news, but more often than not, the lack of news is because there’s been a lack of news. You ever caught yourself going, “What ever happened to the original Darkfall? Or Runes of Magic? Or … [Read more...] about What ever happened to Darkfall, Fallen Earth, and Runes of Magic?
Google’s PageRank is undoubtedly one of the most hyped SEO (Search Engine Optimization) term. Webmasters and SEOs around gave a lot of importance to it until mid 2000s. But again the question is: Is the PageRank dead? In one word: No, it’s not dead (at least that’s what my sense says). Before I move on I assume that you already know how Google Search works. I’m not going to say exactly what a PageRank is (or how is it calculated) as it involves some jargons and it’s irrelevant here. According to Wikipedia, Google PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, named after Google’s Larry Page. That said, Google PageRank is nothing but a number ranged from 0 – 10 which is Google’s opinion about how reputable a web page is. Its like a score that Google gives you but its called a rank. It’s not just about the backlinks to your web page but about how important those links are. Google determines the importance of those links by conducting a … [Read more...] about Google PageRank Is Not Dead: Case Studies, Myths & Facts
Before you are several doors, each of which has a guard in front of it. You are allowed to ask any question of the guards, but only one door is safe. One guard always tells the truth. One guard always lies. One guard sometimes tells the truth and sometimes lies. One guard sometimes tells the truth and sometimes just pretends he didn’t hear you. One guard sometimes pretends she didn’t hear you and sometimes answers you in the form of song lyrics off of the Evanescence album “Fallen.” (She only responds that if you ask about song lyrics.) One guard always tells the truth, but in a language you don’t speak. One guard translates that language, but always lies. One guard just does dances no matter what you ask. One guard will tell you the answer for the low price of $15.99. One guard forgets the question halfway through his answer. Given all of this, what question can you ask all of the guards at the same time to realize that this is stupid and just go back the … [Read more...] about WRUP: The ultimate pointless logic test edition