An old video about browser MMORPGs. Actually, I still play Runescape. Go figure!
Looks like it is going for the male demographic, right? So does this video turn you off or do you think its a good idea to use a sexy video like this?
One the one hand, this is much less boring than all those MMORPG game videos that are like “commentary on the E3 preview of XXX game” (which is basically just one guy droning on about the latest hot new MMO game), so that’s a big plus. It’s also fairly short so I like it.
I’ve been going crazy over this new (for me anyway) Facebook game, Maplestory Adentures. I just cannot get over how incredibly, delightfully cute everything is. All those cute little baby characters with their big eyes and cute widdle swords, it makes me wanna go “awwww” all the time. Playing it is dead easy, just log in to your Facebook account, go to the Maplestory Adventures page and start playing. There is even a short tutorial that teaches you the basics.
You log in, create a cute little anime-style super-deformed character, equip it with some tiny adorable clothes and then slaughter some 2D “monsters” whose cute artwork looks like it is straight out of a child’s storybook.
I basically just play it all day long because its great fun.
Hi guys. It’s spring and there are quite a few new MMO games that have been released recently. In my capacity as official staff writer of MMO Worlds I have to keep an eye out for new updates, expansions and launches.
The most recent one is Blacklight: Retribution (BLR) which is a sequel to Blacklight: Tango Down. BLR is a first-person shooter game which is a rather big problem for me since I never play FPS games. I mean, I’m just too slow and newb to play shooters. I get frustrated and start hating the game. So I palmed off the review to someone else.
The official website is at http://blacklight.perfectworld.com/.
Anyway, the reason I mentioned this is that I want to go on record to say this:
If you dislike a particular genre, for goodness sake, don’t review it! As a reviewer you should stay objective. If you cannot be objective then refuse the work and ask someone else to write the review. It’s not that hard. You aren’t the only reviewer in town.
Lots of gaming fans hate MMORPGs and that’s fine. People are entitled to their opinion. MMOs are not for everyone. However, for reviewers this presents a problem if you have to review one. My advice: don’t do it.
I had a bit of a health scare recently. The doctor said I have interstitial pneumonia. It was really scary there for a while and I did have to stay in the hospital for a few days but thankfully I have made a full recovery.
In other game-related news, there are two new free to play MMORPGs due to be launched in April that I have my eye on: SevenSouls and Soul of Guardian.
I haven’t really tried them out yet since I still have a bit of a cough. They look pretty good from what I have seen in the trailers and gameplay videos so far.
What are your plans for April?
I just had to post about it. Apparently, Blizzard, the company behind top MMORPG World of Warcraft (WoW) just laid off 600 people. A source says that “has said most of the job cuts are connected to customer services after it was determined that associated manpower exceeded customer demand.”
I guess times are hard even for the top game companies in the world.
Writing for a living is a great job but maybe not as fun as some people think it is. Today I managed to write a fairly good press release. It’s nothing earth-shattering but it gets the work done.
In other news, I have been playing Echo Bazaar daily. It’s a great gothic Victorian roleplaying game. It is free to play but I do pay some real life money to get some advantages in the game.
In the developer’s blog they like to talk about narratives and games.
Three decades ago, London was stolen by bats. Dragged deep into the earth by the Echo Bazaar. The sun is gone. All we have is the gas-light of Mr Fires. But Londoners can get used to anything. And it’s quiet down here with the devils and the darkness and the mushroom wine. Peaceful.
But then YOU arrived.