World of Warcraft has been dominating the MMO genre for years now, and its latest expansion Warlords of Draenor is just around the corner. Many MMO players will also be playing Guild Wars 2, and both games offer a lot to MMO fans.
The world of MMORPGs is a self-contained universe where players interact with each other. It’s a place where friends can be found—or at least, they can be made. It’s a place where you can make a difference, a place where you can be a hero. And it’s a place where you can play with your friends forever.
World of Warcraft is in a state of disrepair. The game has fallen into stagnation, while the content is inconsistent. The players are left in a dilemma of being forced to choose between two options that just don seem to be working out for them.
What happens when a massively multiplayer online role-playing game takes a beating from both critical acclaim and a company-wide scandal? It may really go back on track — or at the very least make a fuss about it.
According to In An Age, there seems to be a significant link between everything that has happened at Blizzard this summer and the forthcoming World of Warcraft Update 9.1.5: “I’m not sure what it is, but something about it seems nauseatingly condescending. It seems as though it took two decades of notoriety and an existential crisis for these designers to finally say, “Huh, ain’t got shit to do today because the bosses are either fired or hiding haven the Cosby room… maybe I’ll try this whole “create entertaining games” thing.” They essentially stated that.” No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
“I don’t have any insights into game production, but I find it strange that a game that obviously does show promise and is in early access doesn’t receive any more fixes and updates,” says Nerdy Bookahs. Gamigo isn’t bankrupt, therefore that’s not an excuse, as is often the case with indie developers. Is Gamigo’s confidence in its product already waning?”
Are you prepared to hold off on purchasing a game for a while? “A excellent incentive to purchase a new multi-player game is to join in on the fun when all your friends are playing it,” Dragonchasers believes he’s reached that stage. That isn’t true for solitary games, but it is the reason for my pre-order of New World. That game was pre-ordered in 1885 or something. I’m still not sure it’ll be out this month!”
Guild Wars 2 decision paralysis is a real and humiliating thing, according to Why I Game: “Somehow, over time, we’ve had EVEN MORE daily tabs added.” When a festival is taking place, there are festival daily. Dailies for strike missions, fractals, and a whole lot of living world season zones if you’re still playing them, as well as a completely random one for krait hunting and swim infusions.”
“Generally speaking, the climax of these events is getting a personal message from Yoshi P personally, thanking us the players for keeping the dream of Final Fantasy XIV alive,” says Tales of the Aggronaut of a recent event in which he saw his game’s creator. Each year, the message is profound and distinct… and, at the very least for me, it brings a few tears to my eyes as I witness it.”
What’s the status of Fallout 76 as it enters its third year? “Say what you want, but despite the game’s many, many, many flaws, Bethesda built a beautiful environment in Fallout 76,” writes Virtual Bastion in an in-progress review. Much more than dropping nukes, fighting gigantic monsters, or finishing a made-up’endgame,’ being in it, exploring, making new discoveries, and discovering new locations (still haven’t discovered them all!) is what draws me to the game.
If you’re interested in picking up Craftopia, Nerd Girl Thoughts says, “Craftopia is clearly not a completed game, and I’m pretty convinced it’s attempting to accomplish too much and therefore isn’t very good, but I still want to keep playing.” It’s lovely, and it’s not too taxing on the mind or body. I enjoy games that need little mental work and can be played in short spurts, so I’m thinking I’ll buy this one up the next time it goes on sale.”
Every day, Justin reads as many of the fantastic, smart, and unique articles that are posted throughout the MMO gaming blogosphere as he can. Global Chat is a collection of notable articles, rants, and instructions from the MMO community during the last several weeks.