Weather has been a part of MMOs for a few years now, and typically most of us pay little to no attention to it. Modern games that already portray weather may feature moving clouds, thunder, and occasional rainstorms, but these events have no direct effect on gameplay, your avatar moves about as easily as though it were bright and sunny. But times may be-a-changing. Recently Snail Games announced that Age of Wushu would be implementing a more dynamic weather system into their popular MMO game. It may not be ground-breakingly complex like characters vision blurring in the rain, or having to deal with the wind pushing you around, but it's definitely a start, and as the technology we use in games continues to advance, we may soon see some very realistic weather related events in games.
My question for you today is how realistic do you want the weather in games? Does it even matter to you? Would you much rather developers worry about the content or the story?
Eight of The Most Memorable MMO Dungeons Ever Designed
Dungeons are a staple of the MMO genre; large-scale challenges requiring co-operation and co-ordination between anywhere from five to a few hundred players to adequately complete. Of course, not all are created equal, and some stand head and shoulders above their peers. Today, I'd like to tip my hat to those few legends, those instances that'll stick with us for years to come as shining examples of how to do dungeons right.
Ten Of The Best MMORPG Songs Ever Heard
In many ways, an MMO is only as good as its music. Many of the best and most memorable moments in an MMO invariably have a song associated with them; a piece of music which brings the memories flooding back the moment it reaches one's ears. Today, I'd like to pay homage to some of those songs - and some of those moments. Here, for your listening pleasure (and in no particular order, I assure you) is a list of some of the best songs ever heard in an MMO.
Facebook's Purchase Of Oculus VR Isn't The End Of The World
For those of you who've been living under a rock, Facebook recently purchased Oculus VR to the tune of $2 billion. Understandably, backers and developers alike were rather unimpressed, calling it a betrayal. As for me? I've never been more excited.
Seven Of The Worst Things You Can Say In League
If you've played league, you've probably encountered at least one toxic player. If you haven't, there's a good chance that YOU are the toxic one. Don't believe me? Ask yourself if you've ever said any of the following...
Six Reasons You Should Be Playing Dark Souls II
I've been playing a lot of Dark Souls II lately - and you should be too. Say what you will about the game's flaws, it's still arguably one of the best action RPGs released in the past several years. If you're up for a bit of a challenge, it's well worth the buy. Don't believe me? Let's talk, then.
SMITE’s Scylla, Black Gold Online Dungeons and more! | The Daily XP March 6th
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Thursday March 6th. Today Ashley discusses SMITE, Black Gold Online and PlanetSide 2.
Black Gold Online's Conjurer, Infinite Crisis, World of Tanks and more! | The Daily XP February 27th
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Thursday February 27th. Today Ashley discusses Black Gold Online, Infinite Crisis and World of Tanks.
Eight Reasons The Elder Scrolls Online Will Be Awesome
As you're all no doubt aware, The Elder Scrolls Online - currently in open beta - will be launching in a few months or so. In light of both the new release date and all the hype surfacing around it, I've decided that, over the next two weeks, I'll be looking at all the reasons to look forward to it...and all the reasons we shouldn't.
League of Legends or DOTA 2?
The debate between Dota 2 and League of Legends has been raging almost since the two games were first released. But which game is REALLY the superior of the two?
Age of Wushu Giveaway: Contender's Pack
MMO Attack and Snail Games have teamed up to offer fans of Age of Wushu an in-game item pack to help them along their journey through the new Contenders Update.