30 Years of MMO’s

Wonder and Amazement that allows you the player to delve deep into a world of Fantasy and Adventure. I am of course talking about the MMO. Over 30 years ago nobody had ever dreamed of being able to get on a Personal Computer and log onto the internet and enjoy hours of adventure with hundreds to thousands of other gamers it was just unheard of.

In 1986 “GemStone” was credited as the worlds first MMO it was a MUD with walls of text and script. Almost 30 years later the Library of MMO’s are counted in the 100’s.Some of the games have fallen off int to Obscurity and some have lived on as spiritual successors of other                                                                                                               games and each year they come and go.

The success of the MMO can most likely be traced back to MERIDIAN 59 and then later to the more popular game EVERQUEST. These games being credited for Divorces, Loss of jobs and sometimes even suicide due to people being hooked on them for hours on end and there extreme popularity.

Here is a list of the most popular mmo’s for the last 30 years.

Meridian 59, Everquest 1 and 2, Ultima Online, Underlight, Neverwinter Nights, Eve Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars the Old Republic, Dark Age of Camelot, Runescape, Final Fantasy XI and XIV, Everquest Online Adventures (PS2), Phantasy Star, Matrix Online, Anarchy Online, World of Warcraft, Aion, Terra Online, Guild Wars 1&2, LineAge 1&2, City of Heroes, DC Universe Online, Ragnarok Online, Maple Story, StarTrek Online.

Today the MMORPG is a staple of most online gamers and is considered the most go to Genre of game and will most likely continue being that way for a long time especially as Virtual Reality takes hold. What does the future hold for the MMO.

Thank you for reading and taking this trip down memory lane with me.

Dark and Light MMO : Take Two

Earlier this month I covered on an extremely thrilling new game that is due to release pretty soon thru Snail Games. At the time only a bit was known about the game but over the last few weeks much has come to the surface about what the game will entail.

The game puts you in the seat of one of 12 Races and over 14 Classes allowing you to choose 1 of the 3 factions to fight for supreme dominance over a massive open world. A mix of Survival and MMO you will work your way thru Sea, Air and Land by conquering area and taming Animals and Creatures you run across.

The game will have pve and pvp servers at launch. So if your looking for a great game to look forward too then this may be your game. Check out some of these links and get to know the game and our community.

https://www.facebook.com/officialDNL/

https://www.reddit.com/r/dnl/

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Battlefield 1

Where do I even start talking about this amazing game?                           After countless hours spent in the beta it has captivated me unlike any other FPS game ever has its extremely immersive and feels like your in the fray of World War 1. The games graphics are an updated realistic version of the Frosbite Engine. The combat is really good and you do not feel as if your being shot by weapons with unrealistic mods. Everything in the game has a purpose from the Anti-Grenade Bundles to the WW1 SMG’s you carry to maim your enemy.

The game is set in the area of Britain versus the Ottoman Empire but I’m sure the game will feature more countries. The customization is really cool and is not overly complicated. The tanks in the game are a lot of fun. I hopped into my Renault FT Tank and went to town a bit slow and clunky as were all tanks of that era but you feel like a tank driver/gunner and is really immersive. The typical Battlefield classes are there Assault, Medic, Sniper and so on but they actually have uses unlike that last BF games they are there own unique looks and feel as well as play ability.

So far I have only seen two game modes Rush and Conquest, One allowing you to take objectives spread across the battlefield and another a series of objectives that you take or defend one by one in a sequence.All that being said Battlefield 1 is looking like it may be the best the series has ever offered up to date.

Of Kings And Men

 

To Call Of Kings And Men another Hack and Slash Medieval Persistent Game would be make you wrong. Released on Aug,25,2016 on Steam it has turned many heads a game that came out of left field and few new of its existence. It has garnered a lot of attention from Mount and Blade fans and many of the medieval MMO lovers.

This game places you in the shoes of a peasant and you have to mold them into a soldier of your liking whether it be Archer or Sword and board or pole arm and even from the back of a horse its up to you. The gear in the game is earned thru progression use one item and the next one is unlocked as you continually use it. There is level progression as you gain XP you level your stats.

As of this writing there are Four game modes all with drastically different game play. The first being the most important known as “Epic” it gives you a large map with hexes that Factions and Guilds attack and take control of giving your people prestige and renown it is releasing on Sep 1. Conquest takes a big chunk of your time being one of the main 2 modes most people play at the moment it places you in the thick of battle fighting for Capture and hold points amongst hundreds of other players. Duel is another game mode and is exactly as it sounds you versus another player testing your personal skills.

So if this sounds like something you might be interested in then check it out on steam. Of Kings and Men is an amazing game and it will not disappoint. Much more is to take place after its initial Early Release a Huge open world and Much much much more.

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