The Best Of The Rest: Pilgrim & Perpetuum Edition
I can’t say that it’s been a hugely exciting week for MMO this past seven days and probably the most interesting things we’ve seen has been the start of the Prepetuum early access and the, um, “Pilgrim” event in World of Warcraft. Now, I could launch into a big diatribe about how MMOs shouldn’t be subjecting us to real life holidays in game, especially when they make no sense in regards other current in-game events (so Deathwing is shattering the planet yet peeps still want to celebrate Thanksgiving? Riiight). Plus, shouldn’t us Europeans get to celebrate our own special holidays like Sinterklaas and the Queen’s birthday instead of the American ones? Yeah, I could say all of that stuff but being the eternal diplomat I am, I won’t.
And so, without further adue, I give you the best of I what I call the rest. Link loveth engage.
- Pete has a first impressions write-up of Perpetuum. I enjoyed Pete’s article because it gave me a good, open insight into the game and the opinions and impressions of someone I respect. Although I was invited into the early access event myself, problems with Interweb prevented me from downloading the client so I’ve been relegated to sitting on the sidelines this weekend. Still, this MMO does hold a lot of appeal and will certainly be one I’m going to check out.
- Scott breaks the new that Second Life is going browser based. Not much information is out at this point in time but moving to a client-less mode seems like a really exciting move for Second Life. I’m a big fan of making MMOs more accessible and removing all of these hugely shackling constraints we have to suffer by (like, y’know, requiring a PC and an Internet connection). Oh and the title of the article made me chuckle.
- Gnomeaggedon has a touching article explaining his reasons for participating in Movember. It’s always a pleasure to read about the lives of MMOs players (or bloggers) because I think we all too easily forget that the people we encounter throughout the cyber world are actually living and breathing individuals. Plus moustaches rock even though I’m still battling with my insecurities about not being able to grow a proper one yet. And has anyone else noticed that the real Gnomeaggedon looks uncannily like his avatar?
- And finally the Ancient Gaming Noob exposes some more WoW phishing attempts. “This isn’t a phishing attempt. This is some sort of calculated insult to my intelligence.” Absolute genius.