A.D.O.S. – n. a not-so-serious disorder that affects MMORPG players. Attention Deficit… Ooh! Shiny! Mostly happens when questers are taken off their game path by a tracking device that indicates where they can find crafting materials close by, thus distracting them from their orginal goal.
A.D.O.S. is pretty common among gaming communities, especially in ones where materials can be found to make items to enhance the protections of other players, such as armours, weapons, scrolls and potions that can boost healing and power, or other items that can give anyone some kind of advantage over the enemies. Those players who really enjoy the crafting aspects of some MMOs can be affected by A.D.O.S at any time, and tend to run solo, or with others that have A.D.O.S, so they truly understand what their party member is going through. A.D.O.S in gaming is not to be confused with the A.D.O.S that affects dogs. That was Attention Deficit… Oh! Squirrel! which was depicted a few years ago in the movie, Up!. Read more...(263 words, 1 image, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
WoWbrat – n. A type of gamer whom is so devoted to World of Warcraft, they cannot understand why every other MMORPG is not like it.
Gamers come into all kinds of different MMORPGS, and there are so many online games out there now, it makes some of us wonder why some World of Warcraft players even try other games. These are the WoWbrats. Players who love WoW so much that they want every other game out there to be pretty much another version of WoW in a different package. If you are an online gamer, and play any of these addictive fantasy-based games, most likely you have come across them, or have come across a version of another game that was modified to pander to them to keep their business while it drove away the business of the people who who actually paid for the game regularly. Some of the developers of these other games learned that maybe trying to please the WoWbrats might not be worth the loss of revenue. Sadly, the WoWbrats continue to invade non-WoW games, hoping that they can turn the tides in their favor, but those players who like their MMOs just the way they are usually confused, and sometimes frustrated with the WoWbrats, wondering, “If they love WoW so much, why did they even bother to try something else?”
Glomortunist – a persistant gamer who tries to glom on to your party in an MMO, no matter how hard you try to shake him or her off.
Lots of great MMOs out there these days, and many seem to be variations on the theme of certain ones. If you are lucky enough not to be a person who insists on running through one solo, and have a permanant party member with you, who just also happens to be the person you are married to, or or maybe the whole of your little nuclear family that games together, you might end up running into a glomortunist. This is a person who sees that you have a tight your party is and wants to get in on your organisation to gain some quick and easy XP without doing any real work. Mind you, these are only games, and purely for entertainment, but the industry has gotten so big, that many players tend to become stressed over these RPGs and forget what their real purpose is. The glomortunist uses this to his or her advantage, and if not shaken off, can breeze right through some levels, while the family group of players takes all the damage and loses the energy. The glomortunist is really pushy about getting in on your group. If you are part of one of those tight gaming groups of family, friends, or students who plays these games together from the same house or living unit, don’t let the glomortunist break your stride. Most likely, somewhere along the way, in your MMO, the storytellers and devs will use some kind of borked marketing strategy to alienate this kind of play anyway.
Games on Net just recently had an article about the humans in the most hotly-anticipated MMO’s of the year Guild Wars 2. While we know that any of the races in this new game are going to be hot this interview they did with ArenaNet was solely about the humans. The article is great but the video that went with it was even better. I would highly recommend downloading the full sized version so that you are able to truly appreciate the scope and grandeur that is being build by ArenaNet and the Guild Wars 2 team. Read more...(614 words, 8 images, estimated 2:27 mins reading time)
There is a rather disturbing trend going on with online games and even normal software games. That trend is the word BETA. It used to be that a beta test was done to make sure that the bugs had been worked out of the software before it was released to the public. That just isn’t the case anymore with the majority of the MMOs and PC games being made now days. Now the beta test is a free market preview and just maybe some bugs will be found and turned in for the developers to fix. I want to do beta TESTING not have a free preview. If I want a free preview that is want a DEMO is. These companies have to get it together and start calling things what they really are. Read more...(934 words, 1 image, estimated 3:44 mins reading time)