I watched Warcraft movie and loved it. Since I went to Regal, they gave me a free 30 days gameplay of WoW, and so I tried it out. It’s not really like I’m trying out WoW, because I’d played the game before. This time though, I’m still so over WoW, and so I couldn’t even play the game for more than few minutes. I hate the grinding part. Anyhow, since I know what is WoW, and so I love the movie. To tell the truth, the movie is quite good. Love the CGI effects. The acting is not bad either. The story is expected to be WoW, and so I have no complaint about the plot. By the way, this is the intro to the latest WoW iteration, and so you might want to check it out even though you may not even want to play the game. The intro is quite good, and it reminds me of the movie. Perhaps, this intro is what happening after the movie.
After my abandonment of World of Warcraft for quite sometime now, I’d decidedly it was time to get back into MMORPG scene. Of course, not the scene of WoW again, because it was clearly I’d gotten tired of WoW. So what? I found Allods Online for my entertainment, and I’d to admit that it was not a bad experience.
Allods Online is a free MMORPG 3D fantasy game which has many similarities with WoW. It was developed by Astrum Nival of Russia, and it had $12 million budget. The similarities with WoW aren’t meant that the stories and the characters and other contents are the same, but I think the similarities between Allods Online and WoW have to be about the gameplay.
Allods Online does have beautiful graphic. Comparing the graphic of Allods Online versus WoW, I’ve to say both games are comparable in this aspect. In the scale of 10 and 10 as the best and 1 as the worst, I give Allods Online’s graphic a 7 out of 10.
I notice the lag within the game even though I’m using one of those super fast Internet connection. This can reduce game experience in my part. Perhaps, my location is too far from Allods Online’s game servers. When game servers are too busy, lag can occur and so this can also be the reason for the lag within Allods Online.
The best feature Allods Online has against WoW is that it’s free to play! Obviously, there are in game items that you can buy to enhance the gameplay of Allods Online, but I hear that it’s not something that you can’t acquire by doing quests. To put that in another way, it will take much more effort on your part to quest for certain things or acquire them somehow through gameplay than buying outright the things you need with real money.
In conclusion, I don’t see why people have to pay for WoW when Allods Online is free. Albeit WoW does seem to be superior in a sense that it has larger community of gamers. Nonetheless, I think Allods Online will eventually acquire a larger community of gamers soon. Few drawbacks for Allods Online are notable such as lag and no auto attack game mechanic. Luckily, those drawbacks do not hamper the gameplay to the point of displeasure, instead Allods Online is a game with beautiful graphic and plentiful in quests and contents.
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The talented researchers and developers at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies are in the process of developing a software known as FAAST. This amazing software acts as an interpreter of sort for Kinect(s) and computers so any body movement can be translated into the signals that the computers can understand. This means you can play any game that is not yet compatible with Kinect on your computer but using the Kinect to translate your body movements — that’s your body is a controller for any game.
They’ve tested the FAAST software with a very popular MMORPG (i.e., Massive Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game) known as World of Warcraft (i.e., WOW). In my opinion, it may be too much of a workout to use Kinect with WOW since WOW gamers usually play the game for hours on end. Nonetheless, whoever wants a really good workout and have fun at the same time, FAAST will be perfect for such a purpose.
Watch the YouTube‘s video which demonstrates how FAAST works when playing WOW after the break. A speaker in this video also suggests that you can download FAAST for free!