RIFT: Planes of Telara has been out for some time now, but it’s complicated lore and opposing factions are still confusing for many players not excluding me so i took some time to figure it out. If you ask what’s going on inside the game, you can hear all manners of versions, including the one that all of the characters were put back in the past of their world, and the tutorial area is what happens in the future. Which is, actually, far from the truth. This post sums up the story according to developers diaries and interviews. If you want to know more about RIFT: Planes of Telara lore, read this post. Also, as a side note i want to add, that current lack of upgrades doesn’t by any means indicate that Chick Geek Games is shutting down, i just have my hands full with preparing to my Diploma hearings and the State Graduation Exam (both are coming in around 2 months, which is frustrating). Now, to the RIFT’s lore part… (more…)
Browsing all articles from April, 2012.
Prius Online: Beta Key Giveaway In This Post! Plus Instructions on How to Redeem Your Prius Online Beta Key
In the previous post i told you how to register an account in a game where you’re banned by IP – and for some countries Prius Online has an IP blockade (a list of Prius Online country coverage is also here). If you happen to be under that blockade, now you know what to do. This post offers instructions on how to register in Prius Online beta. PREVIOUSLY I GAVE AWAY A KEY TO PRIUS ONLINE CLOSED BETA HERE – NO BETA KEY HERE NOW, IT WAS MONTHS AGO, AND CLOSED BETA HAS BEEN FINISHED FOR WEEKS! STOP ASKING FOR KEYS!
Tips and Tricks: How to register an account for a game where you are banned by IP – How to bypass an IP blockage successfully with Proxy Switcher
In previous post about Prius Online and ARGO Online IP blockage i told you about two ways to pass an IP block: first way is to use a virtual or dedicated server with access to its operating system via Remote Desktop session manager, and a second (and much more common) is to use a program that will let you connect to a proxy server in another country, so your browser will work through that server and the sites you’ll be visiting will see that server’s IP instead of yours. I took as an example Proxy Switcher software, and in this post i’m going to show you how to register an account for a service where you are banned by IP, on example of GPotato Prius Online site. (more…)
Access blocked based on country of origin in both Prius Online and ARGO online – Details of blockage.
It was just a couple of days ago that i went totally apeshit on Alaplaya’s fucked-up ARGO Online Beta IP blockade that left me out of playing after sending me a beta key, and now it appears that GPotato has picked up the same kind of behavior: blocking away registrations based on IP. What Alaplaya did: first they allowed me to register and THEN banned from playing (i couldn’t even access my account anymore, and their support did not even know why is that). What GPotato does: they won’t even let me register an account while i’m under Russian IP. What a bunch of lousy motherfuckers. Anyways, a gamer can never be turned away from a game by some minor obstacles (unless dealing with Korean government). As i want to play both ARGO Online and Prius Online very badly, i’m exploring ways to get past the IP block and into the games. (more…)
Well, I’m outraged. I want to smash things and make people bleed slowly and painfully by cutting them with a blunt spoon. Remember that ARGO Online Closed beta thing i was so cheerful about? Well, after getting a beta code, entering it, waiting for several months, being chosen for the beta i am BANNED from it because i choose “Russian Federation” country setting! They choose my account to participate in beta, but they won’t let me in because I’m from Russia!!! Now i have to lie about my country of origin and nationality just to play some fucking game? How fucked up is that? Seriously? (more…)
Faunasphere was a very nice game by BigFishGames i wrote about in this post – a mix of MMO, casual and artificial life genres in a browser-based shell, with nice graphics and interesting, unusual gameplay. It’s sad for me to say that now it’s been shut down and no longer available to play. BigFishGames posted this on Faunasphere.com: “You saved our world! You came, you adopted, you zapped, and you put tremendous effort into caring for these charming creatures. Thanks to your commitment as a Caretaker, the Fauna now have a clean world to call home. We can’t thank you enough for being part of Faunasphere. We couldn’t have done it without you.” There is also a short FAQ list posted about why the game was closed, doesn’t tells so much, but i’m also posting it here behind the cut. (more…)
ARGO Online is a Hybrid Steampunk\Fantasy MMORPG by alaplaya, which was supposed to be released until the end of 2010 but somehow got postponed. The good news is, that ARGO Online is at last in Closed Beta stage and hopefully, those of you who have registered for Beta when i wrote about it, are now able to download the client! ARGO Online Closed Beta has been started just today and will run until March 22, after that the game’s character data base will we wiped clean and the cash shop will come online (it won’t be available during CBT). You can check out ARGO Online’s trailer in this post. Also, as a beta participant I’ve been given an addition ARGO Online Beta key to give away! (more…)
RIFT is a cool game, but even if you played in Betas there still could be some questions left like “how do i do that?..” about its interface: either way because RIFT GUI had been changed since Beta or because Trion used some uncommon ways in designing things. To resolve some of my questions i had to go to RIFT forums and do a search, so i decided to sum up my findings in one post for everyone to share. If you play RIFT – this is post is for you, because it gets RIFT interface questions resolved.
I’m writing this kind of posts from time to time, yes. Chick Geek Games blog has been online for almost 5 months (since 10/12/10) and generated 123 posts (not including this one – i like the number 123 and don’t want to spoil it :), which makes it roughly 25 posts per month. Also, since i started the blog i was adding all kinds of advertising, that’s not because i’m so greedy, it’s coz’ i’m on Advertising degree and i wanted to test these systems “live” and see how they work. This is why you can now see ProjectWonderful ad space down there, i used a lot of PW ads as a customer – to find cool stuff – but never been a publisher and curious how it works from the insides. If anyone wants to pick up that space, i can move it to a higher place in blog’s skin. Also, i have implemented Yandex.Metrica counter now to get more stats on which pages are getting how many hits – to understand better what my visitors are interested in (Blogger standard tools aren’t so good). I had to open every post i have made and manually insert a counter code in it %) But until the new counter gathers new data, here’s what we have on Blogger stats now: (more…)
Know-How: Role-Playing in MMO Worlds – What Is It, Why It May Be Interesting for You and How To Start Role-play
Role-playing – it’s what makes difference between MMO and MMORPG genres, but what is it? You’ve probably been playing in MMORPGs in your life, but how did that made any difference to your game-play? Grinding for levels and money is all the same among all the MMOs out there, so what’s about the “role-playing” part? Why some games even have RP servers, and what are people doing out there, have you ever been wondering? What is role-playing and why people are interested in such activity? By playing in an MMO you’re already doing a role-play – by taking the role of a warrior, or a mage, or someone else – but you’re not fully aware of that. Would it be interesting and fun for you if you tried that particular style of gameplay consciously and on purpose? (more…)
Hello and sorry for the absence of new posts during the past week, playing both RIFT and Vanguard at the same time took it’s toll on me :) But I have found an interesting topic to talk to you today about: games that have gone from “community driven” to “community created” state of an existence. “Community driven” means that a game’s fan base has some influence on that game’s development and evolution, but is it possible for us, players, to take the next step and make the games we want? Recently i wrote a post about Minions Of Mirth – “Forging a Dream: How a Two Person Team Has Created the Best Indie MMORPG Out There”, but that story shows an example of a small team of dedicated people, not a community. This time i’m going to tell you how The Saga of Ryzom MMO community has literally saved the game from an inevitable end and supports it on its own, and how after an 15-years-long absence of sequel fans of Creatures game series fund a new game’s development on their own. (more…)