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Negative Aspects of Evony Online Game

Almost anything can be purchased with real money in Evony.A lot of things have been said about the linux operating system. The practice of "gold mining" -- where professional players acquire high-value in- play war games items and sell them to players looking for a shortcut -- is a practice nearly as old as online gaming itself. It's not ready for the desktop.

But Evony takes it to a whole new level. It's hard to install, programs are scarce and few. Money can purchase "game coin" which can in turn be used to either buy directly or buy items that aid resource production, speed of construction and population. Some are reasonable enough, others seem like a blind person touching an elephant's trunk and saying that an elephant is long and slender like a snake...Well, some say that Linux is for nerds only. And, yes, in Evony money can even buy happiness - in the form of vassal loyalty.Is that right.
As noted above, multiple aspects of Evony gameplay tempt players into pressing that "Buy game coin" button. Wrong. This push to spend undermines Evony for hardcore gamers more than almost any other aspect of the game -- that anyone with a big enough line on their credit card can outclass any amount of brilliant strategy. Actually, linux has gone quite a long way from being a hobbyist tool to a good server and desktop solution, even a free gaming pc! And what better way to make a tired system admin relax is to let him put off some steam by playing games!Now let's party!Here's a few of my recommended
games, with the corresponding sections:Game - Name of the game, along with it's description.How to install -This shows how to install the game.

The copyright of the article Evony - Free Online Browser strategy games Review in Online Games is owned by Adam Pracht. This is biased towards debian and slackware users (I'm basically a debian, slackware and pclinuxos user), although most of these games can be installed on any linux distro.Playability, Impressions - This impression is based on the author's experiences with it, or through the impressions of other people playing it. Permission to republish Evony - Free Online Browser Strategy Game Review in print or online must be granted by the author in writing. I discovered most of these games by going around the pclinuxos forums (If you're a gamer, check out the supergamer livedvd remaster of pclos, it includes lots of games, including America's Army, FlightGear and lots lots more!)1. .Graalonline ( - This is one of the few games for linux that offers mmorpg type gaming. This is an anime-style rpg (actually more zelda like), where you collect stuff, meet new friends and battle enemies. Of course, for the free version, you can not save your states in the 3d version, but for the classic graal games, you can do just fine!.

Wednesday, 25-Nov-2009 10:04 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Real-world simulations

World War II Online simulation game showing the high level of realism and numbers of players during a special event in June 2008.The MMOG genre of air traffic simulation is one example, with networks such as VATSIM and IVAO striving to provide rigorously authentic flight-simulation environments to players in both pilot and air traffic controller roles. Some 400 people had spawned in for this gathering in this location in the game.In this category of MMOGs, the objective is to create duplicates of the real world for people who cannot or do not wish to undertake those experiences in real life. Some MMOGs have been designed to accurately simulate certain aspects of the real world.For example, flight simulation via an MMOG requires far less expenditure of time and money, is completely risk-free, and is far less restrictive (fewer regulations to adhere to, no medical exams to pass, and so on). They tend to be very specific to industries or activities of very large risk and huge potential loss, such as rocket science, airplanes, battle tanks, submarines etc.
Another specialist area is mobile telecoms operator (carrier) business where billion-dollar investments in networks are needed but marketshares are won and lost on issues from segmentation battle game to handset subsidies. Gradually as simulation technology is getting more mainstream, so too various simulators arrive into more mundane industries.A specialist simulation was developed by Nokia called Equilibrium/Arbitrage to have over a two day period five teams of top management of one operator/carrier play a "wargame" against each other, under extremely realistic conditions, with one operator an incumbent fixed and mobile network operator, another a new entrant mobile operator, a third a fixed-line/internet operator etc.

The initial goal of World War II Online was to create a map (in north western Europe) that had real world physics (gravity, air/water resistance, etc), and ability for players to have some strategic abilities to its basic FPS/RPG role.Each team is measured by outperforming their rivals by market expectations of that type of player. While the current version is not quite a true simulated world (lacking details such as weather), it is very complex and contains the largest persistent world of any war online games.Thus each player has drastically different goals, but within the simulation, any one team can win. Also to ensure maximum intensity, only one team can win. Telecoms senior executives who have taken the Equilibrium/Arbitrage simulation say it is the most intense, and most useful training they have ever experienced. It is typical of business use of simulators, in very senior management training/retraining.

Wednesday, 25-Nov-2009 10:04 Email | Share | | Bookmark
MMO sports game

Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games , also known as "MMORTS", combine real-time strategy (RTS) with a persistent world. MMOFPS is an online gaming genre which features a persistent world and a large number of simultaneous players in a first-person shooter fashion.Players often assume the role of a general, king, or other type of figurehead leading an army into battle while maintaining the resources needed for such warfare. [7][8] These games provide large-scale, sometimes team-based combat.The titles are often based in a sci-fi or fantasy universe and are distinguished from single or small-scale multiplayer RTSes by the number of players and common use of a persistent world, generally hosted by the game's publisher, which continues to evolve even when the player is not currently playing.. The addition of persistence in the game world means that these games add elements typically found in RPGs, such as experience points. [citation needed] However, MMOFPS games emphasize player skill more than player statistics, as no number of in-game bonuses will compensate for a player's inability to aim and think tactically.
A recent addition to the emerging MMORTS genre, Beyond Protocol, went live in late November 2008. Like similar Online Games of the genre, Beyond Protocol was developed and published by a small independent company, Dark Sky Entertainment. Similar to Mankind, Beyond Protocol also exists within a persistent sci-fi universe.
A massively multiplayer online sports game is a title where players can compete in some of the more traditional major league sports, such as Football (called Soccer in the United States of America), basketball, baseball, hockey, golf or American football. Titles that qualify as MMOSG have been around since the early part of the millennium but only recently have they started to receive the endorsements of some of the official major league associations and players.

Wednesday, 25-Nov-2009 10:04 Email | Share | | Bookmark
There are several types of massively multiplayer online games

MMOR means massively multiplayer online racing.MMOMGs, or massively Multiplayer Online Games , are considered easy to play and don't take much time. Currently there are only a small number racing based MMOs, including Kart Rider, Upshift StrikeRacer, Test Drive Unlimited, Project Torque, Drift City and the upcoming Need for Speed: World Online.The player logs in few times per week, sets orders for the in-game team and find how to defeat human opponents and their strategies. The Trackmania series is the worlds largest MMOG racing game and holds the world record for "Most Players in a Single Online Race".Other management games require taking control of people such as The Sims Online, Monopoly City Streets, or the widely acclaimed music managing game, Project Rockstar.Massively multiplayer online social games focus on socialization instead of objective-based gameplay. [citation needed] Although Darkwind: War on Wheels is more combat based than racing, it is also considered an MMOR.There is a great deal of overlap in terminology with "online communities" and "virtual worlds". Massively multiplayer online rhythm online free games (MMORGs), sometimes called massively multiplayer online dance games (MMODGs), are MMOGs that are also music video games.One example that has garnered widespread media attention is Linden Labs' Second Life, emphasizing socializing, world-building and an in-world virtual economy that depends on the sale and purchase of user-created content. This idea was influenced by Dance Dance Revolution.It is technically an MMOSG or Casual Multiplayer Online (CMO) by definition, though its stated goal was to realize the concept of the Metaverse from Neal Stephenson's novel Snow Crash.[citation needed] Instead of being based around combat, one could say that it was based around the creation of virtual objects, including models and scripts.

Audition Online is another casual massively multiplayer online game and it is produced by T3 Entertainment.In practice, it has more in common with Club Caribe than Everquest. It was the first game of its kind to achieve widespread success (including attention from mainstream media); however, it was not the first (as Club Caribe was released in 1988). Competitors in this relatively new sub-genre (non-combat-based MMORPG) include There, Dotsoul, Furcadia and IMVU. The PlayStation Home is also a MMOSG of sorts..

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MMO role-playing game

Massively multiplayer online role-play online games , known as MMORPGs, are the most famous type of MMOG.The first MMOFPS, 10SIX (now known as Project Visitor) was released in 2000. See list of MMORPGs for a list of notable MMORPGs.World War II Online, released in 2001, is often quoted with the same honour, because it more closely fits the traditional FPS mold with more features, and was more widely published.[citation needed] Neocron is sometimes considered the first MMOFPS,[9][10] most consider it a hybrid of MMORPG and first-person shooter,[11][12] with the later PlanetSide sometimes considered the first MMOFPS.[13] Upcoming MMOFPS titles include Global Agenda (per their marketing department, however the lack of full PvP surpassing 64 individuals leaves this open to debate on it's "MMO" status)[14], MAG for PS3 and Huxley.[15] Another MMOFPS known as Dust 514 is being developed by CCP Games, who also created Eve Online. Some MMORPGs are designed as a multiplayer games browser in order to reduce infrastructure costs and utilise a thin client that most users will already have installed.The game will tie into the Eve Online universe. The acronym BBMMORPGs has sometimes been used to describe these as browser-based.

The MMORTS genre is still in its infancy with only a few active games, with only one having been published by a big-name company (Tom Clancy's EndWar). A French developer named Vibes created the first MMORTS, Mankind, in 1998. In this game, even when players are not online, their mines extract ores, factories create equipment, ships continue commerce, and combat units continue to do battle.

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