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New MMO on Kickstarter Reaches 3.8 Million in 15 Seconds

Overnight the new game company,  Drug Moneyz, launched their campaign for their new MMO called,  Early Access. In the words of the CEO of Drug Moneyz, St3al3r, it’s:

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To access this picture please pledge more.

“A revolutionary MMO like you’ve never seen before. We have one server that is PvP and PvE at the same time. How you might be wondering? That’s our secret! You’ll have to pledge to find out. For just $20 you get early access to Early Access. For $50 you can get pre-early access to Early Access and the perks just get better the more you pledge.

Not only do we have a mind-blowing server technology, we have all the features you know and love from popular MMOs and some we thought of ourselves. Of course if you pledge, you’ll get to see all these revolutionary systems before anybody else. Well, unless they pledged more than you (chuckles). ”

On the Kickstarter page Drug Moneyz hints at a whole slew of features they plan on adding to tantalize their fans.

1. PvP and PvE Megaserver

2. Free to play with no cash shop in game.

3. Premium subscription if you want, but we will never block content behind a pay wall. All premium will provide is cosmetic items, unlimited bag space, and hourly login rewards.

4. Dynamic public events

5. Live team lead dynamic public events

6. Guild lead dynamic public events with developers.

7. On-call customer service that will fill groups missing people. Need a tank? No problem, our CS team is waiting to tank for you. Need a healer? Yup, we’re here like a magic genie for you.

8. Paid children in 3rd world counties to fill your every needs without the nagging insulting back-talk if you wipe 50 times in a row. What you don’t have friends? No problem, our dedicated half-starved children will make you the most popular guild leader in the world if you want.

9. Over 300 non-instanced dungeons at launch!!

10. Over 500 instanced dungeons at launch too!!!

11. Raids? We have them all from 6 man to 160 man raids. Again, never worry about filling those empty slots our paid staff of over 1 million is ready to raid with you! (Disclaimer: all requests for personal will be at the expense of the requestee)

12. A really economy that can make you real money… Oops that’s a secret you’ll have to pledge to find out more.

13. NO NORE QUEST GIVERS! You heard me. We have zero explanation points floating above heads in our game. How do you get any of the 6.4 million quest we’ll have at launch then? Easy, walk by an NPC and you automatically have his quest! Not only his quest, but any or all cut scenes part of that quest. Just click the quest in your quest log when you feel like it or don’t. The quest will automatically complete even if you don’t click the quest. The system will alert you when you do whatever it wants you to do.

14. Player made quests… Cats out of the bag on this on, but I need to put the bag back over his head if you want to know more… PLEDGE TIME!

15. Mounts galore and if you pledge $100 or more you’ll get super-duper early access to see just how many we’re talking about.

16. A Voxel world to its molten core.

17. Not only is there normal PvP battlegrounds, we have 2 totally revolutionary crafting battlegrounds! The first one is all out madness. You kill! You gather! You bake goodies! You deliver it to your opponents customers… If you can make it there ALIVE! The second unique crafting battleground is 100% PvE. Being a Voxel world it’s easy to see where this is going. You gather the resources as fast as you can, before your enemies. Oh no… Your enemies set you a trap to slow you down!?! PULL IT TOGETHER PEOPLE WE CAN STILL WIN THIS! We can just bake some speed buffs or herd some mounts. Your weapons are no good here, just wit and skill. I’ve said too much. For more information you might want to pledge $150 or more.

18. 5 sided PvP. Yes you heard me. Five! No only that, we have traditional 2 sided and 3 sided PvP too.

19. 11 PvP maps, 6 open world PvP zones (if you’re on a PvE character. If not all is PvP), 9 PvP modes, 2 crafting modes, and 1 super secret Roleplaying P-in-V mode. OMG! What could P and V stand for? I don’t know, but for a $200 pledge I’ll tell you right now. And if you’re hot, I’ll come straight to your house if you pledge $3000. I’ll  show you.

20. Last but not least, for a $300 pledge I’ll tell you what number 20 is. Don’t worry it is amazing!

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Debt services standing by.

Wow! What an awesome list of features they have. I immediately pledged $3000. I’m a sucker for new PvP modes and I’m really a sucker for roleplaying.

In the side bar you can see a list of their pledge rewards. Here are 5 I thought were just amazing and wanted to lay my money down on all of them.

1. $10 pledge- Access Granted!: For a measly $10 you can be in beta. That’s right, only $10 for beta access. No other Kickstarter MMO has offered such a low price for beta access, EVER.

2. $125 pledge- So early my head is spinning: For $20 you get early access. For $50 you get pre-early. For $100 you get super early and for $125 you get all those and double early access to Early Access. OMFG that is crazy!

3. $4000 pledge- Drops Mic access: Not only do you get all 15 other items above, you also get free Webcam access to our studio break room. Don’t worry that’s not all. You also get the option to shock any employee you choose that is sitting in the break room to hint,  “GET BACK TO WORK!”

4. $10,000 pledge- Blown away access: On top of all that above, you will have a direct line to my penthouse, where you can ask me 3 questions a night. Any questions you want. I might even answer them.

5. $1 pledge- Deal access: Right now with a 1 dollar pledge you can play the game for free when it releases. Not only that, I’ll give you special access to the Kickstarter comments section and you can say anything you want. This deal is only limited to 50 people so act now!

Drug Moneyz goes on to map out their release plans:

“We plan on having our first Elite Super Secret early access right after we meet our goal on Kickstarter. Out of our 27 different types of early access, we plan on finalizing our alpha around the holiday season in the future. Not this holiday season, but the one in the future. Our beta and final product will come after that. Depending on if we reach our 42 stretch goals, you could see all this sooner. It is really up to our faithful pledgers.

Don’t worry after the Kickstarter campaign closes, we’ll open  our website so you can pledge some more or buy goodies on our marketplace. Just to wet your whistle here are some things you’ll be able to buy:

1. Early access to any of the 27 early accesses at a slightly higher price than Kickstarter. So get it now!

2. Thousands of mounts and outfits that will not be accessible after the game launches.

3. Forums access and early access forums access. You can’t afford any of the early access packages? No worries, you’ll be able to read our early access forums for a low monthly fee. (Disclaimer: forums will be in “read only”  mode. You will be unable to give any outstanding feedback unless you upgrade your account to any of the numerous early access packages.)

I don’t know about you, but this new company and its plan to shake up the MMO scene has me hooked. Their ultimate goal on Kickstarter is to reach $35 million. At the rate they are going they’ll hit that goal in 24 hours. I wish them all the luck and can’t wait to see this game in action, even though I have no idea what the game is really about. I’m sure that is one of those super secret things you can pledge more money for to find out. Oh gosh, I need to up my pledge! I need to know!

2015 MMO Blogger Meet Cancelled

It sucks I’m the bearer of bad news, but this year’s Blogger Dead Horse Beating Meating (BDHBM) has been cancelled. Unfortunately, they lost the contract for the dead horse storage facility and the meat smoker broke.  To top it all off, somebody stole their last Louisville Slugger. The committee frantically tied to find a horse assassin to schedule around the time of the meeting, but all horse assassins were booked for BlizzCon at that time. The BDHBM committee tried to reschedule the BDHBM for a later date, but to do that they would need a fresh dead horse to beat to hash out the details. Sadly, finding a fresh dead horse to beat is impossible without beating an old decayed dead horses first. By the time you got to the fresh dead horse it would be decayed and it’s against the rules to beat a new topic with a decayed dead horse.

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Here you've earned this!

I know it is sad, sad news, but think of it on the bright side, we have another year to find old-new topic to beat up. To help all the MMO bloggers out there discover old and exciting topic to pulverize ruthlessly for a year, I’ve compiled a list of topics past BDHBMs have covered.

Here are some past Beating Meating Reading topics:

1. X game is going free to play I just know it!: Panel discussion on why the game is going free to play and what date. Hats will be handed out so speculatory dates can placed it. At the last day of the convention a date will be drawn to be submitted to the game developers. In addition, the convention will hold a daily “F2P Bingo” with a small entry fee with a possible premium subscription pass.

2. Women’s armor in MMOs: The panel will discuss how it is degrading to women while the audience tells immature breast jokes. A slide show of inappropriate Eastern MMO styles will be shown. Later, there will be demos of the MMO to get a hands-on feel for how degrading mishandled boob jiggle physics can be.  A pention for women’s armor to include a built in sports bra, will be passed around.

3. Gamers’ toxicity levels: There will be group meditation after every MOBA presentation. Then, it will be followed by warm milk and cookies for snack. All negative bloggers will be placed in timeout for 15 min max or 1 min per how old they are.

4. Feelings Workshop: Bloggers will get a chance to tell everybody at the convention how they feel.  After their speech there will be a group hug.

5. Stats and how they affect your blogging: epeen rulers and calculators will be handed out at the door. The bloggers will be broken down into groups of 5 lead by the highest viewed blogger. All other bloggers will try to mimic their style. Only the leader can give advice and suggest blog titles for better views.

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The brown log is missing! Watch your step!

6. The Hype Train: Derailing and or stopping is not allowed during BDHBM. All Hype Trains will be fueled each day by:

Day 1: Green Log
Day 2: Yellow Log
Day 3: Red Log
Flight home: Brown Log

7. Sandbox vs.Theme park: The panel will discuss ways to identify which type of MMO you are playing. They will then give you the Bartle test to take home. You MUST figure out what kind d of player you are and if your favorite MMO fits you property based on your results. There is no option and you are not allowed to play the MMO type you are not compatible with.

8. Get your PvP out of my PvE: Bloggers will either read lengthy quest text out loud or wrestle in lemon jello. The readers are not allowed to eat the jello off the bodies of the wrestlers. On the other hand, jello wrestlers can’t read.

9. Grammar: Panel cancelled out of lack of interest.

10. Blogging vs. Journalism: The panel will give pointers on how not to be a “sellout”  and be proud you’re not getting paid for your work. They’ll also discuss how to belittle journalist to make their readers think getting paid to write is evil. A list of viable excuses to tell friends and family why you don’t get paid, will be handed out at the door.

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So much blood on the floor

So, there you have some popular topics to beat like a dead horse for another year. Continuity is the key to the Dead Horse Society. Here’s to another unproductive year of beating it until we go blind…

About Couture Gaming

Welcome to Couture Gaming website! Because today is your first day visiting Couture Gaming (CG), I’ll explain what you’ll see here in the near future. First though, I’ll give you a brief history behind the creators of the world’s first gaming website dedicated to 100% truth about gaming with 100% flare for the Fancy! No other gaming website will or can bring you unbiased truth with a kick to the gap between your ears. After reading or watching CG content, you’ll collapse dumbfounded and drooling like a rabid football fan staring at a bucket of flaming hot buffalo wings naked on the centerline of a hockey rink watching a thousand pucks launch right at you. That my friend, isn’t even the 100% truth behind how CG will awe and amaze you.  There will be many sleepless nights wondering when CG will update it’s content. Don’t fear, we’re 110% dedicated to bringing you 10% more content than humanly possible. You’re welcome!

History :

Back in 2006 our founder and CEO, Mr. Couture, started blogging about video games. Again truth be told, he wasn’t the most dedicated blogger or even the brightest. He was more like a lamp you find at a yard sale you have to constantly smack to stay illuminated. You should always keep a 50lbs halon fire extinguisher handy just in case he shorts out and bursts into flames. Open a window too because halon sucks the oxygen out of the air. That about sums up his personality and stupidity. On to his credentials:

He has none… On to his passionate drive to bring you the best gaming website known to man:

Mr. Couture has always been about passion. When he was 10, he French kissed his first girlfriend. He quickly found out “smacking around her tonsils” was just an expression and too much passion can make people sick. Over the years passionately blogging, Mr. Couture made himself sick. He was sick of the hate and negativity throughout the gaming community. Early in 2014, Mr. Couture slipped into a negativity coma and quit blogging. Since that day he had not been seen or heard from… Until now!

Months of searching uncharted islands, we finally found him. He was starving for attention deep in a cave of his imagination. Without the help of our highly-trained bow and arrow marksman,  Oliver Mr. Couture, would’ve starved to death in the wilderness. We are all very thankful we found him in time. And in the coming months, we believe, you will be too.

Mr. Couture has a degree in Social Media Engagement Engineering and is working on his master’s degree in Trolling Psychology. We have approximately 23 other staff members working daily at Couture Gaming to bring you the fanciest damn gaming information around the globe with 100% truth, passion, justice, and journalistic integrity.

THE FUTURE :

The future is bright! You can expect, but not demand,  a blog post weekly. You WILL get a blog post every Friday. Anything else would be uncivilized and a serious pain in 23 asses. We’re dedicated to giving you quality posts. We believe in going above and beyond as little as possible and that kind of dedication only happens once a week. Anymore than that and we could pull a hammy or glute. You ever see a person with a torn glute? It’s enough to make you throw up in your mouth. Our glutes are precious to us and we prefer to keep our ass cheeks from sagging. So, you’ll get one post a week. Don’t worry, that post will be amazing… maybe… it depends on if you’re a critical asshole.  Trust me,  it’s amazing and you should just except that as a fact.

Some times we’ll throw gravy at you.  Without warning,  we’ll post something not on Friday.  That post will be gravy.  I’m thinking of white sausage gravy.  You know the kind you use to smother dry ass biscuits with? Yeah,  that creamy goodness! Don’t ever expect the gravy,  just lather yourself with it when it happens. Again,  we do not want to hurt ourselves and making us give you gravy would improve the chances of injuring our sexy buns.

The Site

Unfortunately, while writing our introduction 21 of our staff members quit and 1 was fired. Some of the members were in charge of the web design, marketing, social media bugging, Kickstarter campaign, and serious content. With the current staff we are unable to produce a “pretty” website at this time. We will be more than happy to take design donations and free social plugs to help us get off the ground. All donations are greatly appreciated and will help us save the kittens and redheads from bad things like rusty bear traps. Feel free to contact us on Twitter at CoutureGaming.

The lack of staff will not change our intense posting schedule. You can count on us me to bring you the outstanding content you deserve at a not-so breakneck speed. Again, we appreciate all the support I can get. Times are hard in this deadly profession and I plan on being just as hard. Stay tuned to my maiden post this Friday and tell all your beautiful or ugly friends about Couture Gaming !