The February 2004 issue of Guildmaster Photics, released on 2/1/2004, contains a glossary of common MMORPGs words & acronyms. Ever feel confused in an MMORPG conversation? Ever wonder what woot means? This issue was designed with helping new MMORPG players understand the wacky lingo.
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The first ever issue of “Guildmaster Photics” was released on December 25, 2003. It was a gift from Photics.com to the world. What’s special about this issue was that it was released just before ArenaNet implemented the improved graphics. In this issue you can read about Guild Wars & its lack of a monthly fee. You can also read an interview with fellow Guild Wars Fansite webmasters.
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It’s hard for me to talk about Halo without getting nostalgic. When I first saw Halo on the XBOX, I knew I had to buy it. Wow… 2001… that seems so long ago. The combat, the action, the graphics… it was the best I had ever experianced on a console system. Keep in mind, I’m a veteran of Bungie’s Marathon. It’s what Halo was before it was Halo. For two straight years I played that popular Macintosh shooter, but I only played Halo on the XBOX for about two weeks.
Microsoft’s XBOX scored big when they landed the exclusive rights to this one. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, by BioWare Corp, is nothing short of amazing. With a quality storyline, superb graphics, top-notch audio, addicting gameplay and the Star War license, this game is an instant classic.
Sick of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games), with their problems and their subscription fees, I was happy to hear about Freelancer. I downloaded the demo and I was blown away. It reminded me of Earth and Beyond, but Freelancer was better. Not only did I not need a credit card to play, but I actually enjoyed combat. The action in Freelancer reminded me of WWII dog-fights. Skill matters, as you can be attacked from any direction. You also have to aim… a feature most MMORPGs overlook.