Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Free Role Playing Games from Alien Adoption Agency

Dungeons and Dragons was first published in 1974, by Tactical Studies Rules Inc.(TSR). It became the best-known and the best-selling role-playing board game. There are now scores if not hundreds of role-playing games available on the World Wide Web. Many of these are free to play, although some have extra features available that have to be paid for.

Free Online Role Playing Games (RPG)

In most cases the game requires that a small computer program (known as the client) be downloaded and run on the player's computer.

Some games however can be run in a browser, without downloading anything. An example of this is Alien Adoption Agency. (AAA) This has been running since 1997, and has a large and active community of players. Unlike many online games it involves no combat. The object of the game is to adopt an alien and to nurture it, guiding it to maturity. Taking care of the alien involves making it study and work. The more it is educated, the higher is its earning potential. There is also an opportunity to provide it with a life partner. Free accounts can be created, or a subscription account.

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A significant part of the game is the community aspect: it is not really suitable for only solo play. It is also geared towards the teenage audience.

Combat Online Role Playing Games

One of the dominant themes of online roleplaying games is that of combat. In many games there is an opportunity to battle monsters, and often an opportunity to engage in combat against fellow players.

Battle of Phantasia is an example of a combat game. It allows players to create characters and explore the realm, fighting any evil they may encounter. Characters make progress through experience from fighting monsters and/or other players. They can also progress by attaining positions of power, such as king or queen. The highest position of power is Valar.

In many games there is an emphasis on community activities, with players being encouraged to band together to complete tasks. One such is Cronous. This is an action RPG, and progress through various experience levels is achieved by defeating evil characters and by completing quests. Players can also learn skills, up to 30 per character. A strong element of the game is the community aspect.

Fantasy Community Games

Some games are designed such that the game can be extended and built upon by the players themselves. One example is Daimonim which is a 2D Fantasy Community. Players can help to create the game as well as play it, applying for roles such as developer, artist, musician, etc. Inside the game the player is a fearless hero together with many others in a large, persistent fantasy universe.
Dark Eden is an example of an attempt to create a fantasy world with unusual characters. In this game the player can choose to be a vampire, slayer or ouster. Each is a distinct race, with its own skills and classes. At night the vampires are relatively stronger, while in daytime the slayers and ousters are more powerful. Vampires can use about 40 different skills and magic. Ousters can muster about 70, while slayers can have up to 100.

Sometimes a game is designed with the individual adventurer in mind. An example of this is Deicide. In this game the player becomes the hero(heroine) of a mythical novel, featuring spacious landscapes and also dungeons.

RPGs have developed enormously from the early days when all adventure games were text-based. Now each fantasy world is replete with elaborate artwork and often with detailed combat systems. They are indeed dangerously enticing.

How to Play Farmville

Farmville is an online game tied into the popular Facebook social networking platform. Created by Zynga Game Network Inc., also the creators of popular games like Mafia Wars, Café World, YoVille, FishVille and more, the game boasted, according to a November 2009 press release "65 million virtual farmers, 26 million of which play the game every day."

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How Does Farmville Work?

Essentially, Farmville is a basic farming simulation game, but Zynga keeps the game interesting by adding new bells and whistles all the time to keep players entertained. The core of the game involves planting, harvesting and plowing plots of land, keeping animals and harvesting related products (things like wool, not meat), and collecting from fruit-bearing trees.

Farmville has a money system built on farm coins and farm cash, and experience measured in XP. Farm coins are pretty easy to come by, being earned when collecting and harvesting crops, animals and trees on personal farms as well as fertilizing crops and "helping out" on neighbors' farms. Farm cash is earned primarily when achieving increasing levels of experience, one farm cash per level.

Farmville experience (XP) is earned by crop farming, helping neighbors and placing items on the farm purchased with farm money at the Farmville marketplace. Neighbors are facebook friends show also play the game and agree to be a Farmville neighbor.

These are the basic components of Farmville (there are dozens more features to fill out the game for active players). It is entirely possible to play the game without ever spending a single cent of real money. But Zynga earns money when players spend real money to buy farm coins or farm cash to use on specific purchase goals. Many marketplace items are available only for farm cash. Either players can save up level by level until that amount is earned, need to spend real money to purchase additional farm cash, or simply forego items purchased for farm cash.

Why Play Farmville?

Almost everyone these days have an opinion about Farmville. Some are rabid fans and players, some are casual players and some strongly oppose the notion. Farmville-related topics are widely strategized and discussed in workplaces worldwide and have prompted hundreds or even thousands of web articles and sites dedicated to play. Farmville-related posts flood Facebook feeds, to the joy of players and often the chagrin of non-players (at least those who have not yet figured out how to hide application posts from their feeds). So why do users play Farmville?

In short, the game itself is fairly simple, and oddly satisfying. Plant a crop, watch it grow and harvest it. This is an experience most urban-dwellers don't have in real life, and those backyard farmers who do claim to find the simplicity and fantasy of quick-growing pest-free crops a fun diversion. Players can choose to keep it simple, or can choose to also engage in additional features of the game.
Farmville is also surprisingly social. Many of the games additional features require or offer opportunities for Facebook friends who become Farmville neighbors to help out farmers with various tasks and goals, and to share rewards with one another. Players often comment on one another's posts, ask for help, offer gracious thanks and even make new friends and neighbors through other player's posts.

Make no mistake, Farmville play can become time consuming for players who choose to take that path, or even become expensive for players who choose to spend real money purchasing farm cash. But many players game in moderation and keep the game free by staying within the boundaries imposed by that choice.
Farmville, like any game or hobby, can be a fun diversion and online social activity for those who choose to play. The game requires a Facebook account to play and can be accessed via Facebook or Farmville.com. Just getting started? Learn how to level up quickly.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Evony Tips: Gaining Rare Medals

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One feature of Evony that regularly becomes frustrating is the quest to gain rare medals. Many gamers often become extremely upset when they spend months upon months attacking valleys, yet never come across the medal that they need. Thankfully, however, there are a couple strategies you can take advantage of to increase your chance of receiving the medal you are looking for.

Why Bother Seeking Out Medals?

Evony medals can be used for a couple distinct purposes. For one, medals are given to your heroes to elevate their loyalty. Owning an Evony hero with a high loyalty is extremely vital, as it will ensure that you don't ever lose him. Few things are worse than investing months advancing your hero to the maximum level, only to have him ditch you for your enemy because his loyalty was too low. Awarding him a medal should avoid this.

In truth, however, giving your medals to your heroes is often an unwise choice, as there is a much more imperative use for medals. Medals are required if you want to advance to higher titles and ranks, and are frequently the limiting factor in your ability to gain a new rank. If you want to earn a reputable rank and title, you'll need to hold on to your medals for your own character, and will have to spend ample effort gathering those that are rare.

Secrets to Getting Rare Medals

One method to acquire medals is referred to as “scout spamming”. To utilize this technique, start by upgrading your rally point and feasting halls to at least level five or more. Then, capture as many valleys as your city will allow. Next, gather a couple of heroes from your feasting hall.

To start the “scout spamming”, begin by attacking a valley that is close to your city with as big of an army as you have available. Once all of the units are defeated, bring your army back to your primary base. You will not be able to take control of the valley, due to the fact that your city already controls as many valleys as it is limited to, but the troops will be destroyed. Now, take one hero and one scout, and repeatedly send them to the valley you just conquered.
Due to the fact that all of the units in the valley should be wiped out, one hero and one scout should be more than enough to defeat it, and each time that you do, you have the possibility of acquiring the rare medals that you seek. Because this occurs in such a small amount of time, you can easily gain five or more medals in less than a minute.

After around twenty minutes of this, the soldiers will likely have regenerated, at which point you'll be forced to send your army back and defeat them once again. Eventually, if you continue to repeat this strategy, you'll be able to acquire the medals that you're looking for.

Conclusion

By gaining the rare medals, not only can you increase your hero's loyalty, but more importantly, you will be able to advance to higher titles and ranks. By achieving an impressive rank and title, you will have much more honor and prestige than the great majority of those who play Evony.