MMORPGs have been the trend for a while now. There are a lot of people all over the world that engage in online games. The fictional characters and fantasy worlds that come with the games have awed many. A lot of games have been developed in the last few years. There are some that are more popular than others. These games have created a new market in entertainment. In most cases, players have to pay something to play. Some of the best games have to be paid for. However, there are some online games that still make it possible to play for free. There are some developers that have made free to play multiplayer games.
For someone looking to start on online gaming, there are some free games where one can start. When one has mastered these, then one can proceed to the paying kind. This is one of the best ways to gain experience in online gaming. Here is a look at the top 10 RPG:
Star Wars-The Old Republic
This particular game was not initially free but it is now. You can enjoy missions, training; Jedi or Sith and fighting. Engage in one of the most popular fantasy worlds.
Path of Exile
The game allows players to loot items that they can use to progress in the game. There are also complex skill trees that players get to enjoy.
Dungeons and Dragons
If you have ever dreamt of wielding a sword and slaying a dragon, this is one of the best free to play multiplayer games. There are factions to join and invaders to attack. Be ready to encounter mystical creatures you have never even dreamt existed.
League of Legends
This is the game for a master tactician. There are battles to be fought and team work is the main skill to master. There are also tournaments that are offered in the game.
Runes of Magic
For someone that loves magic then this is the game for you. This game provides a magic-filled world at your disposal. There are all kinds of creatures that you have to fight and along the way you have to find the lost Kingdom. There are special skills that have to be learnt to get through the game.
Lord of the Rings Online
This is an epic quest that is based on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The player has a chance to complete quest and protect the Company of the Ring.
This fantasy world consists of monsters, quest and different creatures. There is magic involved and the chance to gain items while playing. However the game is a demo.
The games involves races that have to work together to maintain the dignity of the world. Players can customize their characters.
Save the world by killing creatures that are destroying Alderstone. This is your chance to play hero and save the realm.
This is an older game than most. There have been upgrades of course but the community gaming is still the sane. The game can be run on multiple browsers.
When It Exceeds Our Ability To Understand
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UPDATE 2: Hi folks! In case you have been wondering why it has gone a bit quiet here in the last days, it is because I’m working on a non-photo project which is both vital and extremely consuming these days. I have to meet a deadline which is approaching way too fast for my liking and therefore am taken pretty much day and night. Regular service however will be resumed shortly after I’ll be done and will have handed in my paper. It is the longest piece I’ve ever written so far and it is beginning to eat every bit of me… I can’t wait to see it finished and I hate it dearly on the one hand. On the other hand, it is like a piece of my head ripped out and smeared across a couple of sheets of paper… or my screen for that matter. I do then love it at the same time… a bit like a (figurative) baby…
Oh and while I’m at it, thank’s Steve, for making the mac such a nice tool to write on.
UPDATE: Over 6000 views on the stream! Thank you all for the time you’ve spent here. Your visits are greatly appreciated and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy the images rolling out here over the next couple of weeks… or months, or years, who knows 😉
Bern Bundesplatz. We were sent to Bern with my company yesterday and while we had a tight schedule, I still brought along my camera. I like Bern a lot and didn’t want to miss the occasion if we’d have a bit of free time left over. As it happened, we did and I didn’t. After we left the federal administration we had been visiting, we decided to remain in the area and enjoy the evening sun a bit on a café’s terrace. We therefore went on in the direction of Bundesplatz, a square right in front of our parliament, which has water fountains shooting out of it. In summer then, many kids toll around in the spray here (which you can see here: flic.kr/p/8mtC6M, here: flic.kr/p/8mwHRu or of course here: flic.kr/p/8mwACG).
With the winter coming closer however, they are way less prone to getting wet, which leaves the stage open for this dog, who was obviously very fascinated with the water shooting out of the ground. As they say then, when something exceeds one’s ability to understand, it becomes truly magical… even for a dog.
I took the occasion to get better befriended with my wide-angle and found out something significant about using such a lens in street-snapping. It was about light. So far, I had been shooting mainly at nighttime and therefore, my 24 had yet to encounter the mother of all light sources. Yes indeed, the sun. Granted, my photographical relation with the sun has not been without its ups and downs and quite frankly, I rarely like the light it provides. However, when it’s low enough, it creates dramatic contrasts and picturesque shadows, which in turn, are to be liked a lot. This then, is one domain where the wide angle feels really at home. It is a bit like its front lawn actually. Yes, in real life, the house behind the front lawn is where the serious bits are happening, where the inhabitant actually is who he is and does what he does. Following our analogy, the house is the proper use of the wide angle for the wide field of all it is able to do, landscapes, interiors, environmental portraits, the lot.
The front lawn though, is where the inhabitant shows off what he’s got best. A respectable car in the driveway signalizes success, a good trim on the grass denotes control and some carefully arranged beds of roses stand for style and a sense of esthetics… right out front, for the world to see. With a wide angle, it is quite similar and shooting it into a powerful light source like the sun makes for dramatic shots which show off its most valued qualities. The long shadows running at the viewer show of the singular depth one can achieve with no other type of lens, including the light source or at least its reflection into the frame creates a bright spot deep in the picture, drawing the viewer into it and if composed correctly, some context can still be given "around the image" due to the stretched field of view without being obtrusive.
While the world can of course not be made entirely out of front lawns and the properly great images remain the ones with message over method, this is still a valuable point to keep in mind on the steep learning curve one is presented with when using a 24mm lens.
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