So this past weekend was a bit of a blur. There is a new game out there. Yeah, we go through just about all of them. It’s put out by Sony, so if you’ve ever had a Free Realms account, and you know how Station Cash works, you’re a wee bit ahead of the game. Soooo this particular game came about because Sony is working on EverQuest Next. This game is called LandMark. Basically it’s where the developers of Everquest have been working on making the realm of Everquest. Of course they have bottomless pockets, so if they need stone, or wood to make a building, they just have it, and create, and do all the little detail stuff no problem. When they decided the public would have fun with this, but they wanted to put it into game format, they made it so you have to dig up your own stone, and dirt, and farm your own trees for wood, and such. Not a problem, the kiddo’s do that in Minecraft so well already! But this is like Minecraft for grownups! Better materials, more options… no Creepers blowing your stuff up! Ok ok, the kiddo’s love all of that too! Plus there’s the fact that when they all logged back in to their SOE accounts, they all had Station Cash just sitting there, because they didn’t spend it all up in Free Realms a couple of years ago. My children are misers!!!! LOL
So, you go into the game and you farm up a crap ton of stone, and copper ore, and then you make a claim flag, and then you scout around til you find a place you like, and stake a claim, and pay for your upkeep weekly with more copper ore. Not terribly hard. Gives the kiddo’s a schedule to work with. If you don’t pay for your claim on time it gives you like two extra days, and then turns everything into a template and pops it in your bag, so technically you caaaaan set it all up somewhere again. Possibly even on your old claim if it isn’t taken. But at least this way if people stop playing for a while the best spots aren’t all taken up forever, and ever, and ever. They are however working on a plan if someone builds a truly magnificent place, and it gets tons of likes, and comments and stuff, they will keep it in game forever. Haven’t looked into that too deeply yet, but there are some amazing places being built! One person did a whole ginger bread house village type thing, and there are pyramids, and castles, and jungle villages, and so many different type things to explore. You can get your detailed work approved, and sell the templates also!!! So there is a weeeee little opportunity to make some cash if you’re good at listening to what people would like to have, and actually bringing it to life for them. And if it’s really great enough, and the developers of EQ catch wind of it, there’s a chance they will include your work into the EQ Next game!!! Chance to pad that resume!!! “You can see my work in Sony Online Games” LOL
So if you’re on LandMark and you already know my two main World of Warcraft characters you can catch up with me there. I’m not terribly hard to find. 😛 If you don’t know my characters, you can tell me your game name, and I’ll friend you there. Then you can find me eeeeeverywheeeere!!! 😛 But first…. housework!!!!