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Alright folks, I’d like to spend some time talking about something I haven’t talked about really at all in this blog. Games. As you may or may not know, I’m a gamer. I love to play online games, and in particular, I get a sick enjoyment in killing other players. Recently I’ve fallen on hard times [actually, not really], and since I don’t have enough money to keep a subscription in a MMO, I’ve been looking for some free entertainment to pass my plentiful time away.

We’ll start of with your traditional Massively Multiplayer Roleplaying Game – Allods Online

Some basic things you should know about Allods Online

  • It is a Free to Play game. This means that you don’t have to buy the game to play, and making an account is free.
  • There are no monthly subscription Fees
  • The game plays a lot like World of Warcraft – Art style, interface, gameplay, ect
  • There are two factions – 3 races.. you get the idea

I’ve been playing the game in its closed beta state for quite a bit. They’ve just opened up their “Open Beta.” From what I can tell, the game is pretty good for something that is free. There is an item shop within the game where you can buy certain items/perks for real money – but it is optional. The game seems very polished at this early stage, and I enjoy playing it thus far. However, it is far from a new experience. Like I said, it is very similar to World of Warcraft, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad game – just familiar. And free. You can click on the picture above to go to the website.

League of Legends is a game that plays out a lot like a custom game on Warcraft 3 called DotA [ Defense of the Ancients] It looks like a Real time strategy, however, you control one single unit, called a Champion. You play online, with a 5v5 setup. The game involves a lot of teamwork, and the environment within the game is very competitive. The game has a decent learning curve, but for people who haven’t played this type of game before, they may have some trouble playing it.

Here are some basic factiods

  • Its free to play
  • Multiple “Champions” to play as.
  • Can unlock new heroes by either using real life money to buy “Riot Points” [think XBL’s microsoft points] or play games to collect “influence points” and essentially buy the champions for free.
  • Competitive Gameplay
  • No real commitment like other online games require – play at your leisure.

There are a few quirks with the game – balance is okay, but playing with some champions, it can get downright awful. The lack of picking champions before matchmaking can lead to some queer team setups. The interface outside of the game can be a little dysfunctional at times, but overall, despite its downsides, its a fairly fun game to play with a group of friends. You can check out more by clicking on the image above.

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