Wavecritter has been gaming since gaming was a thing =) Atari, Coleco, Nintendo, Sega, XBox, PC, Playstation, and XBox Live.
Online Video Games
With so many online video games out there that engage and excite the avid player, I thought just covering a few of the greats would be in order. Of course, World of Warcraft is not better represented than by the brilliant videos available online. LOTRO Lord of the Rings Online is also well represented on Internet videos. A few other Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games that interest and entertain are highlighted for the replay value.
World of Warcraft Too Sexy
Visiting Yahoo Games for the best free online games on the web finds a plethora of choices. The Mini Focusizer Challenge has clinically shown to improve kids attentiveness by nearly 20%. While not all video games have this same affect, we have always believed that video games can be a positive influence on learning with kids.
Yahoo Games is full of free family fun for all ages. Games like Bricks Breaking, Bubble Bug, Air Hockey, Spider Monkey, Crazy Games, Crazy Pool, Crazy Cube, Crazy Chess, Maze Race, and Mini Golf all in the Yahoo Games Quick Play Tab. Check out the Top 20 games for some cool downloadable games. Get the latest video games premiere right now at Yahoo Games. With Yahoo Games, playing without even logging in is an option.
Rock Band 2, Spore, and Outspark are listed as having great replay value. The creators of Spore have accomplished a large, brilliant project. The Creature Creator is too much fun and easily marketed as a stand alone game. Outspark with Fiesta, Secret of the Solstice, and Project Powder are all free download games. There is a link to all these games and more on Yahoo Games.
The short list of online free to play MMORPGs include LOTRO Lord of the Rings Online, Heroes of Three Kingdoms, and Ogre Island. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games are numerous but a handful are free to play. Some of the free to play games are really "pay to advance" style games where time spent can be bought away with purchased items from the game.These items are not necessary to complete the game, yet they shave time away from the grind.
Online protocol with chat features and interacting with others online is a basic rule of thumb (or keypad), be courteous, don’t beg for items and money, respect others, and read the game rules before you begin.
Find your “niche” early, meaning figure out which race, class, and skills you actually like before getting too far into the game.
Online Games dot net is easy to navigate with loads of free to play online video games and gaming fun.
Dungeons and Dragons Online Video Game
MMORPG Short List
World Of Warcraft - Start your own clan and always go on together on a very low population server. Always be certain the leader of the party has his map on player track to keep tabs on the individuals in your family. A Software system to be played online, after purchasing the software you pay a monthly fee for membership.
LOTRO (Lord of the Rings Online) or Dungeons and Dragoms Online - Like WOW, (World Of Warcraft), but in a D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) Setting. A now free to play download =)
EverQuest II X, the free option for EverQuest II
Heroes of Three Kingdoms MMORPG, a free to play fantasy MMORPG based on one of history’s greatest battles in China.
Pandora Saga, free to play
Ogre Island - Awesome, free to play, and inexpensive to upgrade. No extra software, just online and play. With awesome learning capabilities, members, and fun.
Soul of the Ultimate Nation S.U.N. is full of incredible graphics and story type quests.
Dungeons and Dragons Online has depth of character and arcade style combat system.
Spore Online Video Game
World of Warcraft Beer song
Brew Fest World of Warcraft
Beer Goggles dOOd Looks Like a Lady World of Warcraft
Ogre Island Online Video Game
The biggest tip I or anyone could give you is to read everything on Ogre Island before you actually create a character. Also, visiting Luy dot 50webs dot com for an intense look at some additional instruction will give you a much greater chance to enjoy the game, get involved in meaningful chat sessions, and actually survive this game.
If you don't have a feel for the game in advance, you may not be happy with the skill choices your character has, you won't really have a foundation to decide which race, weapon and trade skills, or name you even want. Ogre Island can be played without much, if any interaction with others as you start your adventure. Ogre Island is a social game with a busy chat. Begin the game with a bit of knowledge, read the chat, and learn as you adventure.
Let's start with your character name. Capitalize the first letter of your new characters name, but it is best not to put your whole name in caps and typing all in caps is just common sense for any chat room or forum. It comes across as you are shouting, and shouting isn't pleasant.
Get comfortable with clicking around and explore Ogre Island to discover things as you go along. Getting familiar with the map, locations, and dungeons early helps to level up easier.
Start in the towns of Binxonia (Binx) or Plymouth Warf (PW). Under Leaf is one of the PVP (Player vs Player) towns and you might find yourself in a battle. You will want to level first. Binx and PW are quite large towns and will give you a great deal of room to roam and discover banks, potion vendors, homes, woodland creatures, dungeons, crypts, and mines.
Being friendly and courteous to other players is a must in any social situation and will make your time spent at Ogre Island great fun.
Requesting free items from high level players is never a good idea. They worked very hard to acquire the items they have. ...Now, that being said, they have been known "to lend a hand" from time to time. Don't beg and you might be one of the lucky ones that gets that helping hand. In order to stand out in Ogre Island present yourself as pleasant but keep in mind that the other players are also trying to have fun and actually play, so keep your questions to things you cannot readily find on this site or the others mentioned here.
Getting to level 4: With your chosen weapon, seek out the wildlife like deer, chickens, seagulls, crab, and squirrels or try to finish of an Imp or two. With your trade skill choice (sheep shearing, lumber-jacking, mining, tool or weapon smithing to name a few), shear, chop wood, or mine your way to level 4. Or do a combination of the talents, but get to level 4 while you get familiar with the game.
When you "do away" with the local wildlife, items will appear in a floating chest above your dead. Click the item and then click again to drop it into your own chest to the right of the play screen under character inventory. Be sure to do this quickly, as there may be more critters attacking you.
The more strength you have, the more weight you will be able to carry, endurance increases your natural stat restoration or how fast your HP, MP, and Stamina regenerate while you are standing still, dexterity increases your melee defenses, speed increases your attack speed slightly, intelligence allows you to learn spells from scrolls and use enchanted weapons spells, and magic allows you to cast certain level spells. So, put your focus points in HP first, then according to your skill choices.
Now what, I am at Level 4, I need money? OK, you need money, this is how to get it: Go in and out of the noober dungeon in Plymouth Warf a few times. Sell your items that you pick up at any vendor by placing the item in the little box in the lower right hand corner (says Sell).
Get a horse to ride and a packy as soon as you can. It makes travel much faster and easier and it doubles your money making abilities allowing you to hold more vendor-able items between trips from the dungeon to the vendor.
Save, Save, Save for a 4c weapon of your choice or a 4c trade tool if you wish to specialize in the trades, but it is best to get the weapon first.
Weapon skills include sword which encompasses all bladed weapons like Katana, short and long sword, Rapier, and the Kryss. Mace skill is self explanatory. Ax skill, also self explanatory. Then, there are the ranged skills. Each ranged weapon has its own skill. The short bow, the long bow, and then the cross bows are all meshed together. You will need to locate arrows for use. The spear skill is not really worth doing. The dagger skill is the fastest weapon skill in the game, but inflicts the least amount of damage.
Armor choice, because you come into the game basically in an undershirt and pants, or without any armor at all, you will need to purchase some armor. Here are your choices: Mage armor will be made yourself with the tailor skill or bought from other players for about 2k to approx. 80k (give or take what the player asks for, don't quote me:). Mage armor is the weakest melee defense armor but has excellent magic defense. Archer armor is a bit more expensive than Mage armor, but gives better melee defenses along with OK magic defense. Archer armor is the best armor for someone who does not know exactly what skills they will have in the future. Metal armor or Warrior armor is heavy first of all, do not carry around needless pieces of this type of Armor because it will cause you to be weighed down and moving slow. This armor is absolutely the most expensive but you can make it yourself with the armor smith skill. This, along with the other armor comes in many different types, each type granting better defenses than the previous starting with Iron, moving to Silver, Gold, and then Titanium. Titanium grants interesting magic defense as well as insane melee defense but is quite costly and cumbersome.
Trade skills, please don't believe that they are not important because they will be later, just not early in the game as much unless you are a lumberjack to build your home, or a tailor to make your own Knick Mage armor. As you play, think about what skills go together (like mining and smithing, shearing and tailoring) and decide which trade skills you want to learn. You can choose to level them all but the time consumption is intense.
Once you reach level 15, a whole new area opens up for you to explore safely, it's called Huntington (and the surrounding areas).
Print the map found on the community screen, it's the whose online visual map, it will help you immensely. Make friends and find groups to gain game understanding as you play and then enjoy your time on Ogre Island.
Ogre Island Screenshots
Wavecritter (author) from Cocoa Beach, Florida on January 23, 2011:
Fun is the best thing to have =)
writer83 from Cyber Space on January 22, 2011:
I love online games !
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