MMOs are a uniquely self-perpetuating genre. By asking no more of the player than a monthly fee, they provide a constant wealth of new content, feeding the addiction of both casual and hardcore players alike. When you’re playing MMOs, you have time for little else, especially when it comes to multiplayer games. With new content being introduced all the time, there’s always something to keep you busy. MMOs become your world.
So don’t laugh when I tell you Beckett Massive Online Gamer is a gaming magazine that only covers games that are massive, multiplayer, and online. There’s definitely a market out there for obsessive addicts hungry for information. In order to wet some MMO players’ appetites, Beckett’s is offering a secret access code used to unlock a “a limited edition portrait of the infamous warlord Venril Sathir” in EverQuest 2 in the issue that hits newsstands on November 28 (look for the Rise of Kunark feature on the cover). In addition, the first 1000 new subscribers will receive the code via e-mail. Click here for the full details.
This might not sound like much to the uninitiated, but as someone who played World of Warcraft for two years like there was nothing else worth living for, trust me when I say people will buy this issue just to get the in-game knick-knack. So, if you’re a diehard EQ2 player wondering if the next issue of Beckett Massive Online Gamer is worth the $5.99 cover price, take a look at the exclusive in-game item below and judge for yourself:
I’ve certainly paid more for less useful gaming items.