I recently signed up to the Landmark the Online MMO Game in closed beta – Landmark is actually a massively multiplayer online role playing game which is being developed by Sony Online Entertainment alongside EverQuest Next. Landmark is a Microsoft Windows Game which is played on the PC. Landmark is a virtual world where you claim your land and you build or craft what your heart desires.
Blame Twitch for my addiction
I liked the sound of this MMO and I wanted to know all about Landmark game and how to play it. And what better place to see a game in action than Twitch, as soon as I saw what Landmark was all about, I wanted to try it out and I was lucky enough to win a 7 day beta for landmark game on Twitch.
Twitch.tv is a leading video platform that has over 60 million gamers connecting to it PER month, which is huge for being open just 3 years and it has many of the newest games on for you to check out.
Fairydustmedia recently published a blog post regarding whether or not this video platform Twitch TV is in fact a social network that we as gamers and networkers need to take notice of and the answer was a big YES!
Landmark the Online MMO Game
Yes, MMO stands for A massively multiplayer online game. I didn’t need to spell out Online there but it helps for search and understanding purposes. All MMO means is that large number of players can simultaneously interact online in a roleplaying world or something like that. These are the games I just love.
Landmark people have built the most amazing buildings, villages, sculptures and almost worlds. Like this amazing aquarium above built by Kerrane, that isn’t small you walk in there and look around at the fish and the sharks etc. Thats starting from nothing, in Landmark you start by finding a plot of land to build on, smoothing or building up on the land to create a surface, if thats whats required, then you need to collect resources to be able to make things, and if you have great friends they can come along and help you or trade materials with you.
Starting off in Landmark can be quiet daunting, there are things you need first before you start building your own houses, villages, sculptures all in 3d – using some sort of cubes but they aren’t really cubes called voxels.
The game is likened often to Minecraft in respect to the building but the building is done in voxels not in pixels.
Watching videos and streams is a great way to learn, the tricks of building to which there are many and also to keep up with the latest developments on Landmarks Twitch Stream with Colette “Dexella” Murphy (Senior Community Manager) hosted Dave Georgeson (Director of Development) and Terry Michaels (Senior Producer). Landmark game is changing all the time with weekly updates not patches! They have recently just added, the ability to build in water, they have added PVP where you can build your own arenas and fight other players, oh so much. As I say for me it started as a building adventure and now it is just so much more. Much of the beta development is done through Twitch and the gamers there, they take notice of what players are saying and quickly amend or add features that are required.
What Twitch does to help gamers and developers
Broadcast all the games! There’s a universe of gaming video waiting to be discovered on Twitch. Whether you’re into retro favorites, strategic esports titles, first-person shooters, or massively multiplayer pasta cooking dating simulators, if you love playing it, you’ll find it on Twitch.
Through Twitch I was lucky enough to win a few 7 day beta codes for Landmark – and I liked it but wasn’t sure if I’d pay to play – lucky enough I kept winning beta from streamers on Twitch and finally decided to buy the game in closed beta.
You can start off very cheaply and no need to spend any more than than – all you need is the Settler Pack to get Unlimited Closed Beta Access – but some streamers often give out these packs in competitions. As free codes for landmark games.
Settler Pack – $19.99
- Unlimited Closed Beta Access
- Settler Flag Item
- Founder’s Pickaxe
- Title: Founder
- Forum Title: Founder
Explorer Pack – $59.99
Includes all items from Settler Pack Plus:
- Alpha Access
- Explorer Flag Item
- Ring of Bounty
- Mega Pocket
- Courtier’s Regalia
- Tech Sergeant’s Gear
Trailblazer Pack – $99.99
(Italicized Items are Exclusive to Pre-Sale/Alpha Period)
Includes all items from Settler Pack and Explorer Pack Plus:
- Alpha Access
- Trailblazer Flag Item
- Mastercraft Bracer
- Void Vault
- Noble’s Regalia
- Tech Commander’s Gear
- 4 Shareable Closed Beta Keys
- Your Name in the EQNL Credits
- Early Access to the Beta Forum
- Forum Title: Trailblazer
- In-Game Title: Trailblazer
- Alpha Boost
- Head Start Open Beta Access
For more information visit eqnlandmark.com.
How to learn how to play landmark
There are of course many landmark tutorials on YouTube on how to play Landmark which are very helpful, but I’ve found that the community on Twitch is the best way to learn, they will teach you step by step and you can ask questions.
Read more here about why Twitch should be taken seriously as a gaming social network