25 Web Sites with Free Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Games

Runescape: http://www.runescape.com/
Three-dimensional, browser-based massive multi-player online role-playing game with both free play elements and membership subscriptions. Often criticized for its poor graphics, Runescape is ideal for gamers on a budget and caters for low end PCs. Players must subscribe to members for more content subscription is at US$5 per month.

Rappelz: http://www.rappelz.gpotato.com/
Free downloadable mmorpg with purchasable special items from the "cash shop". With three playable races and the best pet system on any mmorpg, it is a favourite among gamers. Note that this game has high minimum system requirements, similar to other games such as World of Warcraft.

Flyff: http://www.flyff.gpotato.com/
Free downloadable mmorpg with colourful graphics where players can fly around on items such as brooms and boards. Special items require real-life currency to buy.

"Granado Espada", Sword of the New World: http://www.swordofthenewworld.com/
This free downloadable mmorpg is unique due to their multiple character control system players can control 3 players at once, instead of being limited to one character per player!

Maple Story: http://www.mapleglobal.com/
Downloadable 2D mmorpg with anime style graphics in which players have 4 classes to choose from, each of which have their own city. While the game is free, there is a cash shop where players have to pay real life money to buy special items.

Ragnarok online: http://www.iro.ragnarokonline.com/
Downloadable mmorpg with cute anime graphics. This mmorpg is not free from their official website, but there are private servers that are free to play on, e.g. http://www.pre-ro.com/ and http://www.ragnarokrevolution.com/ .

Silkroad Online: http://www.silkroadonline.net/
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Rediscover the Web with FireFox

Have you used Mozilla Firefox yet? It’s a free web browser that many consider superior to the old standard web browser, Internet Explorer, by Microsoft. I have been using Mozilla Firefox, or Firefox for short, for several years now, and have enjoyed it alot.

I started using Firefox in Highschool, after being introduced to it by a friend. Previously, I had only used Internet Explorer, and the crummy AOL browser. It took me a little while to get used to Firefox, but when I finally started using it all the time, it clicked. My web browsing experience has never been the same. The largest different I noticed at first with Firefox was that it allowed for easy tabbed browsing. Basically, you can keep multiple web windows open at once, and switch between them without having to minimize the program. It saves on memory, and allows for much speedier Internet surfing. The second big difference was that Firefox allowed you to download ‘plugins’ or ‘addons’ created by other people, that can do everything from instantly translate foreign languanges on a web page to monitor spyware to allowing Gmail to act as a external hard drive, and so on. These addons really help set Firefox apart from it’s closest competitor, Internet Explorer. Also, it is supposedly more secure than Internet Explorer (IE), and I’ve seen my IE get corrupted thanks to spyware, but my Firefox stay safe and operatable.

While the vast majority of Internet users still seem to use IE, more …

Top Websites of the Decade

The worldwide web affects the life of millions of people, and its influence grew greatly during the past decade. A worldwide online classified advertisement site, the best known search engine in the world, the most popular video website in the world, and the world's largest online encyclopedia made up some of the top websites for the decade. What sites were the most important for the decade of the 2000's depends on what Internet list you read, but this article contains some of the top sites, in no particular order of importance.

One website that is at the top of some lists for the top websites is Craigslist.org. What was once a local ad service has become the biggest online classified advertisement service in the world. One can find or sell almost anything, give something away for free or get something for free, buy or rent a house, search the personals, or do any number of other things.

For those who want to know about the quality of products or service they will receive at a particular business, Yelp.com was one of the top websites of the decade. The site contains reviews by ordinary people of restaurants, spas, nightclubs, places to shop, and many others, all across the country. If you use the site, you will no longer trust the opinions of one person's opinions before going to a particular establishment.

One site that is on more than one top ten list is Flickr.com, which was founded in 2004. The site …

Photographic Resource Websites for Freelance Writers

A picture is worth a thousand words – or at least it's worth including in an article.

No matter how well written an article is the addition of a few snappy visuals will not only enhance it, but even get some people to take a look who might have passed it right on by. The trouble is finding the right visual assist. Where do you get these visuals? Film or televison articles can be easy – movie posters or stills from a production usually do just fine.

Snapping a few digital photos on your own is always a great way to go, but that can't always deliver for your project if it's way beyond your physical location or timeframe. You may be doing an overview of America's entrance into World War II or the launch of the first satellite into orbit. Your photographic skills are polished, but they're not magical. What next? Call in Harry Potter for help? Maybe, if you can't get him, or enter free or public domain photo websites.

Here are a few I use. They usually have what I need to dress up an article.

MorgueFile

Hands down one of the very best photographic websites around. The search engine is easy and it offers lots of selection. This is one stop shopping for me many times. You'll find it all and if they don't have it, you don't need it. But seriously, it's an amazing resource for all your photographic needs. I recommend it highly.

http://www.morguefile.com/…

Websites That Offer Free Card Game Downloads

Are you board with the two or three card games that came on your computer. If your ready to expand to new card games there are some sites with free card game downloads. You can find just about any card game that you are looking for on the Internet. All you have to do is go to the site, find the game your looking for, and click on the download button. You will be prompted to save the game on your computer. When it is finished downloading you will get a box that pops up and asks if you would like to make a icon on your desktop, and if you would like to start the game.

Here are my top site for card game downloads:

http://www.download-free-games.com/card_game_download/ – This site has quite a few solitaire games do download. They have single games, they also have game packages that include many solitaire games. They have all the old favorites like spider and free cell. They also have some new games such as aloha solitaire and mystery solitaire. When you download the games on this site you will get a trial version, if you would like to get the full version of the game you will have to pay for it.

http://www.bluedojo.com/publisher2/cardGames.php – While this site has all the usual solitaire's it also has many multi player card games. They feature Fat Cat games, which has Fat Cat Gin and Fat Cat poker. The fat cat games are fun games that give …

Top Three Websites to Grab MySpace Layouts and Graphics for the Boston Celtics

In the never ending quest to have the best looking page in MySpace land, places to get layouts and graphics are a dime a dozen. I have three websites that I found to have some of the best Boston Celtics Layouts on the internet. I mean, what Boston Celtic fan wouldn't want to show off their Celtic pride?

All the graphics included in this article are free and easy to use (Ctrl C then Crtl V or copy and paste)

IMyspacegraphics.com

IMyspacegraphics.com is a very user friendly website, with easy navigation and lots of graphics to choose from. Here is an example of the Boston Celtic graphics.

Basketballmyspacelayouts.net

Basketballmyspacelayouts.net has the best backgrounds for your MySpace page is right on this site. I seen regarding the Boston Celtics. The layouts are very eye friendly, and the color is magnificent.

Pyzam

Last but not least is Pyzam. I have used Pyzam in the past, and I have never failed to get a lot of positive comments from their layouts. Pyzam has three Pre-made Boston Celtic layouts to choose from, and they are well put together!

Have fun and Go Boston!…

Romance and Mystery Novel Review Web Sites

With my family being such avid readers, particularly my daughter, I recently discovered two websites that can help with our reading quest. They are www.theromancereader.com and www.themysterreader.com

My local librarian had just discovered these two web sites, and was sharing information with her patrons about these two Internet addresses. As we are weekly regulars at the library, she let my family know about them. When I arrived home, I was sure to check them out.

The first one is www.theromancereader.com. My daughter, thank goodness, is not yet into these types of novels. So this site was purely for my interest.

The main purpose of the web site is to offer reviews of top romance novels. The reviews are broken down into three categories: historical, contemporary, and fantasy. Their rating system is unique, with hearts being used. Five hearts is a definite keeper, four hearts means the book is recommended, three hearts is acceptable, two means think twice, and one hearts tells the reader not to bother reading the book. They also break the books down into categories. These categories are: G for love scenes but no sex; PG for sex scenes that aren't explicit; PG 13 for a little bit more descriptive, but not yet graphic ; R for very descriptive and lots of love scenes; and NC17 for a book you wouldn't want your kids to read, or your spouse or – well you get the idea. I thought it was very unique that the reviews and ratings were …