Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Game of Thrones, MMO style.

Tobold today made a post about the possible successor to WoW, listing some upcoming MMOs and commenting on their chance for success. As always, it’s a good read, but I think he ignores one aspect of the MMO market; games … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, EVE Online, Ultima Online, Vanguard, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 2 Comments

A look ahead, and why can’t I have the Sword of Leetness+5?

Playing EVE Online, EQ2, and Sword of the New World all at the same time gives you a very interesting view of where MMOs are today. Two of the games (EVE, EQ2) were released a few years back, but both … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, EQ2, EVE Online, MMO design, SotNW, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 9 Comments

Training delay, SOE down, SotNW grinding.

Bit of EVE stupidity on my part a few days ago. I bought a +4 implant from the Ministry of War Loyalty Point store, having finally saved enough LP to get one. I proceed to unplug my +1 implant and … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, EVE Online, SotNW

AFK leveling.

Just a quick post today, but Sword of the New World is very… well different. You can AFK level yourself to basically 100, and the game does nothing to really stop you. It’s just one of the many differences between … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, SotNW

Sword of the New World I love you. No wait I hate you. No just kidding I love you.

Thanks to a PCGamer demo DVD, I installed Sword of the New World over the weekend to give it a go. Seeing as how the game is Free2Play (stupid marketing trend word) and got a 90% review in the same … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design, SotNW | 5 Comments

Friday randomness.

Bit absent minded today, I blame it on today being Friday. EQ2 is going well, level 13 now. Heroic Opportunities still confuse me, I mean I get that you use the skill that is blinking to get a greater effect, … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, EVE Online, MILK Corp | 1 Comment

Lifestyles of the rich and MMO famous.

Quick question about EQ2 that hopefully someone can comment on and answer. Are most quests voiced, or only some/few? I noticed the first two camps all the quests had voice actors reading the quest, but the last camp that we … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, MMO design | 5 Comments