Monthly Archives: December 2010

Rift Review (EG Style)

Two days, two ‘reviews’ :snicker:, I spoil you guys! I like the graphic style of Rift. It’s high fantasy, but it has enough of those little details to not make it totally forgettable. Bonus points for all the graphical options … Continue reading

Posted in beta, MMO design, Rift | 86 Comments

MMO PvP: Never fair and balanced

Comment that caught my attention over at Massively, from Jef’s excellent Soapbox piece about RP and FFA PvP: “It isn’t PVP because it is never fair and balanced.” A lot of layers to that one line. For starters, what defines … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Darkfall Online, EVE Online, Mass Media, MMO design, PvP | 19 Comments

Yet more proof that Darkfall > EQ2

Man among boys. Taking candy from a baby. Darkfall vs EQ2. In a shock to no one, a Darkfall player dominates a league full of EQ2 carebears, stomping them until the very end, and looting their precious shiny off their … Continue reading

Posted in Random, Site update | 8 Comments

Darkfall pro-tip: Don’t panic noob

I was farming elfwraiths with one member of Flying V recently on Yssam, trying to build up our supply of portal shards. I was heavy-armor geared, he was light, and I had brought a transmuted two-handed firesword for kicks (its … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, PvP | 2 Comments

Civ V, The Witcher, M&B:W, and Rift beta

Some random notes for today: Played two games of the scenario included in the first DLC for Civilization V, very entertaining. It’s rather short (limited to 100 turns), somewhat easy (the other sides don’t play with the sense of urgency … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Civilization Series, Random, Rift, The Witcher | 5 Comments

How is the #1 WoW blogger not the #1 blog?

Clearly the massive carebears at… Massively made an error here, but somehow I’m only #7 on their list of top bloggers. Haters gonna hate I guess, but at least I beat TAGN. And as if more evidence was needed, it … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, Site update | 10 Comments

WoW slain by Blizzard. Time to pick up the crown.

Since about 2006 people have been predicting that the next big MMO would be a ‘WoW killer’ pre-release. Those people were all wrong, every assassination attempt has failed, and WoW still sits on the throne. Until Cata that is. Now … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Rift, World of Warcraft | 41 Comments