Monthly Archives: October 2011

What the CCP layoffs and refocus tell us

Is it just me, or is this good news if you are an EVE player? Yes, it sucks for whoever got laid off, and it sucks for WoD fans, but aren’t all the recent issues around EVE due to the … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Mass Media, MMO design, Rant, World of Warcraft | 23 Comments

GW2: The pond with the fountain in the middle

Good post from Ravious over at KTR about zone/world events in GW2, and what some of the possible scenarios might be. He in particular talks about failure scenarios; what might really happen should the players not be successful during a … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, Guild Wars, MMO design, Rift | 21 Comments

Might and Magic Heroes 6 review

Might and Magic Heroes 6 (since when is this series not called Heroes of Might and Magic?) was released last Thursday, and over the weekend I spent a good deal of time with it, including a multi-player game along with … Continue reading

Posted in Random | 20 Comments

These are not the customers you are looking for

You know, if I knew absolutely nothing about SW:TOR, and I read/heard this presentation, I’d be absolutely pumped for whatever MMO Damion Schubert is talking about. Converting casuals into hardcore players, retaining those hardcore players, understanding the importance of such … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Random, SW:TOR | 11 Comments

Paying full price

As we picked up the 4-pack for Dungeon Defenders last night, our Steam group talked about paying for games, and why anyone would pay full price for a game in the age of $5 Steam sales, Game+DLC bundles, and Sub-to-F2P … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, Darkfall Online, Inquisition Clan, RMT, SW:TOR | 8 Comments

Forbes hates accessibility

Not that this Forbes article is saying anything we don’t already know, but I find it somewhat funny to read about anti-accessibility from such a source. It’s also amusing how close the issues in FPS-land mirror those of the MMO … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, EVE Online, Mass Media, Rant, World of Warcraft | 21 Comments

LoL Dominion follow-up, and Bioshock

League of Legend’s Dominion has been out for a bit now, and I’m still somewhat unsure about it. On the one hand, it’s a lot of fun and lets you play a bunch of different champions. On the other, I … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, Random | 17 Comments