Category Archives: beta

Darkfall: Unholy Wars – End of beta and the plan going forward

Originally I was going to chronicle the DF:UW beta from day one to close, but a lot of what I had down no longer applies, and after re-reading it, it was honestly not that interesting. Instead, I’ll just type up … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Combat Systems, Darkfall Online, Inquisition Clan, MMO design, PvP | 15 Comments

TESO looking great on all fronts!

Darkfall post coming in a bit, but I need to post this first. The Elder Scrolls Online video leak disaster. The video has already been removed from Youtube (if someone has a working link, please post a comment), but the … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Mass Media, The Elder Scrolls Online | 6 Comments

Devilish details

Yesterday’s post got some interesting replies, not the least of which is this post over at KTR. It got me wondering if I just over-focus on some things, or if other MMO players don’t see them or don’t care about … Continue reading

Posted in Asheron's Call, beta, Combat Systems, Darkfall Online, MMO design | 38 Comments

DF:UW – The brilliance of the prowess system

The appeal of a “use and improve” system to character progression is easy to understand, in part because it mimics real life. Want to get better at something? Do it (practice). Unfortunately sometimes being ‘realistic’ does not work in the … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Combat Systems, crafting, Darkfall Online, MMO design, PvP | 48 Comments

Boxed in

I bet you are wondering why I’m blogging less huh? Yea, I figured you were. Darkfall NDA is mostly to blame. MMO genre being a pile of crap is another factor. I mean, not only is there not a title … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Civilization Series, Darkfall Online, EVE Online, Guild Wars, MMO design, Rant, SW:TOR, The Witcher | 19 Comments

Still here

Fear not, I’m still here. The DF NDA is killing me, lot of items to blog about, both good and bad. Steam sale is going on, but so far nothing amazing has come up.

Posted in beta, Darkfall Online

Darkfall: Unholy Wars – Voicing the Manifested Vision in White Shades

Darkfall is under NDA right now, so while I’m writing about it, I can’t post details until the NDA is down. Whenever that happens (current date I have is Dec 27th) expect either a long post, or a bunch all in … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Darkfall Online, Guild Wars, Inquisition Clan, MMO design, PvP, SW:TOR, Vanguard, Warhammer Online | 5 Comments