Category Archives: Darkfall Online

Pathfinder Online: It’s 2003 EVE!

Raise your hand if you knew Pathfinder Online was already playable? Yea, me neither. But it is, and my friend Rynnik hooked me up with a buddy key to take a look. To use his words, Pathfinder right now is … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Darkfall Online, Pathfinder Online | 2 Comments

Crowfall: The winners stand alone

If there is one thing I still regret about Darkfall, it’s AV not making the now-gone MVP forums public after they did away with the program; a lot of good ideas and discussions all gone because I don’t think AV … Continue reading

Posted in Crowfall, Darkfall Online, MMO design | 13 Comments

Looking back at 2014, looking forward into 2015

Time to review 2014 and make some 2015 predictions (I don’t get as fancy as some people and do two posts!) Here are the 2014 predictions: EQNL will have everyone loving it the first month of release. Shortly after just … Continue reading

Posted in ArcheAge, Camelot Unchained, Clash of Clans, Darkfall Online, EQ2, EQNext, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars, League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, Star Citizen, SW:TOR, The Elder Scrolls Online, Trion being Trion, WildStar, World of Warcraft | 43 Comments

DF:UW – Fresh ideas!

Watching Darkfall from afar has been entertaining, if tragically so. First the game just finished it’s first elections for a player council, and it went about as well as you would expect from that fine collection of humanity. Among the … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online | 7 Comments

Subtraction by addition

One of the lazier strawmen in MMO blogging land is to dismiss the success of an older MMO by stating that fewer people play it today. I’m sure you have read some version of “If UO did so many things … Continue reading

Posted in Dark Age of Camelot, Darkfall Online, DDO, EQ2, EVE Online, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Ultima Online | 6 Comments

DF:UW – Being right isn’t always fun

One of the better inside jokes around here is the concept of a ‘Jesus patch’, because all too often the fools tossing that term around are talking about an MMO that has either shut down or is a shell of … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Darkfall Online | 21 Comments

Sandbox end-game: Why keep playing long-term?

Let’s talk PvP sandbox MMO end-game today. One of my outstanding questions from the whole Warhammer Online saga is in a perfect world, what was the end-game for that MMO? I mean we know it was to raid the other … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, EVE Online, MMO design, Pathfinder Online, Warhammer Online | 9 Comments