Category Archives: EVE Online

2015 predictions review

Prompted by Wilhelm again, lets look back at my 2015 predictions. DF:UW will shut down. The population is at an all-time low, AV is completely lost with the title, and Forumfall continues to stick daggers into the one game even … Continue reading

Posted in ArcheAge, Camelot Unchained, Clash of Clans, Crowfall, Darkfall Online, EQNext, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Kickstarter, League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, Random, Site update, SOE being SOE, SW:TOR, Trion being Trion, World of Warcraft | 16 Comments

ARK – A micro-MMO

My obsession with ARK continues, and it has now bled into the MMO-thinking part of my brain. To be very clear, ARK isn’t an MMO, but in a lot of ways it certainly plays like one. The big thing is … Continue reading

Posted in ARK, EVE Online, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 1 Comment

Hitting rocks to build success

For me the simplest measure of how much you liked a game is how long you played it. I think there is certainly value in a great 10 hour experience, but IMO no matter how great that 10 hours was, … Continue reading

Posted in ARK, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 9 Comments

Fun vs Reward

Designing MMO content is, IMO, far different than designing gaming content, primarily because MMO content has to last, while other gaming content has to be as fun as possible. It may sound odd, but I don’t think you should try … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, MMO design | 12 Comments

Bringing games to prison

Via Az, what PC game would you pick if you were in prison for 10 years with no internet, and what three games would you pick if you were locked up for life but had Internet to play games but … Continue reading

Posted in Civilization Series, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Mount and Blade: Warband | 5 Comments

2015 midyear check-in: Still not a single great F2P MMO

Wildstar announcing it is moving to the minor leagues of the MMO world (F2P) is… something? Personally I have zero investment/interest in Wildstar, as I never saw the point of creating a ‘hardcore’ raiding MMO and then picking a hyper-cartoon … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, RMT, World of Warcraft | 27 Comments

How many more people will we allow Blizzard and WoW to murder?

I think its about time someone took up the righteous cause of saving the world from murder/suicide-assisting MMOs and the evil that they bring. Now you might be saying “But SynCaine, surely the developers are setting proper limits here and … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, World of Warcraft | 4 Comments