Category Archives: EVE Online

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

Cash shop item creation clarification

This somewhat jumped out at me about Pathfinder planning to sell in-game items, and how some argued that because said items are tradable in-game, the system is basically the same as PLEX. Spoiler alert: it’s not. Not even close. The … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design, Pathfinder Online, Rant, RMT | 10 Comments

What happened to all those WoW-babies?

TAGN, in a post about the closing of Vanguard, brings back a theory that was pretty popular around the 2006(ish) timeframe; mainly that those who played WoW would ‘grow up’ to eventually play a ‘real MMO’. Let’s revisit that theory … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, EVE Online, League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Pathfinder Online, Rift, Star Citizen, SW:TOR, The Elder Scrolls Online, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 8 Comments

Missing Jester already

Out of all the interesting stuff Jester wrote about, I think my favorite were his takes on happenings at CCP and what they likely meant for the game. Now granted, I haven’t looked into how accurate those predictions ended up … Continue reading

Posted in Blogroll, EVE Online | 10 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

Pathfinder Online: Everything but the game is looking awesome!

I was recently talking to a friend about Pathfinder Online, with the gist of the conversation being that I love everything about the game on paper, from the design docs to what the devs have said, but actually seeing it … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Combat Systems, crafting, EVE Online, MMO design, Pathfinder Online | 12 Comments

The day the pilot died

Sad to hear Jester is retiring from blogging. His blog quickly shot up to my daily ‘must read’ list, and his content quality and quantity was second-to-none. He was also my easy-access window into the deeper side of EVE design … Continue reading

Posted in Blogroll, EVE Online | 3 Comments