Category Archives: Housing

AA: Trade Routes bring life to the roads and waves

With ArcheAge being a sandbox, it’s somewhat difficult to talk about just one aspect of the game without the post spiraling into a dozen other supporting topics. If I focus too much on just the actual topic, I feel like … Continue reading

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AA: Housing the way it should be done

If you ask any well-informed MMO player what two games have/had the best housing in the genre, the answer will be UO and SWG. It’s those two titles by a landslide, with basically everyone else in a distant, forgettable pile. … Continue reading

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DF:UW – Two more videos of the triple siege night

Rather than an extensive battle report, I’m just going to post the key details and let the videos fill in the blanks (aka: lazy blogging). Here is one from our initial enemies and then mercenaries point of view, and here … Continue reading

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DF:UW – Dungeon content in a virtual world

Last Friday the latest patch for DF:UW was released, and it included the first dungeon added to the game. Sunday night OTG and allies put together a group of eight to go check it out. Entering the dungeon works like … Continue reading

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DF:UW – Sieging Alden Enak

Last night OTG had a siege against The Empire for their hamlet of Alden Enak (AE), located just south of our city of Kvit. The nice thing about this siege was that the numbers, gear, and player skill were about … Continue reading

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DF:UW – The value of owning a city

A popular topic on ForumFall of late has been the value of player cities and hamlets, with some believe they are not worth owning, or that the cost to build them up is too great and needs to be reduced. … Continue reading

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UO Forever: More lessons

UO Forever has been a great time so far, both from just a pure gameplay perspective and as a refresher of sorts on how the MMO genre got started and the design decisions that worked. I’ve covered combat already, as well … Continue reading

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