Category Archives: Lord of the Rings Online

Warhammer Online killed the MMO genre

Sensationalized blog title for all of the clicks! Except not really, because WAR really did kill the MMO genre, at least in terms of being a mainstream genre similar in popularity to say RPGs, Sports titles, or FPS. Now don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Age of Conan, Aion, Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, Dark Age of Camelot, Darkfall Online, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Rift, Star Citizen, SW:TOR, Uncategorized, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 10 Comments

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

The Turbine info has been right here for years

Link to the first of many Aylwen posts. If the general gist, and even some of the exact details were news to you, you haven’t been reading this blog long have you? Still, it’s nice to have someone ‘officially’ confirm … Continue reading

Posted in Lord of the Rings Online, RMT | 5 Comments

State of the MMO genre, 2015 edition

First things first, it’s now 2015, and just like in 2014, 2013, and really since the beginning of time, we still haven’t seen an as-successful F2P MMO as we have sub MMOs (WoW/FFXIV/EVE). Until we do, this isn’t a debate. … Continue reading

Posted in Age of Conan, Aion, Asheron's Call, Camelot Unchained, EQ2, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Life is Feudal, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Pathfinder Online, Rift, RMT, Star Citizen, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 64 Comments

LotRO: You’ll never see Mordor

Let’s talk about LotRO! Actually let’s not talk about the content of LotRO, because why make everyone suffer, but instead let’s talk about how things have gone for the game overall, and specifically under F2P. Spoiler alert: LotRO is a … Continue reading

Posted in Lord of the Rings Online, Rant, RMT | 17 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

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