Category Archives: PvP

So dumbed down its just dumb

There is a good post and fun comments thread over at K&G about Blizzard’s upcoming League of Legend’s clone (get it), Heroes of the Storm. Here is Keen’s basic statement of the game: Heroes of the Storm is, essentially, a … Continue reading

Posted in DoTA, League of Legends, PvP, Random | 42 Comments

AA: The true spiritual successor to UO

With the lead weight that is Trion and F2P covered yesterday, let’s start digging into WHY you should tolerate Trion and play ArcheAge anyway, because yea, you should be if you enjoy virtual worlds and smart MMO design. I always … Continue reading

Posted in ArcheAge, Combat Systems, crafting, MMO design, PvP, Review, Ultima Online | 25 Comments

DF:UW – This is why we play

Our alliance is currently in a war with another major alliance, and the result has been great PvP for a number of days now. Last night we had another battle, and it might have been the best one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Darkfall Online, PvP | 5 Comments

ESO, DF:UW – Sometimes we go looking for something we already have

This past weekend ESO had another beta weekend, but I wasn’t able to play much as I had issues with the account my highest-level character is on. I did create an Imperial on my purchased account, but beyond that and … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Combat Systems, Darkfall Online, MMO design, PvP, The Elder Scrolls Online | 8 Comments

DF:UW – Just call me Captain Ghostship

Once we had wrapped up our sieges Sunday night, we noticed that the nearby Sea Fortress was going live in under an hour, and it was decided that we would bring out a Frigate and try to capture it. A … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Darkfall Online, PvP | 2 Comments

DF:UW video – Enemy perspective from the AT siege

Enjoyable watch, quality goes from average to good. Highlights: I die towards the end. Video starts when they have both boats already in the water. Video ends right as we start turning the fight and take out the siege stones … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, PvP | 2 Comments

DF:UW – Sweet peaks

I write often about the highs and lows a great MMO can take you on vs the sustained averageness of far too many MMOs today. I think in many ways that is the core difference between an MMO and all … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, MMO design, PvP | 1 Comment