Category Archives: Rant

The MMO genre really has been terrible for a long time

TAGN has a post about the PC Gamer 50 most important PC games, which includes five MMOs (UO, EQ, EVE, WoW, Second Life). As noted in his post, all those MMOs came out prior to 2004, which basically tells you … Continue reading

Posted in Guild Wars, MMO design, Rant, Uncategorized, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 9 Comments

The story of Fallout 4 incinerating Tobold

Seeing Tobold put his foot in a fire, and then vehemently deny that said foot is on fire has always been one of the better (only?) reasons to read his blog for a while now. The latest fire Tobold found … Continue reading

Posted in Fallout 3, Rant, The Witcher, Uncategorized | 22 Comments

Defeat leads to victory, and victory means defeat

How many times have you quit playing a game because you lost? How many times have you quit a game because you won? The first is rarer than the second, right? We view defeat as motivation to improve and try … Continue reading

Posted in Fallout 3, MMO design, Random, Rant, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Actually do something good

I almost never post about real life here on this blog, because I know people don’t come to a blog that is usually rando rants about videogames to hear about serious topics, but today is an exception for an important … Continue reading

Posted in Random, Rant, Uncategorized | 64 Comments

Dead State: Get your scripted story out of my sandbox!

As readers here know, I’m a big fan of sandbox gameplay, MMO or otherwise. The core thing that attracts me to the sandbox experience is the sense of unpredictability, of seeing a bunch of tools laid out for you by … Continue reading

Posted in Random, Rant

‘Dumb it Down’ is dead

This post is sparked by Loire’s post about the Overwatch beta, specifically this line: The “simplified genre” idea is successful because it opens up games to a much wider audience, including the still-massive World of Warcraft audience. Certainly back in … Continue reading

Posted in Random, Rant | 9 Comments

Feed the troll some poison already

I’m not a Star Citizen backer, personally don’t believe the game is going to ‘live up to the hype’ (mostly because at its current hype level, that would basically be impossible), and have in the past taken small shots at … Continue reading

Posted in Rant, Star Citizen | 13 Comments