Category Archives: SW:TOR

SW:TOR – Good enough to be a sub MMO again?

Two observations about the ‘big’ SW:TOR expansion announcement (based only on reading Rohan mostly, since lulz actually playing SW:TOR): Bit early to call SW:TOR trying to save itself here as it going the FFXIV route. FFXIV isn’t special in so … Continue reading

Posted in RMT, SW:TOR | 20 Comments

Troll day continues, hotbar salesman is back!

So so good! Embracing the Paradigm Shift: Converting a Premium Team to an (Enthusiastic!) Freemium Team First of all, how great is that title for that talk? Reminds me of “Up in the Air” (awesome movie btw) when they talk … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, RMT, SW:TOR | 5 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

SW:TOR – Hotbars sales not so hot

And the good news just keeps on flowing. Isn’t it strange that this wasn’t reflected on fictional table generator Superdata’s info? I wonder why that is, those guys seem so well informed about everything else… SW:TOR getting put out of … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, SW:TOR | 12 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

The three flavors of F2P

Another post about the F2P business model, yay! (I blame TAGN for this one) One development that has happened somewhat recently is the split definitions of what ‘F2P’ really is. It’s a different take on the “what is an MMO” … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, RMT, SW:TOR, World of Warcraft | 21 Comments

ESO: Prediction forming is at 85%

This article over at Massively by Larry Everett mirrors a lot of my most recent experience with the ESO beta, in that the first area is 100% linear, the second feels like a typical themepark zone, and the third feels … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, MMO design, SW:TOR, The Elder Scrolls Online | 40 Comments