Category Archives: World of Warcraft

2015 midyear check-in: Still not a single great F2P MMO

Wildstar announcing it is moving to the minor leagues of the MMO world (F2P) is… something? Personally I have zero investment/interest in Wildstar, as I never saw the point of creating a ‘hardcore’ raiding MMO and then picking a hyper-cartoon … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, RMT, World of Warcraft | 27 Comments

How many more people will we allow Blizzard and WoW to murder?

I think its about time someone took up the righteous cause of saving the world from murder/suicide-assisting MMOs and the evil that they bring. Now you might be saying “But SynCaine, surely the developers are setting proper limits here and … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, World of Warcraft | 4 Comments

GTA V: A monster of quality content

Quick plugs first: The CoC clan has one spot currently open. Anyone with a non-rushed TH7+ that will be active please apply to “Supreme Cream!” and mention the blog. Also the Boom Beach group “Hardcore Casual” has spots open as … Continue reading

Posted in Boom Beach, Clash of Clans, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Random, World of Warcraft | 4 Comments

FFXIV: Playing different roles on one character is brilliant

Quick note to start with: Playing the relaunch of The Elder Scrolls Online just reinforced how much better FFXIV is at being a thempark MMO. I might still try to get back into ESO at some point, but after spending … Continue reading

Posted in Final Fantasy XIV, The Elder Scrolls Online, World of Warcraft | 22 Comments

FFXIV: 4 million ‘registered accounts’

Square Enix, in announcing 4m players, continues to troll all of us with their use of the term ‘registered accounts‘ in a world where F2P exists and the Turbines of the world announce number of characters created as an example … Continue reading

Posted in Final Fantasy XIV, World of Warcraft | 20 Comments

Hearthstone is Blizzard’s first non-hit, that’s important

Let’s keep talking about Hearthstone, if only because talking about it is way, way more fun than playing the game, and because HS is IMO a perfect example of New Blizzard in a nutshell and perhaps a good indicator of … Continue reading

Posted in iPhone, Random, RMT, World of Warcraft | 51 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