Category Archives: World of Warcraft

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

WoW has shut down, per Massively

Massively just doing Massively things (link no longer works as Massively just deleted the entire post), or just being Blizzard and copy/pasting from Polygon (This link still works because lulz Polygon). Pick one? I few weeks ago Square released a … Continue reading

Posted in Final Fantasy XIV, World of Warcraft | 26 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

Hearthstone: Wake up, roll dice, return to nap

If you’re like most people, well actually if you are like most people you aren’t playing Hearthstone. But if you are among the select few who found the game way, way down in the app store somehow, I’m sure by … Continue reading

Posted in iPhone, Random, Rant, World of Warcraft | 14 Comments

Burnout is a myth

When WoW was declining due to one crappy expansion after another featuring accessibility-inspired dumbing down, some people tried to write this off as not being about the content, but just due to ‘burnout’. They would have you believe that after … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, DoTA, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, League of Legends, MMO design, Random, Rant, World of Warcraft | 36 Comments