Monthly Archives: August 2007

The art of the lob pass, plus mining fun.

Quick Mario Strikers Charge update; Online play is damn fun. The game itself is somewhat basic, with really only a few moves (shoot, pass, dodge, tackle, lob), but how you combine those moves into combos really determines who is the … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, EVE Online

Quest vacuum

Having finally gotten a good chunk of time to play LoTRO, it was time to take a trip back to Evendim and continue our adventures there. Previously we had completed a few of the lower level quests, but left the … Continue reading

Posted in Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, World of Warcraft

User generated content; more DoTA less TD please.

PotShot today wrote a nice long piece about user generated content in MMOs. He ponders why it’s not an idea used more often in today’s MMOs, as well as suggesting a game should be build with the tools to support … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Ultima Online

Wii balls and bats. Space pirates.

On a strange whim, and partly based on a good review by Keen and Graev, I went out and purchased Mario Striker Charged and The Bigs for the Wii. This is of some note due to the fact that this … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, EVE Online, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Warhammer Online

Weekend Update.

Finally a normal weekend, meaning a decent amount of time spent gaming. Along with EVE Online and LoTRO, a buddy brought over his Xbox 360 and we played some Gears of War and Blitz, The League. Gears is a great … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, EVE Online, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design | 3 Comments

The scope of EVE Online

The scope of EVE Online continues to impress me. Last night I finally finished training my ‘Destroyer’ skill, letting me finally pilot destroyers. Granted I still can’t afford one, let alone outfit it, but it was nice to finally be … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design | 5 Comments

The 9th pit of hell.

Back from vacation, finally. Odd how you always feel you need a vacation from vacation. Anyway Florida was nice, at least everything but the weather. A man can only take 100+ degree weather with near 100% humidity for so long. … Continue reading

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Vacation

I’m off to Florida until August 8th. So much needed time on the beach rereading Robert Jordan’s Eye of the World. Yes that means I plan to reread the entire Wheel of Time series, all 11 books released so far. … Continue reading

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Live free or perma-die… but not so hard.

The idea of perma-death has been around for as long as MMOs have. It’s one of those ‘hot button’ issues that always polarizes fans and leads to long forum threads discussing its merits. This is not a forum, but here … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Perma-death | 7 Comments

Skillz yo.

Just some quick stuff today, should be a more substantial entry tomorrow. My wallet hit 1 million ISK in EVE last night. I realize this is basically nothing, but still looks nice for a new pilot. Doubt it will last … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Random, World of Warcraft | 2 Comments