Monthly Archives: February 2008

Damn you flu!

The lack of updates is due to a nasty flu that hit me hard and is just now finally going away. In actually gaming news… well other than still working my way through The Witcher (still good, not sure about … Continue reading

Posted in PvP, Random, Site update, The Witcher, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

Weekend reading, but only for white people.

Through the magic of the ‘Top Blogs’ list here at WordPress, I found this site. Very well written, and certainly some funny stuff.

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Will Warhammer be good enough to overcome the inevitable PvP shock?

The following is based on a few assumptions that are key to understanding my thinking here. Please keep them in mind when reading. Assumption one: Most MMO players have only played WoW. Assumption two: Most MMO players don’t know about … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, MMO design, PvP, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 21 Comments

Sandbox or Theme Park?

During the recent posts about stories in MMOs, the topic of sandbox vs theme park MMOs came up, which got me thinking on which style I prefer and why. The first MMO that I played heavily was Ultima Online back … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design, PvP, Ultima Online, World of Warcraft | 14 Comments

Less can be more; how Warhammer Online could benefit from fewer class options.

News that Warhammer online might not ship with all classes ready to go at release is making the rounds, which got me thinking about the possible impact that might have on the game. As most know the current system is … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, MMO design, PvP, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 1 Comment

Stories in our MMOs.

Scott over at Pumping Irony (great name btw) has a post about storytelling in MMOs and why they generally fail. He breaks down the current problems, mostly that character development is really just attribute development, which I fully agree with. … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design, The Witcher, Ultima Online, World of Warcraft | 3 Comments

The value of the blogging community.

Darren made a nice plea over at his site for bloggers to get into the WAR beta, or at the very least Keen. I support that (both the bloggers part and the Keen part), and can’t really come up with … Continue reading

Posted in Blogroll, EQ2, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Podcast, Site update | 7 Comments