Monthly Archives: May 2009

Fear the MMO reaper

Fear of death is a tough emotion to create in an MMO. If you die while working on a “kill ten mobs” quest, is it so devastating that you completely rethink your approach to the quest? Hell, did you go … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, EVE Online, MMO design, PvP | 13 Comments

Giving credit when it’s due.

It’s very easy to point out flaws in a game or it’s developer. When a server crashes, it’s impossible not to notice. When you are in a login queue, you know it. If your current class/race is underpowered, it affects … Continue reading

Posted in Age of Conan, Darkfall Online, EQ2, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, PvP, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 39 Comments

Games I actually play (DarkFall) update.

Out of all the easy criticism a ForumFaller might make against DarkFall, why are so many people getting so worked up about the game not being on sale 24/7? If you know DarkFall is not the game for you (and … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, MMO design, PvP | 17 Comments

The straight facts about the Eurogamer slander piece.

Bonedead ninja edit: Please replace the word ‘slander’ with ‘libel’ whenever you see it. Thanks! One would think the basic facts of a story would be simple to comprehend by people, and the discussion would revolve around the implications of … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, Mass Media | 34 Comments

Final word on the Eurogamer slander piece.

Game. Set. Match. Well played Aventurine. Good luck to that hack Ed Zitron in pursuing his career as a writer, and good luck to Eurogamer, your name and site now being the punch line of a joke among gamers. Hope … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, Mass Media, Rant | 28 Comments

DarkFall: Giving the skill system some direction

The skill system in DarkFall is one of the more hotly debated topics among players actually playing the game (and not just playing ForumFall). Some believe it’s too long a grind (oh nooz, you are not maxed out in two … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, MMO design, Ultima Online | 9 Comments

DarkFall in-game reaction to Eurogamer.

Silly sandbox…

Posted in Darkfall Online, Mass Media, Random | 6 Comments

FreeRealms: Gay Simulator, 2/10 score after 20+ hours played.

I want to write a bit more about the whole Eurogamer ‘review’ of DarkFall, because I feel some people are missing exactly why this is not just ‘someone not liking your game’, but actually a much more damaging two pages … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, FreeRealms, Mass Media, MMO design, Rant | 22 Comments

That awesome DF review? It gets better!

Continuing to dig the hole a bit deeper, the fine folks at Eurogamer posted this response to their award-winning journalism. Tasos responds here. Aventurine 2, trash website 0. I can’t imaging what Eurogamer is going to do with their second … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, Mass Media | 12 Comments

The worlds most accurate DarkFall review!

First, go read this fine piece of gaming journalism. Done? Amazing right, I mean that guy has the game down to the minor details, everyone quit DarkFall NOW!! . . . Oh now wait, it seems Tasos from Aventurine did … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, Mass Media | 40 Comments