Monthly Archives: May 2011

LoL lols, PoP big bads

This CAD comic about League of Legends is not only funny, but pretty accurate. I’m not sure expecting the community to ever be all flowers and hugs is reasonable though, it’s a PvP game after all, and some level of … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, Mount and Blade: Warband, PvP | 7 Comments

Rift: Post-1.2 expert difficulty

Random thought based off an instance run in Rift last night: the easier the content, the worse you play, the worse you feel, spiral downward of doom. T2 dungeons in Rift are now pretty damn easy, and in a somewhat … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Patch Notes, Rant, Rift | 10 Comments

M&B:W PoP plans

Here is the updated plan for the M&B:W PoP story series: Instead of a small daily update, I’m going to do a larger weekly update. This lets me filter out the small stuff (yet another brigand band killed…) and focus … Continue reading

Posted in Mount and Blade: Warband, Site update | 2 Comments

DarkFall: Two Year Anniversary video

Some very nice footage from AV’s Tascha. Must be fun to zoom around in GM mode, able to watch random players or oversee huge battles :)

Posted in Darkfall Online | 1 Comment

WordPress question

As some of you may have noticed, I created a new page for the Mount and Blade: Warband story. However, I’m not seeing the option to “post” to that page. I can only update the one entry, which would get … Continue reading

Posted in Site update | 6 Comments

Returning to M&B:Warband, with PoP

A few months ago I wrote a series of posts detailing my in-game Mount and Blade: Warband exploits. The series was enjoyable to write, and readers also seemed to enjoy them. Since then I’ve wanted to do something a little … Continue reading

Posted in Mount and Blade: Warband, Site update | 4 Comments

EverQuest: The first themepark

I will say this upfront so we are all on the same page, the definition of a sandbox/themepark is more opinion than science. It’s more general approach than X+Y=Z. Its shades of gray, and themeparks can have sandbox features, just … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, EQ2, EVE Online, MMO design, Ultima Online | 15 Comments

DarkFall: New video

The good: This video looks great in terms of atmosphere and immersion. The bad: If the new sound and lighting can be turned off. Don’t blow it Aventurine.

Posted in Darkfall Online | 13 Comments

Single server time, soon?

My Raptr name is Syncaine. Feel free to buddy me. That is all… for now. Is technology ever going to get to the point where we no longer need shards for an MMO? If yes, will design shift to accommodate … Continue reading

Posted in Blogroll, MMO design, Random, SW:TOR | 15 Comments

Celebrating 12 years of themepark hate

My enjoyment of virtual worlds goes back to Ultima Online, in large part because I loved the sRPG Ultima games, growing up on Ultima V and always being jealous of a friend who had a PC and had Ultima VI … Continue reading

Posted in Age of Conan, Asheron's Call, Dark Age of Camelot, Darkfall Online, EQ2, EVE Online, Inquisition Clan, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Random, Rant, Rift, Ultima Online, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 36 Comments