Monthly Archives: January 2012

Rebuilding the genre on SW:TOR’s ashes

I get the feeling that people misunderstand me when I say that I hope SW:TOR is the death of the AAA themepark MMO. I’m not saying the genre would be better if people did not spend 300m to make an … Continue reading

Posted in Age of Conan, Darkfall Online, EQ2, EVE Online, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Rant, Rift, SW:TOR, Ultima Online, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 48 Comments

EVE: Down the rabbit hole we go

Last night I went into wormhole (WH) space for the first, and it was pretty impressive. The thing that hits you immediately is how different the space functions and feels. You don’t see people in local, you don’t see items … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Inquisition Clan | 7 Comments

You should return those glasses to their rightful owner

Syp over at Biobreak has a post talking about the pre-2003 MMO market and todays, and how you can’t pay him enough to go back to that time. First I find this odd, as looking at his About page, I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Asheron's Call, Atlantica Online, EQ2, Housing, MMO design, Random, Rant, Rift, RMT, SW:TOR, Ultima Online, World of Warcraft | 82 Comments

EVE: Pirating and War-Decs

Last Thursday INQ-E had its first PvP night, and it went great. We put together a balanced fleet of BCs and tacklers, and went into some local low-sec systems to see if we could cause some destruction. We started things … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Inquisition Clan, PvP | 13 Comments


Quick item I found interesting from the CCP/CSM meeting notes: EVE New Player Experience according to CCP =  The first six months. SW:TOR entire player/pillar experience: One month. Both games use the same business model.

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design, SW:TOR | 5 Comments

I’m kind of a big deal

I often state that I’m kind of a big deal. I usually say it in jest, but for this post I’m being serious. I’m kind of a big deal. Some facts (since those are trending of late). At last count … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, EVE Online, Inquisition Clan, MMO design, Rant | 23 Comments

I was replying to Tobold’s post… I lost the will to live, deleted my comment and came here instead.

Who’s better than Bhagpuss, stepping up on this fine Friday? /hat-tip

Posted in Random | 12 Comments

Fact not opinion

The only fact that exists about WoW right now related to its success and failure is that it went from a game that was rapidly growing to one that is rapidly shrinking. Every comment or theory behind the ‘why’ is … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, MMO design, Rant, Site update | 17 Comments

300m buys you a thesaurus!

INNOVATION! (By means of a Paragus remark prior, but this truly merits its own editorial*) *CwutIdidthur?

Posted in SW:TOR | 5 Comments

Seems a loaded failtrain has pulled into the station

A lot of great stuff floating around today. First is this comment from Rammstein, responding to Azuriel yesterday, related to his and Blizzard’s claim that Cata failed because it was too hard: Anything that Chilton says to the New York … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, EQ2, EVE Online, League of Legends, MMO design, Random, Rant, Rift, SW:TOR, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 42 Comments