Monthly Archives: March 2012

GW2: PLEX hypothetical

As I was browsing fittings yesterday, I looked up what the new officer Invulnerability shield mods were going for in contracts. 16 billion and 17 billion, according to the only two listed. Now maybe neither will sell, and both listings … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Guild Wars, RMT | 6 Comments

GW2: Microtransactions, fantasy PLEX

Full post here. Key line: it’s never OK for players who spend money to have an unfair advantage over players who spend time. This is good, and hopefully ArenaNet sticks to this. Unlike most devs, I currently have no reason … Continue reading

Posted in beta, EVE Online, Guild Wars, MMO design, RMT | 15 Comments

Blizzard already quit SW:TOR, still thinks WoW sucks

“Of course people are trying Star Wars — our development team are trying Star Wars! I’m one of the few people who’s still playing it actually, but yeah we’ve seen a dip in subs. It certainly has to at least … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, SW:TOR, World of Warcraft | 16 Comments

Ravenmark, Heroes 6, Skyrim updates

I picked up Ravenmark on my iPhone. Great production value for a TBS title (iPhone or otherwise), and the combat system has some interesting twists. It’s also fairly challenging so far (a few battles after the prologue), and the storyline … Continue reading

Posted in iPhone, Random | 4 Comments

EVE: INQ-E March update

One of the interesting things about running a fairly noob-filled EVE Corp is you get a lot of first-hand experience with the learning curve and progression path. As our new guys are learning the different aspects of the game, they … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, EVE Online, Inquisition Clan, MMO design, PvP | 17 Comments

SW:TOR – Connect the dots

Quick note about the SW:TOR F2P weekend since a few people have asked me to comment: Did WoW do this? Did LotRO do it? Did WAR do it? Did Aeon do it? The answer is no. Now, if SW:TOR is doing … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, RMT, SW:TOR, World of Warcraft | 48 Comments

EVE: The best in the world

This is an amazing read. It’s long, but if the real 4th pillar of MMOs interests you, it’s well worth your time (and I believe even non-EVE players should understand it). Stories of this scale ONLY happen in EVE, yet … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Mass Media | 15 Comments

Dungeon Finder – Gateway to an sRPG world

Keeping a sense of community while still meeting the needs of the community as a whole is a huge challenge for us. We fundamentally believe that having a sense of community is an important thing for the long-term health of … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, SW:TOR, World of Warcraft | 56 Comments

Meta-blogging: WTF is up with #crap?

Noticed a few blogs are doing this. Someone fill me in on the why? Is it some new meme I missed, or does it get you ‘followers’ on Twitter?  Looks ridiculous.

Posted in Blogroll | 15 Comments

SW:TOR – 1.2 is amazingly entertaining

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it; SW:TOR is the most entertaining thing out in the MMO space. The latest ‘content patch’ can be found here.  “I didn’t realize the scope until I saw the video for it. … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, SW:TOR | 18 Comments