Monthly Archives: December 2012

This Steam sale…

Is it just me, or is this Steam sale a bit weak? A lot of titles are still at their original prices, and at 50% off they still come out to $20+. Plus other than FTL (awesome), I’m not seeing … Continue reading

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What 2012 was, and what 2013 will be

The good for me in 2012 was more of the same (EVE, LoL), while the bad was highlighted by disappointment (GW2) and delay (DF:UW). The MMO genre as a whole continued to struggle with its identity, from massive failures like … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, EQ2, EVE Online, Guild Wars, League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, SW:TOR, World of Warcraft | 18 Comments

Still here

Fear not, I’m still here. The DF NDA is killing me, lot of items to blog about, both good and bad. Steam sale is going on, but so far nothing amazing has come up.

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LoL: Nitpicking Riot

I like Riot a lot. I think they are basically the only show in town that does F2P right, and LoL has been the best game out for the last few years. I’ve spent more money on LoL in the … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, Rant, RMT | 6 Comments

Darkfall: Unholy Wars – Voicing the Manifested Vision in White Shades

Darkfall is under NDA right now, so while I’m writing about it, I can’t post details until the NDA is down. Whenever that happens (current date I have is Dec 27th) expect either a long post, or a bunch all in … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Darkfall Online, Guild Wars, Inquisition Clan, MMO design, PvP, SW:TOR, Vanguard, Warhammer Online | 5 Comments

Darkfall Hobbit

Waiting for the Darkfall beta to start is like watching The Hobbit; way too long, way too much focus put on the stupid filler you forget the moment it’s over, and everyone already knows the ending so just get to … Continue reading

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Darkfall: Unholy War pre-order is here

Pre-order Darkfall: Unholy Wars here. Sadly no referral program yet. Not sure how I’m going to fuel up the Ferrari without one, so hopefully AV gets on that ‘soon’. The bank account that DF1 funded is running dangerously close to … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Darkfall Online | 7 Comments

EVE is a vampire

So is EVE growing to 450k+ subs, or slowly bleeding? I believe it’s both. Unless you want to outright claim CCP is lying about having 450k+ subs, then they do. Which is a lot of subs for anything not called WoW. … Continue reading

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On second thought, the hobby horse seems very reasonable

Pay to Travel, Turbine style. It’s going to be a really sad day when LotRO shuts down, because this kind of entertainment is almost priceless, and I’d hate to rely solely on SOE to provide it. (This is the part … Continue reading

Posted in Lord of the Rings Online, RMT | 7 Comments

Time to shut it down, EVE is dying

In other niche game news, Tobold was right, CCP has declared bankruptcy in 2012. If your definition of bankruptcy is hitting 450k+ subs with a 10 year old MMO. But yea, totally bankrupt, yo. (Cue China does not count, WoW really had … Continue reading

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