Monthly Archives: November 2013

DF:UW – Take care of the sheep to keep the wolves

The biggest challenge for any PvP sandbox developer is figuring out how to keep the sheep around. The easiest challenge is figuring out how to keep the wolves. If you look at the history of this MMO sub-genre, it’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, EVE Online, MMO design, PvP | 28 Comments

SOE Kickstarting EQNL

Let’s circle back to that EQNext:Landmark thing, shall we, because I think there is some interesting stuff going on between SOE and the way they have approach this. The $100 “get in beta, possibly get ‘power’ if location is a … Continue reading

Posted in EQNext, Kickstarter | 4 Comments

Fact not Opinion

Forumfall: Your blog post makes you sound like an egotistical asshole and takes a “my way is the only way” approach. I mean, if the shoe fits and all that.  

Posted in Darkfall Online | 23 Comments

XCOM: Enemy Within is good, but perhaps not $30 good

Having finished XCOM: Enemy Within, I’m a bit torn on exactly what I think of it. On the one hand, the additions do spice up the standard campaign, making what was already a solid game all around better. On the … Continue reading

Posted in Random | 3 Comments

DF:UW – Economy, MVPs, and Forumfall noise

Warning, the following is a long post centered around Darkfall, but in many ways applies to MMOs in general, and skims many concepts in order to prevent this from being an even longer novel. Apologies if I lose you along … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, EVE Online, MMO design, Rant | 25 Comments

P2W changes coming to GW2

Simply because I like nothing more than tooting my own horn, we have this steller NCSoft earnings report. Shocking that the 3 week wonder that was manifested to change the face of the MMO genre is not the home run … Continue reading

Posted in Guild Wars, RMT | 15 Comments

More Massively EVE commenting entertainment

I’ve posted this stuff before, but so long as the idiot train is running full steam in the Massively comments section, I’ll keep linking to it. My favorite out of this batch: It’s not just the gameplay though it’s the … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Mass Media | 31 Comments

Payday 2 DLC

The new DLC for Payday 2 is (on paper) exactly what I was expecting. Some new missions, new guns, new masks, all for $7. Much like the recent Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes DLC (Undead), I’m all for this kind of … Continue reading

Posted in Random

Pay-2-Win is fine

I’ll post more about SOE being SOE with EQN once I’m not fiending on XCOM, but I just wanted to throw something out real quick; P2W is fine. Lots of games across history have had the P2W model and been … Continue reading

Posted in EQNext, Rant, RMT | 41 Comments

Dear XCOM

Hi, I’ve missed you. Glad you are back. Love, Syn   PS: Thanks for dropping those aliens unexpectedly behind my squad and getting them all killed.

Posted in Random | 10 Comments