Monthly Archives: January 2014

WoW is just trolling itself now

Glad to see the A-team is back and hard at work on WoW.

Posted in World of Warcraft | 18 Comments

The “Premium Theater” MMO

Story time. A few years ago the local movie theater introduced the Premium Theater. It’s $20 a ticket, which includes popcorn and soda. The entrance to this area is separate from the general entrance, its 21+ due to the area … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Rant | 24 Comments

Taking genius for granted

As I interact with MMO players across the genre in different games, a common theme has started to develop; either you are an MMO player with EVE experience, or you aren’t. And I don’t mean ‘EVE experience’ in terms of … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design | 58 Comments

The Day LoL Died

Whelp, it’s been fun. The picture of him is perfect too. That “would you like more welfare epics?” smile, those eyes that reassure you death is impossible, that hair that represents all his good ideas. Bastard. (This is the welfare … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, Rant, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

ESO: Beta impressions

(If this post breaks the ESO NDA… um, sorry?) I got to finally play ESO this weekend, and more than anything it surprised me. I wasn’t blow away and loved it, but I also didn’t hate it. I wish it … Continue reading

Posted in beta, MMO design, The Elder Scrolls Online | 25 Comments

ESO: “Nobody believes that The Elder Scroll Online would be hurt by its business model if it had a Free2Play model with a subscription option.”

Totally dude. ESO would be just as good a game with cash shop ad loading screens, devs spending time coming up with ways to get you to buy yet another hat/wing/item (eventually of questionable power), seeing said items on people … Continue reading

Posted in RMT, The Elder Scrolls Online | 16 Comments

That game under NDA…

It’s not possible to die, is it? SDFKHDSGKHDSG GOD I HATE YOU THEMEPARK DESIGN!!! (Wish the NDA was down, and no, the entire post would not be a gigantic rip job.)

Posted in Rant | 11 Comments

F2P MMO X dies

Quick observation: I find it interesting that pro-F2P people continue to point out that most new MMOs are F2P ‘for a reason’, yet don’t acknowledge that just about every month (or week), Massively has a new “this F2P MMO is … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, Rant, RMT | 47 Comments

Themeparks: Raid or die

I’m on record here saying I have little interest in WildStar, but that from the outside looking in I think the game has a chance. One reason is the devs acknowledging that their game won’t be for ‘everyone’, and that … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, WildStar | 14 Comments

SOE being SOE, take 9431

Jenks at TAGN about SOE’s latest bout with logic: Wait. They are going to give you the 500 spacebucks, but only if you log in… So we can we reasonably conclude that there are people who forgot to cancel their … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, Rant | 22 Comments