Monthly Archives: December 2014

Farcry is a better virtual world than most games aiming to be virtual worlds

Cheap and short “I’m on vacation” blog post incoming. The new PC is awesome, thanks for asking. Having everything on one large SSD drive is not only fast, but also convenient. No more worrying about which drive to put this … Continue reading

Posted in Random | 6 Comments

Gaming mini-freeze

Waiting for my new PC means putting all of the games that don’t currently run 100% perfect maxed out (TW:Rome2, Age of Wonders 3, Farcry 4, M&B:Warband with silly combat size settings) on hold, and its getting a bit painful. … Continue reading

Posted in Steam Stuff

CU: Starting to come around on Mark and what happened with WAR

For starters, head over to Keen and Graev for an interview with Mark, who also answers more questions in the comments. My biggest issue with CU is that Mark made WAR, and for a long time I didn’t get the … Continue reading

Posted in Camelot Unchained | 12 Comments

Modern MMO design creates new barriers for grouping

Keen is talking about why people choose to solo instead of group, and all of his points are spot-on. Some are design mistakes (solo being more efficient/rewarding than grouping), others are social (people are mean), and for some the time … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2014, looking forward into 2015

Time to review 2014 and make some 2015 predictions (I don’t get as fancy as some people and do two posts!) Here are the 2014 predictions: EQNL will have everyone loving it the first month of release. Shortly after just … Continue reading

Posted in ArcheAge, Camelot Unchained, Clash of Clans, Darkfall Online, EQ2, EQNext, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars, League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, Star Citizen, SW:TOR, The Elder Scrolls Online, Trion being Trion, WildStar, World of Warcraft | 43 Comments

Think a Steam sale is coming?

Yikes what a lineup!

Posted in Steam Stuff

Steam: Very confused by this auction thing

Steam is running a new promo thing, where you can basically trade in steam cards for gems, and then use those gems to bid on games. Pretty simple right? Why not convert a few of your extra cards and see … Continue reading

Posted in Steam Stuff | 9 Comments