Monthly Archives: July 2017

LotRO: Still a dumpster

On a whim I fired up LotRO, which was a mistake. I’m not sure the last time I played LotRO, but it’s been a while, perhaps as far back as the F2P change. My history with LotRO is that initially … Continue reading

Posted in Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Rant | 3 Comments

In case you needed a reminder why devs and the sane laugh at Gevlon

This is overall a pretty funny post, and gets better in the comments section. Dear devs, how many players do you think you would have in your MMO if you follow this logic: I farmed 8 hours yesterday evening in … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Random, Rant | 10 Comments

Short burst gaming

I got 61 hours out of Dying Light, and at a cost of about $25, that was a good purchase in terms of gaming value. I got 9 hours out of Convoy, and at a cost of $3.50, that was … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, EVE Online, MMO design, Random, Rant, Steam Stuff | 3 Comments

CoC and CR update time

Mobile gaming update time. In Clash Royale, 2v2 mode has received some interesting variations. We recently had an event that was 2v2 sudden death, meaning the game ends when the first tower goes down, and the game starts in double … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Inquisition Clan, iPhone | 4 Comments

Appreciating great voice acting

I generally like voice acting in games, and view it as a plus most of the time. Yes, you do occasionally get voice acting that is so bad it detracts from the experience, but from the games I have played, … Continue reading

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WoW is gankbox, EVE is not

And the gankbox discussion continues. What I find most interesting about all of this is that it reveals just how little most people understand about MMO design, or even what they themselves want in an MMO. Let’s talk about the … Continue reading

Posted in Asheron's Call, Combat Systems, Dark Age of Camelot, Darkfall Online, EVE Online, Mass Media, MMO design, PvP, Rant, Ultima Online, World of Warcraft | 8 Comments

EVE: Goons still winning

As reported by CCP and written about at TAGN, despite Goons being ‘defeated’ during WWB, we are by far the most active alliance/region in terms of both mining and ratting, and it’s not even close. Delve alone is more active … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Goons, Uncategorized | 13 Comments