Author Archives: SynCaine

About SynCaine

Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.

Instanced Battles work great in LiF, would they work in EVE?

If you go way back in the archives of this blog, I’ve been pretty against the idea of instancing in open world games vs keeping content out in the world. When WoW first started using phasing (personal instances, basically), I … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, EVE Online, Life is Feudal, MMO design, PvP | 4 Comments

Its fine, just a little snow…

Still coming down at an insane rate, but wanted to get this posted now in case we lose power again. The energy company sent us a very reassuring “you’re most likely f’ed, but hey, we brought in extra trucks and … Continue reading

Posted in Life is Feudal, Rant, Site update | 1 Comment

Should we expect an MMO to last forever?

Going on day 3 without power thanks to the recent snowstorm, good times. Spent the first night at the house, but once the temp dropped below 50, it was time to go. Luckily my parents’ house has power, and they … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, EVE Online, Housing, Life is Feudal, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

LiF: Guild report Feb 28th 2018

Our guild went from having not nearly enough wood, to cutting down so many of our matured trees that we didn’t know what to do with all the logs. It’s honestly a pretty common pattern in LiF, where one minute … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, Inquisition Clan, Life is Feudal, MMO design | 2 Comments

Pillars of Eternity 2 preview

I received a preview copy of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire through one of my usual sources, so here are some initial thought after about two hours of playtime (oddly Steam only tracked the game the first time I started … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Kickstarter, Random | 7 Comments

LiF: Guild update Feb 20th 2018

Smaller update this time as it was a surprisingly quiet few days. Judgement Hour came and went without issue for us, which means all our trees on our realm claim continue to grow. Once they are fully mature, we will … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, Inquisition Clan, Life is Feudal

LiF: Guild update Feb 14th 2018

In a game with a long grind and a slower pace, why is so much happening so quickly?! Last update I talked about our local enemies gondor. Well now we are at peace with gondor, because our allies Revenant was … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, Inquisition Clan, Life is Feudal, MMO design, PvP