Author Archives: SynCaine

About SynCaine

Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.

This is a Castle Story post, 5 years after the last

Way back in 2013 I posted that I bought Castle Story off a Steam sale, and wasn’t very impressed. Bonus content in the comments section of that post, good to see some things never change. Double bonus about that post … Continue reading

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Since he asked…

show me a bad player and I show you a bad person. – Gevlon Does playing 1000+ games and not making it out of the tutorial ranking qualify as a bad player? Does playing 1000+ games of PUBG without a … Continue reading

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PUBG mini review

Forgot to mention I went on vacation. Sorry about that, but hey, I’m back now. And that was “SynCaine life updates”. Moving on. I picked up PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround (PUBG) a few days prior to vacation, and have somewhere around 150-200 … Continue reading

Posted in Inquisition Clan, Random, Review | 1 Comment

EVE: Off to war we go

When Dear Leader speaks, especially for a war deployment, our numbers in local were great than local in Jita. Seems our ‘dead’ or ‘defeated’ alliance still has a little bit of life left in it… So we are off to … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Goons, MMO design | 6 Comments

Mobile games and ‘real’ games

Az over on his blog contemplates his time spend playing Clash Royale vs his time spend playing FFXIV. My gaming time split is somewhat similar overall I think, were I’d say 50% of it is mobile games now (Clash of … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, iPhone, MMO design | 4 Comments

Station trading by another name

This is more of a placeholder for later, but thanks to him sharing, we can see Gevlon is playing over 7 hours of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground every day, for a week straight so far. This is consistent with how he played … Continue reading

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This hole isn’t going to dig itself!

“bot detection should have done nothing with the client. Bots should be detected by behavior: repetitively grinding whole day.” “showing that he grinded mobs for 70 hours a week, which point everyone will agree that he was botting or had … Continue reading

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