Category Archives: Atlantica Online

Honest Pay-2-Win

Quick note before I get to the topic for today: Is it just me, or is The Witcher 2 freaking hard? I have the game on Normal after doing the tutorial, and I’m getting my ass handed to me every … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantica Online, DDO, Random, Rant, RMT | 11 Comments

So close, yet so far

Heroes 6 is a good game if you enjoy that style of gaming. Looks good, plays well, etc. Sadly its dev history is a little… spotty (and was actually the trigger for this post, though I never mentioned Heroes 6 … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantica Online, Darkfall Online, Random, Rant | 6 Comments

Atlantica Online is now super ‘accessible’

Atlantica Online is not the game it was when I played it back in late 2008. It’s still got the combat system, and graphics, and all of that. It still has the same initial quest structure, town system, pops up, … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantica Online, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 2 Comments

Atlantica Online is on Steam, still sadly F2P

Atlantica Online is now on Steam, which triggered “hey let’s see if Atlantica is as good as I remember it”, with the bonus that I’m playing it with my wife this time. I feel like Atlantica holds a very special … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantica Online, Rant, RMT | 2 Comments

Preying on the weak

I have a friend who is in the 1%. No, not the Occupy nonsense, but the 1% of F2P players that spend a silly amount of money in the cash shop. He is the guy who buys up every DLC … Continue reading

Posted in Allods Online, Atlantica Online, EQ2, FreeRealms, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Rant, RMT | 13 Comments

You should return those glasses to their rightful owner

Syp over at Biobreak has a post talking about the pre-2003 MMO market and todays, and how you can’t pay him enough to go back to that time. First I find this odd, as looking at his About page, I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Asheron's Call, Atlantica Online, EQ2, Housing, MMO design, Random, Rant, Rift, RMT, SW:TOR, Ultima Online, World of Warcraft | 82 Comments

It’s only a problem if you can’t afford it

I find the discussion around gold ammo/tanks/accounts in WoT fascinating for a number of reasons, and the subject reveals a lot about gamers and their tolerance for different things, especially in a PvP game. First let’s start with some facts. … Continue reading

Posted in Allods Online, Atlantica Online, Combat Systems, League of Legends, PvP, Rant, RMT | 25 Comments

Good F2P, bad F2P

A proper free-to-play game allows players to enjoy the game and still spend money based on the amount they feel comfortable with Psychochild The “they feel comfortable with” is, for me, the key part here. Comfort to me is when … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantica Online, Inquisition Clan, League of Legends, MMO design, Random, Rant, RMT | 10 Comments

Tarnished brilliance

I’ve written about this before, but for some strange reason (solar flare?) it’s on my mind again today, so here we go. I hate Atlantica Online. I mean I hate it in that “I love you, I hate you, oh … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantica Online, Combat Systems, MMO design, PvP, Rant, RMT | 11 Comments

PLEX vs Cash Shops, plus the e-peen pony

To finish off a week of EVE-related posting, let’s talk about PLEX vs Cash Shops and how I believe they are two extremely different pieces of an MMO. As a side bonus this should also cover the e-peen pony that … Continue reading

Posted in Allods Online, Atlantica Online, Darkfall Online, EVE Online, MMO design, Patch Notes, PvP, Rant, RMT, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments