Category Archives: Atlantica Online

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

F2P model in the US: Putting nails in its own coffin

Back in the early days of the “F2P revolution”, the biggest challenge for the average MMO gamer was trying so sift through the hundreds of terribad titles to find the one or two semi-decent (for a ‘free’ game) titles to … Continue reading

Posted in Allods Online, Atlantica Online, FreeRealms, MMO design, Patch Notes, Rant, RMT | 20 Comments

F2P MMOs: The land of ‘just good enough’.

One of the common complaints against the subscription model is that if you only play that MMO sparingly (whatever that may be for you), you are not really getting your moneys worth compared to those who play more. The perceived … Continue reading

Posted in Aion, Atlantica Online, DDO, Dungeons and Dragons Online, FreeRealms, MMO design, RMT, World of Warcraft | 12 Comments

Subscription vs RMT: Who will save the poor noobs with no time to play?

It seems it’s been too long since everyone’s second favorite topic (hardcore vs casual being #1), RMT, has been discussed. Tobold has two posts about it and recently DDO went F2P. As readers here know, I’m not a huge fan … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantica Online, Darkfall Online, DDO, MMO design, Rant, Ultima Online, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 14 Comments

Why I game.

This post is going to be a little self-analysis about why I play MMOs, how I play then, and what keeps me going. For readers who have been around for a bit, you can probably guess some of the stuff … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantica Online, Darkfall Online, EVE Online, Random, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 22 Comments