Category Archives: Combat Systems

Battle Brothers: Beasts and Exploration – Initial thoughts

I’ve had a few requests to talk about the expansion to Battle Brothers, so while I haven’t seen all of the new content, here goes. In short, if you liked BB before, I can’t imagine you won’t love the expansion. … Continue reading

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Game difficulty forces you to learn the details

Az has a post up about his recent adventures in Hollow Knight and Dead Cells, two Metroidvania-style games (a style a very much do not enjoy). That post and the one before it sounded, to me, like he was playing … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, MMO design, Random, Rant, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

Inject directly into my veins!

Nov 29nd. That’s the release date for the Battle Brothers DLC/expansion, costing $10. First, that price point is too low. $15 would have been my minimum, and considering the feature list, I wouldn’t have been taken aback at $20. The … Continue reading

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EVE: Tales from a war-dec facing CEO

Interesting post over at TAGN about the latest CSM minutes out of EVE, particularly the part about war decs. As someone who has experience in this area as a former CEO of a high-sec corp, I have some thoughts. First … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, EVE Online, Inquisition Clan, MMO design, PvP | 7 Comments

I theme myself to death

In games like Elder Scroll Legends, or Slay the Spire, I like themes for what I play. Probably too much, honestly, to the point where the theme overwhelms the more basic concern of ‘does this work well’. In ESL I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Random, The Elder Scrolls Online | 1 Comment

The right and wrong of game design evolution

‘Evolving’ a popular design sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t. Lets look at two examples for today. First up in the ‘doesn’t’ category is Castle Burn, a mobile game that tries to be an evolution of Clash Royale. Like CR, Castle Burn … Continue reading

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Pre-vacation update

No, I have not given up on the blog just yet. I actually have half a dozen posts in draft form, but none of them got finished. Ah well. Updates time. I got a new keyboard during Amazon Prime days, … Continue reading

Posted in Age of Conan, Combat Systems, Random, Site update | 4 Comments