Category Archives: DoTA

I’m back, and the games I’m playing

Finally back from vacation. The plan to blog while there did not exactly work out (you might have noticed), but the blogging break was nice as well. I’ve got the “how to get RPG players who turn to MMOs into … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Combat Systems, DoTA, iPhone, League of Legends, Mount and Blade: Warband, Random | 10 Comments

The future of DarkFall.

During my week of vacation Aventurine was busy on the forums making posts about upcoming changes to DarkFall, along with a new initiative to drive more developer-player interaction as related to the design of the game. They also gave more … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, crafting, Darkfall Online, DoTA, MMO design, Patch Notes, PvP, Random, World of Warcraft | 10 Comments

Wolves and Sheep

With the release of Darkfall, the terms ‘wolves’ and ‘sheep’ have been thrown around frequently on forums and blogs. I figured this might be a good time to dig a bit deeper and try to find out just who really … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, DoTA, EVE Online, Mass Media, MMO design, PvP, Ultima Online, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 25 Comments

Old game review; Warcraft 3 and Defense of the Ancients.

Zubon from Kill Ten Rats asks bloggers to review older games, in part for nostalgia, and also to see if we can learn any design lessons from them. I’m going to cheat and review Defense of the Ancients, which is … Continue reading

Posted in DoTA, PvP | 3 Comments

Focus = Fun?

Lately my MMO gaming time has been down a bit, mostly due to DoTA, but also from the fact that currently I’m only actively playing LoTRO, and that’s with Aria, so we don’t log in a ton of hours each … Continue reading

Posted in Bungie Studios, Civilization Series, DoTA, Lord of the Rings Online, PvP, The Witcher, Ultima Online, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

Monday Update, keeping it short.

Stupid busy Monday = no blog time. Not much to report over the weekend really, just some more quality time with LoTRO, finished up the Greater Barrows with the help of our Kin. We made two trips with a level … Continue reading

Posted in DoTA, Lord of the Rings Online, PvP, Site update