Category Archives: EVE Online

The broken promise of the MMO genre

Could you imagine playing the same videogame for a decade? Ten years, one game? If this question was asked in the 90s, it would seem silly. That would be at least two generations of consoles, and PC hardware was changing … Continue reading

Posted in Asheron's Call, Clash of Clans, Dark Age of Camelot, EQ2, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, iPhone, League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Ultima Online, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments

2019 Predictions

Looking back at my 2018 prediction post, two things jump out. One, pretty accurate. And two, pretty sad. CrowFall, Camelot Unchained, and Star Citizen. Those are the three titles mentioned. None of them launched. None of them had a major … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Inquisition Clan, Life is Feudal, Site update, World of Warcraft | 9 Comments

Friday Conspiracy Theory – WoW Classic edition

First, the fact that WoW Classic won’t be out until Summer 2019 is a joke, even by Blizzard ‘soon’ slow ass development standards, but we aren’t here to talk about that. What we are going to talk about is the … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design, Rant, World of Warcraft | 10 Comments

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

EVE might save the MMO genre

Continuing the conversation started yesterday about the MMO genre, and how I don’t believe its time has passed or that the genre ‘doesn’t work’ anymore, let’s talk about EVE. But first, what do you see when you look at EQ1 … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, EVE Online, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

EVE: Ghosts from the past, from another world

Finally back from vacation, and while I was away I received (as TAGN did) an email from Rooks and Kings member LM about a new video he (they?) produced, focusing on the Chinese EVE server Serenity, and how the actions … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Mass Media

Second “Empires of EVE” book Kickstarter is here, already funded

The first book was a great read, and now the second book will cover more events that “I was there” for. Pretty easy $50 to spend. The kickstarter is already funded, but if you enjoy EVE (either actually playing or … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Kickstarter | 2 Comments