Category Archives: EVE Online

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

EVE: Instanced battles would mean a lot more headlines for the game

I wanted to follow up on the last post, talking about the possibility of bringing instanced battles to EVE, specifically the one major area it would greatly help EVE; attention. For most of EVE’s history, the big events have always … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, EVE Online, Life is Feudal, MMO design, PvP | 7 Comments

Instanced Battles work great in LiF, would they work in EVE?

If you go way back in the archives of this blog, I’ve been pretty against the idea of instancing in open world games vs keeping content out in the world. When WoW first started using phasing (personal instances, basically), I … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, EVE Online, Life is Feudal, MMO design, PvP | 15 Comments

Should we expect an MMO to last forever?

Going on day 3 without power thanks to the recent snowstorm, good times. Spent the first night at the house, but once the temp dropped below 50, it was time to go. Luckily my parents’ house has power, and they … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, EVE Online, Housing, Life is Feudal, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

Examples of good MTX in good games

Continuing down the road of what is good MTX, lets talk specific examples today. First and foremost is League of Legends, the most popular game out not just right now, but for the last few years. LoL is a F2P … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, EVE Online, League of Legends, RMT | 4 Comments