Category Archives: FreeRealms

2009 predictions: BINGO! (not exactly)

Can you believe I had trouble finding my 2009 predictions post. I know, how hard is it to find a post titled “2009 Predictions” on my own blog, but um, it took a lot longer than I care to admit. … Continue reading

Posted in Age of Conan, Aion, Darkfall Online, DDO, EQ2, EVE Online, Fallen Earth, FreeRealms, Lord of the Rings Online, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 6 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

Gamer Bob says: MMOs suck.

People often credit WoW’s success because, in part, it’s a little bit of everything for everyone (in theory at least), and while that’s a great way to get into the genre, if you really want to focus on any one … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, DDO, EVE Online, FreeRealms, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, PvP, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 45 Comments

Another amazing FreeRealms record!

“First” concert record for Free Realms. The string of amazing press releases continues, which is at least a good source of entertainment thanks to Free Realms. And just like DarkFall is the place for all those basement-dwelling sociopaths, at least … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, FreeRealms, Mass Media, Random, Rant, Site update | 1 Comment

SOE one-ups Turbine on awesome achievements

While this is indeed impressive, ‘selling’ a free product to so many people so quickly, we all know the REAL measure of success is how many characters have been created, right Turbine? (Yes yes, FR will likely make SOE good … Continue reading

Posted in FreeRealms, Mass Media, Random, Rant | 3 Comments

FreeRealms: Gay Simulator, 2/10 score after 20+ hours played.

I want to write a bit more about the whole Eurogamer ‘review’ of DarkFall, because I feel some people are missing exactly why this is not just ‘someone not liking your game’, but actually a much more damaging two pages … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, FreeRealms, Mass Media, MMO design, Rant | 22 Comments

More FreeRealms price wondering

Just to follow up on the FreeRealms post below, how many of you are going to PAY for FR? I see a ton of people say they will try it, but I’m not hearing a whole lot of talk about … Continue reading

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FreeRealms from a distance.

While I personally have zero interest in playing FreeRealms myself (shocker I know), I am interested to see how it all plays out for SOE given some of FR’s design decisions. FR all along has been marketed as a kid-friendly … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, FreeRealms, MMO design, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 14 Comments