Category Archives: Mass Media

Making millions streaming a game

Until PUBG, I was never big into watching people stream games. The closest I got was watching League of Legend pro games, but watching a Riot-produced broadcast isn’t really the same as watching a single individual’s Twitch stream. With PUBG … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, League of Legends, Mass Media, PUBG, Site update | 9 Comments

PUBG is to 2017 what WoW was to 2004

The parallels between the current explosive growth and influence of PUBG and WoW back in 2004 are many, though there are also some very interesting differences. Neither game was the first in its genre. WoW wasn’t the first MMO, and … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Darkfall Online, EQ2, EVE Online, Inquisition Clan, League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, Mass Media, MMO design, PvP, Rift, SOE being SOE, SW:TOR, Tobold being Wrong, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 2 Comments

WoW is gankbox, EVE is not

And the gankbox discussion continues. What I find most interesting about all of this is that it reveals just how little most people understand about MMO design, or even what they themselves want in an MMO. Let’s talk about the … Continue reading

Posted in Asheron's Call, Combat Systems, Dark Age of Camelot, Darkfall Online, EVE Online, Mass Media, MMO design, PvP, Rant, Ultima Online, World of Warcraft | 8 Comments

SW:TOR and HotS win big!

Hotbar salesman wins big award! Congrats to all those working on SW:TOR for proving that just because so many others are a cesspit of terrible decisions, that doesn’t mean you should rest on your laurels and just sell hotbars. Put … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, MMO design, Random, RMT, SW:TOR | 2 Comments

Quick, guess Blizzard’s panic move!?

First, no, I’m not dead. It was close (worst cold/flu of my life), and moving into a newly built house during said death illness didn’t help, but what REALLY did me in was Comcast. Despite calling them early on, telling … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Mass Media, Rant, StarCraft Online, World of Warcraft | 11 Comments

Troll day continues, hotbar salesman is back!

So so good! Embracing the Paradigm Shift: Converting a Premium Team to an (Enthusiastic!) Freemium Team First of all, how great is that title for that talk? Reminds me of “Up in the Air” (awesome movie btw) when they talk … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, RMT, SW:TOR | 5 Comments

How many lies are Smed and company going to tell before they all finally cash out?

The slow and public execution of EQN continues. But don’t worry, dumping the software to help you make “strong AI” doesn’t mean you aren’t committed to “strong AI” huh? What’s next, firing the art team but reassuring all the fans … Continue reading

Posted in EQNext, Mass Media, SOE being SOE | 8 Comments