Category Archives: MMO design

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

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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

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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

LiF: Guild report Feb 28th 2018

Our guild went from having not nearly enough wood, to cutting down so many of our matured trees that we didn’t know what to do with all the logs. It’s honestly a pretty common pattern in LiF, where one minute … Continue reading

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LiF: Guild update Feb 14th 2018

In a game with a long grind and a slower pace, why is so much happening so quickly?! Last update I talked about our local enemies gondor. Well now we are at peace with gondor, because our allies Revenant was … Continue reading

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Lif: Guild report Feb 8th 2018

We are no longer just farmers! In my last update I talked about our new conflict with the Chinese guild gondor. The big takeaway was that at the time of the war declaration, we were not ready to fight. We … Continue reading

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Checking interest in a Life is Feudal guild

I’m struggling mighty on how to describe Life is Feudal (LiF) beyond “you grind skills by crafting and gathering, that’s kinda it”, because while that sentence is correct, it doesn’t explain why I’m enjoying LiF so much, and why it … Continue reading

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