Category Archives: MMO design

ESO: Initial impressions, again

Since time has recently allowed it, Aria and I looked for a new game to play co-op. Previously we played and enjoyed FFXIV, but once we got too busy, I continued to level my character to finish up the original … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, RMT, The Elder Scrolls Online

Gaming is pretty great right now

The “Gaming is in a great spot right now” trend continues, at least outside the MMO space (and in that too, if you happen to be flying a spaceship), so lets talk about a few of the items. Overall if … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Crowfall, DoTA, EVE Online, Inquisition Clan, iPhone, League of Legends, MMO design, Random, Steam Stuff, World of Warcraft

It’s not the player, it’s the game

Over at Tobold’s blog, across a number of recent posts, the familiar topic of why MMOs in general have declined has come up again, this time framed in the context of whether it’s the players or the game that has … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design, Tobold being Wrong, World of Warcraft | 5 Comments

Amazon Games Studio is already dead

Amazon Game Studios (AGS) is dead before it even released their first game. How do I know this? Because they signed John “After EQ1 everything I touch burns to the ground, with each failure burning faster then the one before” … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, EQNext, FreeRealms, Kickstarter, MMO design, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Random, Rant, SOE being SOE, Steam Stuff | 8 Comments

2016 predictions review

So my 2016 prediction post wasn’t much, mostly because I wasn’t all that into the MMO space at the time. I’m more into it right now (thanks EVE!), but lets see how I did with the little I said about … Continue reading

Posted in Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, MMO design, RMT, Site update, World of Warcraft

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

EVE: Now with a not-exactly F2P option

The line between a F2P option and an extended/unlimited trial continues to get blurred, this time by EVE Online. In some respects, this new option gives people access to all of the game (high sec, low sec, null, and WH) … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design, RMT, Uncategorized | 9 Comments