Category Archives: PvP

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

The Division, Grim Dawn, and mobile games

A random collection of thoughts about games, here goes. The Division was free last weekend on Steam, and I played it for about an hour. It was… fine? Good graphics and setting, but I failed to really see the point … Continue reading

Posted in Boom Beach, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, EVE Online, Goons, PvP, Random, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

EVE: War in Catch, production at home

We are in a war again in EVE, and as usual TAGN will likely cover the major events far better than I will here. But war, war is always fun in EVE, and we are fully deployed and kicking ass. … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Goons, PvP | 5 Comments

EVE: It’s fine, just keep jumping

Dumb happened Sunday night, to the tune of about 120m ISK. That pilot is my alt, who I just got into KarmaFleet to, among other things, fly a Noctis after my main pilot and salvage all of the dead rats. … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, PvP | 8 Comments

So dumbed down its just dumb

There is a good post and fun comments thread over at K&G about Blizzard’s upcoming League of Legend’s clone (get it), Heroes of the Storm. Here is Keen’s basic statement of the game: Heroes of the Storm is, essentially, a … Continue reading

Posted in DoTA, League of Legends, PvP, Random | 42 Comments

AA: The true spiritual successor to UO

With the lead weight that is Trion and F2P covered yesterday, let’s start digging into WHY you should tolerate Trion and play ArcheAge anyway, because yea, you should be if you enjoy virtual worlds and smart MMO design. I always … Continue reading

Posted in ArcheAge, Combat Systems, crafting, MMO design, PvP, Review, Ultima Online | 25 Comments