Category Archives: Rant

How to enforce everyone staying isolated for a few months in just one easy step

Release Mount and Blade: Bannerlord early you cowards! 12 more days? 12! That’s just not responsible in a time when people need reasons to stay away from others. PS: Covid-19 is serious and you should stay home and avoid contact … Continue reading

Posted in Mount and Blade: Warband, Rant | 4 Comments

I paid to skip the fun parts of this game and now I’m mad the game isn’t fun!

A few gameplay observations for Mighty Party, and then some commentary on the business model. For gameplay, our guild is finishing up our first Turf War, which is the guild-based PvP event. Basically how this works is there is a … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Inquisition Clan, Mighty Party, Rant, RMT | 3 Comments

Kingdom Come: Deliverance – The combat system is awful

I have a longer post brewing about Kingdom Come: Deliverance (KC:D), but I needed to get this out today because its infuriating, and also because we might all be quarantined from the Coronavirus by Monday (but don’t worry, Pence will … Continue reading

Posted in Random, Rant | 4 Comments

Reason one million one why Steam gets my money

Downloading Pathfinder:Kingmaker (29gig) off Steam : 5 minutes Downloading Kingdom Come: Deliverance (66gig) off Xbox Game Pass PC : I don’t know, will update this post in the morning when hopefully the download is done chugging along at the 2006 … Continue reading

Posted in Random, Rant, Steam Stuff | 3 Comments

CU and Crowfall – So many years and so little to show for it

I haven’t done a 2020 predictions post. I should, and most likely will ‘soon’. Today I want to talk about two games that have been a feature of said prediction posts for… 7 years? Crowfall and Camelot Unchained. Two Kickstarter … Continue reading

Posted in Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, Kickstarter, Rant | 1 Comment

New Blizzard should rename themselves Daybreak 2.0

The story of New Blizzard screwing with WoW Classic continues, but first a recap. New Blizzard starts with a comically low number of services for Classic prior to name reservation, which meant that any planning guilds did prior to this … Continue reading

Posted in PvP, Rant, World of Warcraft | 3 Comments

Old Blizzard teaching New Blizzard the same old tricks

There are two ways to take the news that New Blizzard is finally learning from Old Blizzard about how to make an MMO. On the one hand, maybe it gives you hope that New Blizzard can turn Retail around and … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Rant, World of Warcraft | 9 Comments

WoW Classic: New Blizzard removes layers with New Blizzard execution

My motivation to blog about Classic is obviously down thanks to the whole Bliz/China issue, which sucks on multiple levels that I’ve already written about. Blogging today because New Blizzard continues to screw up Classic, which at this point is … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Rant, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments

China takes a loss, lapdog Blizzard is still a problem

Blizzard apologized with their actions, but not their words. That’s… something. Let me be very clear about what the words and actions mean before I dive into what I think of it all. China, via Blizzard, reduced the penalty, which … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, Random, Rant, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments

WoW is dead. Long live WoW!

WoW Retail, born Nov 23rd, 2004, has sadly passed away at the age of (almost) 15 on Aug 26th, 2019. Cause of death: WoW Classic. RIP in peace. Ever since WoW Retail become a monster hit sometime around 2005, ‘WoW … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Rant, Rift, SW:TOR, Tobold being Wrong, Trion being Trion, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 19 Comments