Category Archives: SOE being SOE

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

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

+1 for Smed, EQN is dead

Another notch on Smed’s belt-o-failure has been added. Too bad no one in 2013 could have possibly predicted this… And so continues the story of the one-hit-wonder that was/is SOE, now with awkward bastard child Landmark hanging in the wind. … Continue reading

Posted in EQNext, SOE being SOE | 12 Comments

Good try, good effort Smed

Since the upset loss by the Patriots, I’ve been a bit down of late and needed some good news to cheer me up. And wouldn’t you know it, right on time Smed delivers. It continues to amaze me that an … Continue reading

Posted in Kickstarter, SOE being SOE, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

2015 predictions review

Prompted by Wilhelm again, lets look back at my 2015 predictions. DF:UW will shut down. The population is at an all-time low, AV is completely lost with the title, and Forumfall continues to stick daggers into the one game even … Continue reading

Posted in ArcheAge, Camelot Unchained, Clash of Clans, Crowfall, Darkfall Online, EQNext, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Kickstarter, League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, Random, Site update, SOE being SOE, SW:TOR, Trion being Trion, World of Warcraft | 16 Comments

Smed is back, airdrops some hilarity for all of us!

Really Smed, now you don’t like F2P? Why, because that home you built for SWG fans that wasn’t Pay-4-Power wasn’t as well received as you thought it would be? Because your baby Planetside is shut down after having an abortion … Continue reading

Posted in SOE being SOE, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Finally MMO genre is free of Smed, at least for now

Back from vacation, and this reentry Monday is ROUGH. After every vacation I question whether actually going on vacation is ‘worth it’, because coming back to 500+ emails to dig through isn’t a lot of fun, especially then all 500+ … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, EQNext, Random, Rant, RMT, SOE being SOE | 12 Comments