Category Archives: World of Warcraft

I’d play Classic WoW

I think I’m in for vanilla WoW if its done right. ‘Done right’ is of course the key, and with New Blizzard, I think its safe to say the odds are great they are going to screw it up by … Continue reading

Posted in Inquisition Clan, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments

Rigging, lockboxes, and all the innocent children!

The topic of lockboxes and matchmaking rigging is making its way around the blog world of late, so lets pile on another post to the fire. I’ll use Az’s post about it as a starting point, because I think it … Continue reading

Posted in ARK, Camelot Unchained, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Crowfall, League of Legends, MMO design, PUBG, PvP, Rant, RMT, Star Citizen, SW:TOR, World of Warcraft | 19 Comments

What are the odds of the sun rising in the morning?

It’s starting! If you had October 9th, 2017 in the office pool of “When will Gevlon fail in PUBG and blame his failure on corrupt devs”, you win. In LoL it took him 1000+ games of being unable to leave … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, PUBG, World of Warcraft | 5 Comments

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

Poor, dumb, and maybe corrupt

Some high quality posting from Gevlon going on right now related to his favorite tinfoil hat: everything is corrupt! It starting with his theory that the only reason anyone works in the gaming industry is because they are corrupt and … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, Goons, League of Legends, MMO design, Random, Rant, RMT, World of Warcraft | 13 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

EVE – One small step for EVE, one giant leap for MMO-kind

Over at TAGN, he has a post about the upcoming changes to moon mining. In short, the activity is going from a mostly automated process involving structures processing resources to one that requires a group effort to collect the rewards. … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, EVE Online, Goons, MMO design, The Elder Scrolls Online, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments