Category Archives: World of Warcraft

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

At least we know why Blizzard won’t be reporting WoW sub numbers anymore

With Legion not coming out until 2050, pretty easy to see why Blizz doesn’t want to talk about sub numbers anymore; they won’t have any. Nice run WoW had, but looks like its off to the retirement home. No worries … Continue reading

Posted in World of Warcraft | 14 Comments

King of cashing out, Blizzard matches three, sets fire to $5.9b

Blizzard buying King is really a match made in heaven. What’s Blizzard famous for? Taking a game, cloning it, and putting the Blizzard polish on it. Not familiar with King? Some light reading for you via Forbes about all of … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Random, World of Warcraft | 8 Comments

ARK – A micro-MMO

My obsession with ARK continues, and it has now bled into the MMO-thinking part of my brain. To be very clear, ARK isn’t an MMO, but in a lot of ways it certainly plays like one. The big thing is … Continue reading

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It’s in the books, FFXIV is the largest sub MMO out today

The troll job from SquareEnix using ‘registered accounts’ for subs continues, this time to announce that the game has crossed the 5m sub mark. As WoW has likely continued to bleed subs since the 5.4m announcement, I think its rather … Continue reading

Posted in Final Fantasy XIV, World of Warcraft | 29 Comments

Hitting rocks to build success

For me the simplest measure of how much you liked a game is how long you played it. I think there is certainly value in a great 10 hour experience, but IMO no matter how great that 10 hours was, … Continue reading

Posted in ARK, EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 9 Comments

WoW Legion: We get to watch it all burn down to the ground

Oh New Blizzard. After attempting “We are making the game like Vanilla again, come back!” with WoD, and failing to actually deliver, New Blizzard is back with “We are making the game like TBC, our one good expansion, come back!”, … Continue reading

Posted in Final Fantasy XIV, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 15 Comments