I keep seeing the excitement on Twitter. BlizzCon (California). Gamescom (Germany). PAX (Seattle). People looking to meet up, to see the announcements live, to have fun. Unfortunately with family and work I can’t go to any of those. Alas. Woe … Continue reading Go self hosting … for gaming conventions?
Just a few observations from the open beta. Don’t sell your starter gear! Unless you want to craft naked. As well as quests you want to use your Hunting Log. This will help you level up. Read the help stuff. … Continue reading FFXIV: ARR – Tips for getting started
Please note this is not a criticism of free to play as such and I don’t think finances are the only motivator. They are, however, part of a complex system. Under the subscription model, an MMO is financially motivated to … Continue reading Free to play vs subscription and the 99%
Both Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft will be launching patches late August by the looks of things (WoW’s might end up a bit later). For GW2 this is the one year anniversary patch entitled ‘The Queen’s Speech’. For WoW … Continue reading MMO patch promotion: two approaches
Again, this is clearly rampant speculation with no basis in reality. Thats not going to stop me! Setting This will be the first raid. To free Corgis from their life of luxury. Big Bad The Corgi Dragon New Class Tinker … Continue reading What if … World of Warcraft: Corgis Unleashed
I’ve talked about systems, now lets think about lore. This is all wild speculation!!! These are not facts!!! The Dark Below Blizzard has registered The Dark Below. It seems today that the next Diablo III expansion will be called Reaper … Continue reading What if … World of Warcraft: The Dark Below
Earlier this week, I was watching Unicorn Duck Shadow Puppet (the Wildstar show) on Gamebreaker. In the episode, and in chat, there was discussion about how an MMO should cater for different play styles. A few points from the discussion … Continue reading Group size, challenge and reward, or why do raiders need more powerful gear anyway?