You may have noticed I’ve been slacking on the posting recently. The slacking might continue on and off for a while. I’ve been working on creating Meta Gamer. Meta Gamer is a magazine about the MMO metaverse – gear, fandom, lore, everything that exists around the games you love. The first issue is available online only and is up for you to read now. I would appreciate feedback on this one. This is the first time I’ve attempted this and its by no means perfect. I’m also going to be looking for contributers, both regular and one off. So check … Continue reading Meta Gamer
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?
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%
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?
[GW2] Get all Living Story meta achievements. [GW2] Get as many achievements as possible with the July focus being on jumping puzzles. [GW2] Farm EB jumping puzzle where possible for Badges of Honor (my current legendary progress item). [WoW] Get … Continue reading July plan
Remember that June plan post? This is how gaming is in reality: things change at short notice. You’ll notice my July plan is a bit different. What happened? The biggest thing affecting my game play were the announcement of Flex … Continue reading June plan: in review
I read this rather interesting blog post from Terra Nova, followed by the Playnomics report on engagement and monetization. Its an interesting read, in particular the information about monetization. First things first – who spent over $7k on a game … Continue reading Show me the money