Monthly Archives: September 2011

TWIMMO #64 Post-Show

Like that Chinese dinner that you’re always hungry for an hour later, I was back on This Week in MMO last night. Here are my expanded thoughts on Episode #64: SWTOR Yes, I got that shirt at PAX East in … Continue reading

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Another crazy idea: Stuns

While waiting for the Rise of Isengard patch to download (12%!), here’s another one of my crazy ideas for MMOs, partially inspired by the hand-wringing the LOTRO devs go through when they try to decide if bosses should be immune … Continue reading

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The Gaming Life #11: Gortheron

Apologies for the video quality… was playing around with my Fraps settings and this came out less than pristine. Will do better next time!

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Stats

“What feature would you like to see implemented in MMOs that isn’t there already?” That’s an awkward question that I get asked from time to time and for which I never seem to have a good answer on hand. I … Continue reading

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Fatigued

WARNING: Incredibly geeky self-examination ahead. I’m tired. Not “didn’t get enough sleep” tired or “worked hard” tired, just “fatigued” tired. I caught some sort of bug over the weekend, maybe at the sports bar, and it’s been nagging at me … Continue reading

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F2P and the TCG

Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley is making a lot of waves lately. SOE’s DC Universe Online is going free-to-play later this year, and he was also wrote an op-ed piece for GamesIndustry.biz touting the F2P model. That shouldn’t come … Continue reading

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Planetside 2

I hadn’t thought about Planetside 2 much since my trip to SOE Fan Faire in July, but I was reminded of it while watching last week’s TWIMMO (not to be confused with the TWIMMO of two weeks ago which featured … Continue reading

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Gortheron Downed

The last few posts have been downers, so here’s some good news: My LOTRO kinship finally took down all the bosses in Ost Dunhoth! OK, so it was only on Tier 1. Yes, many other folks in my kin did … Continue reading

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Leaving Telara

I probably won’t be renewing my subscription to Rift when it runs out this month. It’s not a bad game at all. Heck, I’d even say it’s a good game. It’s a classic case of “It’s not you, it’s me.” … Continue reading

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Help me Logan Thackeray, you’re my only hope

What am I looking for in an MMO? That was really the basis of the column I did recently on the MOG site and my net conclusion was that I want something that’s like a single-player RPG but with the … Continue reading

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