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WildStar (Finally) Going F2P

Two notable MMORPGs launched in 2014 with subscription models: Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) and WildStar. Four months ago, Bethesda Softworks announced that ESO was going B2P (buy-to-play). Today, Carbine announced that WildStar is going F2P (free-to-play). For whatever reason, game developers have been painfully slow on

Posted in Elder Scrolls Online, Game Design, Guild Wars 2, WildStar, World of Tanks, World of Warcraft

When a Build Choice is Not Really a Choice [#ESO]

One of the blogs I follow is For The Record (FTR), which is run by a gamer named SilentStalker (SS) who covers World of Tanks (WoT) news. SS recently posted his take on Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). There were a

Posted in Camelot Unchained, Elder Scrolls Online, Game Design, PVE, PVP, RIFT, Sage / Sorcerer, World of Warcraft

How Ready are You for WildStar?

We’re less than a month away from the most anticipated MMORPG launch since Guild Wars 2. WildStar! As I wrote earlier this year, WildStar game developer Carbine has thoughtfully diverged from traditional combat mechanics. They’ve been savvy about taking the

Posted in Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Wars 2, PVE, PVP, RIFT, SWTOR, Warhammer Online, WildStar, World of Tanks

You Tell Me: Is Elder Scrolls Online Must-Play, Should-Play, or Pass?

I lasted all of one hour, if that, in the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Beta. Simply put, I disliked the UI, I didn’t like the feel of the combat, and the experience seemed disconnected from other players. It was the

Posted in Elder Scrolls Online, Game Design, Guild Wars 2, PVP, WildStar, World of Tanks

My Perspective on Foundation Principles 2 Through 4 for Camelot Unchained

You’ve probably heard that former Mythic studio head Mark Jacobs is back in the saddle again. He is laying the groundwork for an MMORPG called “Camelot Unchained” (CU) that will be funded via Kickstarter. Jacobs has been a significant player

Posted in Business Analysis, Camelot Unchained, Elder Scrolls Online, Game Design, PVP, World of Warcraft
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