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ArenaNet Executes a Deft Recovery for Heart of Thorns With F2P and Raid Annoucements


ArenaNet (AN) just executed one of the most deft and savvy recoveries I’ve seen in addressing player angst about an upcoming expansion. In January, AN announced the Heart of Thorns (HoT) expansion for Guild Wars 2 (GW2). There was much

Posted in Business Analysis, Game Design, Guild Wars 2, PVE

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

Sometimes Games Do Evolve For The Better (Guild Wars 2)


In February, I was pretty burned out from World of Tanks (WoT) and decided to take a look at Guild Wars 2 (GW2), which I hadn’t meaningfully played since 2013. Most of my 2014 gaming time was spent on WildStar

Posted in Game Design, Guild Wars 2, PVE, PVP

“Road to Unicum” Tank Guides & Reviews for World of Tanks


Updated: 2020 June 4, Patch 1.9 When I read the World of Tanks (WoT) official forums, sub-Reddit, and WoTLabs forums, one question comes up more than any other: how do I improve my gameplay? This is particularly challenging for players

Posted in Guide, Heavy Tank, Light Tank, Medium Tank, PVP, Tank Destroyer, Video, World of Tanks

Guide to the ELC AMX in World of Tanks


This guide covers the wildly popular ELC AMX, the tier 5 French light tank in World of Tanks (WoT). In my opinion, the ELC AMX is the most consistently incorrectly played tank in all of WoT, because players fail to

Posted in Guide, Light Tank, PVP, Video, World of Tanks
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