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Is It Worth Your Time to Alpha Test?


Let me start by sharing with you what I don’t do: I don’t buy every new MMO on the market I no longer feel a strong interest in playing on the first day of Alpha Much of this has to

Posted in Aion, Allods Online, Armored Warfare, Camelot Unchained, Game Design, Guild Wars 2, League of Legends, PVE, PVP, RIFT, SWTOR, Warhammer Online, WildStar, World of Tanks, World of Warcraft

Thoughts on Legion & Stormblood – Ability Pruning & More


The Ugly So far this year has been an unsurprising one for MMOs, nothing new has flabbergasted us, yet all the oldies have only gotten better. There are two games I’d like to focus on today. Ageing like a fine

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Posted in Content, Game, Game Design, PVP, World of Warcraft

Is Class Customization Going the Way of the Dinosaur?


In MMOs, on opposite ends of the spectrum there are two models for class design: Each class supports very high customization, where the player can invest in particular skill trees / talents / abilities to support their preferred playstyle and capabilities. E.g.

Posted in Game Design, PVP, RIFT, SWTOR, WildStar, World of Warcraft

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
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