Fanboys got me thinking about this a while back, and then more recently, I’ve had this pop into my head as I read various MMO blogs. People are very adamant about their favorite intellectual property (IP), so much so that—generally—if someone doesn’t like the exact same IP, they have to be enemies. And I just… Continue reading Choosing Sides in the Geek Wars
Matt Low from World of Matticus was good enough to let me write a series of guest posts on my experiences with Online Gaming Addiction for his site. You can find them here: Part 1: Online Gaming Addiction – My Experience Part 2: Online Gaming Addiction – Signs and Symptoms Part 3: Online Gaming Addiction… Continue reading Online Gaming Addiction – Series of Guest Posts at World of Matticus
Somehow, I fell into MMO healing when I was first leveling my Druid on World of Warcraft back in ’04. I was going through Uldaman, and the group needed a healer, so I said I could do it. After a successful run, the group told me that I was a fantastic healer, and they had… Continue reading The Future of the Healer in MMORPGs
I’ve played MMOs a long time. Eleven years, to be precise. I started with Ultima Online in 1998, and I currently inhabit World of Warcraft, though I am honestly not sure for how much longer I will remain there. The only upcoming game to really pique my interest is Star Wars: The Old Republic, but… Continue reading Why Does Every New MMO Have to be a WoW Killer?
Tobold posted a very interesting blog about Star Wars: The Old Republic today. Tobold argues that Bioware has overhyped their game already, setting expectations so high that the final product will never be able to meet expectations, leading to disappointment from the dedicated fanbase. He says that fanboys (my term, not his) should wait until… Continue reading Star Wars: The Old Republic Hype: Fanboy Fun