Category Archives: WoW

Discussing difficulty in MMORPGs

Massively OP had a discussion piece two days ago on difficulty in MMORPGs that was an interesting read, and that generated some incisive comments from the community. I’ll cherry-pick a few points to add my own thoughts too in this … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, EQ2, Gaming, LotRO, WoW | 3 Comments

New uses for junk items?

I read recently a D&D (pen and paper) blog post about giving players items that aren’t obviously weapons to encourage them to think of solutions to challenges that do not automatically involve combat. This idea combined with recent gameplay experiences … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, EQ2, ESO, Gaming, LotRO, WoW | 6 Comments

What would attract me back to World of Warcraft

Massively OP’s latest Daily Grind community discussion column is “What would it take to get you back into WoW?”. It’s a simple enough question and one that I’ve been contemplating since the announcement of Battle for Azeroth. At present I’m … Continue reading

Posted in ESO, Gaming, WoW | 1 Comment

Class abilities as gameplay

Playing some Elder Scrolls Online I was pondering where skills or abilities that in some games are specific class abilities are made gameplay features across all characters. Specifically in ESO all characters can sneak around even if the Rogue-like Nightblade¬† … Continue reading

Posted in ESO, Gaming, Guild Wars, WoW | 2 Comments

Allied Races & BfA Pre-Orders Available NOW in #WoW #WorldOfWarcraft

As some predicted, at yesterday’s Q&A, Blizzard announced that pre-orders for Battle for Azeroth are open and that four Allied Races (Void Elf, Lightforged Dreanei, Nightborne and Highmountain Tauren) are available in game NOW for anyone who buys the pre-order. … Continue reading

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Level Scaling Comes to #WoW #WorldOfWarcraft

[From our World of Warcraft correspondent – Meznir] Yes, it’s finally here. Years after other MMOs had it (MMO Bro has a summary of “Five of the Best MMORPG Level Scaling Systems“) World of Warcraft has finally added in level … Continue reading

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MMORPG user interface standards

Last weekend I was running some tabletop gaming using Fantasy Grounds 2, and I was reminded just how quirky the user interface is. This virtual tabletop software re-invents a lot of controls and concepts that are already well established for … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, Gaming, Neverwinter, WoW | 2 Comments