Category Archives: SWTOR

Pace of play pressures

An MMORPG expansion lays bear a particular problem of the genre, the incessant peer pressure to be pushing forwards as fast as possible. Some games may encourage or demand this more through game systems or update schedules, but I think … Continue reading

Posted in FFXIV, MMORPG, SWTOR, TSW, World of Warcraft | 3 Comments

Decorative vs functional housing #EverquestII #Wildstar

A recent post about SWTOR housing over at Going Commando, and subsequent comments, started me thinking about what I look for from player housing in MMORPGs. Most of the blog posts I’ve seen about housing relate to decoration – the … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, MMORPG, SWTOR, Wildstar | Tagged | 4 Comments

My gaming history #BlaugustReborn

Belghast has a post up on the “getting to know you” theme of week 2 of Blaugust. I don’t post about myself that often on this blog, it is about gaming more than anything else. In the spirit of Blaugust, … Continue reading

Posted in D&D, DDO, EQ2, ESO, Fantasy Grounds, FFXIV, Guild Wars, LotRO, MMORPG, Neverwinter, Rift, Starfinder, STO, SWTOR, World of Warcraft | Tagged | 3 Comments

Taking a small stand against story #WoW #ESO #SWTOR

I’ve read some rumblings about the story direction in Battle for Azeroth, specifically the return (again) to Alliance vs Horde or the “Horde as aggressors” way it’s being portrayed. There’s an article on Massively OP that I found interesting discussing … Continue reading

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What if WoW had…

Although I wasn’t playing gaming over the weekend we did discuss it amongst family as several family members still play World of Warcraft actively. During these discussions certain points came up that, for me, represent baffling gaps in this game’s … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, ESO, FFXIV, Guild Wars, LotRO, MMORPG, Neverwinter, Rift, SWTOR, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

Alt-friendly MMOs and longer-term engagement

In a recent post UltrViolet talks about taking a break from FFXIV, one reason for this being the game’s relative alt-unfriendliness: Normally, in games I really like (such as FFXIV), when I reach the end of a character’s journey, I … Continue reading

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F2P and what I’ll pay for #ESO #NWPC #SWL #SWTOR

Tobold has an interesting post up about free to play models and a Downton Abbey inspired classification of players as ‘masters’ or ‘servants’ (those paying for service(s), and those providing the service(s)). As is noted by comments on the post, … Continue reading

Posted in ESO, MMORPG, Neverwinter, SWTOR, TSW