Category Archives: Vanguard

Sailing the seas (in MMOs) #IntPiPoMo2018

This is a schedule post so please allow for a delay in any replies to comments. As I set off to sail around sunny islands in real life, I was reminded of the joy of ship travel in MMORPGs. I … Continue reading

Posted in BDO, MMORPG, Vanguard, World of Warcraft | 1 Comment

The thought of starting fresh in a MMO

I read Chestnut’s recent post about starting fresh in The Secret World with interest and a good measure of respect. Starting over in that game in particular is a major task as the game’s mechanics allow for so much ‘horizontal’ … Continue reading

Posted in Eden Eternal, MMORPG, Vanguard, World of Warcraft | 2 Comments

When coming back is no longer an option

I wrote recently about the my dilemma over whether to return to Vanguard before it is shutdown this summer. In the same post’s comments I noted that the patcher won’t update on my install anymore, it’s too out-of-date now. Returning … Continue reading

Posted in Eden Eternal, LotRO, MMORPG, Vanguard

MMO loss and playing it safe

I play MMOs for a number of reasons , although principally for the multiplayer-world aspect and the fact that their content and features (usually) expand over time. To date I’ve not personally suffered the loss of a MMO shutting down … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, Vanguard | 3 Comments

SoE: MMO killing spree!

So the news broke yesterday (Massively link) that Sony Online Entertainment (home of Everquest, Planetside etc) will be shutting down four of its less popular MMOs. That’s pretty awful news for fans of the titles (Clone Wars Adventures, Free Realms, … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, Vanguard | 1 Comment

Loading screens and zone borders

Playing World of Warcraft again I have been reminded that the game world is remarkably free of loading screens compared to newer games. Naturally I’m not talking about instanced dungeons or raids here, I mean the actual world of Azeroth. … Continue reading

Posted in Guild Wars, MMORPG, SWTOR, Tera, Vanguard, World of Warcraft | 5 Comments

My subscriptions history

I’ve generally had the “only one subscription at a time” rule for my MMORPG gaming. Not necessarily because I would resent paying for more than one, but to prevent me getting carried away and suddenly finding myself subbed to six … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, EQ2, LotRO, MMORPG, Rift, SWTOR, Tera, Vanguard, World of Warcraft | 2 Comments

EQ Next: excited? there’s a bit of a catch…

The excitement levels are ramping up for Everquest Next, Massively has a less than scientific poll about how excited people are for this upcoming sandboxy MMO by Sony Online Entertainment (SoE). The game will be previewed for the first time … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, MMORPG, Vanguard | 5 Comments

Playing on servers in another region

Is it common to play games on a service / server outside of your region? I should qualify this question with “where there is the same or similar gaming service available with a different company in your region”, but that would … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, EQ2, LotRO, MMORPG, Vanguard | 2 Comments

Questing efficiency

I recently dipped a toe into Eden Eternal on a friend’s recommendation. It’s a super-sugary fantasy MMO with a pretty flexible class system in a Final Fantasy ‘job’ manner. The thing I’ve noticed most however is what I would call … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, LotRO, MMORPG, Rift, SWTOR, Vanguard, World of Warcraft