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Vanilla WoW today would have more subs than current WoW

All the recent talk of vanilla WoW is right in my wheelhouse, and not just because its yet another feather in my giant cap of “things SynCaine was right about long before everyone else caught up”, but also because you still have certain people (Az, Tobold, and some commentators) that don’t understand why vanilla worked back then and why it would still work today (perhaps to a lesser degree, but perhaps not). 723 more words

MMO Design

How easy is it to "just play with friends" in different MMORPGs?

A topic I often refer to on this blog is my desire for removing the barriers to grouping in the MMORPGs that I play – especially while levelling. 1,058 more words


Subscriptions comeback?

This blog turned five yesterday – so I’ve been reflecting on the big changes the MMORPG industry has witnessed in those years. One, the conversion of so many games to a Free-to-Play model, seems to be reversing at this moment. 442 more words



Of course I will not be able to continue the story I basically just started.

Things get so sporadic and intense around here that I can’t stick to one thing for very long, unless it’s something that actually NEEDS to be done (house cleaning, childcare, that sort of thing), so I am gonna have to scrap that legacy I’ve been wanting to do. 226 more words


Rift: making grouping as easy as possible

Yesterday I read a post over at Massively by Larry about Elder Scrolls Online and the dev plans for expanding level-syncing. The post lists six areas that need improvement where grouping up is concerned. 480 more words


7th blogoversary / 2015 recap / 10 yr MMOversary

as promised…  and possibly worst. title. ever.

So, this year I played: Dragon Age Inquisition plus DLCs; started playing Guild Wars 2 with the GGG guild; played Elder Scrolls Online and Skyrim (again).  894 more words


Changes at Gazillion, Makers of Marvel Heroes

CEO David Brevik of Gazillion is leaving the company, prompting much angst and worry among forum posters.    Brevik is represented somewhere in the game, apparently by a cow on the cow level, was very involved in many aspects of the game among its small team, and was previously the head of Blizzard North.     538 more words