Mar 16th 2012 9:01AM @Damn Dirty Ape
I'm with you on that one.
My dream MMO is a musket-and-sorcery colonial America (French-Indian through Revolution) sandpark.
Dec 15th 2011 11:19AM Tracking a high-tier tank and watching a friendly arty blast him to pieces because he didn't see my little Pz III as a threat.
Nov 14th 2011 2:54PM I think the SWTOR method is a better story-telling device, I really do not like cut scenes that pull you out of the game. But from all of the videos that I've seen it seems that GW2's execution (facial features, animations, etc.) may be so much better that it could trump SWTOR in effectiveness.
Only time, and a couple of releases, will tell.
Oct 24th 2011 9:43AM I actually re-subbed this weekend. I've been feeling a little burned out on Rift lately, I have little interest in SWTOR (the press NDA lift cemented it for me too), and God knows how long it's going to be until GW2 finally comes out. In the meanwhile I haven't played WoW in quite a while and despite it's flaws and age it is a fun game (at least to play in moderation).
The Pandaren are not a selling point for me (though Pandera is). But the Monk class looks interesting. I also like how the end-game focus is going to be the Horde vs Alliance war rather than some new Big Baddie.
As an aside I think the purpose of the Pandaren is to appeal to long-time Warcraft fans who have been asking for them since WoW was announced rather than kids (just a bonus that kids would probably like them too). But then again my wife said she'd even finally try WoW as long as the female Pandaren are not sexed-up and in skimpy armor.
Sep 15th 2011 9:20AM Thanks for the link on GW1 lore. Like author of that email I'm big into the lore of whatever game I'm playing and am very interested in GW2 although I've never played GW1.
Regarding recommendations for other general MMO podcasts... The other one that I listen to and greatly enjoy is The Multiverse by Ferrel of Epic Slant and Chris from Game By Night: vagary.tv/multiverse. Those guys put together a really enjoyable and fun show. There's no swearing (though innuendoes are something thrown around) and it covers general MMO news (but both hosts are currently primarily playing Rift). They've also started a side show focused on guilds and guild management that's part of the same feed.
Sep 9th 2011 3:12PM Aw, new accounts only.
I didn't read the details carefully enough here's the code I got incase someone who can use it missed out: PDM-439-GSG-729.
Aug 5th 2011 10:14AM Yes and No: I don't think "angry" is the proper term, "sensitive" is probably more accurate.
The typical MMO gamer invests much more time and money into their characters then FPS, RTS or single-player RPGers do and therefore tend to be much more sensitive to what happens to their character or game of choice. This does tend to lead to MMO gamers getting angrier and staying angry for longer than people who primarily play other games.
A FPS player may rage hard when things don't go their way in a match but 5 minutes later they're in a new match and everything is fine and dandy again. If it's a deeper problem they simply move games: BF got you down, here's CoD instead. Conversely if something goes wrong for an MMO player chances are they're going to stew on it. Because of the time, money (subscription), and social (guild) investment it becomes much more difficult to move on. This difficulty leads to greater anger in the face of resistance and overall angrier player.
Jun 24th 2011 9:26AM Game boxes and physical discs are nothing but clutter and trash crowding a landfill. I only buy games via digital download, if there isn't a DD option I don't get the game.
Jun 15th 2011 8:17AM I was looking forward to it. Now that it's a PS3 exclusive I can guarantee that I will never play it, since I don't own a PS3.
I'll continue to keep my eyes on DUST 514 news but only to the extent of looking for an article titled something along the lines of "CCP has regained their sanity and decided to release DUST 514 on the PC."
May 20th 2011 9:50AM @Heraclea
Africa could be a very interesting setting (jungle or savannah). I had hoped that FunCom would have added Kush rather than Khitai for AoC's first x-pack.