Dec 7th 2006 12:27PM On patch day I got on the boat in Menethil, and a moment later the server went down. When I logged back in, I appeard to be hanging in the middle of open space. There was something so comical about my poor gnome's arms rising up as he fell that I couldn't stop laughing. My corpse was shown on the map as somewhere in Thunder Bluff, which is a bit of an issue as I play alliance. Oh well, it was good for a laugh.
Oct 6th 2006 12:10PM This sounds like an interesting solution to DKP for casual players. Let's say that for every boss drop, every member of the raid gets a "loot-widget". For each end boss downed, all members of the raid get a "elite-loot-widget". With 40 loot-widget, 5 elite-loot-widgets, and revered rep, you can buy one tier-4 set piece.
This type of system would further open the door for casual raiding. With smaller raid groups, and guaranteed loot widgets, it would entice folks to form PUGs, or to join a guild raid that is a couple of folks short.
That type of system would almost certainly have detractors as well. Rather than gradually getting better gear for an instance, there would be large steps where all regular members would get a better piece at once, followed by a longish period of no improvement. That could very well burn-out a group, especially if earning the tokens takes several runs to the next gear piece.
I don't imagine the final outcome will be that cut and dried. It will likely be some kind of compromise where raids groups can gradually get geared up, but also purchase gear using a token system. I'm interested to see how it plays out.
Jul 27th 2006 1:17PM I'm all for fanboyism on a fanboy site, but let's backup some of this stuff with some solid references. It is entirely too easy to make the claim that the game would cost more without backing it up with some form of comparison. Give us some backbone for this claim. How much have similar games cost to develop on the XBox 360 and PS3? Do we even know?
Good work on researching the cost of a Wii game, but lets follow-up with some solid research on our competitors before slinging some mud.
Jun 1st 2006 1:15PM Reminds me of Bruce Sterling's short story "Maneki Neko".