Aug 2nd 2010 1:24PM This was a very cool column. Despite being an avid fan of this game thusfar, it never even occurred to me that those snippets of text might actually be more than just eye-candy!
I loved reading this. Now I'm all excited to find out just what these hint toward for each planet, and I'm off to see if I can't find some text to decipher myself!
Jul 21st 2010 2:14PM I'm guessing he asked Freeport-side only because he mentions doing a quest in the Commonlands just outside of Freeport.
Jul 21st 2010 2:11PM I have to say, I really like this idea for a column. It gives me something to reference from when looking into trying a new game, since community is an important part of an MMO. :)
So thank you for the information! I was a little surprised you picked Lucan D'Lere and Nagafen for your article as when I played EQ2 on Antonia Bayle they were regarded as the least friendly/most argumentative servers, in part due to the 'hardcore' PVP nature of Nagafen. I'm pleased to see you had a much more positive experience than rumors would have had me believe! :)
I'm curious about AoC though. As I think someone else asked, would you be capable of giving a feel for the size/depth of the community on Wiccana and Cimmeria? Did the game feel empty, or were there enough people for it to seem populated?
May 28th 2010 2:44AM When thinking about today's MMO top contenders, I can't think of one game without mounts. So it seems silly to assume that SWTOR would be any different. These mounts, if they do (and it's probably very likely that they do) exist, are simply tailored to the Star Wars lore; i.e. speeder bikes.
It doesn't seem that outlandish to me. Fast travel will also likely be available, but it seems to me that a character-driven speeder bike would be controlled by the player.
May 17th 2010 2:06PM I'm not totally sure, but I believe one of the features of Mortal Online is the ability to construct buildings just about anywhere in their world. I think they're even depending on players to create their own towns and such as the world will start out with only a handful of pre-rendered cities.
And I believe other players can destroy these buildings if not adequately protected. Again, not entirely positive on that!
May 17th 2010 2:02PM Drella, that sounds a tiny bit like what I know of Mabinogi.
May 17th 2010 1:57PM I do believe most MMO's have magic that already doesn't revolve around destruction - generally holy or healing magic. ;)
May 14th 2010 1:05PM Probably. That, or become exterminated/extinct in canon by the time the movies and EU books take place.
May 3rd 2010 1:42PM What an endearing concept! I did, in fact, meet my boyfriend on an RP forum where first our characters fell for one another.. and then we did. I currently play WoW with him today, and I am ever-grateful for the internet because of it. Add to it that I also met my closest friend originally on WoW and you have a loyal fan of the 'tubes.
Apr 24th 2010 1:13PM @matix
I know exactly where you're coming from. While I'm no where near as involved in the hype as you are, I'm still very excited for this game. My excitement waxes and wanes with each tidbit of news or release of the.. godawful comic they have running parallel with the updates. But when it comes to Massively, this is the site I look to for my MMO news and to be perfectly frank, I don't care AT ALL about the opinions of the columnists on this site when it comes to articles like this.
And I could bitch and moan about it, but knowing now that Massively is essentially a blog with several writers in an MMO theme, I find that it's my original understanding of the site that's wrong. Like I said, I came here to read about news for my favorite games and hear updates, and so forth. I've never been a fan of opinion columns on games simply because.. I don't care! I love speculation, I love humor, but I really.. REALLY don't care whether the readers/columnists think there's enough/not enough hype. And I don't care whether people think it's going to be WORTH 2 million players, nor do I care at all about virtual relationships! But there are, evidently, people who do.
And I'd still be in the wrong, expecting something from the website that's different from what it is. Which is why I barely read Massively anymore, and at best I personally skim the titles/overviews of articles to get past all the opinion posts and find actual news to read.
If you don't want to read an article, don't! Depend on Bioware for your SWTOR updates, their views may be biased but at least you'll be getting information from the horse's mouth. :)