Oct 26th 2010 12:10PM Yeah I am normally in the same boat, almost always buy collectors editions. The only CE that has really come close to Warhammer has been Starcraft 2. It was close, all the addins like the metal dogtag thumbdrive with the original Starcraft (which I had lost my serial for, so was very excited to get) but the books that came with WAR CE were just such high quality and the overall presentation with the metallic finish of the box really pushed it over the top.
Oct 26th 2010 8:59AM I think Warhammer Online collectors edition hands down had to be the most extravagant. A very nice hardcover art book, a hard cover comic book, and a very detailed citadel minature as well as ingame goodies in a box that by itself weighed like 10 lbs.
Sep 30th 2010 4:30PM The game is whatever you want to make it. If you want to play it like an MMO you can, there are plenty of servers that play much like traditional MMOs. If you want this game to be virtual legos, it can be virtual legos. If you want to explore dungeons like an intrepid adventurer in search of rare dungeons and loot chests.... thats there too.
What this game gives you is a world 8 times the size of the earth (by Notch's estimation) that is 100% yours to explore. I've been playing this for weeks, have treasure troves of materials.... and still have yet to leave what is essentially my front yard. The world just keeps going on and on forever. Always something new and surprising to see.... and every last aspect of this world is completely manipulatable by you the player.
I heard someone describe it as "exploration porn". If your definition of an MMO is too narrow to encompass it... then its your loss.
Sep 1st 2010 10:55AM when you been a geek for 34 years... ain't much point in trying to hide it. The geek shall inherit the earth.
Aug 2nd 2010 8:35AM I like the general concept of a minigame but I am opposes to it in situations where if you do not participate it puts you at a disadvantage. Example: Fishing in wow is great because whether or not you choose to participate there is nothing gained exclusively from it that offers a real boon to anything other than fishing.
However in the case of jousting for the argent tournament, there are four daily quests and a dungeon that all involve the same minigame. If you choose not to participate you are blocking yourself out of a whole slew of lucrative and beneficial rewards.
Jul 27th 2010 11:15AM The rusted protodrake has become passe.... I could really use one of these to look spiffy in Dalaran :)
Jul 19th 2010 9:31AM I seem to have a way of bringing gamers out if the closet in the workplace. I've gamed alongside everyone from the desktop tech to the CEO. I purposely put gaming symbols in my cube... A mousepad from wow, a figurine, a magazine in the corner. It's almost like the geek underground railroad.
Everyone knows they are safe to geek-out with me.
Jun 25th 2010 3:38PM This game had so much potential, but their implementation of a cash shop has been very heavy handed. In games like Runes of Magic and Dungeons and Dragons Online, the pay elements are all things that the player will eventually want if they are going to be staying with the game for very long, but not having bought items do not get in the way of basic gameplay. This game however is the MMO equivalent of a slot machine, and obviously players are not digging that.
I suggest the developers look at the successful "freemium" models and mimic them instead of trying to nickel and dime players.
Jun 23rd 2010 8:50AM We have a rule, that if there is going to be a major patch, we go ahead and call the raid ahead of time. It saves a lot of headaches letting the players spend the night trying to get their systems back in order. We knew the patch yesterday, while seemingly innocuous in content, was going to be a massive headache because it basically gutted the entire communication infrastructure for the game. So Monday night the officers convened and decided that this was in fact a case we needed to use the "cancel the raid on patch day" rule.
Jun 22nd 2010 3:32PM I keep a physical dongle around for when I upgrade my iphone. Often times its a needless step, but for safety sake I go into my account, remove my mobile authenticator and associate it with my old physical dongle while doing the update. When the update is over I re-associate it with the mobile authenticator.