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Hyperspace Beacon: Breaking the bank {Massively}

Apr 4th 2012 8:35AM @Elikal

*Insert maniacal evil laughter here*

EVE Evolved: Setting the record straight {Massively}

Apr 2nd 2012 10:10AM @(Unverified)

I've seen both sides of it. To be fair, you can't really blame a new person for thinking the community sucks for new people when the 'rookie help' channel is full of trolling a-holes. How does a new person know to ignore the 'rookie help' channel?

I was also a brief member of Eve University which had a fair amount of friendly helpful players. Then again, my time in Eve-U was spent constantly getting war declarations from people so.... yeah.

My problem with Eve was never so much that this stuff happens, it was the way in which it happens. 90% of the scams and such are directly related to the awful user interface and horrible nature of the various 'systems' in Eve.

The Daily Grind: Which non-existent MMO genre would you play? {Massively}

Mar 16th 2012 8:40AM Actually looking at the recent info on Assassin's Creed III I was kind of thinking a 'historical fantasy' type MMO would be a lot of fun. Something based during the colonization of America, or later during the Revolutionary War.

Loads of factions, dangers, and uncharted wilderness to explore. The sandbox potential is also limitless (build a farmstead, start a new business in a frontier town, etc).

Funny thing the one time I tried an Assassin's Creed game I really disliked it, but I think I'm sold on AC III just on the graphics and setting alone.

Why I Play: Star Trek Online {Massively}

Mar 15th 2012 8:18AM Very nice article. It's refreshing to read about the experiences of a non-jaded MMO gamer playing a new game.

It reminded me of my first experiences in my first MMO, Everquest. I spent the whole first night I played the game lost in the same city. I clicked on and talked to just about EVERY NPC I saw in the game, and I had the time of my life doing it. Nowadays the cynical gamer in myself might be complaining about the unintuitive interface, the lack of a minimap, or how 99% of the NPCs are completely useless and stationary.

The Daily Grind: Are MMO communities inclusive or exclusive? {Massively}

Mar 14th 2012 8:12AM To be honest, it largely depends on the game. In general I've found most MMO communities are pretty friendly if you know where to look. People give the WoW community a bad rep, but with a huge population comes a huge population of a-holes and d-bags, and people are more likely to remember one person mocking them in a forum than 10 people being friendly to them.

I will say though that as I read the second paragraph it basically screamed 'Eve Online' to me.

The Daily Grind: What MMO have you recently deleted from your hard drive? {Massively}

Mar 2nd 2012 9:23AM I haven't deleted any... though I'm running out of space and have recently planned to delete CoH, Global Agenda, DC Universe Online, and I think I still have a beta copy of Rift somewhere that I need to remove.

Oh and AoC (free trial) and LOTRO too. For some reason I just can't get back into games that have gone F2P.

Guild Wars 2 beta signups peaked at 4,000 a minute [Updated] {Massively}

Feb 27th 2012 11:08AM I guess this doesn't count as hype since it is ArenaNet and not Bioware.

New Star Wars: The Old Republic video celebrates a successful launch {Massively}

Feb 22nd 2012 8:40AM @WesleyCrusherSweater
I feel the same way.

Also I find it funny when people say things like 'I played 2 characters to level 50 and have played 100s of hours of this game in the past 2 months and I am cancelling because it sucks'.

The way I look at it, if I buy a game for $50-$60 bucks and get 100 hours of entertainment value, that was a great purchase. If I get bored with it, I simply stop playing it and move on. I don't feel the need to tell somebody that it is a terrible game because I got bored of it after playing it non stop for a month.

For some reason people think MMOs are 'bad' if they don't become a complete obsession that eats up years of your time.

I hate to say it, but the WoW generation is soon going to find out how difficult it is to recreate that feeling of your first MMO. I went through it with Everquest, and as much as I think WoW was a great game it could never quite 'hook' me the way EQ did.

The Daily Grind: Have media impressions affected your excitement level for Guild Wars 2? {Massively}

Feb 21st 2012 8:41AM Skeptical. I don't really put a lot of weight in the Massively articles concerning it because it is quite clear where the writers (and most of the posters) stand on the game.

Having said that, I'm still excited over most every new game. It amazes me how some people root for failure. If the game really IS as awesome as people are hyping it up to be, I'll be happily playing it along with everyone.

The reason for my skepticism is that I could never get into the first GW. I don't like being restricted into what abilities I am allowed to use, and I don't like some of the mash-up qualities of the multi-class stuff. I guess I can't really describe it any better since it's been a long time since I last played it.

Massively's Guild Wars 2 closed beta impressions {Massively}

Feb 20th 2012 12:36PM @Furdinand

I was going to say, I was hoping that the first impressions would be split up by one person who is a 'fan' and has followed the game, and one person who has either no experience with the game or is not really interested or excited about it.

This way I could get different points of view. A self proclaimed super fan saying everything is great doesn't tell me much.

I would love it if this could be repeated by somebody more impartial.