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The Daily Grind: Are you currently on hiatus from MMOs? {Massively}

Feb 6th 2012 2:27PM This, and for me the prize is the gameplay.

I love being in MMO worlds: the settings, the art, the lore, the stories, the characters, the weapons, the crafting. The world then takes on a lot of meaning when that world is shared by other players. I love helping others I find in game, coordinating with a guildmate to get potions made for a raid, watching others show off their loots. I like the out of game character preparation, finding where to get upgrades and theorycrafting.

I loved Rift for all those reasons, and left because the big epic world events were really just mindless spamming of the same few buttons for fifteen minutes. I am really loving SWTOR, but I get nervous when I find myself staring at the action bar for an entire fight instead of the game world.

So, I really love the IDEA of all these games, it's just that the actual execution of them doesn't hold up. (Though, can anything really be designed to hold our attention for as many hours as we play these things?) So, even when on a hiatus, I'm following news, listening to podcasts, and reading discussions.

The Queue: Super-Soldier-sized edition {WoW}

Jul 22nd 2011 12:22PM *Knaak. Twice. Sorry.

The Queue: Super-Soldier-sized edition {WoW}

Jul 22nd 2011 11:56AM I agree with the sentiment... I'm the type of person who reads books based on a fantasy game set in a fantasy land of magic. I enjoy thinking about how 'magic' might exist, and it's relation to the categories we see around us (the elements, the light, the mind, nature, fate).

The way it's presented in Knaack's writing just makes me cringe sometimes.

The Queue: Super-Soldier-sized edition {WoW}

Jul 22nd 2011 11:55AM I agree with the sentiment... I'm the type of person who reads books based on a fantasy game set in a fantasy land of magic. I enjoy thinking about how 'magic' might exist, and it's relation to the categories we see around us (the elements, the light, the mind, nature, fate).

The way it's presented in Knaack's writing just makes me cringe sometimes.

The Queue: Super-Soldier-sized edition {WoW}

Jul 22nd 2011 11:28AM Aye, horrible prose, for the most part from Knaack. And constantly beating you over the head with the flat characters' one trait (we get it, he's an archer, now feel free to develop that), and lots magical hoo-ha done in an overly corny fashion (even the rocks are alive, and he reached in to tap that magical life-rock-energy). He takes subjects I can't wait to read about and turns them into things I can't stand to read.

Legacy of Blood I made it all the way through.

The Daily Grind: What's your favorite winter zone? {Massively}

Jul 21st 2011 11:17AM I'd like to throw a vote out for an underdog: Zul'Drak.

IPP is beautiful. And very true to winter, because it's... dirty. It's gorgeous, and realistic, just not so fresh to me.

But (the snowy parts of) Zul'Drak really chill me when I see them. It also progresses from mildly snow covered to fully snow covered, giving a nice sense of growing doom. The blues, purples, and greys are great. The atmoshphere is cold, but still peaceful and beautiful, as opposed to the overbearing "lost in snowdrifts orders of magnitude larger than myself" feeling one might get in, say, those mountains to the north.

The Daily Grind: Would you be as excited for Guild Wars 2 if it were a subscription game? {Massively}

Jul 6th 2011 12:51PM I'm willing to do subscriptions, but not for multiple MMO's at once. I think GW2 is on to something by offering the game for free as a way to steal over players who would otherwise be too invested in other games to plop down a box price and a subscription plan just to try out something new they may not stick with.

I'll probably try it out, and only because it'll be free to play (once purchased of course).

The educational potential of class-based achievements {WoW}

Jan 6th 2011 4:28PM I like the idea, but they need to be chosen carefully.

"Dear DK, why are you on the wrong target?"

"Sorry, I'm going for my Anti-Magic Shell Achievement."