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Over one percent of League of Legends players have been banned {Massively}

Dec 27th 2011 6:19PM This would be great in MMOs with RP worlds that developers don't want to police. It would help solve the naming problems and the griefing.

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs would you marry, kiss or kill? {Massively}

Dec 27th 2011 6:08PM Marry: Rift, D&DO, LOTRO, Fallen Earth


Kill: WoW (mostly b/c of increasing number of obnoxious players), AION (grind, grind, grind, ridiculous costumes and just all-around weirdness distracting from play), EQ2 (came back after a year off, paid for a year and then found out I still had to PAY for 3 or 4 character slots that I had when I left or lose those characters--Sony sucks; I'm done).

Reserving judgment on: GW2, The Secret World, Wildstar, TERA ... I'm probably forgetting some.

WRUP: The sad, lonely life of Bubbleman {WoW}

Sep 9th 2011 8:02PM Could you take your homophobia back to that dank, dark corner of yourself where it belongs and not let it out in public again? Thanks.

Wasteland Diaries: F2P -- What to expect {Massively}

Sep 9th 2011 7:56PM @gravy69

The value is what people are willing to pay. The Commander category is not for everyone. You can pay your fifteen dollars and get everything you always would have gotten plus a little more. The Commander category appears to be there for people who spend a lot of time in the game and want to lead groups -- instances where those small buffs will make a difference.

You can only control your own behavior not others. You cannot tell the company what price to set or people willing to pay the thirty dollars for the Commander not to pay it. Your only course of action is to vote with your wallet. If you don't like the price, don't pay for it. For heaven's sake we're not talking about life-preserving surgery here. It's not even something you need to play the game. Sheeesh.

Wasteland Diaries: F2P -- What to expect {Massively}

Sep 9th 2011 7:47PM @Graill440

I guess I don't understand what you mean by misbranding. Isn't misbranding stating something false or misleading? How is the most complete list of benefits per subscriber category In one place allowing for easy comparison in any way false or misleading? Everything you need to know is right there in the chart.

Or are you claiming that the term "F2P" as adopted by the gaming community is a misnomer --that the phrase is not a very good description of the financial arrangements between MMOs and their survivors? I would readily admit that F2P does not mean something for nothing. Most people grasp that an MMO has bills to pay and must generate some income. F2P has come to mean a non-subcription based relationship between the consumer and the MMO and some sort of Item Shop in which game items may be purchased for real money (as opposed to in-game currency).

The fact that there is some difference in what MMOs offer under the umbrella of that term is not attempt to mislead, just a reflection that there is no concensus within the community that a single standard exists. It is expected that each MMO will come up with its individual formulation of F2P and the consumer can expect different things as it suits the MMO. A gamer would be naive beyond credulity to expect that a game is literally F2P -- that is simply the industry convention.

Wasteland Diaries: F2P -- What to expect {Massively}

Sep 9th 2011 7:22PM OK, now you've scared me. FE has been my relaxing MMO away from the griefers and impolite jerks who don't understand the community aspect of gaming. FE's help channel questions are always answered by someone and people new to the game are assisted, not looked down upon. I would not want that to change.

I wonder about the server issue also, but I am hoping they'll have a handle on it. They are transitioning to F2P much earlier than I thought they would this year. I hope that means everything is under control and not the usual rushing the product out before it is ready.

Oh, and I'll be paying for Commander too. Lol. Along with two extra character slots and extra pet slots and more bank space....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you think is underappreciated? {Massively}

Sep 9th 2011 7:02PM Fallen Earth would be my choice right now (although DDO is a close second). Its setting is post-apocalyptic USA and it is a nice change from the usual fantasy MMOs I play. No elves!

The community is really helpful and friendly. It's going F2P in October so we'll see how that works out.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you think is underappreciated? {Massively}

Sep 9th 2011 6:58PM @(Unverified)

EQ2 and Vanguard are both burdened by the reputation of their publisher I think. It seems that any time there is a business choice to be made, they make the wrong one. I joined for a year when the all access station pass was $30 per month. For me as a fantasy gamer, that meant EQ2 and Vanguard. Fifteen dollars is a lot of money to pay for a game they were not even bothering to update.

They dropped the price to $20 so I just recently signed up for another year. I found out that my EQ2 character slots had been reduced; even as a subscriber I had to pay extra $$ for character slots I already had played with for a year or dump some levelled characters. I paid for the 3 or 4 extra slots but it made me so cranky I haven't been playing. Lol.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you think is underappreciated? {Massively}

Sep 9th 2011 6:45PM @DarkWalker

Are you F2P or subscription? I agree with you if you are paying a subscription and contributing toward the game's maintenance and long-term profitability, but if you are F2P I think it is hilarious the conditions you put on playing a game that you are enjoying without personal cost. MMOs don't fall from the sky; employees have to get paychecks and eat too.

Square Enix responds to Deus Ex racial controversy {Joystiq}

Sep 8th 2011 7:31PM @Grimbear13
You don't see it because whites are by far the dominate culture and any "negative" portrayals are seen individually. Subordinate cultures or people with less power are subject to being stereotyped (and no they are not always based on some fact --often fears) and catergorized as a group.

I also challenge the people that claim they hear this speech all the time from blacks. I call bs on that. The video speech is clearly slave/master plantation dynamics speech and is what more sensitive people are reacting to. It is NOT the same as southern accents or urban speech. You just can't tell the difference. And that's sadly why we're forced to have this conversation over and over again. It's got nothing to do with growing up and everything to do with how thoughtful and aware you are.