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Champions Online cuts the craft in favor of the mod scene {Massively}

Mar 31st 2012 11:11AM Any change to trade skills in CO almost has to be for the better honestly.

NCsoft explains NA and EU Collector's Edition price difference [Updated] {Massively}

Mar 29th 2012 5:25PM @Calyptic001

Pretty much. I have never and will never buy a collector's edition. I simply don't see the point in paying all that money for items which will end up sitting collecting dust while I play the game.

Choose My Adventure: Dark Age of Camelot, week three {Massively}

Mar 28th 2012 3:47PM @c0gnit0

Exactly. Even if RvR wins, it should just be ignored. Two weeks in a row of frustration won't make him want to keep playing at all.

The Daily Grind: What game would you play were it not for the community? {Massively}

Mar 27th 2012 12:41PM @Boardwalker

It very well just might be the hours that I tend to play games due to working a 3rd shift. It's hit or miss by game what you find at those hours and at least for Eve it wasn't great.

I'll not be repeating a attempt anytime soon just due to time constraints, but thanks for the offer on the isk and such.

The Daily Grind: What game would you play were it not for the community? {Massively}

Mar 27th 2012 11:50AM @Solaris

I'm not sure what the nice try was there. I would ask a question and get no answers, noob insults, or answers that I would try to decipher to find that they didn't work.

You can believe it or not, but I don't see a reason why I'd lie about a game. No game matters that much to me.

The Daily Grind: What game would you play were it not for the community? {Massively}

Mar 27th 2012 11:34AM Eve stands out first and for most. I tried the trial and thought it was a great game but I found not a single helpful person during the time I tried it. In fact, I found the exact opposite with people purposefully giving me the wrong information.

All Points Bulletin is another game that stands out. Again I found the game fun, but the community was full of nothing but griefers. Even those players who were supposedly of your own faction.

On the other hand, EQ2's community is one of the reasons I continue to play the game. I find myself less and less interested in the game itself, but the people are all extremely friendly and helpful.

EVE Online's The Mittani issues formal apology for crossing the line [UPDATED] {Massively}

Mar 27th 2012 11:23AM If you have seen his quotes before this so called apology, you would know this is nothing more than fluff. What a disgusting human...

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer open or closed chat? {Massively}

Mar 24th 2012 11:49AM Open chat is my preferred method. Of course it doesn't work realistically in most games because the companies involved are not willing to lay down severe punishments to the people who abuse the system.

WoW and ToR are both god awful as far as this go and value the dollar more than they value a clean community minded chat. I know a guy in WoW who has been 'banned' like 10+ times for things he has said in chat. It doesn't matter how badly he has pushed the system in the past, he gets a short ban and is back to do it again eventually. From my friends in ToR I hear the same thing is happening.

Then you look at a game like EQ2 where there is open chat between all characters divided into multiple chat channels based on level. The default open world chat essentially using the 1-9 chat channel. The end result is a very clean and very helpful chat experience. The same friend in WoW who has been banned multiple times was perma banned on his second offense in EQ2 for something he had gotten away with in WoW.

Open chat works if it is enforced and closed chat adds nothing to a game imo.

The Daily Grind: Who was your MMO mentor -- and whom did you mentor? {Massively}

Mar 21st 2012 10:02AM My buddy had bought EQ1 a month or two after it came out and and I was playing a character on his account. About a month later I got my own account and played it for years after.

Basically though both of us were discovering everything as we went without a mentor. We were just like pretty much everybody else, clueless. I really miss that and I think it's one of the reasons why no MMO has ever stood up that EQ1 does as far as memories go.

The Daily Grind: Should new expansions include old expansions? {Massively}

Mar 19th 2012 1:13PM Nothing worse than a old subscription game that requires you to buy all of the old content as well. That is one barrier I'm not willing to cross honestly.

Look at SOE (and I think Turbine as well) and you'll see how it is done. Want to get into EQ1 or EQ2? Buy the newest expansion and you are up and running with every last bit of content. Compare that to wanting to start up in WoW and you are looking at over $100 dollars atm. Who is going to spend that kind of money regardless of how easy it might be to catch up once you get to top level content?

This doesn't even get into the argument of how expansions should be free anyways if you are paying a monthly subscription.