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Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase details announced {Massively}

Mar 18th 2012 1:51AM So tired of the $150 CE. I will not pay more than $100 for one, I really don't care what you put in it.

The Daily Grind: Do social media tie-ins annoy you? {Massively}

Mar 17th 2012 1:46PM They don't annoy me, but it's because it's so easy to just fire and forget a Like. I use Facebook almost entirely for the purpose of entering contests or for stuff like this, so I doubt they get much useful information from me, other than to say 'Hey, we got another like from a random guy'. I guess it's easier than asking someone to type in their email address or fill out another form.

Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter concludes with $3,335,265 amassed {Joystiq}

Mar 13th 2012 8:45PM @geoff0011 You realize that at the most basic, you're buying the product up front, unless you choose to give less money than the minimum amount that includes the product in question. Plus, if not so much this game as with other projects, you can buy your way into actual input if you so desire.

So this isn't throwing money at a dev and then hoping they'll make what you want later, it's like placing a preorder before the product is even made, but you'll get your product.

You do bring up an interesting point about why developers wouldn't all try to switch to this model, so that they won't produce a dud for millions of dollars that sinks the studio. Hence his 'joke' about the industry not changing. It most certainly has.

And no, there's no guarantee it's going to be everyone's hopes and dreams, just like every other product.

Delve deeper into RIFT's Infernal Dawn raid with new details, screenshots {Massively}

Mar 13th 2012 8:39PM In a universe with time travel, does it matter when someone dies? Sounds like Regulos just needs to take a few lessons from SkyNet.

Star Wars: The Old Republic subscription numbers stabilize at 1.7 million {Massively}

Mar 9th 2012 10:03PM I'm a raging altoholic on other MMOs, but SWTOR didn't really entice me to do much more once I hit 50 on my Commando. I'm definitely not hating on the game, since I want as many successful MMOs as possible, especially non-fantasy ones. So I really do hope this and other patches bring more to the table.

I wonder how many people had the problem I did, which is of all the people I knew who started playing, almost (but not all) of them ended up quitting. These are people who play other MMOs, but SWTOR didn't hold them. Most of them place a very high premium on the UI and the flow of gameplay, since they just don't care that it's got a cool story or voice acting if it lacks macros, custom UI and a combat log.

So I really want SWTOR to do all these cool things they're saying they're going to do, and I look forward to dropping back in and trying to get my friends back on board.

Diablo III shelves PvP to make launch {Massively}

Mar 9th 2012 9:53PM Never did understand the appeal of PvP in Diablo, so I couldn't care less. I'd rather have it sooner than have the game delayed for features I'm not interested in.

Leaderboard: Playing same gender vs. opposite gender {Massively}

Mar 6th 2012 12:50AM @Bramen It does? Why is that? I'm not sure why this would be any different than reading a book or watching a movie about someone of the opposite gender having relationships with someone.

Leaderboard: Playing same gender vs. opposite gender {Massively}

Mar 6th 2012 12:44AM I don't identify as my characters in games anymore than I identify with the characters that I write about. Sure, they're all going to contain little fragments of my personality, but I set out to create interesting and compelling characters with the tools at my disposal. Sometimes they're males, sometimes they're females, just like sometimes they're space pirates and sometimes they're archaeologists, and sometimes they're human and sometimes they're aliens.

Still, if someone chooses to explore gender identity through the lens of an MMO character, that's great, too. It's just not what everyone does when they choose to play a different gender, as some people seem to think.

The case for cross-faction Real ID raiding {WoW}

Feb 28th 2012 8:37PM I might not have been too keen on this in the early years of the game (when it really wasn't possible anyway) but now I think the more WoW can do to make it easy for friends and family to play together, the better. It really wouldn't impact me much, as just about everyone I know is Alliance.

The Game Archaeologist reminisces with EQMac vets {Massively}

Feb 28th 2012 8:35PM I suppose MMO wars are going to just continue for eternity, much like D&D edition wars. All I can say is that I was a subscriber to UO and EQ both on day one (and just about every other major MMO from there on out) and the idea that there weren't rude jerks or bad communities then is simply wishful thinking. I had a far, far better community experience in WoW than I ever did on UO or EQ. I'm glad for those players who enjoyed them and I don't take anything away from their enjoyment, but I'd like to see them return the favor and realize what worked for them didn't work for other folks.