Aug 28th 2008 2:36PM I feel bad for poor Dennis. If he isn't making himself look looney over on Neogaf. He's making offhanded comments that are sure to make fanboys(and girls) foam at the mouth. Is EVE more complex than WoW? Yes, inarguably so! Does that make EVE a better game? Well, it would depend on what the individual gamer is looking for. Personally, I loved EVE for the variety of available play styles. My only complaint with the game was being unable to effectively train multiple characters with a single account. Making money efficiently often requires a completely different skill set than pvp. As much as I love looking at profit margin analysis for my virtual shipping corporation I would still love to occasionally pewpew. Unfortunately, it can take several real life months to build up respectable pvp skills (in terms of game mechanics, not actual player ability). During this time your trade skills will cease progression. The solution most hardcore EVE players use is multiple accounts. CCP facilitates this with large discounts for multiple accounts, but the situation is rather frustrating to me.
Ultimately, comparing EVE with WoW is like comparing the Smithsonian with Disneyland. They are both fun and fascinating places to visit. However, the experience in one is vastly different than the other.
Mar 8th 2008 11:38AM This sounds like a scam to me. It sounds like someone concocted a crazy scheme to rob his own guild. Wouldn't be the first time.
Feb 23rd 2008 1:59AM Dear Blizzard: Please stop. I beg you to stop. Stop now. I barely have enough money to feed and clothe myself. I can't just keep spending every penny on your cash-grab schemes. Don't you have hearts? Don't you have one shred of mercy for your fellow man? I guess I could buy a few boosters if I only ate every other day. Maybe if I stop shampooing my hair I'll have a few more dollars to spend on WoW-marketed junk. Maybe if I just get a fifth roomate I can make ends meet. Okay, I'll try it your way Blizzard. Just don't make any more stuff.
Feb 23rd 2008 1:48AM According to the data on Warcraftrealms.com there is an almost even population balance between PVE and PVP servers (at level 70). I think Blizzard has done a pretty good job at making sure there is a spot for every class in any given raid. However, the arena obviously needs some tweaking. Changes that are made for PVE balance seem to come very slowly (except for hotnerfs). The PVP scene seems to change very rapidly by comparison.
There is another, more cynical, side to this new "E-sports" agenda. WoW has 10 million players, but courting the e-sports crowd offers Blizzard a chance to make extra cash without having to make a whole new game(via entry fees). I wonder how many changes would be made if there were no extra money involved.
Personally, I'm still waiting for a 15VS15 Arathi Basin tournament. I guess I'll just keep dreaming.
Feb 15th 2008 11:02AM I think getting a world first boss kill on the PTR should count as long as there are no atunements involved. History has shown that Blizzard actually tends to make boss encounters easier once they go live. There is also a higher risk of bugged encounters on the PTR. So, you could make the argument that a guild with a world's first kill on the PTR is actually more impressive.
Regardless, someone needs to go in those dungeons and make sure everything is working properly. If bleeding-edge raiders don't, then who will?
Feb 12th 2008 12:14PM This was the best episode of the WoW insider show ever! The I hope you have the unforgotten realms guys back again sometime. This show was everything I expect from a great podcast.
Feb 8th 2008 11:40AM I remember plenty of times when I would rez at the cave (horde side) and try to ride north to the war effort. Only to find that allies had taken IBGY and were locking it down. Getting past there is a real problem, and I don't imagine it is much easier from the other side. I wish they would just leave AV alone and forget the whole mess. The rest of WoW has moved on from the whole 40 player mechanic. Why can't AV?
Feb 8th 2008 11:34AM I've often said WoW's only real change to leveling was forcing you to track down some NPC and talk to them inbetween grinding sessions. Sometimes I wish I could cut out the middle man, ya know?
Feb 8th 2008 11:31AM Ah, but quilboars for that quest drop multiple tusks at a time. Also, there are some other quests to kill the quilboar that you can do simultaneously. That's some good XP.
Feb 8th 2008 11:28AM Let's not pick on good old Nesingwary (Jr. or Sr.). That guy has given me lots of XP over the years. He's alright in my book.