Tag Archives: Game Play

6 things MMOs should do to make a good first impression

Originally posted on Bio Break:
You’ll never get a second chance at a first impression, or so the saying sort of goes, so it’s vital to make that impression count. For players — seasoned and fresh meat — who venture…

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged , | Leave a comment

An Ode to High Skill Ceilings

Originally posted on Occasional Hero:
I miss the days when MMOs created classes that had high skill ceilings. By that I mean classes where your success or failure actually hinges on how well you can play your class. This is why…

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged | Leave a comment

Don’t fear the (giant) reaper

Originally posted on Even Now:
Another one of my gimpier toons introduced himself to Twitch and livestreaming Sunday night as Zak the super-squishy pale master rounded up some friends and headed to Gianthold for some reaper mode fun. I think…

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The thought of starting fresh in a MMO

Originally posted on GamingSF:
I read Chestnut’s recent post about starting fresh in The Secret World with interest and a good measure of respect. Starting over in that game in particular is a major task as the game’s mechanics allow…

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged | Leave a comment

Trip, The Stable for A Strength Based Melee Combatant

Originally posted on Erdrique's Blog:
There are a large number of feats in DDO, especially for those who like to engage in melee combat.  A few of these melee feats are handed out to all characters during the creation…

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Recovery time in MMOs

Originally posted on GamingSF:
Playing a few different games had me thinking of recovery time as a concept: I mean here time in-between fights where your character needs to rest or do something to recover health, mana or similar resources.…

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged | Leave a comment

D&D Design diary: Blue Magic

Originally posted on The Long Shot:
With my first foray into creating content for Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeon Masters Guild, i offered my own take on a popular concept: the blue mage from Final Fantasy lore. The Dungeon Masters…

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged , | Leave a comment

My weekend after the down time

Originally posted on Micki's Delirium:
I was going nuts with the server down time. It had been planned for Wednesday, so I planned to not play then.. and then ended up not playing wed-fri, which is the longest break…

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

This week in DDO…

Originally posted on grimordes blog:
Well, nothing especially exciting has happened in the last week or so, but here’s a quick recap anyway. Hymm, my 3rd lifer, is now a level 12 barbarian (I think I have level 13 banked……

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

(Swash)buckling down

Originally posted on Even Now:
Having already completed the Three-Barrel Cove portion of the epic Pirates of the Thunder Seas saga, the Flower Sniffers took a break from reaper mode to get started on the Sentinels of Stormreach half. It…

Rate this:

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment