Tag Archives: Game Play

MMO open world housing is a failed experiment

Originally posted on Bio Break:
This past week, Final Fantasy XIV pushed out its Patch 4.1 and with it, a highly anticipated new housing neighborhood. The ensuing housing rush — which lasted mere minutes — quickly sealed up all available…

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DDO and the longer term

Originally posted on GamingSF:
Last night once again our trio stepped into Stormreach for some DDO fun. It’s a great game for what it is, a D&D-esque combat simulator. Here we are having just vanquished the second wing of the…

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Another crafting system

Originally posted on GamingSF:
After playing DDO for the first time in over a year last weekend, I’ve just logged in to see what I could do with the random crafting mats that dropped from our foray into some harbour…

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DDO: puzzling a solution

Originally posted on GamingSF:
Having played a good amount of Divinity Original Sin 2 recently, I have come across many instances where the group has been able to puzzle out a solution to a blockage to progress or a challenging…

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Lockboxes Suck, So How Should MMOs Monetize?

Originally posted on Occasional Hero:
I don’t write a lot about bad monetization, because honestly, I mostly just shake my head and try to ignore it. As MMO players get more and more spread out across more games than I…

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Thaz eTR 10 part 2

Originally posted on Micki's Delirium:
Here are some screenshots from Thaz’s epic reincarnation. Thaz went to the reincarnation grove and clicked on the sphere Then she chose to epic reincarnate She selected Brace as her past life And looked…

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Ruins of Gianthold

Originally posted on DDO Outrage:
General Comments Arguably the best adventure pack in the entire game. I can see a case for either Vale or the Ruins of Gianthold, but I think that in light of upcoming epic updates to…

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The Dreaming Dark

Originally posted on DDO Outrage:
General Comments The Dreaming Dark, what with the endgame challenge that it lost, would’ve been a continuation of the ill-fated Path of Inspiration, but thankfully, some loot which will never, ever be obsolete keeps this pack…

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Game Smarter, Part II: Pimp Your Life

Originally posted on AmbiGaming:
Welcome back to our mini-series on gamification and how it can enhance task and job performance, when used effectively. Last time, we defined gamification, and discussed what differentiates it from “gaming” and “playing.” Additionally, we briefly…

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6 MMO regrets I have

Originally posted on Bio Break:
We all have regrets about many things in life, and for the most part, there’s nothing to be done about them (unless there is). What’s past is past, as they say, and it might seem…

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