MikeB · MMORPG.com Community Manager

Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. <iframe src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets/follow_button.html?screen_name=emikeb" style="width: 100px; height: 20px;" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" padding="4px" scrolling="no"> </iframe>


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Marvel Heroes/SWTOR
  • No Man's Sky - Tips For Starting Out - MMORPG.com

    Torval said:
    This article has been super helpful to me. I am feeling totally lost and a little overwhelmed. The tips are great and give me something concrete to develop my strategy with.

    So those little floaty scanners can eventually be farmed? How dangerous is that and what are the consequences?
    They're actually best to farm in the beginning. They're probably the most consistent way to make units when you start out. Maybe wait until you can get the Boltcaster (gun) upgrade for your multitool to farm them hardcore. You can probably do OK farming them with the mining laser, but I haven't really tried it. Might be slow.
  • Why can't I send PM's?

    You need to be promoted to the Uncommon (next rank above your current) rank to create threads.
  • Final Fantasy XIV - PvP is Amazing in Stormblood - MMORPG.com

    I'm wondering how the game's PVP can be "amazing" if the combat is probably the worst in the genre?

    Obviously, this assumes you already like the game. This wasn't written for people who already take a pass on the game due to their (understandable) issues with the slower combat. It's more of a "If you like FFXIV, you should check out the PvP. It's pretty awesome now!"
  • Really wanted to play, but already uninstalled

    The only way you are going to get on Gilgamesh or Balmung is if you use the paid transfer service to get there. Unfortunately, paid transfers to these servers have been suspended for now and I'm unsure when they'll open up again. I'd like to know as well, because I'd love for my SO to join me on Gilgamesh at some point, so I can definitely understand your frustration.

    I'm not entirely sure why your friends didn't inform you of this issue before you picked up the game. It's well known to anyone on Balmung or Gilgamesh that there's no way to get on without a paid transfer. Your best course of action at this point is probably to play on another server and transfer over whenever those become available again; or to just keep an eye on the availability of paid transfers to these worlds and try picking up the game once that's an option.
  • Trial Key Giveaway! - Legends of Aria - MMORPG.com

    Torval said:

    I think I get why you're doing this now with the key giveaways but I don't like it so I'm not doing any  more of the key promos. It's just asking for spam to put your contact info in a widget like that. Why would I do that?

    I tend to keep a separate e-mail address for things like this if I'm concerned about opening myself to spam.

    That said, this is Godankey's stated policy:

    "When the keys are sent, the emails get deleted once the campaign has been finished and you have deleted it from the panel. We do not store information about your users."