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
  • Star Wars Battlefront II or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and the Love the Loot Box - Michael Bitt

    Gorwe said:
    How much did they pay you to say that? Or are you just being a contrarian for the sake of it?

    Be honest, earn some respect.
    Pay me to say what? That I prefer crates to the convoluted progression systems in other Battlefield games? Yeah, I'd rather have things be a simple stupid RNG box than have to do obnoxious assignments and level up 30 different things. That's my personal preference after having spent hundreds of hours in every Battlefield game available on PC. Obviously, I'd prefer said boxes not to be available for pay, but I can live with it if it means those who do pay are subsidizing free DLC for the rest of us, which has the bonus effect of solving community fragmentation and P2W due to the sale of paid DLC. Aside from the RNG, there's not really any new ground being charted here. You've been able to pay to skip through progression in Battlefield games forever. I've simply considered the whole thing and found the pros to potentially outweigh the cons if the system is properly implemented and that's all that I've laid out here today.

    Feel free to disagree and articulate your reasons why. That's why I wrote the thing to begin with. I'm well aware that my position is in the minority and that's OK. I was just hoping to offer a different angle and encourage people to wait and see how things are implemented at launch when we'll have a fuller picture.
  • Are MMOs the most expensive genre?

    Cut the witch hunting. If you feel someone is in violation of our RoC (e.g. multiple accounts), report it and move on. Stay on topic, folks.
  • The 10 Best Cancelled MMOs of All Time - The List - MMORPG.com

    Ltldogg said:

    While I played and miss most of the games on the list, especially SWG, Shadowbane and AC, I miss MxO the most. The music, score, look and feel of the game was just spot on with the movie atmosphere. It wasn't the best game, but I loved being "Jacked In!" :(

    Met my SO in MxO! Will always have a special place in my heart. Agree on all your points, though I miss City of Heroes the most.
  • No Man's Sky - Tips For Starting Out - MMORPG.com

    Torval said:
    Grunty said:
    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?
    Sentinels /can/ be good sources of zinc and nanites.  Zinc keeps you shields up.  Nanites are used to buy many equipment recipes at space stations.  

    I'm trying to avoid game play and story spoilers. You'll learn more about Sentinels through lore and your experiences.
    Thanks. Your other tips in the other thread have been very helpful as well.
    Also, don't forget to scan Sentinels for some often amusing descriptions.
  • What's Your Escape Game? - Michael Bitton - MMORPG.com

    imageWhat's Your Escape Game? - Michael Bitton - MMORPG.com

    The Civilization series has often been my escape game of choice. It shouldn’t be too hard to imagine why a game series known for its addictiveness (just. one. more. turn.) would be a great candidate to escape into, but it really is where I go to when I need to just disconnect and burn some hours away.

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