I have been an avid computer gamer since 1989.  I only did FPS and Sims (Flight and Mech) before 2004, and then I started playing City of Heroes (RIP), which hooked me hard!  I have played almost nothing but MMORPGs since.


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  • Ship of Heroes - Discord Q&A Wrap Report -

    I enjoy these updates on Ship of Heroes, but isn't there ever any news on Valiance or City of Titans? Or is there some sort of exclusive arrangement here?

    I think their marketing/PR guys just happen to be better than the others. Plus, I don't recall the others updating the public this frequently. It's been a while since I've checked their sites however.

    While SoH does have a marketing guy on board who is very good, a lot of the visible updates and reports comes from fans, like me. This is the 2nd article I have written about SoH, and fans have written/ made other articles, such as Nephthys on this site and on, and the Positive Gamer on YouTube.
  • What's Your Most Wanted Game in 2017? - General Columns

    Megaton Rainfall and Bless Rebuild, and Sea of Thieves when it releases, although that is likely 2018...
  • PAX Plans: A Panel Discussing Designing a Superhero MMO - Ship of Heroes -

    LOL IGNORING THE TYPO... I really want to see what each of these teams is bringing to the table. Hopefully there will be a recording we can watch!

    I am really, really, really anticipating something to make me forget about City of Heroes...
  • Devs Test Out New Gameplay Element - Mission Instances - Ship of Heroes Videos -

    It was a short mission to check the basic elements of an instance, and they worked well.  Combine that with the test for team persistence and you have the makings for a good mission!
  • Next Trend in gaming?

    waynejr2 said:
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    You need multiple data points to get a trend...
    very insightful thanks for your input.

    what do you think those will be in the near future?

    As a long time developer, I don't think I am going to come up with the right answer.  If you had asked me where mmoRPGs were heading back in the early days of EQ1, I would have talked in terms of massive virtual worlds with expanding game play features.  Obviously it didn't go that way and really went down the bean counter route.

    So I could "predict" something and it would likely be wrong.

    Prediction:  Games will continue to cater to the masses with dumbing down (as I see it).  Also, new technologies will be leveraged for sales but not really offer great new gameplay.  Some players will deny this saying it is amazing new and unlike anything before.   Finally, my 2018 prediction for what music will be popular is  "top  40 music".
    Are you seriously a developer? A game developer? Like no BS for real?

    That is mind blowing to me. 

    I am not a game developer.  There are other types of developers  out there you know. And back in the day, taking a game dev job just wasn't respectable.

    So that is on you.
    I do know, so what do you develop? Still, mind blown. LOL and what day would that be?

    \Really?  I had my first computer class in 73.  :D 

    The day was back in the 80s when I worked at Symbolics. 
    So you are from my era, my first computer class was in '77, although that was for a system used for troubleshooting Marine Corps helicopters and (gasp) F4 Phantom jet fighters...  Funny thing was that after all those classes learning the system (which I aced) they assigned me to fixing radar systems, which I was about as far from acing as you could get and still pass.