I live in a nice suburb of London and I don't want to move. If I wanted a career in game development, I'd most likely have to move to Guildford (where most of the games companies are in England).
I wouldn't want to live and work in Guildford. In m…
You should watch TheLazyPeon YouTube video "Why I quit BDO".
He's an intelligent guy. The game managed to make him spend over 200 Euros in the cash shop.
It's a very entertaining and enlightening video.
WoW - without a shadow of a doubt. The period 2004 - 2009 was a golden age. WoW was in the mainstream news regularly.
Some people on this thread say EVE. I totally disagree with this. If EVE had maintained its 2004 vision, i.e.- to be the ultimate…
It's got A LOT going for it:
- A sexy female lead who looks as if she can fight.
- Probably sexy Night Elves, Blood Elves etc. etc.
- Some good battles.
- Strong villains (better than the new Star Wars baddy who looks like Kevin From Accounts).…
The problem is extremely easy to identify:
The vast majority of the profit that CCP makes from Eve goes to the development of other games. For example, Valkyrie.
I think it was about 2009 when CCP sacked the development team that was working on 'W…
I think the whole thing is just clever marketing:
It could be that GoonSwarm are starting to leave Eve in significant numbers and this is leaving a power vacuum.
Old players are probably leaving because Eve isn't going to get any signific…
I played Hearthstone for about six months.
I also was a hardcore CCG player during the 90's. I played MtG, Netrunner, Legend of the Five Rings, Legends of the Burning Sands, Warcry, Star Wars, Middle Earth, Vampire: Eternal St…
The original talent tree system was amazing. You could customise the way your character played. Every class played very differently.
The new specialisation system is far more restrictive and all the classes have very similar, toned down, abilities.…
WoW was made and had its golden age during a period of economic boom (made 1998-2004, golden age 2004-2008).
Since the stock market crash in 2008, the world's economies have been subdued.
I think people can be most creative when there is a lot of…
Instead of calling games "themepark" or "sandbox", I think other terms should be used, e.g - "linear", "divergent" or "convergent" gameplay.
Minecraft is a "divergent" game because there are many ways to either fight OR build.
BDO, Skyrim and Eve …
EVE, more exciting to read about than to play.
You've got to be really motivated in order to free up the spare time it takes. You need a fair amount of spare time in order to build up the necessary resources and relationship…
That was really well reported by Messner.
It sounds so exciting that I'm tempted to re-sub!
When I was playing, I much preferred BoB to GoonSwarm. BoB's recruitment system was more overt and honest. BoB's corporations were very chatty towa…
WoW 2004 - 2008.
During this time, fire mages were highly customisable glass cannons. This made them really fun.
I enjoyed putting all my talents into abilities that strengthened my main attack - fireball.
I was about to do a WoW rescue quest and kill of a few baddies while doing it. Suddenly, the thought occurred to me - why am I doing this boring quest?
And then I look at Dark Souls 3 - It's an incredible world, an intriguing plot, interesting char…
More like, the big influx of "lite gamers" that WoW originally brought in, have mostly moved on from MMORPGs, to MOBAs, mobile and browser games (and more capable console games, too, I…
Failure to move with the times, such as using Oculus Rift.
VR is future of gaming. However, the MMORPG industry has been incredibly slow to adopt it.
There are numerous reasons for this including: