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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
  • City of Hero fans, talk to me...

    DabOnThem said:
    What about Champions Online, Marvel Omega and DC Universe Online? Why do former City of Hero players tend to pass on these games, still hoping for that decent comic mmo? Why are you looking over these games hoping Ship of Heroes or City titans can fill your void? I want to know what went wrong with the current games in your opinion? Or past game in the case of Gazillion's mmo.
    I played CO at launch. It did some things well. Combat was pretty fun and the travel powers were really awesome (Teleport and Burrowing were really neat), but I hated the setting and aesthetic. It was too campy. Not a fan of the Silver/Bronze Age of comics.

    Marvel Heroes I loved and played for years, but it was a deeply flawed game and it was mismanaged into catastrophe.  Great idea, frustrating execution.

    DCUO, I'm not a huge fan of the DC Universe, and the game just felt kind of janky. I did enjoy the open world PvP at launch, though.  Being able to encase another player in a giant ball of ice and then toss him a couple blocks down the street was pretty hilarious. I found the customization lacking as well.

    I'm not really looking forward to any of the successor titles coming out. If they're good, I'll play them, but I'm not hanging onto every development in hopes that one of them will fill the void. That's a good way to set myself up for disappointment.
  • I am Purple Now

    Vrika said:
    Asm0deus said:
    Vrika said:
    Asm0deus said:
    I wonder can the system be gamed? 

    I will give insightfuls to anyone that gives me some...lolz
    It looks like 1 lol gives you 1 point more. Giving 20 lols took something between 2-3 minutes, so raising you to Legendary would require between 3-5 hours of time.

    I sense an opportunity for Chinese power-lolling service.

    Every reaction seems to be worth the same (1 point). I couldn't test on what a Promote -reaction would be worth.

    It looks like quoting you isn't worth of any points.
    Oh wow you actually came and gave me 20 lols

    Hmm I might  be real busy tomorrow, when I get up, handing out returns!

    I am at 1073 points as of this post.

    EDIT: Just gave you 20 insightfuls Vrika
    Maybe it would be better to ask

    @MikeB is trading reactions or similar activity forbidden? I wouldn't want to get accidentally banned for doing something like this.
    Absolutely. Don't do this.
  • I am Purple Now

    Just wait until the expansion forum comes out and we have to grind to RED...
    I've considered looking into adding Artifact (light gold or red) in the past. Maybe something to revisit. Some of you guys have tons of points past Legendary.
  • Embattled Star Wars: Battlefront II Microtransaction System Taken Offline - MMORPG.com News

    My hope is they go and overhaul the entire progression system to be sidegrade based. This whole thing would have been much more tolerable if the Star Cards weren't actually straight up upgrades. It's also better game design. Having to make tradeoffs is much more interesting. I don't think full cosmetic only loot boxes are in the cards, unless Disney gives DICE some creative leeway. We'll see.
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II Review – This is the Star Wars Game You’ve Been Looking For - Not So MMO -

    imageStar Wars: Battlefront II Review – This is the Star Wars Game You’ve Been Looking For - Not So MMO - MMORPG.com

    Star Wars: Battlefront II is sure to be overshadowed by the controversy surrounding its microtransactions, but beneath the fury lies a game truly worthy of the Star Wars IP.

    Read the full story here