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Monday MUD Day – 1/11/2010

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Today’s selections include:

* 4 Dimensions
* Midnight Sun
* Storms of Time
* Blood of Dragons

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World of Warcraft: Loving the PUG

December 31, 2009 6 comments

So, you know those dungeon adventures with random pick-up groups on World of Warcraft that are almost entirely chaotic and run counter to the strict guidelines set down in every strategy guide found on the Internet?

Here’s the thing: I really enjoy those PUGs, ESPECIALLY when things go a little haywire or spiral completely off script. It’s probably sick of me to feel this way, but there’s only cold comfort in pursuing trip after trip through these same old dungeons, following the normal rote tactics, and doing it flawlessly. No doubt, this makes me a bad raider and a questionable dungeoneer – particularly now that the system on WoW is designed for farming emblems to earn better gear so that you can move on to the bigger and better dungeons. Nevertheless, I kind of get a kick out of unhinged situations when a tank fails to hold aggro or someone inadvertently pulls the boss too soon or someone forgets about that bad guy’s Whirlwind ability and forces me to get my butt into gear to pick up the slack after they go down like a sack of hammers.

It’s only when the adventure doesn’t go as planned that I feel challenged and excited about it. Otherwise, it’s just monotonous – lather, rinse, repeat. Give me some unpredictability!

Fallen Earth Holiday Present: Free trial program!

December 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Want a chance to play Fallen Earth on a trial basis during the holidays? Now’s your chance. Visit this link. See you in the apocalypse!

MMORPG.com Dev Journal: Why Love the Sandbox?

December 14, 2009 Leave a comment

MMORPG.com posed a question to me last week about the enduring popularity of sandbox games. They posted my response today. Here’s what I had to say about it!