Game-balance

06.28.12
The challenge of balancing content
06.28.12

The challenge of balancing content

As I've mentioned before, I was slow to appreciate Cataclysm. One of the reasons for that was due...

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06.04.12
Warhammer Online rolls out patch 1.4.6 with major RvR changes
06.04.12

Warhammer Online rolls out patch 1.4.6 with major RvR changes

Warhammer Online isn't a strict PvP game, but the energy of RvR is one of the major draws that ke...

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04.09.12
This Too Shall Pass: Balance and imbalance in World of Warcraft
04.09.12

This Too Shall Pass: Balance and imbalance in World of Warcraft

First off, we know that game balance is an eternal goal. As the game evolves and becomes more com...

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12.08.11
Behind the Mask: What does unbalanced even mean?
12.08.11

Behind the Mask: What does unbalanced even mean?

One of the major criticisms of Champions Online is a lack of game balance. People claim that the...

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11.15.11
Is it time to kill the global cooldown?
11.15.11

Is it time to kill the global cooldown?

OK, so I was playing some Diablo III beta last night. Since this is a site that covers World of W...

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07.27.11
Final Fantasy XIV's newest producer letter addresses balance and changes
07.27.11

Final Fantasy XIV's newest producer letter addresses balance and changes

Final Fantasy XIV underwent some major changes last week with the release of the 1.18 patch, rang...

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02.17.11
Scott Hartsman answers RIFT player questions
02.17.11

Scott Hartsman answers RIFT player questions

RIFT's launch is getting ever closer, and that means more and more questions for players to start w...

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01.13.11
Behind the Mask: What Archetypes really need
01.13.11

Behind the Mask: What Archetypes really need

One of the main draws of Champions Online is character customization. Costume creation is one part...

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05.20.10
Behind the Mask: Who cares about balance?
05.20.10

Behind the Mask: Who cares about balance?

Balance is one of those nebulous things in MMORPGs. It's as flighty a term as "good guild" or "fun...

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