Post Thumbnail

It always requires you to be online. It lets friends drop in, often without warning, to take part in whatever you're doing. It has an elaborate auction house, complete with microtransactions. Diablo III isn't an MMO, but in the eyes of many fans, it certainly seems to be aping the style of MMOs,...

June 15th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Armchair designers of the world, take note. If you've ever wanted a peek inside the mind of an MMORPG developer, Craig Morrison's latest personal blog entry might be right up your alley. The Funcom executive and current Age of Conan boss has posted a lengthy look at his thoughts on massive design,...

October 20th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

So I noticed something last week, in the comments section of my piece on UI design, that finally kicked me back into "endless rant" mode. It's a sentiment that I've noticed in the video game community at large for a while now, but I never really knew how to approach it until recently, thanks to my...

August 19th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Space MMO EVE Online and its developer CCP Games are usually spoken about in a positive manner. We often hear about the awesome things that go on in the sandbox, or how CCP has gotten players involved in game development through their CSM programme. In the past few months, however, negative sentime...

August 1st 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The players have spoken, and they want more content. Unfortunately, those players -- you, our readers, as well as the folks behind Massively -- aren't at all unified when it comes to what we actually accept as "content." Some players don't care if a given piece of content plays exactly like another...

July 6th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Throughout this entire week, we've presented one question a day from an interview we did with the top women in MMO development. We asked them how they got into the industry, how public opinion on women gamers is evolving and what advice they have for female MMO players who want to make that leap in...

February 26th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Throughout this entire week, we're presenting one question a day from an interview we did with the top women in MMO development. We asked them how they got into the industry, how public opinion on women gamers is evolving and what advice they have for female MMO players who want to make that leap i...

February 25th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Throughout this entire week, we're presenting one question a day from an interview we did with the top women in MMO development. We asked them how they got into the industry, how public opinion on women gamers is evolving and what advice they have for female MMO players who want to make that leap i...

February 24th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Throughout this entire week, we're presenting one question a day from an interview we did with the top women in MMO development. We asked them how they got into the industry, how public opinion on women gamers is evolving and what advice they have for female MMO players who want to make that leap i...

February 22nd 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's not often that we get a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes operations of an MMO, but when we do, we can appreciate the real people seen creating our favorite games. Included in this pool of development talent are more than just the stereotypes you would see on TV or film, depicting nerdy men w...

February 19th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

One of the things people chalk growth in an MMO up to is the strength of the IP - especially when you're talking about an established IP in popular culture like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, etc. Of course, some others will point out that there's something to be said for a completely new...

May 4th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments