Richard-bartle

12.16.14
Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR's 2014 report card
12.16.14

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR's 2014 report card

In 1996, Richard Bartle published a study of MMO gamers that eventually led to his 2003 book Design...

View
10.30.14
Richard Bartle 'frustrated' with modern MMO development
10.30.14

Richard Bartle 'frustrated' with modern MMO development

A fascinating piece over on Eurogamer about MUD1 and Richard Bartle traces the history of the moder...

View
07.09.14
Richard Bartle predicts that free-to-play will decline
07.09.14

Richard Bartle predicts that free-to-play will decline

Free-to-play as a business model stirs a lot of passionate opinions in both gamers and developers....

View
04.29.14
Stanford acquires MUD1 source
04.29.14

Stanford acquires MUD1 source

MUD1, the first online virtual world, was originally released in 1978. Thirty-six years later, Stan...

View
12.31.13
Hyperspace Beacon: The rest of SWTOR's year-end report
12.31.13

Hyperspace Beacon: The rest of SWTOR's year-end report

The end of the year is nigh, and as I promised, I will give you my final thoughts on Star Wars: The...

View
12.17.13
Hyperspace Beacon: The SWTOR year-end report on PvP
12.17.13

Hyperspace Beacon: The SWTOR year-end report on PvP

In July, I took the famous Bartle Test and pitted it against the state of Star Wars: The Old Republ...

View
11.12.13
Hyperspace Beacon: Putting SWTOR PvP on the right track
11.12.13

Hyperspace Beacon: Putting SWTOR PvP on the right track

This past weekend, a friend of mine came up from Texas. Not only did we talk about our families and...

View
08.17.13
The Game Archaeologist: The PLATO MMOs, part 2
08.17.13

The Game Archaeologist: The PLATO MMOs, part 2

In our last installment looking at PLATO, the educational computer network that linked a thousand t...

View
07.30.13
Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR PvP solutions
07.30.13

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR PvP solutions

I will freely admit that I do not have all the answers. I also admit that I believe that BioWare is...

View