Why I Don’t Like Raiding
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2012, 6:38 pm
I’ve never been a big fan of raiding in MMOs and it’s certainly something that I talk about fairly regularly. For me, raiding offers a pretty disjointed experience, counter intuiative to the whole leveling game in itself. Indeed, just like we now have games like League of Legends that offer what equates to essentially full-time [...]

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Why I Don’t Like Raiding




Why Females Are Oversexualised In Video Games
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2012, 4:00 pm
I have this theory. I believe that fundamentally all hetrosexual men are enslaved by women. Well, maybe enslaved isn’t the right word here. Besotted? Captivated? Fixated? See, I think females are the “dominant” gender (if such a thing can even exist) and us males are driven, through biology and instinct, to focus a significant portion of [...]

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Why Females Are Oversexualised In Video Games




Play World of Warcraft, Become A Mass Murderer
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 April 2012, 6:14 pm
Or so some of the press would have us believe. I don’t know how much it’s being reported in the US but in Europe the media are having a field day reporting that Anders Brievik, currently on trial for the murder for 77 people in Norway last year, played World of Warcraft 16 hours a [...]

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Play World of Warcraft, Become A Mass Murderer




Play World of Warcraft, Become A Mass Murderer
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 April 2012, 6:14 pm
Or so some of the press would have us believe. I don’t know how much it’s being reported in the US but in Europe the media are having a field day reporting that Anders Brievik, currently on trial for the murder for 77 people in Norway last year, played World of Warcraft 16 hours a [...]

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Play World of Warcraft, Become A Mass Murderer




The Real Key To Player Retention
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 April 2012, 4:00 pm
There’s little doubting that the long-term financial success of MMOs is in player retention. Box sales alone don’t count for much and I could easily run off plenty of examples of games that sold well on release then took a nose dive after a month or two and now languish in low popularity limbo. However, [...]

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The Real Key To Player Retention




The Real Key To Player Retention
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 April 2012, 4:00 pm
There’s little doubting that the long-term financial success of MMOs is in player retention. Box sales alone don’t count for much and I could easily run off plenty of examples of games that sold well on release then took a nose dive after a month or two and now languish in low popularity limbo. However, [...]

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The Real Key To Player Retention




Feeling Hungry For World of Darkness
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 April 2012, 6:21 pm
I don’t know much about World of Darkness other than it involves vampires, politics, political vampires and a very loyal, slightly scary fanbase. It’s also, as far as I can gather, nothing like Twilight . Far too many years ago, when I still a teenager, I remember being quite intrigued by the whole World of Darkness [...]

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Feeling Hungry For World of Darkness




Feeling Hungry For World of Darkness
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 April 2012, 6:21 pm
I don’t know much about World of Darkness other than it involves vampires, politics, political vampires and a very loyal, slightly scary fanbase. It’s also, as far as I can gather, nothing like Twilight . Far too many years ago, when I still a teenager, I remember being quite intrigued by the whole World of Darkness [...]

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Feeling Hungry For World of Darkness




How much time have you wasted on alts?
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2012, 5:00 pm
Today I rolled another three alts in WoW. Alts of alts, in fact. Yep, I deleted my level 15 Warlock Goblin alt and started a Warlock Blood Elf alt-alt. I also deleted my Worgen Rogue alt and started a Goblin Rogue alt-alt. Finally, I also created a new Warrior who’s an alt of a level [...]

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How much time have you wasted on alts?




How much time have you wasted on alts?
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2012, 5:00 pm
Today I rolled another three alts in WoW. Alts of alts, in fact. Yep, I deleted my level 15 Warlock Goblin alt and started a Warlock Blood Elf alt-alt. I also deleted my Worgen Rogue alt and started a Goblin Rogue alt-alt. Finally, I also created a new Warrior who’s an alt of a level [...]

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How much time have you wasted on alts?




Are You Ashamed Of Playing MMOs?
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 March 2012, 5:00 pm
Last year I watched a fascinating documentary called Race to World’s First which followed the struggles of an American World of Warcraft guild called Blood Legion in their attempts to becoming, surprise, surprise, the world’s first guild to down raid bosses in WoW. I don’t know the exact details of how the rankings work but, [...]

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Are You Ashamed Of Playing MMOs?




Are You Ashamed Of Playing MMOs?
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 March 2012, 5:00 pm
Last year I watched a fascinating documentary called Race to World’s First which followed the struggles of an American World of Warcraft guild called Blood Legion in their attempts to becoming, surprise, surprise, the world’s first guild to down raid bosses in WoW. I don’t know the exact details of how the rankings work but, [...]

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Are You Ashamed Of Playing MMOs?




Oh my… A Game of Thrones MMO
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 March 2012, 7:58 pm
Well, colour me pleasantly surprised. A few days ago, via Rock, Paper Shotgun, I found out that developer Bigpoint are releasing a free-2-play MMO based on the Game of Thrones IP. I’m actually feeling surprisingly giddy about it. Of course, it’s still early days and there’s absolutely no information on the official web site about the [...]

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Oh my… A Game of Thrones MMO




Oh my… A Game of Thrones MMO
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 March 2012, 7:58 pm
Well, colour me pleasantly surprised. A few days ago, via Rock, Paper Shotgun, I found out that developer Bigpoint are releasing a free-2-play MMO based on the Game of Thrones IP. I’m actually feeling surprisingly giddy about it. Of course, it’s still early days and there’s absolutely no information on the official web site about the [...]

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Oh my… A Game of Thrones MMO




When Money Is The Biggest Motivator
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 March 2012, 3:42 pm
It’s been proven that money is a poor motivator. Wait, let me caveat that. When it comes to motivating people into doing mindless, repetitive, physical tasks, money works perfectly well. Give someone more cash for every rock they shift or hamburger they flip and, lo and behold, they shift more rocks and flip more burgers. But [...]

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When Money Is The Biggest Motivator




When Money Is The Biggest Motivator
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 March 2012, 3:42 pm
It’s been proven that money is a poor motivator. Wait, let me caveat that. When it comes to motivating people into doing mindless, repetitive, physical tasks, money works perfectly well. Give someone more cash for every rock they shift or hamburger they flip and, lo and behold, they shift more rocks and flip more burgers. But [...]

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When Money Is The Biggest Motivator




I’m Just Too Damn Weak Willed
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 February 2012, 6:23 pm
So I cracked and resubscribed to RIFT. For three months. This is something I never do (I always pay monthly) but they offered me some cosmetic veteran rewards upfront if I did. I also bought some add-on upgrade thingy for £5 because it came with a rideable spider. And all of this is exactly why [...]

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I’m Just Too Damn Weak Willed




I’m Just Too Damn Weak Willed
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 February 2012, 6:23 pm
So I cracked and resubscribed to RIFT. For three months. This is something I never do (I always pay monthly) but they offered me some cosmetic veteran rewards upfront if I did. I also bought some add-on upgrade thingy for £5 because it came with a rideable spider. And all of this is exactly why [...]

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I’m Just Too Damn Weak Willed




Returning To RIFT
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2012, 6:25 pm
I’ve been playing RIFT again for just over a week now, ever since Trion launched the 1.7 patch which makes it free to play up to level 20. A great idea, in my opinion and very, very welcome. I rolled four new alts on a new server and am enjoying the game thoroughly. Chances are [...]

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Returning To RIFT




Returning To RIFT
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2012, 6:25 pm
I’ve been playing RIFT again for just over a week now, ever since Trion launched the 1.7 patch which makes it free to play up to level 20. A great idea, in my opinion and very, very welcome. I rolled four new alts on a new server and am enjoying the game thoroughly. Chances are [...]

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Returning To RIFT




An Idea For A New Subscription Model
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 February 2012, 4:53 pm
I’m not a fan of free-to-play. Never have been, it’s unlikely I ever will be and, to be perfectly honest, my mind boggles as to why it’s so popular. OK, I get the money aspect of subscriptions but let’s be realistic here, it’s not as if F2P really is free. You still pay one way [...]

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An Idea For A New Subscription Model




An Idea For A New Subscription Model
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 February 2012, 4:53 pm
I’m not a fan of free-to-play. Never have been, it’s unlikely I ever will be and, to be perfectly honest, my mind boggles as to why it’s so popular. OK, I get the money aspect of subscriptions but let’s be realistic here, it’s not as if F2P really is free. You still pay one way [...]

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An Idea For A New Subscription Model




MMOs That Badly Need Expansions
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 January 2012, 4:00 pm
I’m a big believer in expansions for MMOs. Whilst free patch content is always nice and more than welcome, I accept that it has its limitations and that we can’t expect to get bundles of new stuff – new classes, races, game mechanics, locations and level cap increase – for frees (well, not unless you [...]

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MMOs That Badly Need Expansions




MMOs That Badly Need Expansions
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 January 2012, 4:00 pm
I’m a big believer in expansions for MMOs. Whilst free patch content is always nice and more than welcome, I accept that it has its limitations and that we can’t expect to get bundles of new stuff – new classes, races, game mechanics, locations and level cap increase – for frees (well, not unless you [...]

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MMOs That Badly Need Expansions




Is Balanced Worth Boring?
Posted by We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 January 2012, 4:00 pm
Although it’s early days with SW:TOR and I’m still somewhat off to the level cap, I’m an avid PvPer and queue for Warzones almost constantly when I play it (they’re a lot of fun). Taking a breather and switching back to WoW Battlegrounds for a few days though highlighted something I always suspected: it’s ridiculously [...]

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Is Balanced Worth Boring?




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