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The NYtimes had an intersting article regarding how games seem to be moving away from the elf conventions we have become accumstomed to since 2004. I’m not sure I agree with it all but I will be a happy camper as I think the Elf thing has been done to death … and some times not to well in our mmo worlds…


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Hardcore …

Well I’m back. I thought I would start off with something small to get back into the swing of things.

In an unamed beta I’m currently playing they have an option for a hardcore mode, that is to say you create your character and play through the game as you would normally. The kicker is when you die your character dies and is gone for good, back to the drawing board with you …. now I dont usually subscribe to this type of hardcore mode but this is beta so I thought i would give it ago. Wow … what a blast it is, really puts you on edge and makes you think statergy more than in softcore mode. Its like a whole new game … (more…)

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Title about says it all. Huxley is going into beta … Tabula Rasa has been given its notice …

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Heroism … where art thou

Not sure how many of you have come across this but for me the sense of herioc adventurer is seemingly lacking in current mmo’s.

I mean I spend a good proportion of my time, killing monsters, loot monsters, sell loot, buy a different sword, kill another series of monster, loot mosnter, sell loot and buy a different sword … (more…)

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Ok, hot off the press is TR’s nda is down, reports are coming in from all over the blogging sphere. Ranging from it is good, it is bad, to it just plain sucks balls  …

Well I’m going to chime in here, but not review the game, that will be done to death by other bloggers I’m sure. What I want to look at is the innovative stuff that this game brings to the mmo market, and are we ready for these changes …. and what you think about these new concepts (more…)

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Ok, so when was the last time you played a western mmo that intergrated true pvp and pve together in a fantasy setting ? … and no i dont consider Wow pvp servers a true pvp game … more like abit of ‘slap and tickle’ with no second or third base ….

When I think about it, I can only think of 3 fantasy mmo’s that married pvp and pve succesfully together, Shadowbane, early UO, and DAOC ?? … you could argue (more…)

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Just a quick update before I post some more stuff later today. Great interview from Liepzig regarding Spellborn, talk about a beautiful game and the ideas are very innovative. Taking ideas from all genres and managing to blend them together. Can we say sleeper hit …

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