Horizontally Awesome

No, I'm not announcing my first adult film (Horizontally Awesome, get it?). I'm talking about why I enjoy Guild Wars 2 more than almost any MMO in the last few years: because it deals with horizontal progression, rather than vertical. I can play the game to play the game, not to treat it like a second--and [...]

Religion in Guild Wars 2: The Sylvari

If you are an MMO player like me, you are probably excitedly awaiting the release of Guild Wars 2 at the end of August. If you are an armchair philosopher like me, then you are probably very intrigued by the concepts behind a couple of the races and their relationships with religion. The obvious being [...]

WoWpocalypse 2011: On Devaluing Intellectual Property

Instead of capitalizing on the value of their title that fans are crazy for and that the company has been pouring resources into for goodness knows how long, they are giving it as a way as a promo, a prize, a cereal box trinket for a seven-year-old MMO. That devalues both games, making neither is worth the asking price.