Newbie Blogger Initiative! Woo!

If it weren’t for the community of bloggers I found three years ago, there’s a very good chance I would have wiped my hands clean of the whole mess and left not only blogging, but the MMO-sphere, too.

Book Review – “The Raider’s Companion”

Being a long-time fan of the MMO blog Epic Slant, when Adam "Ferrel" Trzonkowski mentioned he was starting a Kickstarter project for his next book, The Raider's Companion, my ears perked up. And when he offered review copies it, I couldn't type the email fast enough. As a long-time MMO vet and raider, I wondered what [...]

SWTOR Exit Survey

My SWTOR account is on the way out. I decided not to resubscribe, but I have no doubt that I may eventually go back. Give the game a year or so, maybe less, and it may be worth the price of the subscription. Since BioWare didn't have a very robust comment system upon cancellation, I [...]

Misc MMO Thoughts

Lately, my thoughts on gaming (and MMOs in general) have been numerous and scattered.  So here they are in a bulleted list! It took BioWare until this week to fix my bugged class quest. After grinding the last 10 levels out sans the Inquisitor story, I don't feel compelled to go back. Thanks for fixing [...]

In Defense of Free-to-Play

The MMO subscription model does nothing to engender loyalty from a gamer any more than a shock collar actually teaches your dog to stop peeing on your flowers.