Category Archives: Gaming

Urbanite Update for Spring 2016

Okay, so social news for today. We have a regular and somewhat large group still running on Guild Wars 2.  Though sadly, I cannot bring myself to play that game for any length of time.  Partly due to hardware issues … Continue reading

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Telling Stories in an MMO – Final Form!!!

Okay, so in our first part of this series, we talked about types of content and how they relate on the Bartle scale.  Last time we talked about lore, narrative, and sand box gameplay and how hard it is to … Continue reading

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Telling Stories in an MMO – Part 2

Last time we looked at what should be called content creation when you’re making or consuming things in an MMO.  The explicit promise of an MMORPG is that you’re inhabiting a character that lives in a world.  There are “real” … Continue reading

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Telling Stories in an MMO – Part 1

Content creation.  It’s one of the holy grails of MMO creation and it can easily turn into an albatross around the necks of the developers that are trying to keep an MMO alive.  Content creation suffers from both a poor … Continue reading

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The Demise of EverQuest Next

Lots of news this week and much of it is not very good.  I’ll talk a bit more about the impending death of Wildstar another time, but since I was following EQN quite a bit more, I have a bit … Continue reading

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Econ 4024

So, MMORPG.com has a fun and entertaining read on the economies of virtual worlds.  It features a guest poster from the Crowfall MMO that’s currently under construction. I’m afraid it’s all I’ve got for now.  My mmo experience is less … Continue reading

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The City

Wow, that was a long hiatus.  No excuses, I totally fell off the wagon there for a bit.  Trying to climb back on on and get things moving.  Hope you’ll come along for the ride. All video games are heavily … Continue reading

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“Choking On it’s Own Tail”

I’ve only recently been made aware of “Saving Zelda,” an essay by Tevis Thompson, and the follow up graphic novel that resulted from that essay, called Second Quest, released this year on April 22nd. Second Quest is a masterwork of … Continue reading

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Research and future MMO Mechanics articles

So I’m having some difficulty right now, simply deciding on the next piece of the series I want to cover.  My series on MMO mechanics was meant to be a comprehensive look at as many systems in an MMO as … Continue reading

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The Past and the Future of MMOs

MMORPG.com has been hitting it out of the park this week, and there are a pair of articles on their site worth diving deeper on today. The first article, is their list of the greatest MMO’s of all time.  It … Continue reading

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