Thing that make you go oooo

For my money, you can’t beat a good sky for adding atmosphere and immersion to a game. I don’t know why, but I like sky. LOTRO’s skies were marvellous, except that the clouds all moved round and round the horizon, which once I’d noticed it I found difficult to ignore. Still, they were probably the best I’ve seen so far.

WAR’s skies aren’t bad either though. Here’s a couple of screenies I took today. Forgive the lack of antialiasing — never mind the jaggies, look at those colours! One is the Blighted Isle, and the other is the Nordland starting area. Turner would be proud.

Good on you, Mr Jacobs

Mark Jacobs hates gold sellers and doesn’t appear to have a whole lotta like for IGN, which suddenly makes him my bestest friend because I hate em too. Apparently they’re being banned with abandon:

A Banning we will go…

Sure, it’s probably doomed to failure in the end, but that is so not the point. I don’t like being spammed by tells from people who aren’t playing the game. I dislike being sold goods that aren’t legal in that game. I dislike what the RMT causes in most games I play (you know, bot farms and inflation).

It’s not right, and it’s not fair. And if it’s not fair I fight it.