This. Elder Game’s The Case Against Auction Houses. But I mean, what are you gonna do, not have an auction house in a modern MMO? Sure! There’s no reason every MMO should have an auction house. Lots of MMOs implement… Read moreAuction Houses: Pandering to those who hate crafting
People keep asking me this and I haven’t managed to put together a satisfactory, canned, 10-words-or-less answer yet. I couldn’t manage 10 words or less if someone was sitting on my tongue, anyway. However, I did comment over at Scary’s… Read moreThe Secret World – But HOW is it different?
This is only going to interest those who are actually playing WoW and working through the Firelands dailies content, but I figured I’d post it anyway because it’s been irking me for a few days now. The dailies come in… Read moreWoW 4.2 Firelands dailies pro-tip
Not really, but it was tempting. Elder Game actually says they’re tired of punditry, which I can empathise with, and I don’t even have actual MMO-developing skills to fall back on. Hence the echoing non-postiness of this site these last… Read moreElder Game sez I'm dumb
Here’s an example of how not to modify a quest that’s already in the game. In WoW, there’s a daily cooking skill quest, one instance of which requires you to find 4 sacks of sugar for the poor orphans of… Read moreQuest design – ur doin' it rong
It’s Psychochild’s project — and not a few other people’s too, actually, but he’s the name on the front of the packet. It’s called Fae’s Wyrd. It haz online availability. Check it out. I know, I know, I’m not as… Read moreIt's aliiiiiive!
Sometimes I love the blogosphere: it binds us together, it enables us to share and circulate ideas, and it allows us to have far-reaching and far-branching debates about all manner of gaming things under the sun. Sometimes I loathe the… Read moreBlogging: the Chinese whipsaw effect?
(Edited with further reading posts at the end.) Sad classless panda is sad. AKA: Elder Game’s Eric reckons “classless” is really rather more difficult to design for MMOs than most people are willing to admit. My first reaction was Noooooo!… Read moreClassless is a pain in the assless
This. If I were less polite I would rip the entire post and quote it here, but I won’t. I love me some Elder Game. Snippet: Magical woman knowledge. There is an unspoken assumption that women devs – and all… Read moreMonday Miscellanea: Linkage snippets
… it occurs to me how much fun I have when I’m gaming, and I remember to take a screenshot. I’ve been taking quite a few screenies in WoW of late, and while most of them aren’t blog-quality, some of… Read moreEvery Now And Then