Remembering Everquest: Next

Originally posted on The Errant Penman:
It’s a funny title to write. The game isn’t really officially dead, after all. Hell, I’m not even sure that it could ever really have been considered alive, but here we are, entering into 2016, and it seems that all hope has been truly abandoned. Most notable among those…

The Continuing Adventures of Pay-to-Win Apologists: Black Desert Edition

A few months ago I briefly touched on the troubling and frustrating trend of gaming consumers becoming increasingly accepting of pay-to-win systems in MMORPGs following my reading of a terrific op-ed on the subject at MassivelyOP. The most ubiquitous pay-to-win defenses trotted out by its apologists center on whittling away at the scope of its definition with the introduction of…

Understanding Revival

I’ve been trying to make sense of Revival for the better part of a year now, largely because so many of the people invested in it tend to like the same games as me. The more I read about the features, the more Revival sounds like something I should cover in my Hobo Gamer series, and I keep trying to do…