Announcing Ashen Foundry!

I’m excited to announce that we’re finally ready to unveil the next Foundry site, Ashen Foundry. As many of you are aware, I got my start as a content creator over at Tamriel Foundry in the years leading up to the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online, and I’m excited to be ‘getting the gang…


Dispatch from Slack Chat: Has the MMO Lost Its Unique Selling Point?

We had a great discussion in the Slack chat last night – so great that we thought it was worth publishing. So we did!

Click through to the article to check out our conversation on what makes the MMORPG genre unique and what exactly it will take for an MMO to be successful in the future.

Coming to

Around two weeks ago I started to get the sense that something was up on Twitter. An account for what appeared to be a new games media site was starting to tweet stuff out, and a lot of familiar faces from the MMO scene were following it – specifically, a lot of people involved with A tweet from…


In which I write fan-fiction about a vengeful MMO’s return

As many of you are already aware, I’ve long suffered under the misconception that I’m a funny person. You know that friend you have – the one who makes everyone groan before they’ve even finished a joke’s setup, then, once finished, spends a solid ten seconds looking around the room for a reaction, mouth agape…


The Elder Scrolls Online Gets an Expansion

Yesterday the Elder Scrolls Online announced its first expansion, Morrowind. I’ve long had a complicated relationship with the game, having played off-and-on since the very first beta we weren’t even allowed to tell anyone was happening. The relationship meandered off and on since then, from deciding to pass on the game at launch to eventually returning after, against all…


10 Early Thoughts on Adventures in FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV has long been the contemporary gap in my MMO resume, one made ever more conspicuous by how often it seems that people only have nice things to say about the damn game. So fuck it, I thought, and after handing in my capacity to grow facial hair for some cat ears, I dove right…


What Makes an MMO Unappealing to you?

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of Isarii wrote a really long Reddit response and decided it would make a good blog post. Today’s post comes courtesy of the r/MMORPG subreddit where a user posed the titular question: what makes an MMO unappealing to you?

There are few things I enjoy more than complaining about MMOs, so I jumped right in.