Blog Posts for 2012

Blog Posts

Succeeding Star Wars: Galaxies

Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

The Repopulation may be the science fiction sandbox MMORPG that we’ve all been waiting for. That’s a very grandiose statement to make, I know. Hear me out, though, and you’ll see why this may just be Star Wars: Galaxies 2. First, a little background on the team behind this upcoming MMORPG. The company Above and Beyond Technologies is headed up by Joshua Halls and J.C. Smith. Joshua Halls seems to be a relative newcomer to professional game development, but J.

Star Wars: Galaxies Crafting

Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

Crafting in MMORPGs is a troublesome, complex issue. The ability for players to create things with which to equip, clothe, and house themselves is difficult for developers to implement, and many companies have tried a variety of ways to try and address this feature. My first real experience with crafting in MMORPGs was in Star Wars: Galaxies, and that has colored my view on crafting ever since. This is not to say that SWG had a perfect system, but it came closest out of all the MMOs I’ve played.

Why I left Guild Wars 2 for EverQuest 2

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Last week, I left the Guild Wars 2 guild that I’d been in since before launch. There are a number of reasons why, but the primary catalyst was that I just wasn’t playing as often as I used to, or engaging in the community as much as I had been. Prior to release, I was very active on the guild forums, wrote a couple blog posts for the guild’s blog, and was generally very excited for the launch of the game we were so highly anticipating.

Guild Wars 2 is here!

Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

The reason this post is a day late is the same reason this post is being written: the Guild Wars 2 Head Start has begun. For the first time ever, I got up before 2 AM to play a new game. My guild, so active and loud in Ventrilo the night before, were all in Vent‚ but dead silent. The servers had come online three hours before the announced hour, and everyone was in game.

Anticipating Guild Wars 2

Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

In two weeks from today, the head start for Guild Wars 2 begins. My feelings right now are mixed. I have never been a very excitable person, and tend to just keep busy rather than think about an upcoming event. However, this time is different. I find myself waiting with baited breath as the days tick by, bringing us ever closer to launch. I can feel the anticipation building. My guild is humming with activity, and the energy is contagious.