Return of Reckoning – Warhammer Online Follow-up

With the United States not looking any closer to figuring out it’s response to the coronavirus than it has the past few months, it’s been a great time to get back into the Warhammer Online private server, Return of Reckoning. The rogue server just recently ran a Twitch Drops promotional event, which caught my attentionContinue reading “Return of Reckoning – Warhammer Online Follow-up”

Ode to the Barrens – Classic WoW Zone Design

When it comes to Vanilla World of Warcraft leveling zones, two stand out the most: Westfall and the Barrens. Each represent the 10-20 leveling experience for both Alliance and Horde respectively. While Westfall was one of the first leveling zones developed for WoW, it’s easy to see how much love and care went into theContinue reading “Ode to the Barrens – Classic WoW Zone Design”

5 Ways that Rift Lives on in Guild Wars 2

(Guild Wars 2: Icebrood Saga – ArenaNet) As I’ve mentioned repeatedly before, Rift is one of my favorite MMORPGs. Sadly, I don’t expect to revisit Telara anytime soon, given that the game has long since transitioned to being free-to-play and entered what is effectively a maintenance mode. Another MMORPG has caught my eye, however; IContinue reading “5 Ways that Rift Lives on in Guild Wars 2”

Guild Wars 2 is the MMORPG I Always Wanted

(Guild Wars 2 – ArenaNet/NCSoft) MMORPGs seem especially prone to building devoted fan bases, leading players towards spending most of their time in one or two virtual world’s that they prefer over others. The original Guild Wars was one of those games that I will forever admire as a landmark in gaming history. ArenaNet pioneeredContinue reading “Guild Wars 2 is the MMORPG I Always Wanted”

Why Rift was the Best MMORPG for Me

There’s this prevailing sentiment among video game players that there is an objective ruler upon which you can evaluate all games. For the rest of us that live with at least one leg firmly planted in reality, we realize that art and entertainment are never that simple. Some games do very well financially to littleContinue reading “Why Rift was the Best MMORPG for Me”