When It’s Okay to Go Home Again… Or How to Learn to Love Maintenance Mode

With no end to the pandemic in sight, I’ve found myself delving into MMORPGs in my spare time. Whether it’s Guild Wars 2 or World of Warcraft Vanilla, I always eventually compared them to my time spent in Telera. Eventually, I decided to play my favorite MMO rather than playing games that offer similar experiencesContinue reading “When It’s Okay to Go Home Again… Or How to Learn to Love Maintenance Mode”

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”