Tag Archives: MMORPG

Why Wildstar?

If you’ve read the start of my recent Retrospectacle on World of Warcraft then you might understand that both Tim and I were big time fans of Blizzard’s MMO. We loved that game and everything about it and both of us, at one point or another, reached the end-game raiding content (even getting quite far at times). Both of us also quit for similar reasons, and none of those reasons were that we were fed up of the game. The simple fact was that it devoured our life, free time and money (money which we could not spare at Uni) and so we quit (him a good two years before me).

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm retrospectacle – The world heaves with my torment…

Hey everyone, my name is Sabor117, and I’m a WoW addict. You know, I was recently introduced to the very well written TV show The West Wing in which a character talks about alcoholism as being where a normal person would have one drink, an alcoholic has ten. They essentially just can’t stop themselves, or at leas that’s what I took away. I got off World of Warcraft four years ago, it was just after I finished school and I found that I just couldn’t quite afford it any longer (both time and money wise). So, I quit, cold turkey. I got my main character to 85 in Cataclysm and then left and never looked back.

Endweek News

You will have, obviously noticed that last week we had no news on Sunday and that this week we actually had no news on Wednesday either. And there are very good reasons for both of these things. As you might be aware I am in the middle of my exam period and I’m finding it a little more difficult to make the time to do the news. But don’t worry, after next week things ought to return to pretty much normal as both me and Tim will be finished. And so we’ll need to come up with an excuse other than “We are lazy sons-of-bitches!” Also, we are still playing around with our new “4 posts per week” system and have decided to only have one session of news on most weeks. While you might still see some Midweek News at some point in the future, for now we are going to be doing two reviews a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyway, “reasons” over! Let’s see what’s been happening in the world of video games for the last two weeks.

Guild Wars 2 on Microtransactions

ArenaNet’s own Mike O’Brien has recently released a short article to the internet giving some information about the microtransactions which will be present in their upcoming MMO Guild Wars 2. As you may know, you will have to pay in order to get a copy of Guild Wars 2 (as with any other game) but after that you can play online for as long as you want, completely for free. So while not completely free-to-play it doesn’t follow the subscription-based financial model (collective sigh of relief from all MMGamers whose time is money and who desperately want the game). There will however be a number of microtransactions within the game.

SWTOR – Free Weekends!

Bioware and EA have announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be having a number of “Free Weekends” in the future, with the first being from ““Thursday, March 15 at 12:01AM CT through Monday, March 19 at 2:00AM CT.” As far as I can make out this means that from TOMORROW (which is Friday, Bioware, just saying) at 6:00am until Monday at 8:00am people will be able to try out SWTOR for free.

The Secret World gets a release date

Much like the name suggests, Funcom’s MMO The Secret World is something of a mystery to us at MMGaming. Despite being alerted to it by a helpful comment way back when we started up this lovely website news for The Secret World has been few and far between. I’m not even sure how much hype there is about the game or what I should be expecting. Well except that it’s set in a modern world… Except you fight demons and use magic! Sounds like a plan!

Star Wars: The Old Republic Impressions

Brace yourselves… this is a long one! A few things first about this before you start reading this Impressions. Over the weekend beta I managed to clock maybe 5 or so hours of play time, I got to level 10, got a companion, a lightsaber and left the starting area. But in a game of the size and scale of The Old Republic this is barely scratching the surface of the content in the game. I mean, add in all the other classes, all the other worlds, the rest of the story and levels, I didn’t even spend more than 5 minutes on the Dark Side so all my experiences comes from the Light Side… Basically this means I only saw a fraction of what the game holds and Tim saw even less. Plus what I did see WAS still in beta so it was buggy and glitchy and not completely finished. As such this will not be a full review and only my impressions formed over my play time.