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Praise the Lord and pass the MMO —

Raph Koster has been talking recently about RMT (real-money trading, or buying in-game items and currency for actual cash, often from gold-farmers) in MMORPGs. And beyond the basic principle of ‘It’s not FAIR!’ I really don’t see what the problem is. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. But the real impact of RMT to […]

Shatner plays Horde! —

These two Blizzard commercials are all over the blogosphere and, no doubt, US TV channels as well. They’re your basic celebrity endorsement. SFX: OMG OMG here comes the n00bs endless September all over again. No, I don’t think so. Are these commercials to bring new people to World of Warcraft, or to get existing players […]

Moving worlds —

I’ve just migrated my WoW character to a new server (Nordrassil, fast becoming the hangout of choice of a certain sector of the UK’s gaming creatives, he says modestly). This is a process that costs £15 and takes, Blizzard warns you severely, five days. Not up to five days, not as long as five days, […]