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Isarii

Isarii

Male, 30 years old, lives in Oregon, United States

Isarii

We've got a release date!

May 31st for PC/Mac and June 14th for XB1/PS4.

Dark Brotherhood Release Date
tamrielfoundry.com
Blood is flowing in Tamriel, with the Dark Brotherhood beginning its not-so-long trek into The Elder Scrolls …
Isarii wrote
Isarii

Recent interest in PvE only games like Saga of Lucimia have made me rethink my self-identification as a PvP focused player, particularly as my favorite game of all time wasn't even a PvP title.

Am I really a PvP focused player? Thoughts on PvP and PvE MMO communities.
errantpenman.com
I've recently come to realize that my self-identification as a PvP focused player might not be entirely …
Elloa
  • Apr 23, 2016, 3:32:30 PM
Elloa

Multigaming guild have two sides. If you looks from the point of view of the game, they are kinda bad/difficult, as their main focus an dloyalty doesn't go towards the game. But if you look them from the community itself point of view, then they are good, because the loyalty of a multigaming guild go towards their member, their community, the friends stick together, no matter the game.

VanishingPoint
  • Apr 23, 2016, 3:55:39 PM
VanishingPoint

I think if there was a game I wanted to play enough for a long time I'd play it but there hasn't been for a while. GW2 was the last one I played for a long time, because you could jump in and play with people so easily, without gear gaps or levels stopping you doing fun things in a group. Games don't feel made to last lately, they either feel too shallow and built to get people in early and quickly then worry about the other stuff later, or they feel like they don't focus on making it fun to play with others and are a single player game with other people around.

Trellisaze
  • Apr 23, 2016, 4:20:32 PM
Trellisaze

Very good reading, thanks for sharing @Elloa! And yes I also have a tendency to join RP-type servers purely because of the people there. Immersion is king for me, that's why I play what I play and having like minded ppl to play with is simply the best :)

Isarii is now following Eldaran.
Isarii

Set hype thrusters to maximum!

Dark Brotherhood DLC First Look
tamrielfoundry.com
The team at ZeniMax has given us our first look at the highly anticipated upcoming Dark Brotherhood DLC, which …
Amku
  • Apr 22, 2016, 4:11:06 AM
Amku

This looks great - I may have to download the game again ._.

Isarii
  • Apr 22, 2016, 9:34:51 PM
Isarii

Looks similar to the Thieves Guild, which was fantastic.

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Isarii

The Portlander in me absolutely cannot pass up this "put a bird on it" joke.

Isarii is now following Heroes of the Storm.
Isarii

It was just under a month ago when I announced I was heading up to Seattle for the Heroes of the Dorm finals, and this weekend that’s exactly what I did. Those of you who have followed me for some time know this isn’t something I’m usually particularly interested in; I’ve only ever written about eSports in the past in the context of MMOs making crappy ones. Still, everything is better live, so I wanted to see what the eSports scene was all about.

 

I went, I saw, and I had a really good time. I even had a blast on day two, when I restrained myself from abusing the media lounge’s open bar as I’d done the night before. If you’re at all interested in what a live eSports event is like from the perspective of someone new to the scene, read on for my impressions of the 2016 Heroes of the Dorm live experience and a look at everything Blizzard did to make sure the crowd went wild.

What are eSports like live? A layman's trip to Heroes of the Dorm
www.mmogames.com
Competitive gaming and eSports have emerged from their pupal shells as a burgeoning industry over the last few …
Isarii wrote
Isarii

Because I'm apparently obsessed with monetization - is there a correlation between the rise of solo play in MMOs and the acceptance of pay-to-win by players? I think it's worth thinking about.

Playing Alone Together and Pay-to-Win
errantpenman.com
Possibly the best defense of pay-to-win games I've come across, if you can even call it that, is simply that …
Isarii wrote
Isarii
MMO Monetization Gone Wild
errantpenman.com
Not this again! I know, I know - there's nothing the MMO blogosphere likes to talk about more than MMO …
Isarii

I’ve just realized that I’ve never written anything about Star Citizen before, which seems kind of crazy. I’m definitely excited about the game. I’m pretty sure this has been one of the big upcoming titles that always gets a nod when I want to mention the future of MMOs looking bright. I guess it’s just sort of an intimidating MMO to write about. There’s a staggering amount of depth to the point where even someone as long-winded as me couldn’t really hope to sum it all up in one place, and I’m far from having that complete understanding of the title at this point.

 

This article touches on probably the biggest and most important thing I don’t fully understand. What will groups of players come together to accomplish in Star Citizen? Not on the small-scale – I understand exploration, mining, etc… but what will guilds have as long-term goals? How will they leave their mark on the face of the ‘verse? In today’s article, I wanted to explore that idea.

Star Citizen and the Importance of Collaborative Accomplishment - MMOGames.com
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Star Citizen is one of those games that everybody has an opinion on. I'd characterize my own as cautiously …
Isarii wrote
Isarii

I'm told that the cancellation of Everquest: Next means the sky is falling. Running with the metaphor, I guess I think the sky falling is a good thing.

The Heat Death of the MMO
errantpenman.com
Everquest: Next is dead, and with it, so goes the genre - at least according to some people. Are they right? …
Isarii wrote
Isarii

Adventures in single player games continue! Solid game.

Oxenfree
errantpenman.com
I recently played through Oxenfree, yet another game set in my Cascadian home that plays to the sinister magic …
Isarii wrote
Isarii

We all know about the PvP sandboxes like Crowfall and Camelot Unchained, but in the wake of Everquest: Next's cancellation, where should PvE sandbox fans look to go next? I rounded up a few.

With EQ:N Dead, What's the Next PvE Sandbox MMO?
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In the wake of the announcement that Everquest: Next has officially been cancelled, the MMO community is left …
Isarii

With Everquest: Next now officially cancelled, I think it’s worth resharing my thoughts from when I originally declared the title dead back in January.

 

Even though it never got a chance to see the light of day, EQ:N still managed to be an influential MMO through sheer strength of ideas, and I hope those ideas live on to surpass their progenitor.

Remembering Everquest: Next
errantpenman.com
It's a funny title to write. The game isn't really officially dead, after all. Hell, I'm not even sure that it …
Isarii wrote
Isarii

Interesting changes coming to Albion Online.

Albion Online Proposes GvG and Territorial Control Changes
errantpenman.com
Looks like the Albion Online team is considering big changes for the way Guild vs Guild and territorial …