SWTOR: Encouraging Bad Habits

Like the dog that keeps going back to the rawhide bone he’s had for months, I just can’t leave the topic of PvP in SWTOR alone. I spent this past weekend PvPing way more than I should have, but frankly I needed a weekend of doing both jack and shit. Reverting back to the days…

MMO PvP – Stop learning the wrong lesson

As I mentioned in my Huttball post, I am something of a PvP enthusiast in most MMOs that I play. Dating back to EverQuest, I have competed on a fairly high level in most of the games I have played. However, with the advent of World of Warcraft the MMO PvP scene drastically changed, and…

Keeping (and Revealing) the Mystery

One of my favorite things in any type of game is discovery. I like solving puzzles, revealing plot, and unraveling mysteries. This can be a daunting challenge for both GMs and players alike. There is a belief that in order for a mystery to be considered an excellent mystery it must be complex and have…

Alcatraz and Misfits: A Tale of Two Shows

This week saw the premiere of the new Fox TV show, Alcatraz. What is Alcatraz, exactly? Well, I could regurgitate the Fox tag for the show, or I could skip all that and tell you that it’s a J.J. Abrams mystery crime show. Everything about this show seems to scream, “Hey, you know that critically…

SWTOR: Huttball

PvP in Star Wars: The Old Republic is an interesting beast. There are currently three PvP scenarios, or Warfronts, that you can participate in when you queue for PvP. You have an Assault and Hold style game called Alderaan or Civil War by most people, you have Voidstar, which is a round-based Attack and Defend…