MMO Payment Models and Evolution

Payment Methods Wario CoinsHiya Players! Today we’re going to take a look at various payment models that MMORPG (and other MMO games) use, and see where they different and the success that each model brings. There is no ‘right’ way to make a profit off MMOs, and it will change based on not only the content of the game but the target audience as well. Without further adieu, let’s dive in.
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PVS: Looking for Authors!

That’s right, we’re looking for smart people (or even moderately smart, we’re not picky) to come write for PVS. We’d like to cover more than one game at a time, but we’re a little limited on active staff right now (aka me). Requirements are few, so we’d love to hear from you. Read more about PVS: Looking for Authors!

PVS SWTOR: Why I Want To Love SWTOR, But Just Can’t

Star Wars Broken Heart Let me preface this by saying I really wanted to love Star Wars: The Old Republic. Honestly, I gave up my consistent weekly raiding group on Warcraft in hopes I’d find my new place in a Galaxy Far Far Away. This was supposed to be my own personal ‘WoW Killer’. Unfortunately as entertaining it was for the first month, I wasn’t able to find that. There are amazing elements to SWTOR, but it’s not enough to keep its subscribers. I don’t think this is just me either, as they’re not keeping people with end-game exceptions according to most sources.
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Player VS Ranting: Problems with SWTOR UI

Why is it that game developers suck so much at making a quality user interface? I mean honestly, this should be a top priority when releasing a game. If the player can’t do anything with the game it doesn’t matter how many features there are, how great graphics may be or what level you can get to.

Today I’m going to rant on SWTOR, because given the large sum of cash that was put behind this game there is NO excuse for the UI being the pile of dog shit that it is at this time.
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Player VS SWTOR: A guide for Warcraft players (Part 1)

The biggest name now for years in the MMO gaming industry has been World of Warcraft. Even for those that don’t currently play it, it’s undeniable that you’ve heard of it or know somebody who has. It’s become a staple in the online gaming community and home to many, many gamers. Because of this, it’s an easy point of reference for many concepts used throughout the massively multiplayer online gaming universe.

Thrall VS The Sith
Things change though, games get old and people move; such is life online. Moving is hard though! My goal today is to not only give you a good guide on what Star Wars: The Old Republic and World of Warcraft share, but also those things that make SWTOR different and what you need to know. When you’re finished this, you can jump in feet first and feel totally pro. Let’s get started!
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Player VS SWTOR: A Fortnight in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Aside from my short trip through the weekend beta, my time playing Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) prior to launch was limited. However thanks to a lovely birthday gift card, I decided to pick this game up and give WoW a break for a bit. I was pleasantly surprised at what came out of […]