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Fluff and Crunch in 4e

Posted 2013-01-24 12:17:23 in Gaming

So it absolutely figures that just when I really wanted to respond to a thread over at ENWorld, it's down for maintenance. I mean it's understandable since they were hacked and all, and are still getting back on their feet, but aaargh. I hate digital cockblocking.

In the mean time I'm going to put this here, since it turned out to be a lot longer than I intended anyway.

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tags: 4e, d&d, rant

Why City of Heroes?

Posted 2012-10-10 16:08:00 in Gaming

"What dost thou enjoy in an MMO, then?"

This probably isn't news to anybody any more, but one of the longest-running MMOs around was recently announced - with entirely unexpected brutality - to be closing its doors. It's City of Heroes, not quite my first MMO, but my favourite by a near-immeasurable margin. As a seven-year veteran, I obviously had a vested interest in the game, but there's more to it than that; there really are things in City that, to the best of my my knowledge, no other MMO has done - and more that no other MMO has done well.

Today I was asked what I actually enjoyed in an MMO, and it seemed as good a time as any to discuss what it is about this game that makes me love it, especially in the face of newer, prettier, and more popular games.

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tags: city of heroes, eulogy, rant

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