A (p)review of the Guild Wars 2 beta
June 14, 2012
Guild Wars 2 had an open beta this past weekend and I received an invite since I had pre-ordered the game (back in August of 2009, for the record). It was very clearly labeled as an open Beta, “Feel free to talk about it with your friends,” noted the load screen. Sure, it’s just NCSoft trying to drum up more interest, but I’ll help them out by giving you a few thoughts on the game I saw along with what I found out about their Free To Play (F2P) system.
Good or Evil? Battlefield 3 Shortcut/Unlock Bundle
March 30, 2012
With the Spring 2012 (1.04) patch to Battlefield 3, DICE introduced a new feature that has some people up in arms: Shortcut Bundles. On each platform you can now buy one of 7 unique shortcut bundles that will unlock all the weapons for a particular class or all the upgrades for a group of vehicles. Depending on how you look at this, the unlock bundles are either “cheating” or “making life easier”. The argument is an old one; it’s the argument of Real Money Transfer/Trading.
Don't use IGE – EVER
March 15, 2008
I’m going to completly skip the subject of RMTs (Real Money Transfer) and just say that I do. You can dislike it, that’s fine. But for those of you that also do RMTs (in order words you pay money for gold in World of Warcraft, or any other MMOG) — heed these words. DO NOT USE IGE. I used to use IGE for all my gold buying needs — be it WoW, SWG, FFXI, Guild Wars or countless others.