mar
17
2014
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EVE Evolved: Rubicon 1.3 and repainting ships

Filed under: Sci-Fi , Video , EVE Online , Business Models , Economy , Expansions , Game Mechanics , Opinion , Hands-On , EVE Evolved , Dev Diaries , Sandbox , Subscription , MMORPG EVE Online ’s recently released Rubicon expansion was an important first step toward a truly player-run universe for everyone, allowing corporations to wage empire wars over planetary customs offices and introducing a series of new personal deployable structures. The initial release was a little light on content, but developers have since expanded on it significantly with three major point releases

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EVE Evolved: Rubicon 1.3 and repainting ships

mar
12
2014
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Elder Scrolls monthly content will go beyond ‘a new sword or a funny hat’

Filed under: Fantasy , Business Models , Economy , MMO Industry , New Titles , Free-to-Play , The Elder Scrolls Online In a recent interview with Gamespot, Bethesda ’s VP of PR, Pete Hines , described what the publisher sees as a value proposition for The Elder Scrolls Online ’s $14.99-a-month sub fee.

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Elder Scrolls monthly content will go beyond ‘a new sword or a funny hat’

mar
03
2014
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Total Kickstarter pledges surpass $1 billion

Filed under: Business Models , MMO Industry , News Items , Crowdfunding How much money have Kickstarter projects made since the service’s April 2009 inception? That’s right, over $1 billion-with-a-B dollars. MCV reports that US citizens lead the way with over $663 million in pledges, followed by backers in the UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany

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fév
12
2014
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Former Free Realms lead outlines the dangers of metric-based design

Filed under: Business Models , Game Mechanics , MMO Industry , News Items , Free-to-Play , Free Realms GamesIndustry.biz has published an interesting think-piece featuring SOE’s Laralyn McWilliams .

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Former Free Realms lead outlines the dangers of metric-based design

fév
10
2014
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Chaos Theory: Controversy swirls around The Secret World’s new Mystery Boxes

Filed under: Horror , Real-Life , Business Models , MMO Industry , Opinion , The Secret World , Chaos Theory , Buy-to-Play Although neither the most recent recent patch notes nor the January Game Director letter mentions it, something happened in The Secret World recently that might, if you believe the cries of some, portend the beginning of the end for the horror-filled game.

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Chaos Theory: Controversy swirls around The Secret World’s new Mystery Boxes

fév
09
2014
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Make My MMO: Crowdfunding January 26 – February 8, 2014

Filed under: MMO Industry , Massively Meta , Miscellaneous , Crowdfunding , Make My MMO The crowdfunding train just keeps rolling right along, with passengers always coming and going. New passengers hop aboard while others hop off at their desired destination. Sadly, some have to disembark early — such is the case with Universe Rush and Antilia

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jan
31
2014
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Tamriel Infinium: Fleecing Elder Scrolls Online fans with preorders

Filed under: Fantasy , Business Models , Culture , MMO Industry , New Titles , Races , The Elder Scrolls Online , Subscription , MMORPG , Tamriel Infinium Are you as excited as I am about the Imperial Edition of the Elder Scrolls Online ? When I introduced the announcement to my friends, I said something closer to, “Welp, this is a thing.” Don’t get me wrong; I am looking forward to the launch, and I will likely get the Imperial Edition because I want to play an Imperial

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jan
25
2014
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The Road to Mordor: The ins and outs of LotRO’s mithril coins

Filed under: Fantasy , Lord of the Rings Online , Business Models , Economy , Opinion , Free-to-Play , The Road to Mordor Even though mithril coins have been in the game for the better part of a year now, we haven’t really had a discussion about them in this space.

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jan
24
2014
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SOE shuttering Vanguard, Clone Wars, Free Realms, and Wizardry [Updated]

Filed under: Fantasy , Sci-Fi , Business Models , MMO Industry , News Items , Vanguard , Free-to-Play , Free Realms , Wizardry Online , Sunsets SOE is closing down four of its MMOs. Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms will close on March 31st. Vanguard and Wizardry Online will bow out on July 31st.

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jan
20
2014
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Lineage II’s Hero Coin rewards program debuts to firestorm

Filed under: Fantasy , Lineage 2 , Business Models , MMO Industry , News Items , Free-to-Play Lineage II just rolled out Hero Coins, a new rewards system designed to give players who purchase items from the cash shop a little something extra. But the devil is in the details, and players in the official thread have expressed that the illicit RMT deals look sweet in comparison.

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Lineage II’s Hero Coin rewards program debuts to firestorm

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