The MMO Didn’t Go Didn’t Die – It Merely Moved

During the 00’s global phenomenon of MMOs rising from a once cult-like following mega-hits like World of Warcraft, the MMO genre went through some incredibly accelerated growing pains. Wild speculation as to the future of the genre flew abound. Now, nearly two decades since the explosion, some are right to think it died. Many titles went live and died in that time, the time which so many look back to nostalgically as “The Golden Age” And yet it can be argued, somewhat ironically, that the “Golden Age” of the MMO genre is now, not then. For while we see far fewer […]

Learning: The Fine Balance Between Hand-Holding and Utter Neglect

When you’re learning something new, do you refer to have someone show you all the ropes first and load yourself up to the brim on theory before jumping in? Or do you favor going at it alone – spending some quality one-on-one time with it? If you think coming to an answer on that question is difficult, take a moment and realize that there are individuals whose entire careers revolve around determining at precisely what interval they need to stop holding your hand and thrust you out into whatever wonderful virtual world you’ve gone ahead and thrown yourself into. Sometimes, […]