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Not leaving the house
As I have some other things going on I am currently not playing so much World of Warcraft. Basically just garrison maintenance, which still brings in more gold than I would need to pay for the subscription. But that has to be temporary, either the patch wil...
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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
This started out as a comment on my previous blog post, but ended up getting too long for a comment, so I made it into another blog post. Michael commented that "Tobold, it's not that I at all disagree, it's that I question the point of continuing to talk a...
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Legacy websites and Chrome stopping to support plugins
Google decided that their browser Chrome should stop supporting plugins, especially the Microsoft Silverlight plugin, because well, it's from Microsoft and not from Google. A number of websites are affected by this. And while there are lot of sites with a l...
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Battle.net Launcher
Not much blogging this week as I am traveling. I must say that the Battle.net launcher is a big improvement when you are away from home: I get to play World of Warcraft without having to take my authenticator with me, something I was always reluctant to due...
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Does betrayal scale?
People who behave make for boring stories. The most famous World of Warcraft player is Leeroy Jenkins because he was clearly misbehaving. But as WoW has relatively strict behavior rules, it doesn't really produce all that many stories worth reading. Not lik...
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NBI and Gamergate
The NBI launched a Talkback Challenge to write about Gamergate. I do think that this is a bad idea. I very much agree with Jeromai that it would be better not to feed the trolls. But I would like to take the opportunity to talk about freedom of speech, beca...
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Back to base
In 2007 Raph Koster published a post on how open big virtual worlds grow . The post describes an universal curve of growth and decline of MMORPGs. While for each game the time scale and the peak number is different, the overall shape of all curves is the sa...
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Outside battery limits
In engineering there is an important distinction of things being either "inside battery limits" or "outside battery limits". On an engineering plan there is often a dotted line showing that "battery limit", which is the border between "the plant" and "the r...
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Neverending content
On MMO-Champion I stumbled upon an interview with ex-WoW developer Ghostcrawler who says: "Neverending content leads to making things so difficult you can't progress or asking you to run the same content 100 times." . I feel that is very true. Nevertheless ...
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Brexit
So the conservative party won the UK elections and will now hold a referendum about the British exit from the European Community, the so-called "Brexit". As politicians are unable to explain why an economy with no industry that is living of trade would be b...
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Blizzard is pumping gold into the economy
Real markets move in unpredictable ways. The advice to buy low and sell high is a joke, because you don't actually know whether the price is going to be up or down tomorrow. The WoW token market is not a real market however. As you can see on WoWToken.info ...
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Nitpicking
You know that feeling you get when somebody is wrong on the internet ? I got that reading several blog posts about the fall in WoW subscription numbers. I'll just quote one from Belghast , because he made the statement very explicit, but the same thing was ...
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