Linearity, Quality of Life and Advice for New Bloggers

Between the Newbie Blogger Initiative and Guild Wars 2, it’s suddenly a pretty vibrant time in the MMOSphere. Here’s some more great posts to round out your day –

  • Azuriel at In An Age is getting into the NBI spirit with some great advice for newbie MMO bloggers“Whatever articles/posts you have bouncing around in your head, write them, post them, get them out of your way. If you still feel like writing things after they’re posted, congratulations! You’re a blogger.”
  • The Grumpy Elf is pondering some no-brainer quality of life upgrades in WoW“Node tapping would be a great quality of life addition. If you started the gathering procedure and get interrupted the node is tapped to you for 30 seconds. That should be more then ample for beat any mob that interrupted you and it is more than ample on a PvP server to get your fight on.”
  • Hate hallways? You’re not alone. Klepsacovic of Troll Racials Are Overpowered is musing on just why he dislikes linearity so much“Linearity makes me feel sorry for the developers. I’ll see a really detailed, complex structure they designed and it will seem great. Then I realize that I’ll go there once. I’ll do the quest there and that’s it, never again. “
  • And Rohan at Blessing of Kings is considering whether the real money-purchasable PLEX are against the spirit of EVE Online“Ultimately, inconvenience is what makes a world a world, and not just a game. PLEX is convenient, but makes Eve less of a world, and more of a game.”

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