We at TAGN, who have apparently started using the royal first person plural, have decided to pitch in and help Tipa while she is adjusting to a new work schedule. So, we give you the Daily Bog Roll!
Our top story today: Blogalissimo Francisco Tolbold is still dead!
Or at least he is taking a break from blogging. Work on Toblopedia has been suspended out of respect for the auteur. Candle-light vigils have been reported in major cities.
In a change of editorial policy, Syncaine put out a Friday post that did not attack World of Warcraft, but rather defended the standard $15 a month subscription plan in the case of well established, triple-A titles. Don’t cry for me Rob Pardo.
Potshot, tiring of the “Horse Dialogs,” runs off and actually plays Runes of Magic to see if it is even worth worrying about their cash shop policies.
Eric the Elder Gamer points out that the live team, the team that runs an MMO after it ships, often isn’t the same group that built it. Wasn’t that Scott Hartsman’s job at SOE? Anyway, he calls them the “B-Team,” at least when it comes to WoW. Live team people commiserate.
Another former EverQuest II guy, Ryan Shwayder, wants to know where all the “social” went in our MMOs. He has a laundry list of things that have made us solo-nauts in these games and then says that the Copernicus project at 38 Studios is going to fix all of them. How it will do this though is left as an exercise to the reader.
Chiming in on the Professor Goodbar drama, Gevlon says that winning is everything and the ends more than justify the means. But he says that about everything. Meanwhile we find out what the Professor thinks somebody quoting from his work hasn’t read it and uses the word “srsly.” No word yet on a coconut powered netbook.
Recently some nun said space is boring. (To be fair, I am pretty sure that is church doctrine.) But Mynxee at Life in Low Sec doesn’t find it boring, though she did find it a bit exasperating being lost in wormhole space.
Meanwhile, Evony (a contraction of “Ever Annoying”) the self-proclaimed “World’s Best Web Game” fresh from its stunningly successful web ad campaign has begun spamming the comment threads of all the cool blogs just to make sure everybody knows they’re still alive and they have this awesome cool game and that it is free forever… or until it shuts down… whichever comes first.
And, finally, Beau Turkey wonders if his relationship with Darkfall ended too soon. What is the MMO equivalent of the phrase “Booty Call?”
Anyway, go enjoy your free Slurpee at participating 7-Eleven stores. It is National Slurpee Day.