“Bear approves of you! I can feel her little tail wagging in my heart!”
~ NPC skill trainer in GW2
“What’s the point of racing to level-cap? That’s like sprinting a hiking trail in Yellowstone National Park while wearing horse blinders. You get to the end, sure, but you never got to savor anything along the way.”
“From what I saw, the game is pretty slick, and looks like fun, but then I remembered that gamers instantly hate things that don’t meet their expectations or cater to their whims, and it all made sense.”
“The interesting lesson for game design is that while people are much more likely to pick up something novel, they are likely to get tired of it faster.”
“My favorite games are all MMOs, but it seems like the more I play, the harder it is to understand how complicated these games are. Sometimes I have to experience my favorite MMOs through another’s eyes to get that understanding.”
“The SimCity experience continues to degrade as the game is pulled from Amazon, EA is forced to remove features, and players still can’t enjoy the game. But hey, at least they really showed those pirates.”
~ Penny Arcade Report’s Ben Kuchera
“It’s the small guilds that are having problems. It’s the small guilds that feel threatened. It’s the small guilds that are now forced to reflect on whether their community actually reflects ArenaNet’s mechanical definition of a guild.”
“I’ll be short, you don’t have time to read stuff, you have some rape and carnage to get cracking on.”
One of my biggest slang pet peeves is whenever anyone — particularly in the gaming community — throws around the word “rape.” But a developer? Seriously? Even one who’s in charge of an MMO that has, tops, 12 people, it’s bizarre and shameful.
You’re not a bigger man for using that word and your stock in the eyes of anyone who matters does not go up because you do.
“A lot of us remember, though, Robin’s original purpose — to be kidnapped more than Princess Peach and have to be rescued, time and again, by Batman.
Harlequin’s confusion when she kidnapped Robin and got Team Spode instead made for an awkward moment all around. She wanted Batman. ROBIN wanted Batman. We all kinda wondered what was keeping the big guy.”
“But oh the sceneries, the travel and the sound effects of LOTRO are a one-of-a-kind package most other MMOs can only dream of! For those who have eyes to see. And especially ears to hear.“
“I’m old. I live in a tree. Sometimes I turn myself into an owl and hunt mice.”
~ Cucuvea from The Secret World