Saturday, December 19, 2009

Syncaine post of the week

WoW has recently added a feature that allows people to be randomly paired to go and do instances, regardless of where they are on the map or even what server they are on. This removes the ridiculous several-hour wait to get a group together so that people can actually go and have fun. Coming from someone who would usually take any opportunity to slam WoW for its evil design decisions, I can tell you, this is one of the most wonderful features that has ever been added to an MMO. And the mast majority of people are loving it.

Syncaine is upset by this. I'm not really sure why I'm surprised.

Fortunately I don't have to construct a response - here's one I prepared earlier.

Oh, he also managed to make the following ridiculous assertion:

"a sharp reminder that the WoW crowd is very different from the MMO crowd"

Riiiight. Have fun back in Darkfall with the 'real' MMO players then. Tell them both I said hello.


br3ntbr0 said... true.

Jayedub said...

"Riiiight. Have fun back in Darkfall with the 'real' MMO players then. Tell them both I said hello."

That is awesome!

Andrew said...

*choke* Stop it, you're killing me.

Openedge1 said...


Please keep these coming. I don't even care if it is me, Tobold...ah hell...pick someone.

Thanks for showing us we sometimes just whine for no reason...especially if we play a game no on else does (Age of Conan...guilty as charged)

Cheers to you

Anonymous said...

Good post!

MMOGFORPGs are probably what Syncaine was thinking of. (Massively Multiplayer Only Guild/Group Focused Online Role Playing Games)

Sometimes easy to confuse with MMOs.

Tesh said...

Ah, Syncaine's just an old crotchety hippy, chewing on his MGORPGs and wishing everyone else would save the planet by playing in groups or something.

Can't we all just get along and go kill some monsters? Hand in hand, of course. (It makes shielding harder, but Red Rover combat is easier.)

Saylah said...

You're killing me. I laughed out loud at the last three posts. I just realized that I know your name but didn't know you had a blog. Doh.