Other RPGs

June 12, 2015

Umbra Developer Interview by Flux

Flux has been moonlighting a bit this week and took some time out to interview developer SolarFall about their upcoming gorgeous looking CryEngine 3 ARPG Umbra which recently surpassed its Kickstarter goal. On hand to answer questions was Solarfall’s Daniel Dolui who discusses their game design influences which include Diablo 1 and 2.

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By: Rushster

May 15, 2015

Dave Brevik on the Original Diablo 3 MMO Design

A new interview with Dave Brevik, co-founder of Blizzard North and creator of the Diablo series, includes a mention of the initial plans for Diablo 3 at Blizzard North, when the game was going to be an MMO. The brief D3 conversation starts at around the 30:50 mark, and thanks to Nobbie for the tip.

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By: Flux

January 11, 2013

Do Online Games Have The Worst Communities?

Are online gamers uniquely negative and prone to complain about their passions? That’s a question I’ve often heard posed in one form or another, and there’s some interesting writing about it by David Gaider, a writer for BioWare’s Dragon Age games, on his Tumbler blog. In the post he talks about how he basically avoids the official fan channels about the Dragon Age games since all of the negativity is depressing, but stresses that the loudest voices aren’t necessarily representative of the overall fanbase. It’s best if you read the whole post for the fuller context and nuance, but here are a couple of quotes:

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June 27, 2012

“Blade and Soul” Surpassing Diablo III in Korea?

Numerous websites are reporting that the open beta test for an upcoming Korean RPG title, Blade & Soul, achieved higher users percentages (20.35% vs. 17.74%) than Diablo III, last weekend in Korean Baangs. Is Diablo III on the way out in Korea, with its first weekend under 20% play time? No, since the concurrency figures from last weekend are a bit misleading, as explained in a short post on GeekOSystem.

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