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Tony Stark
Tony Stark is a virtual world surfer, and enjoy this kinda life. He was a columnist of PC Gamer Taiwan ver. for 2 years before. He always tries to share his MMOGs experience and mind with everyone, sometimes it's very serious, but usually with the sense of humor.

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Some Thoughts on DC Universe Online's Shift to F2P Some Thoughts on DC Universe Online's Shift to F2P
Recently, Sony Online Entertainment has announced that DC Universe Online (DCUO), which was released at the beginning of the year, will be changed into a F2P game. In an exclusive interview, Executive Producer Lorin Jameson explained a lot why they chose to do that, but the main reason is that DCUO has few users, so it will adopt the free-to-play model.... >>more
Sat Oct 01 02:28:29 2011

A Few Thoughts on Multiple Guilds Setting in Guild Wars 2 A Few Thoughts on Multiple Guilds Setting in Guild Wars 2
From Gamescom to PAX Prime, ArenaNet has unveiled quite a lot of information about its upcoming highly-anticipated MMO Guild Wars 2. But why only its guild system aroused my interest? That's all because ArenaNet talked about the guild system setting in one of its seminars at PAX Prime 2011.... >>more
Tue Sep 20 08:46:48 2011

Guild Wars 2: A Milestone for MMO-based Competitions Guild Wars 2: A Milestone for MMO-based Competitions
ArenaNet released more PvE content at Gamescom 2011 as they had promised, but in my opinion they merely continued the epic style of Guild Wars 2 (short for GW2 below) and they still attached more importance to PvP.... >>more
Fri Aug 26 11:43:17 2011

For Better Game or for More Money? For Better Game or for More Money?
Blizzard puts a great deal of energy into promoting Diablo 3 in a seemingly reasonable and considerate manner, but the point is just what we said above.... >>more
Fri Aug 05 01:55:55 2011

Recall Your Impressive PvP Experiences Recall Your Impressive PvP Experiences
For me, acting as a character in an MMO was similar to the life in the real world. But one day, when I was checking loots excitedly during a battle against a champion boss in Ultima Online desperately, I was put to sleep all of a sudden.... >>more
Sat Jul 16 19:41:31 2011

A Brief Look At Guild Wars 2's Engineer A Brief Look At Guild Wars 2's Engineer
Since ArenaNet rolled out the engineer, the latest Guild Wars 2 profession, it has caused both positive and negative comments widely.... >>more
Wed Jun 08 00:19:38 2011

What's Your Favorite Class? What's Your Favorite Class?
You can imagine this as something similar to the personality analysis, and think about the classes you real wish to play.... >>more
Wed Apr 13 02:46:45 2011

What Have We Learnt from GDC 2011? What Have We Learnt from GDC 2011?
This year's GDC, which just came to an end with flying colors, seemed a fairly illuminating feast in the light of MMOs. Game companies showed their new products at the expo, and the speeches made by various game developers also disclosed to us some info about the future development direction. Besides, we could be acquainted with players' precious gaming experiences too.... >>more
Mon Mar 21 02:36:36 2011

A Look into MMOs' Future Based on the Market Situation in Q1, 2011 A Look into MMOs' Future Based on the Market Situation in Q1, 2011
RIFT, which will be officially released soon, has announced its OBT duration (Feb. 15 – Feb. 21) recently. I personally believe that for those fond of traditional fantasy MMOs, RIFT can be said as the most complete and mature project. Though there are not many revolutionary features in the game mechanics, it is worth spending money on as a whole.... >>more
Fri Feb 18 22:24:07 2011

RIFT: Planes of Telara, a Conservative, Glistening Blockbuster RIFT: Planes of Telara, a Conservative, Glistening Blockbuster
RIFT as recently announced its official release date – March 1, 2010, which’s definitely good news for many RIFT fans. Is RIFT really capable of dragging WoW down from the leading position in the MMO circle, or is that only a kind of bravado? Below are some of my opinions formed after I tried out the game at different stages!... >>more
Thu Jan 20 01:20:07 2011

DC Universe Online Beta Review (Part 2) DC Universe Online Beta Review (Part 2)
Last time (DCUO beta review part 1), I explained game controls and character capabilities. Now, I will give an introduction to the game in other aspects, like quests and instances. Certainly, I will describe my favorite PVP in detail as well as sort out the game's weaknesses for your reference. Whether to play it, you have your choice!... >>more
Wed Jan 05 01:34:37 2011

DC Universe Online Beta Review (Part I) DC Universe Online Beta Review (Part I)
In most existing MMORPGs, players should press the numeric keys 1-0 to cast corresponding skills in the shortcut bar. More often than not, such games seem very rigid and inflexible in combat. However, DCUO is designed and developed actually shooting for smooth ARPG battles.... >>more
Mon Dec 20 03:08:25 2010

What About GW2, AION, WoW on Smartphone Platforms? What About GW2, AION, WoW on Smartphone Platforms?
From Guild Wars 2's related info released this year, we can see that besides smart phones, even iPad from Apple will play an important part in the future gaming service actually. That is to say, related applications may be launched on the various kinds of tablet PCs in the future, in order for players to get familiar with the game info and even interact with the in-game friends directly. Now, let's...... >>more
Tue Dec 14 00:36:16 2010

Can Warhammer Online: Skaven Turn the Tide? Can Warhammer Online: Skaven Turn the Tide?
I've almost stopped commenting WAR (Warhammer Online) since I quit it, because precisely, the game's basic settings have been fixed, and it is hard to avoid losing players gradually unless great changes are made. Skaven to be added is an extremely popular race in the Warhammer series and is likely to make a stir within a short time, but can WAR's existing problems thus be solved and WAR revive then...... >>more
Tue Nov 16 05:17:59 2010

Next-Gen MMORPGs in 2011 Next-Gen MMORPGs in 2011
How time flies! 2010 is coming to an end. 2010 is a very special year for the European and American MMORPG markets. The reason is that in comparison with the previous years, the European and American MMORPG markets seem less active in 2010, and almost no games brighten people's eyes this year. (Don't mention Final Fantasy XIV, please!) What does this mean? ... >>more
Mon Nov 08 04:18:13 2010

Military Fans' Great Feast: World of Tanks CBT Review Military Fans' Great Feast: World of Tanks CBT Review
WOT is absolutely a must for the pure fans of 2nd World War, and should be able to suit the military enthusiasts' taste no matter in terms of the tank design or the battlefield settings. Though the developer tried its best to optimize the game physically and realistically, there's still certain room left for ordinary gamers to enjoy themselves.... >>more
Tue Sep 28 03:27:17 2010

FFXIV: A Replay of Tradition or No Better? FFXIV: A Replay of Tradition or No Better?
FFXIV (Final Fantasy XIV) got a mixed reception from the gamers and seemed not as good as expected in its OBT conducted at the beginning of September. What's the problem? From my perspective, except the Japanese gamers, most of those holding a positive attitude toward FFXIV are FFXI gamers and sandbox MMO fans.... >>more
Mon Sep 13 02:36:30 2010

Guild Wars 2: An eSports Revolution to Be Ignited Guild Wars 2: An eSports Revolution to Be Ignited
Since the middle of 2010, from the constantly unveiled info, we can see that Guild Wars 2 has outlined such a prospect that MMORPGs will formally enter the eSports field in the future, and it will be a successful mode very likely to be well recognized and accepted by large numbers of gamers.... >>more
Fri Sep 03 05:09:15 2010

Underwater Worlds in MMORPGs Underwater Worlds in MMORPGs
This is an interesting topic! The East and West have different opinions about the submarine ecology, e.g. the western Atlantis and the eastern Dragon Palace, even the great film director James Cameron has also spent much money developing deepwater exploration tools after earning a large sum so as to make deepwater research and draw related inspiration.... >>more
Tue Aug 31 22:51:37 2010