Archive for November, 2009

10 Bad Things About Torchlight

As promised, here are ten things that are bad about Torchlight. This doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy playing the game or that I wouldn’t recommend buying it. The purpose of this post is to find things that could be done better in the future. It also concludes my mini-review of Torchlight that isn’t really […]

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10 Good Things About Torchlight

I wanted to write about Torchlight for a while now, but there are game reviews enough out there that you don’t need me to write another one. Instead, I’ll focus on highlighting good aspects of Torchlight today – as a lesson for future games – while talking about the bad sides tomorrow. Quick intro for […]

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Servers, What’s the Point (Part 3)

On Wednesday  the splitting of MMORPGs into various servers (“sharding”) and why it is done. In  – which nobody read, incidentally, go do it now – I pointed out reasons against sharding. Now, creating a single-server world for millions of people isn’t easy. Not only do people have different interests, as pointed out in part […]

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