The Mystic Forge Podcast – Episode 3 – Just the Tip

In episode 3 we talk about how we’ve been spending time in Tyria, including our first experiences with dungeons, massive world events and the island of Orr.

It’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Remember you can also check out the audio version on iTunes or via the RSS feed on the podcast’s main page.


Poking Fun At ArenaNet’s Recent Ad

ArenaNet recently released an odd, live-action ad to promote Guild Wars 2. You can find the original at

I created this as a way of improving it, and making its message a little clearer.

Things I Hate About SWTOR

Things I Hate About SWTOR

This is a link to an editorial on Darth Hater by a contributor named Baelor that was just posted today. While his views may not reflect the entire staff at Darth Hater, one of the premier fan sites surrounding the game, they certainly reflect mine. 

Anyone who has read my articles on specialized gear grinds for PvE and PvE, the holy trinity and its boring combat design, the illusion of complexity involved in a WoW-based ability system and so on, will see a lot of my points echoed here. 

I doubt that it’s a coincidence that this article from a former champion of SWTOR comes on the heels of the release of Guild Wars 2.