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Ravenwood Fair Post-Mortem

Ravenwood Fair Post-Mortem

What would it feel like to actually make Disneyland in a magical, fairytale forest? That's what I wanted to find out with Ravenwood Fair. I wanted to make a social game last year, so my girlfriend Brenda told her employers (Lolapps, Inc., a social game developer in San Francisco, California) that I was interested. I started consulting in [...]

Stormwind Redux

Stormwind Redux

As a follow-up to my previous post about Stormwind's texture misalignment, well, even after Patch 3.3's release it is STILL misaligned where everyone entering Stormwind can see it. But, if you're flying in or out of Stormwind, you can see the carefully aligned texturing on the top of the wooden beams that was completely neglected on the bottom [...]

Tidiness Theory

Tidiness Theory

There is a theory that posits when most people are confronted with a mess, the natural instinct is to clean it up. This propensity toward cleanliness, or "solving" the mess, is what I believe is one of the two most powerful fundamental elements of game design. In Pac-Man, the mess is the maze full of dots. You need to clean them up to achieve [...]

Stormwind: Misaligned For Years

Stormwind: Misaligned For Years

World of Warcraft is coming up on its 4th anniversary in November and one of the biggest texture alignment issues I've experienced in any game has still gone unfixed. This is the entrance to Stormwind. These wooden beams appear in other areas of the game -properly aligned. How can a texture misalignment of this magnitude go unaddressed for so [...]

Yay! Another Passionate WoW Addict!

This is hilarious - I love seeing someone else as passionate about WoW as I am. Except that I'm Alliance, Corpsegrinder, and the Horde SUUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKSSSSSS!!!!!!!

Back in the USA

Back in the USA

Raluca finally made it back to the USA from her long 5 month stay in Romania, thank you Homeland Security. Government immigration paperwork is such a nightmare. Anyway, she's back and settling in again after almost half a year away. We decided to start leveling some Draenai toons on Dragonmaw (WoW, of course!) and we're in the mid-teens [...]

World’s Oceans In Extreme Danger

World’s Oceans In Extreme Danger

As you all know, I'm not much of an activist. I like making and playing games and being a happy consumer like you all. But sometimes you have to wake up and pay attention to what's happening in the world while we're all at home having fun playing World of Warcraft or Gears of War. As reported on Project Censored, the world's oceans are in [...]

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