I have been finding it somewhat challenging to decide on what to post here in my blog versus what I broadcast in my now regularly scheduled vlogs. As a result, I find I’ve been neglecting one in favor of the other. To that end, I will do my best to use both to mutually support my efforts; and where one fails, I will lean on the other to take up the slack.
As such, one of the things I find myself challenged by is coming up with a reasonably objective method by which to rate the various MMOs that I have been playing and discussing in my weekly vlogs. After significant consideration, I have come up with the following elements as key to a successful and thorough review that, when averaged out, will result in a fair rating system.
As such, I put these out there and welcome your input as I work on my first formal game review:
- UI and Stability
- In-Game Economy
- (Instanced; Solo)
- (Group Queue; Elite; Taskforce)
- World Events
- Character Creation
- Voice Over and Dialogue
- Community Support (Channels; Forums)
- Official Support (GMs)
- Initial Purchase
- Monthly Subscription
- Cash Store/Microtransactions
I welcome your thoughts and input!