Substantive Evaluation

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:

  • Gameplay
    • UI and Stability
    • Tutorial
    • Leveling/Training
    • In-Game Economy
      • Equipment
      • Trade
      • Crafting
    • Missions
      • (Instanced; Solo)
      • (Group Queue; Elite; Taskforce)
    • World Events
    • PvP/Duel/Arena
    • Endgame
    • Replayability
  • Immersion
    • Character Creation
    • Environment/World
    • Lore
    • Soundtrack
    • Voice Over and Dialogue
    • Cutscenes
    • Travel/Mounts
  • Community
    • Grouping
    • Guilding
    • Housing
    • Community Support (Channels; Forums)
    • Official Support (GMs)
  • Cost
    • Initial Purchase
    • Monthly Subscription
    • Cash Store/Microtransactions

I welcome your thoughts and input!

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