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Mortal Online

By Shamus
on Monday Apr 5, 2010
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I managed to emerge from the weekend without having written anything substantive. <?php generate_excuse (); ?> So as a way of distracting you, allow me to point out that even though I poke fun at Lord of the Rings Online and I savaged Champions Online, they are nowhere near the bottom of the MMO barrel. Check out this visit to Mortal Online via Serial MMOgamy. Actually, read the last few entries. Leslee plays a lot of esoteric MMO games and it’s amusing to see some of their outlandish design decisions in action. Some are just attempting to cater to unusual tastes or a small niche. But others just seem to be designed by people who don’t know what they’re doing.

Comments (13)

  1. Awww.. thank you so much, Shamus!

    Now everyone will want their very own Gary the Attack Gazelle.


  2. Been following Leslee since you first recommended her blog several months back… as for Mortal Online, I’m not sure what’s would disturb me more – the fact that there’s nudity on the character creation screen, or the fact that I’d be afraid to find a scale for those particular, *ahem*, assets as part of the creation process.

    Also, this kind of reminds me of the coverage of Wurms online at RockPaperShotgun… might have to make a recommendation for Leslee if she hasn’t visited that particular brand of stupid yet :)

  3. Volatar says:

    Even censored, I think it might be a good idea to put a NSFW tag on that link Shamus :/

  4. Maldeus says:

    Who here would pay $7.99 plus shipping for their very own Gary the Attack Gazelle plushie?

  5. froogger says:

    Don’t sweat it, Shamus. Hope you had a good one. There’s no thing worth burning yourself out for, not even a bevy of blogfans.

  6. jubuttib says:

    So it’s released already? I thought it was still in beta, hence no quests.

    I really genuinely like the idea of a “hardcore” MMO that doesn’t give a break to anyone. Also, if your character dies, and none of your friends manages to resurrect him/her, it’s time for a new character.

    I said I like the idea, I didn’t say it’d be fun or that I would necessarily play it for long, or at all.

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