Welcome to the 19th edition of Reloading…

"What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.” – Robin Williams


Everyone can use a feel good moment to start the day.   Let’s go with this…


Did you know that the gentleman responsible for Flickr.comwas originally building a MMOG?  It was simply too costly at that time to build the MMOG, but fortunately for us we ended up with one of the best photo sharing sites on the Internet.  Even more fortunately for us, the man behind Flickr is now once again, building a MMOG.  

Unfortunately, it isn’t a MMOG as I tend to define one, but rather a Facebook game somethingorother MMO-hybridasaur zombie gankfestamobile.   I don’t really know what it is and I’m not Paul Harvey, so you’re not going to get “the rest of the story.”    Google is your friend.


I read today that Bioware believes that Star Wars: The Old Republic will “more than” compete with World of Warcraft.  I wasn’t aware that “more than” competing was even an option.   

Reporter: Can you compete with the Pittsburgh Steelers?

PR type: We can “more than” compete with the Steelers!

It just doesn’t make sense.   I suggest Bioware stop using Yoda as their spokesperson.    Suggest I do!

Last, but not least in this shortened version or Reloading…  TomsHardware.com is reporting that a StarCraft 2 MMOG is “likely”.   In other news, the sun is likely to rise tomorrow, water is likely to be wet and bees maybe, just maybe, will still make honey.

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on something from the column today or just in general.  Heaven knows I didn’t have time to put in anything interesting! 
Latest MMOG Features

Hands-On: Dungeons & Dragons Online Update 10

Update 10 for Dungeons and Dragons Online features the Reign of Madness adventure pack and a crafting update. Jeffprime risks his sanity to venture into Xoriat and preview Update 10.

Preview - A New Beginning for End of Nations

Petroglyph took a mulligan with much of the original design of the near-future MMORTS End of Nations. Is the result is worthy of the game’s original hype?

Rift 1.3 Q&A with Trion's Hal Hanlin

Rift Patch 1.3 is coming this week! We sat down with Design Producer Hal Hanlin for must-know details on this latest content addition.
Latest MMOG News

Smed Promises Big PlanetSide Next News at FanFaire 2011

We've all been anxiously waiting to learn more about what SOE has in store for Planetside Next and that wait may be about over. SOE boss John Smedley tweeted a teaser - see it after the jump.

New SWTOR Dev Blog Focuses On The Post-Writing Process

Not long ago (Friday), in a canned marketing bit not far away (the official site), TOR's writers explained what they do when they're not writing for the most content heavy MMORPG ever made.

City of Heroes Article Hints at Future Content

With the game recently celebrating its 7th anniversary, have the Paragon Studios devs tried to sneak some secret planned content by us in a clever way?

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PlayerScore Update 4.8.01 Released

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  • The addon has been modified to allow for simultaneous functioning on both WoW 4.1 (Live) and WoW 4.2 (PTR).
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Bruce Campbell Fact of the Day

Bruce Campbell doesn’t cheat death.  He wins fair and square.

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About The Author

Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game he could since.