Today, Boomjack's burning questions about SWTOR get answered by our most faithful (and helpful!) readers. Can a cardboard box be considered high quality? Find out in today's Reloading...
Welcome to the 44th Edition of Reloading...
“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso
Everyone can use a feel good moment to start the day. Let’s go with this…
Thanks to everyone who send me some answers to the prying questions regarding SWTOR preorders that I posed in my last column.
Here are a few from Reloading… readers and tweeters
Will staggered early access prod you to buy SWTOR earlier than you would normally?
Nope. I haven’t always been a patient man, but I am now. – Richard via email
Yes, already got the DD edition pre-ordered – Harry via email
I am a beta tester and cannot comment on how that experience might have impacted my decisions. Instead, I will pretend I was only following the game. If I were 100% sold on it before ever touching it, I would pre-order regardless. If I were on the fence, I don't think this move would persuade me to order any earlier. – Danny via email
No -- @iamhewhoisnot via Twitter
Can a cardboard box be considered high quality?
Yes. Much like leather, cardboard is available in a variety of thicknesses and it can be hot-stamped, embossed or treated for durability or to allow for further decoration. It also can be manufactured to meet a wide range of multi-ply, foam and corrugated specifications. – John via email
It can, but not really. -- @BelLamron via Twitter
Plastic maybe, cardboard no - @WVGravehunter via Twitter
Thanks to everyone who followed me on Twitter. I went from 11 followers to 65 or so, which in my world is a big deal. Thanks!
I’m traveling for the next couple of days, so out of necessity Reloading… will be short and sweet. Heavy on the short, light on the sweet.
Here are some entertaining links to keep you busy while I fly, cab, walk and weep.
Local retailer sold out? Can’t find a copy on Amazon? Fear not, we’ve got one fully loaded Star Wars:The Old Republic Collector’s Edition, (complete with pre-order code) for you! Take a look at SW:The Old Republic Post-A-Thon for all the details!
At SDCC 2011 we caught up with City of Heroes lead designer Matt "Positron" Miller to talk about the upcoming release of Freedom and Issue 21: Convergence. Read all about the exciting features of the new Issue.
What's the answer to MMOG burnout? Anacche has been pondering the problem and has come to the conclusion that if you can't change the player then you have to change the game at a fundamental design level.
Is the carrot-on-a-stick model most MMOGs use to keep players parked at their keyboards past its prime? What needs to change in order to keep players connected with their game of choice longer? This thread has sparked some interesting conversation. Add to it!
PlayerScore 4.9.00 is now available for download! This new version features the restoration of the database mode and several other feature:
To view the database, simply install PlayerScore 4.9.00 and choose “View Database” from the WoW minimap icon. Once you’re in the database you can click the headers to sort by that type, or change the page. You can also choose to view data for your current group, your guild, or everyone you’ve met!
If you use the PlayerScore updater, you can pre-download most of the scores for your server. This has the added benifit of adding tooltips to your chat window. Mouse over players to see information about them.