Loading... Can MMO and RTS Coexist?

Posted Thu, Mar 13, 2008 by Boomjack

[Note: There will be no Loading... on Friday, March 14th, 2008. ]

Loading... it's all about the delivery.

First, the Ten Ton Pulse, your finger on the beating heart of the MMOG industry.

If the Top 10 isn't enough, we now show the Top 20 and Top 50 lists as well, available to everyone on our homepage. (What is Pulse?)

  1. Age of Conan - 200 BPM
  2. World of Warcraft - 82 BPM
  3. EVE Online - 39 BPM
  4. EverQuest 2 - 38 BPM
  5. Lord of the Rings Online - 27 BPM
  6. Dungeons and Dragons Online - 23 BPM
  7. Warhammer Online - 22 BPM
  8. Vanguard - 19 BPM
  9. Lineage 2 - 16 BPM
  10. Guild Wars - 14 BPM

Some new beta opportunities have dropped in the laps of Loading... readers.

I don't know very much about either title and visiting their websites didn't shine much light on their inner workings. If you feel lucky, sign up for the betas and let me know how it went.

To those of you experiencing slowdowns on our site, I apologize. We have had a deluge of new visitors causing the donkeys and oxen that pull our bit-bucket carts to become overworked. If you haven't experienced slowdowns then please move along... nothing to see here.

There has been much ado about the recent MMORTS titles that I and others have attempted to enjoy. Cameron made some excellent points in his blog, one of which was,

Oh, what was it? Jumpgate screens, a woman and her toilet, MMORTS and more, today in Loading...

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