Can a Free To Play Game Compare to Paid Subscription Models?
Guild Wars 2 is an MMORPG I’ve recently picked back up, similar in style to World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy XIV. How does it compare? We can’t compare the number of subscriptions between the games, because Guild Wars 2 is free to play. It is also difficult to compare their populations, as ArenaNet, the…
Can a Newer Player Enjoy WoW Classic?
The evolution of MMORPGs over time has been greatly determined by the player base that grew up with the genre. Lengthy grinds, epic quest lines, and day+ long respawn timers have long fallen out of favor for more efficient play, greatly due to the necessary play style changes of now working adults who may once…
Off The Clock Games at MegaCon 2019
I am happy to report that Off The Clock Games will be attending MegaCon this year in an unofficial capacity. MegaCon is a mega pop-culture phenomenon, celebrating all of nerd-dom with attractions featuring all things comic books, anime, gaming, and TV shows. Celebrity guests this year include David Tennant, Lynda Carter, Christopher Lloyd, and many…
How To Play Trading Card Games Casually
Trading Card Games are still going strong. Though I grew up with Pokemon and Yugioh as childhood classroom staples, I never would have guessed that as an adult there would be 20 million players for card games as a whole, let alone Magic: The Gathering alone [as of 2015]. The various TCGs available today vary…
MMORPG Lifestyle Support for the Working Adult
In 1996, one of the very first Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) was introduced to the world. Meridian 59, developed by Archetype Interactive and published by The 3DO Company, was one of the earliest predecessors to the modern MMO, and introduced the subscription-based system that many gamers are familiar with today. As time moved…
Off The Clock Games: An Introduction
How do we reconcile with the fact that games are no longer only for children, and how do we wrangle all of the responsibilities that come with being an adult with the love for games instilled in us at such a young age?