View From the Road

A View From the Road is John Funk's biweekly visit to the virtual worlds and MMOGs that surround us.

View From the Road

The reign of a king can't go unchallenged forever.

View From the Road

John Funk announces his New Year's resolutions for 2010, which he probably won't keep.

View From the Road

Would this be John Funk's dream MMOG? Maybe not, but it'd be close.

View From the Road

All John Funk wants for Christmas is some proper boss battle music in his MMOGs.

View From the Road

Let's apply Left 4 Dead's AI Director to a World of Warcraft raid. What do we get?

View From the Road

How can anybody in their right mind think World of Warcraft's Achievements are for "casual gamers" anymore?

View From the Road

The spirit of Thanksgiving, without the food comas.

View From the Road

What if World of Warcraft had never been made?

View From the Road

Can events in an MMOG be genuinely emotionally affecting?

View From the Road

PC gamers, it's time we got the hell over ourselves.

View From the Road

If you want to make a successful MMOG, don't make an MMOG at all.

View From the Road

MMORPGs would make so much more sense if they all had giant fighting robots.

View From the Road

Danger in an MMOG is a good thing - as long as it's avoidable.

View From the Road

Why can't an MMOG be a proper chapter in a continuing story?

View From the Road

Almost all of my characters in MMOGs are female. Is there anything wrong with that?