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

Follow four simple tips for naming your Aion character, and hopefully you'll turn out better than these unfortunate souls.

View From the Road

Yeah, MMOGs are a lot more casual-friendly these days. So what?

View From the Road

If Champions Online is an MMOG, then maybe so is Team Fortress 2.

View From the Road

In today's economy, there's no better "bang for your buck" than an MMOG.

View From the Road

If you want to beat WoW, you have to be Facebook.

View From the Road

Your WoW identity may not be the same as your real life identity, but at BlizzCon, it doesn't quite matter.

View From the Road

If cutscenes are obsolete, then why are they so well-received in modern MMOGs?

View From the Road

A two-faction MMOG creates passionate rivalries in and out of the game, but is that always the best way to go?

View From the Road

More MMOGs should embrace microtransactions, if only as a Convenience Tax.