“If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not taking risks, and that means you’re not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more chances to learn and win.” – John W Holt Jr. Competitive games can teach people much about themselves and reinforce valuable life skills in meaningful ways. Wayward Strategy is here to share thoughts on these topics with you, and hopes that you gain some value from the… Read More
The PC Gaming blog IronHammers.Org was recently kind enough to publish an interview I did with Chris Lena, the senior producer for Trion Words’ and Petrogyph’s upcoming MMORTS, End of Nations. You’ll find it here.
Upon re-reading my earlier post “Why the Heck Isn’t Dawn of War 2 an eSport” I realized that I in no way did this topic justice. The majority of that post was a rambling account of the development of my interest in competitive multiplayer in RTS games. Perhaps interesting (I hope) but certainly not the high level discussion of eSports that I hoped it would be. So now, armed and prepared with… Read More
Dawn of War, Dawn of War, Dawn of War. We get it wayward, you like Dawn of War. Get over it, already! Post about a real game, like StarCraft 2. Why should we care about this other, lesser game? Why do you keep harping on it when, let’s face it, we already have the paragon RTS experience to try and master, and to enjoy spending dozens of hours a week watching, just… Read More
So, Here’s my 2 cents on Age of Empires Online. Find it here: http://www.ageofempiresonline.com/ Way back in the day before I realized that Real Time Strategy games were pretty much the ultimate competitive activity, and I was in Middle School, I played a game called Age of Empires 2. It was awesome. To be honest, I don’t remember very much about it, but I do remember liking it. More recently, I happened… Read More
It turns out that my wife loves watching me play creepy action games. I’m a little at a loss to determine the actual genre she enjoys watching: it’s not survival horror. She *hated* Dead Space. It could be “action games” but Brink certainly bored her after a while. She watched, enraptured, as I played through Alan Wake and all of it’s downloadable content, and she actually requested that I play Batman: Arkham… Read More
Again, I’m going to open with StarCraft. I wasn’t paying much attention to the rise of StarCraft 1 as an eSport, to be perfectly honest. I was absorbed at the time with trying to get my parents to let me play Massively Multiplayer online games… first Dark Age of Camelot, then Anarchy Online. By the time my love affair with the MMO ended (with World of WarCraft) I was really out of… Read More
Subtitled: why are you playing Dawn of War 2, and why should I care? OK, StarCraft 2 is a no brainer. It’s one of the most-played games that has ever been released, and is the subject of numerous tournaments which have prize pools in the hundreds of thousands. It’s exciting! And, the more you understand it, the more you can appreciate high level play. Huk’s sick micro in the MLG finalswas breathtaking,… Read More