I have decided I am going to try to put up a new blog entry daily, and I thought this would be a good topic. I love skill based MMOs. They're great. The only somewhat new one out there is EVE online, but I hate EVE. The tutorial is glitchy and extremely boring, not to mention the fact that it takes 2-3 hours to complete if you are lucky and dont run in to any bugs. The PvP is extremely unbalanced because of all the ganking, and you lose EVERYTHING when you die. Another thing I have a problem with is the fact that your skills advance when you are not logged on. You can't even get your skills up by using them. So it's technically a "skill based MMO" but it has nothing in it like any other skill based MMO, and it is supposed to have good PvP, but what if you get very far into the game, with a massive ship and tons of awesome weapons, and then a vet corp with about 200 guys as good as you ganks you. You just lost everything, and you probably couldn't do much about it. There goes 6 months of invested time. Nobody wants that to happen, and a good MMO needs to have death penalties tha aren't so extreme, but they have to be there or else there would be no reason not to die. I really hope that this convinces some people not to play EVE, and explains some things to people who were thinking of buying it. My next blog entry will be about Warhammer Online, what will probably end up being my favorite MMO for quite a while because of its amazing PvP.