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MMORPG Columns

Player Perspectives

This column is dedicated to the players and readers of MMORPG.com, as much as it is written by them. Each column will be a member's views on a game, topic, or controversy in the MMO genre.

 The Secret World - Faction Fractions

The three faction set up of The Secret World is a very popular feature with most players. That is, it's popular until they realize that membership in a cabal (guild) means that all members of the group have to be of the same faction which can be disastrous for large guilds. In Isabelle Parsley's latest Player Perspectives, she discusses how cabal and faction membership don't necessarily go together. Read on!


Button clicking /= immersion

In her latest Player Perspectives column, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley takes a look at what exactly immersion is in MMOs. Whether you are the type of player who simply logs in or the type who sees/hears/speaks nothing but the world of the game you're in, all crave some level of immersion. Check out Isabelle's thoughts about immersion in today's MMOs and then let us know your thoughts in the comments.


The Old Republic Doesn’t Excite Me

MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley has donned her flameproof thong and stands ready for the fire to descend given the title of her latest Player Perspectives column. Check out why Isabelle is less than thrilled about Star Wars: The Old Republic and then weigh in on the conversation in the comments below.


We Don't Need No Stinkin' Heroes

In this week's Player Perspectives, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley is taking a look at the concept of the hero, a mighty warrior stepping forward, with destiny behind them, waving about their mighty sword... and how they might be played out? Check out what Isabelle has to say about it all and let us know your thoughts.


A Hankering for PvP

In this week's Player Perspectives, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley has come out of the proverbial PvP closet. She reveals that she really likes punching other players in the face. Check out Isabelle's thoughts about PvP and her concerns about some of the issues that plague the feature in many MMOs. Let us know what you're thinking in the comments.


Can We Talk... Again?

MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley discusses gaming communication (voice chat included!) in this week's Player Perspectives.


XXX: Girl Gamers Go Wild

Isabelle Parsley tackles the misconceptions of girl gamers in this week's Player Perspectives.


Daily Quests Beat Raiding

If there's one thing that MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley has discovered in her MMO life it has to be the daily quests that most MMOs offer these days. Daily quests are repeatable, predictable and allow players to plan their game time. Check out Isabelle's other thoughts about the upsides and downsides of the Daily Quest grind in today's Player Perspectives. Let us know your thoughts when you're through!


How to Write a Forum Post

One of the thing passionate gamers like to do is voice their opinions about the games they love. In today's Player Perspectives, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley offers some sage advice about how to write a forum post that people might actually pay attention to. Check it out and see if you agree!


Why You’re Not a Beta Tester

In today's Player Perspectives column, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley shows her MMO age in her discussion of her history as a beta tester. Isabelle also talks about what beta testing is, or at least what it's supposed to be, as compare to how many treat it these days. Check out Isabelle Parsley's column and then, agree or disagree, tell us what you think in the comments.


All Hyped Up

In today's Player Perspectives column, MMORPG.com writer Isabelle Parsley talks about the foibles of hype. Hype, that lovely beast that whips us into a frenzy and then deflates our delicate hopes. Check out what Isabelle has to say about hype and then let us know what you think!


Are We Asking Too Much of Our MMOs?

In this week's Player Perspectives column, Isabelle Parsley compares developing MMOs to making Thanksgiving dinner: A lot of work; folks wolfing it down in five minutes flat; dozing in the living room; and poor Mom left to clean up alone. Find out why Isabelle makes that comparison and then lend us your thoughts when finished.


Me and My MMOs

In today's Player Perspectives column, readers get a rare inside look at the MMOs that have shaped those perspectives for MMORPG.com columnist Isabelle Parsley. They've winked and snuggled and finally drawn her into their ever-lovin' arms. Read on to see which MMOs have captured Iz's attention and heart over the years and then let us know what you think!


Messing with the Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity is that curious mix of tank, healer and DPS specialist that exists in most MMOs today. In her latest Player Perspectives column, Isabelle Parsley takes a look at the Holy Trinity and opines that the concept itself may soon be on the way out. Check out Player Perspectives and then add your thoughts to the mix.


This is Endgame, My Friend

MMORPG.com columnist Isabelle Parsley writes this week about endgame, its place in the MMO world and whether or not our current systems are enough.