About the Host
My name is Jon Burkhardt, also known by the online moniker, “ChaosD1″ I am a former Marine and former CA Wiki Editor who decided to get into the internet video craze because shut up. Originally posting random videos about what ever game or subject I wanted to talk about, I decided on a show theme I knew I could make work.
I had the idea for “MMO Grinder” well before even seeing “That Guy With the Glasses” but lacked the means, equipment, time or talent to create it. (Not like that has stopped anyone else from making a show on the internet.) Starting in August of 2011, I’ve shifted focus to MMO Grinder but will occasionally return to other shows if I feel so inclined.
About the Show
A review show/guide for the many, MANY Free-to-Play MMO games that are out there.
New episodes are released every two weeks, normally on Wednesdays, but this is subject to exceptions.
I split down the reviews by these categories…
Graphics and Art Design:
A quick look at the graphics and style of the game itself, including any nuances or oddities in the graphics or characters themselves. May also speak of resolution options and how tough the game is to run.
Music and Sound:
Here is where I’ll speak of the game’s sound and music, possibly providing music samples.
The longest section of the review. This is where I’ll talk about signing up, character creation/selection, starting out, the first few levels, and how the game itself plays. As well as speak about the interface and any quirks I come across.
This is where I’ll speak of the game’s community, as well as aspects of the game that require the community such as trading, dungeons, PvP and the like.
I’ll look over the game ‘s Cash Shop, provided one is implemented, and talk about certain items that may, or may not be worth a purchase.
Then in my conclusion, rather than give a numerical score, I’ll give my final rating which works as follows.
Reasons to download and play the game.
Things you might want to pay for if you’re willing to stick with it.
Reasons to avoid the game altogether.
Things stated in PLAY, PAY, PASS, will only try to consider things that won’t change about the nature of the game, such as the look or nuances or style of gameplay, but keep in mind that major overhauls might shift focus enough to make some points obsolete.
This is why each episode’s title card is dated with a completion date, so you know if the critique is still relevant.
Watch a video version of the above here:
(According to “Can You Run It?”)
Processor Speed: AMD Six-Core FX-6120 3.5 GHz Performance Rated at: 10.50 GHz
RAM: 10 GB
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ w/2GB video RAM
Direct X version: 10