Website Lockdown

The site is currently locked down for a server move (where you will find the site to be a lot quicker, hopefully). If you can see this message, you are still seeing the site at its old location. When you don’t see this message, you’ll be at the new location! What this means is that the comments and forums will be locked down so nothing is lost in the transition. I’ll be editing the donations page soon to indicate that you’ll be contributing toward um… better posts? And possibly some podcasting equipment. 🙂

If you are still seeing this post, you can see the newer stuff via FeedBurner until the nameservers propogate fully. You can see posts as well as comments. It looks like at least the posts are current.

Tales from the Tavern: Volume VI

There have been a lot of great discussions on the Nerfbat Forums. We’re up to 2523 posts and 253 members in our little MMO community. If you didn’t already know, the forums are intended for massively multiplayer online game discussion, especially related to design, development, and industry talk. Read on for some of the latest and greatest from the forums. Continue Reading »


Many of you already know about Bloginati, which is an aggregation of posts by MMO game developers. I was going to update it to match Nerfbat yesterday until I realized I didn’t want to make another logo. Instead, I integrated it as a page on Nerfbat, since it applies the theme just the same (and was already on the same server, so there’s no extra load). You can still reach it from, it’ll just redirect here. I may try to get a feed of the aggregation working, but so far it’s formatted terribly. You can find links to the aggregated sites on the Links page. Anyway, enjoy!

The Future: Dreamhost, Donations, and a Podcast?

As you may have noticed over the past several months, I’ve become ridiculously dedicated to Nerfbat. I’ve posted consistently, relaunched the Nerfbat Forums, and redesigned the entire site. All of that has brought more visitors, which means that the site gets pretty busy sometimes and can slow down. Continue Reading »

Poll: How Much Would YOU Pay?

Inspired by the recent buzz about Warhammer Online possibly costing more than $15/month to play and a post by Nybling on the forums, I’ve created a poll asking how much you would pay to play. The scenario: Your favorite game of the moment–be that WoW, EQII, LotRO, or anything else–raises its monthly subscription rate. How much would you be willing to pay? Do you draw the line at the current standard of $15/month? Would you pay more if they made expansions free? Go to the forums and vote in the thread!

Okay, We Had Our Fun

It’s not often that I poke fun at people too directly here on Nerfbat, but the opportunity for cross-promotion was just too good for Moorgard and I to pass up. Our absurd bickering over the past day or so was completely fabricated and was intended to emulate the bickering between John Romero and Mike Wilson that occurred recently. I played the part of Romero, Danuser (a.k.a. Moorgard) played the part of Wilson. Continue Reading »

Tales from the Tavern: Volume V

The Tales from the Tavern series highlights great threads from the forums for those of you who don’t visit them frequently. While I’ve been working on the new Nerfbat theme and haven’t posted much of anything gaming-relevant on the site, the Nerfbat Forums have raged on with some great MMO discussion. Travel beyond the weir and enter the tavern for the latest tales… Continue Reading »

Danuser Posts Back

In George Oscar Bluth’s words: “I’ve made a huge mistake.”

Mr. Danuser needed to write a nice long letter to recount his version of the events surrounding both of our new themes and slam my personal life – way to go Steve! Reader manipulation at its saddest. It’s analogous to John Romero being called a “rockstar game developer” in the game industry’s media circus. Continue Reading »

Moortard’s Site Design

So, over at he has a news item about his new WordPress theme. Once again, just like with his original site, Moorgard is taking all the credit away from the real web devs (me) and pasting his asinine footprint everywhere. In reality, I created the new theme with my blood, sweat, and tears (for I am the king of all developers). Continue Reading »

Welcome to the Redesigned Nerfbat!

It took more than a week to make, but you are now gazing upon the newly redesigned Nerfbat. The theme has two distinct styles: Light and Dark. The Light style uses a light background with dark text, and includes artwork from co-workers Scott Duquette and Billy Ahlswede. The Dark style uses a dark background with light text, and includes artwork from co-workers Joe Mirabello and Josh Singh. Visit the About section for links to the full images and their respective websites. Continue Reading »