Category: Gameplay

Can you easily leave a character behind?

Can you easily leave a character behind?

| September 29, 2011 | 3 Replies

MMORPGs have only been around for a little over a decade, and there have only been a handful of them that have really hit the mainstream such as Everquest and World of Warcraft where people have spent years not only with the same characters but with the same friends. When Everquest was threatened by Everquest […]

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Warcast episode #117: Role Playing

Warcast episode #117: Role Playing

| June 9, 2011 | 1 Reply

Role playing is a world inside a world that I’ve only dabbled in. Last year at Blizzcon, Lindyen and I were lucky enough to meet Bodua from the Dark Sun Cabal guild on the Lightninghoof server who is the guild leader of one of the best role playing guilds on the server. For the last […]

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Making an alt feel more comfortable

Making an alt feel more comfortable

| May 16, 2011 | Reply

The one problem I have with alts is not so much learning their different abilities, but making sure that I feel as comfortable playing the game with one as I do with my main. You can never have the same abilities with different classes, but some similarities may help you feel better with an alt. […]

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Ten Star Trek guild names

Ten Star Trek guild names

| January 18, 2011 | Reply

Naming a guild is not an easy thing to do. Lots of people have created guilds over the years, but does your guild name reflect you or your guild? Star Trek is at the top of the geek list and what better way to show your Federation pride than naming your guild after the Great […]

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Are addons a help or hinderance to MMOs?

Are addons a help or hinderance to MMOs?

| January 7, 2011 | 3 Replies

Recently, I became aware of a new game called Rift which is set to launch on March 1, 2011. When a new game comes out, the very first thing I do is check out its community forums to see what people are saying about the game. Sure enough, there’s a large group of people that […]

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Handling heroic hopelessness

Handling heroic hopelessness

| December 29, 2010 | 2 Replies

For the last few weeks I’ve been having a horrible time with heroics. Speaking from the point of view of someone who started in vanilla WoW, the game no longer allows people to fly through heroics like in Wrath, and I find it refreshing. The problem is that some people got used to the ease […]

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Removing that revolting Worgen sound

Removing that revolting Worgen sound

| December 20, 2010 | Reply

Has this happened to you? You’re in an instance or hanging around Stormwind and you hear this revolting noise which sounds like a cross between a bear sniffling snots and someone chewing with their mouth open? That’s the idle sound of a Worgen. Since Cataclysm has come out I’ve hated that noise. Now you can […]

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Has everyone gotten soft about heroics?

Has everyone gotten soft about heroics?

| December 20, 2010 | 5 Replies

I’m going to do my best to make this not sound like a rant. I’ve been playing MMORPGs for over ten years now, WoW for six. One thing I liked about Burning Crusade was how the devs made the instances much shorter than the previous vanilla instances like Dire Maul or UBRS, and Wrath allowed […]

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Seven things to do while waiting for Cataclysm

Seven things to do while waiting for Cataclysm

| August 12, 2010 | 3 Replies

A few weeks ago someone in my guild got the [item]Loremaster[/item] title. I figured it would be easy since I leveled two characters to 60 before Burning Crusade came out, but when I looked at both of their Loremaster achievements, I found that I’m about seven hundred quests away from Loremaster on my main. I […]

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Starcraft 2 is growing on me like a Zerg plague

Starcraft 2 is growing on me like a Zerg plague

| August 9, 2010 | 2 Replies

I said over and over again that I suck at RTS games. I did when Starcraft first came out, and I still do. However, after playing Starcraft 2 for the last few weeks and getting the hang of it, I can say definitively that I still suck at RTS games, but I’m getting better and […]

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