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MMOS X: Managing WoW AddOns

They say acceptance is the first part of recovery, so I'm going just going to say it: I have an AddOn problem in World of Warcraft. My reliance on a completely nonstandard UI is so severe, when I needed a screenshot of a group running an instance with the default UI, I had to ask the rest of the W...

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MMOS X: WoWPlot

I was trolling through the forums at Arstechnica not too long ago, and saw someone chatting up his latest project: WowPlot. Immediately, that thread went into the well for future column ideas. WoWPlot is a graphical combat log analyzer for World of Warcraft, in a similar vein to WoW Web Stats. Acc...

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A nostalgic look back on the Star Wars Galaxies beta

With Star Wars Galaxies, unbelievably, celebrating its fifth anniversary (and winner of the Spinal Tap, "Where are they now?" category, 2008) I was asked to reflect on my experiences in the beta program. Most likely, time healed a lot of wounds and I've probably got my new rose-colored glasses on, s...

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MMOS X: How the MMOs and the iPhone can meet.

MMOS X is a bi-weekly column dedicated solely to gaming on the Macintosh natively. "Running Boot Camp or Parallels" is not an option here. This column is for people who want to get the most out of their Mac gaming, as meager as it is. Originally, this week's column was going to be a technical how-to...

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MMOS X: How does Psystar affect Mac gaming?

Fair warning: this week's column is light on the MMO and heavy on the hardware. A month or so ago, Psystar shocked the Mac world by announcing they were selling low-cost computers pre-installed with Apple's Leopard Operating System. This begat discussion of whether this marked a new chapter in the c...

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MMOS X: Second Life performance on a Macbook

MMOS X is a bi-weekly column dedicated solely to gaming on the Macintosh natively. "Running Boot Camp or Parallels" is not an option here. This column is for people who want to get the most out of their Mac gaming, as meager as it is. There aren't a lot of MMOs that fall into the "I've got a few m...

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MMOS X: Is CrossOver a solution?

MMOS X is a bi-weekly column dedicated solely to gaming on the Macintosh natively. "Running Boot Camp or Parallels" is not an option here. This column is for people who want to get the most out of their Mac gaming, as meager as it is. In the header blurb to this column, I state that "Running Bo...

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Ex-EverQuest Lead Designer to join 38 Studios

As we reported yesterday, former EverQuest Lead Designer Travis McGeathy announced his departure from SOE. On a message board post he alluded to a "cross country trip." With former SOE employees taking cross country trips tending to end up at 38 Studios, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's start-up, we...

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MMOS X: A roundup of MMOs for the Mac

MMOS X is a bi-weekly column dedicated solely to gaming on the Macintosh natively. "Running Boot Camp or Parallels" is not an option here. This column is for people who want to get the most out of their Mac gaming, as meager as it is. This week's column is a round up of sorts. I'll be talking about...

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There and back again... A writer's return to Lord of the Rings Online

Returning to an MMO after an eight-month absence, after barely playing for a month, is like waking up in a strange grocery store after a vicious blow to the head left you with amnesia. You've got this shopping list in your hands, but you've got absolutely no idea where any of these items are. It ...

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