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Exclusive: Aura Kingdom reveals caster classes

Last week you got a glimpse of the melee classes coming to the anime world of Aura Kingdom. But what if you eschew the face-to-face fighting style of melee and prefer to fling fireballs at your foes or offer friends succor instead? Then this week's caster class reveal is for you! If you enjoy...

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The Daily Grind: Are you for or against casting while moving?

With the new guard of MMOs this year comes an unexpectedly interesting shift in game design: the removal of movement restrictions from casting. Titles like The Secret World and Guild Wars 2 have thrown out this age-old tradition in favor of a more mobile casting environment. All of the sudden,...

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New ArcheAge video shows off combat moves, giant mobs

While much has been made of ArcheAge's non-combat gameplay, the upcoming fantasy sandpark is no slouch when it comes to pew pew and sticking the pointy end into the other man. A newly released video compilation shows off many of the game's melee moves and spell-casting animations as well as a...

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The Mog Log: Saturday afternoon's all right for (discussing) fighting

Here's the hangup I have with writing guides: I like writing them so long as I'm fairly confident in my understanding of the game. Unfortunately, unlike many others who are reasonably sane, I have a definition of "understanding" that goes into theorycrafting and design space issues. I don't feel...

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The Mog Log: Each answer is the end of a question

Welcome to this week's edition of The Mog Log, in which we answer reader questions about Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV while staying as far away from the drama of this past week as possible. Seriously, the sky is not falling here, folks. It seemed like such a nice week overall, too, with...

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The Mog Log: A little more conversation

Well, gee, not much has happened since the last time we did a community spotlight in this column. Except maybe for that little VanaFest thing, and huge drops of new info on Final Fantasy XIV, and the beginning of the latter's beta testing. So, yeah, slow month all around. This should be a pretty...

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The Daily Grind: Do you play the same class in every MMO?

They might sometimes have different names, but most MMOs share traits recognised as specific classes. Warriors, for example, are hardcore tanks able to take and deal a lot of damage. Priests are healers who can bring back the dead while Mages are squishy but able to devastate if you don't get in...

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Playing by different rules: should mobs be subject to interrupts?

Don't you wish sometimes that mobs had to play by the same rules as players? On his WoW blog, Gitr relates the story of how his tankadin came upon a group of 4 Gordunni shaman in Feralas and had to suffer the combined effects of their melee and spell attacks, while out-damaging their healing as...

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