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Storyboard: Only mostly dead

Dead is dead. I can't stand when comics endlessly bring back dead characters, I can't stand when shows bring back dead villains, and I can't stand when death is treated less like the final note and more like a brief inconvenience. If you want someone to come back from the dead, don't kill the...

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The Daily Grind: What dumb death do your characters repeatedly suffer?

MMOs offer players many, many dumb ways to die. Personally, I tend to die by grossly misjudging the safe falling distance. I've learned more about how games handle falling deaths than would seem entirely healthy. Guild Wars 2 just kicks you to a waypoint for your idiocy, while Star Wars: The Old...

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The Daily Grind: Which character death did you find the most memorable?

Your character will die. You know this going in. Death penalties in some games are harsher than others, but every single MMO assumes that your character will at some point drop to zero hit points. By the time you hit max level, you'll usually have several deaths under your belt. Some of them fall...

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Permadeath considered for World of Darkness MMO

CCP unveiled the World of Darkness MMO at The Grand Masquerade earlier this week where Justin Achilli hosted a well-attended panel for World of Darkness fans. The goal was to hear from those looking forward to the MMO and get a feel for what they want to see. Attendees talked about some of the...

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