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The Daily Grind: Are you a creature of habit?

To some extent, I think that most of us are creatures of habit when it comes to our lives and our gaming. We go through an experimental phase, we learn over time what works for us, and then we settle down into a comfortable routine from then on. There's a reason why adults tend to stick with the...

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Storyboard: Keeping your roleplaying fresh

The big problem with marriage is the same problem you have with always going to your favorite restaurant. Sure, you like the menu, and maybe it's even extensive enough that you could eat there every day for a month without having the same thing twice. But eventually it's just not going to be fresh....

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Storyboard: Getting back the spark

People occasionally ask me, "How is it that your roleplaying is so exciting?" To which I can only ask, "How is yours so boring?" A lot happens when I roleplay. Relationships start and stop, alliances are made and broken, plots are hatched, crazy schemes are set into motion, and things generally...

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Storyboard: RP 101 - The mechanics of interaction

There are a lot of times in life when you're expected to figure out the mechanics of something by jumping in facefirst. Your first time roleplaying is among them. You know about all of the groundwork you need to do before you start roleplaying, and you know about what happens when you are...

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The Daily Grind: Does absence make the heart grow fonder?

Single-player games have at least one distinct advantage over MMOs -- they don't go anywhere. You can spend months not playing one, and if you're behind at all, it's just a matter of not having bought all the DLC as it became available. Not so with online games, where a few months off can leave...

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The Daily Grind: How long are most of your play sessions?

How long we play changes as times change. When you first start playing RIFT, for instance, odds are good that you'll be playing for several hours at a stretch. It's possible, however, that by the time you've reached endgame you'll be logging on briefly, seeing if anything is going on, and then...

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The Daily Grind: What bad habits stick with you every game?

So you've done it yet again. You landed straight in a huge cluster of enemies, who are now going to mob and kill you. The real problem here isn't that you've got Death right around the corner marking down Yes in the column asking Is It A Shame, it's that you really should have learned this lesson...

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MMOGology: Gamerz is speshul

Gamers have always taken a degree of flack about their hobby of choice. Some people call gaming a waste of time (whereas watching TV is completely productive), some people bash it as anti-social escapism (whereas reading a book is akin to attending a gala), some people deride it for its focus on...

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