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Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

In a rather surprising move, Blizzard's Executive Producer Rob Pardo announced today that he is leaving the company. At this time he has announced no immediate career plans or subsequent goals, although he mentions a desire to spend the summer with his family and consider his next move. Pardo's...

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Dean Hall is leaving behind DayZ and Bohemia Interactive

Games are a bit like children. You work with other people to craft them, to help them go from little more than a twinkle in your eye to something capable of surviving without you. Dean Hall created DayZ, but he's jumping ahead to the part where he metaphorically kicks it out of the house and tells...

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Storyboard: Why am I still here?

Sometimes, the biggest problem you face isn't whether or not you can find dramatic roleplaying but whether or not your character has a reason to keep subjecting herself to it. I ran into the problem recently in Final Fantasy XIV. As a player, I enjoyed what was going on with one of the many...

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Storyboard: Now I only want you gone

Roleplaying friendships are like any other sort of friendship. The person you started roleplaying with at the launch of the game may not be someone you want to keep roleplaying with through the whole of your time with the game. The question isn't whether or not this will happen; it's when it will...

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The Daily Grind: How do you leave a game?

Everyone leaves an MMO eventually. Sometimes it's a low-key affair; you realize you haven't logged on to Lord of the Rings Online in forever, you cancel your subscription if you have one, and you move on. Sometimes it's done in the heat of the moment, with one failed World of Warcraft raid leading...

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The Daily Grind: Do you feel bad about leaving a good MMO?

Sometimes you're just not into it, you know? That said, I always feel a mite guilty when I cancel a sub for one of my favorite MMOs. Yes, I know, subs are a rarity these days, but I nearly always spring for the "premium" membership tier on games that have gone free-to-play, both for the...

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Star Trek Online's Dan Griffis departing Cryptic (again)

Star Trek Online Content Designer Dan "Gozer" Griffis announced that he'll be leaving his position at Cryptic Studios to head for another final frontier. The news leaked onto the forums after Griffis told a few friends over the weekend, and the subsequent mood by players has not been pretty. ...

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Storyboard: One hundred moments and done

All good things must come to an end. Roleplaying is all about creating a shared space for your character to inhabit with other characters. It's about crafting trials and challenges that can be overcome through narrative means; it's about building a set of experiences together. And all of the...

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The Soapbox: The best complaint is an empty seat

Disclaimer: The Soapbox column is entirely the opinion of this week's writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of Massively as a whole. If you're afraid of opinions other than your own, you might want to skip this column. This is a public service announcement for you. Yes, you, with...

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The Daily Grind: What tells you it's time to quit?

Sometimes it's an encounter that just rubs you the wrong way. Sometimes it's the breakup of a guild, and sometimes it's just one or two friends who leave. And sometimes it's just a matter of realizing after a week-long break that you no longer look forward to logging into the game. From Lord of...

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