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The Daily Grind: What's your favorite fast travel gimmick?

Fast travel is ubiquitous in MMOs nowadays, but not every game goes the extra mile to make it an immersive experience. Star Wars: The Old Republic does, at least in my opinion, and I rediscovered as much when I logged in for a few minutes over the weekend. I picked up my Imperial Agent on...

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The Daily Grind: Are load screens a deal-breaker?

So you're adventuring along, minding your own business on the huge, expansive world map, when you reach a cave. That cave connects you to where you need to go, so you eagerly jump through it only to find... a load screen. Well, no matter, you're on the other side of the cave and in a brand new...

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The Daily Grind: How do you feel about load screens?

We've all experienced them: long and short loading screens. Some MMOs have just one when you log into the game and maybe one or two extra on the rare occasion. A great example of this type of MMO would be World of Warcraft or Lord of the Rings Online where you have your initial load screen and...

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Player vs. Everything: Loading...

A few weeks ago, I was reading an Age of Conan interview with Shannon Drake where he was discussing several of the features that would be present in the game. One of the questions he was asked was why Funcom made the choice to use world zones for AoC instead of a seamless world. If you haven't...

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New LotRO screenshot contest more rewarding than the last

A couple months back, Turbine booted up a screenshot contest in which players of The Lord of the Rings Online were encouraged to submit screenshots showcasing the new graphical features that were available to users running DirectX 10. While the selections turned out to be pretty nice, there wasn't...

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Is it time to get your joystick on?

TenTonHammer's daily Loading... column is usually scribed by John "Boomjack" Hoskin, but today's blogisode ("Get your joysticks ready") is written by Managing Editor Cody "Micajah" Bye. I like Cody's point of view (not that I don't like Boomjack's) mostly because he and I seem to share a lot of...

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