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The Daily Grind: When should character progression carry over?

Age of Wushu is still in testing right now, but that doesn't mean that your play right now doesn't count. Character progression is carrying over, and what you do from this point onward will matter. The game isn't alone, either; Final Fantasy XIV will be carrying over character data from open beta...

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Dark Age of Camelot calls for the guards with a new patch

So you've captured a Relic in Dark Age of Camelot. The challenge is finding a spot to keep it, since it's obviously a big draw for enemy players. But the latest patch makes it a little bit easier to defend your captured Relics in non-Relic Keeps by adding in special Relic Guards. These defenders ...

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Age of Conan's plans to borrow tech from The Secret World

Funcom's focus of late has obviously been on The Secret World, but that doesn't mean the company has forgotten about Age of Conan. Quite the opposite, in fact; the success of The Secret World's single server technology means that Age of Conan can start moving to an equivalent server architecture....

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Dark Age of Camelot updates Relic mechanics and classes

Some people no doubt see the venerable Dark Age of Camelot as a relic. But you know what's even more of a relic? The game's Relics. These powerful items have received an overhaul in the latest patch; the items have been moved to central locations in each Realm that cannot be captured or claimed. ...

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Square-Enix announces end of Final Fantasy XIV's free play and roadmap for next year

The latest patch for Final Fantasy XIV brought some major changes with it, but there are more coming. In a new series of announcements, Square-Enix announced that the unbilled period of the game will be coming to a close between late November and early December in recognition of the large-scale w...

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The Daily Grind: What have you taken for granted to your detriment?

For better or worse, human beings have a tendency to assume that things will stay more or less the same from day to day. We figure that all else being equal, the electricity will stay on, there will be food in the fridge, and the people we play games with will play fair. But these things aren't n...

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The Daily Grind: What changes were you worried about that turned out fine?

Whenever a new feature is put into a game, there's a portion of the playerbase crying foul before it even hits the test server, and not without cause. Nearly every fan crying out that this change will cause huge problems has evidence, both anecdotal and otherwise, that will be pointed to as an obvi...

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