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The Art of Wushu: Thoughts on the winter expansion

We looked at a lot of the details of Age of Wushu's Ultimate Scrolls expansion last time, but we should also reflect a bit on the implications of the new changes. The Mt. Hua expansion was mostly positive, and I was very excited to see the new mentoring program and token systems. I'm not as hyped...

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The Daily Grind: Are black market auction houses a good idea?

With World of Warcraft's upcoming Mists of Pandaria comes an interesting addition to the game: a black market auction house. This new type of auction house will allow Blizzard to post rare items from the game for bidding only (no buyouts), and is obviously intended to be a massive gold sink for...

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Wings Over Atreia: Too much of a good thing

Seriously NCsoft, enough is enough! Now, I know that in the not-even-too-distant past, I openly admitted how much I liked the shiny surveys that popped up occasionally in Aion. Whether they were during events or just out of the blue, the surveys were like a random present just because. And who...

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The Daily Grind: Does game currency matter?

They say that money makes the world go 'round, and this used to always be true in RPGs. Without solid bank, your character would be swinging a cardboard sword at enemy dragons and weeping from the humiliation. But once you performed enough virtual muggings, you'd be rolling in dough and able to...

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The Daily Grind: What's your single most expensive in-game item?

From spending lots and lots of gold on a flying mount in World of Warcraft, to blowing insane amounts of ISK on a rare ship type in EVE Online, there are all manner of expensive items floating around out there just waiting to be purchased. Some folks enjoy spending game cash on cool armor (or dyes...

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