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MMO Mechanics: Three fair ways to distribute loot

I mentioned last week that players throw their precious characters into the MMO meat grinder in the pursuit of higher levels, new achievements, or shinier gear. We gladly jump on the seemingly endless PvE treadmill, cranking up the speed with each new patch in an attempt to catch the dangling carro...

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The Daily Grind: Do you like need vs. greed loot distribution?

MMO gaming: It's all about the loot. OK, maybe not all about it, but there sure is a lot of thought and angst devoted to the items that fall from various AI-creature piñatas -- who got the best stuff, who didn't get any stuff, and how it's not fair that he got better stuff than you did....

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Why "Need before Greed" doesn't work

The monster lays dead before you, and now the game is showing you all its treasure, asking you to choose -- Need or Greed? It sounds like such a simple choice. You either need it or you don't. But what if your friend needs it more ... you wouldn't want to take it from her? But what if she doesn't ne...

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