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One Shots: Not really into the bar scene

With the density of worlds, and things to do in those worlds, there's a lot of scenery that players don't often get to see. That's (at least in part) one of the reasons we do One Shots! That way when we get images like this one from City of Heroes from Sam T., other superheroes know there's more to...

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A shortcut of sidesteps

While there are some exceptions, the majority of MMOs present the player with a clear and defined long-game task; the advancement of levels through the acquisition of experience points. It is a time-honoured tradition stretching right the way back to EverQuest and beyond. The journey from brand new...

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The Daily Grind: Revitalizing old content

A recent piece on our sister blog WoW Insider (spawned from a couple of great blog posts on the World of Warcraft LiveJournal community) got us to thinking about old endgame raid content. With games like EQ having set a strong pace for ambitious expansion releases and the inevitable raising of leve...

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Under The Hood: The Ouroboros System

In most MMOs, once you hit a certain level, quests from before you hit that level turn useless and defunct. This sort of mechanic keeps players from going back and experiencing old stories because they leveled too fast, and really detracts from the overall feel of a game. What if I wanted to go bac...

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CoX: Mender Silos has a puzzle for you

"Old Man Stauf built a house, and filled it with his toys. Six guests all came one night, their screams the only noise." So began The 7th Guest, lo these many years ago. Now NCsoft provides the residents of Paragon City and the Rogue Isles with an equally intriguing time-related puzzle in the new tr...

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70 new badges in Issue 11

A full listing of the new 70 new badges available in City of Heroes and City of Villains is available on Badge-Hunter.com's site. While Issue 11's new badges are split into Exploration and Achievement areas, the vast majority seem to be focused on the new Ouroboros-based missions. I'll even give y...

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