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WoW's Warlords of Draenor beta: Questing, mechanics, and concerns

Tell me if this sounds familiar if you've played World of Warcraft: Your faction's forces are unexpectedly trapped in a strange new world with some familiar elements but a large number of unfamiliar ones. You are facing both the other faction and a new almost unknown foe, forcing you to seek allies...

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The Daily Grind: How much time do you spend on irritating quests?

Yesterday I spent an hour and a half doing this stupid jumping puzzle in The Secret World. It was the fifth tier of a six-tier sabotage quest in Transylvania, and I absolutely hated every minute of it! I kept at, though, inventing a few new curse words along the way, and I finally finished the...

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You could write the next Darkfall quest

Yes, Darkfall has quests, smart-aleck, it's not all-gank-all-the-time. In fact, Agonian group PvE is some of the most enjoyable I've experienced in 15-plus years of MMO playing. In any case, Aventurine kicked off a quest-writing contest this week, and you can enter it by sending your stories to the...

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The Stream Team: Trolling for trolls in RIFT's Stonefield

Nothing says "leveling up" more than a zone of trolls, golems, and alligator people, and you can bet RIFT's level 20-27 zone Stonefield has packed in the maximum number alligator people. Join Massively's Jasmine live at 3:00 p.m. as she takes her Cleric through Stonefield's higher-level quests! ...

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MMO Mechanics: Three old mechanics I want back

My column has typically heralded modern MMOs as superior advancements of the genre we all adore, but in this week's MMO Mechanics I want to share a small list of some old mechanics I still mourn today. Many older MMOs featured gameplay that could simultaneously exasperate and impress players,...

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The Stream Team: A triumphant return to Guild Wars 2

Massively's Mike Foster was seduced by Guild Wars 2's buy-to-pay payment model and beautiful graphics, but fell off the wagon due to the encroachment of other titles. Tonight, he's leaping back into Guild Wars 2 full-force to re-capture his love for the game and to pay a much-needed visit to the...

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Field Journal: Seeking instant gratification in RIFT

I've always been pretty open about my feelings on RIFT: I have an immense admiration for the mechanical ideas and the sheer effort Trion makes, but the world-building and aesthetic choices put me to sleep. The game firmly belongs in the category of those games I wish I liked but don't. While I...

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The Mog Log: A week of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.1

All right, I admit that the headline is a dirty lie. It hasn't been a full week however you slice it; the patch dropped on Tuesday, and I've only been able to play it for two days before writing this. To make up for that fact, I've devoured Final Fantasy XIV's patch with a zeal I usually reserve...

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The Daily Grind: Is the mystique of MMO questing lost for good?

World of Warcraft is often credited with inserting questing into MMORPGs, but veterans know that classic MMOs like Ultima Online, EverQuest, and Asheron's Call all featured quests, be they simple escort quests for gold or elaborate multi-week quests for epic weapons that required a few dozen of...

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The Nexus Telegraph: WildStar reveals; we analyze

We've gotten some substantial updates about WildStar over the last two weeks. Not as substantial as we might necessarily want, but I don't think anyone realistically expected this much news. Frankly, after an extended drought of worthwhile information, I'm happy to get as much as we have. Some of...

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