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The Anvil of Crom: AA resets, tradeskills, and hardcore PvP stagnation

Welcome back to the Anvil of Crom, dear readers. After the content explosion of the past couple of months, it seems almost strange to be relatively relaxed when it comes to Age of Conan. I'd gotten so used to scrambling around re-writing columns at the last minute -- and polishing up interviews...

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Age of Conan's hardcore PvP ruleset releasing tomorrow

What's a good encore for the week following a huge, game-altering freemium revamp? How about a new and much-anticipated server ruleset. Yep, Funcom is gearing up to release Age of Conan's hardcore Blood and Glory PvP shards tomorrow according to an update on the official boards. The American...

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The Daily Grind: Do you rage quit?

Our favorite games provoke a range of emotions, and whether it's love, hate, fear, amusement, or simple relaxation, we usually keep coming back for more. Anger is an emotional response that is pretty common for some folks, so common in fact that the catch phrase "rage quit" is circulated several...

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The Daily Grind: Here comes your nineteenth system meltdown

We play enough games on the computer to know better than your average user. We're fully aware that the machine doesn't hate us, for one thing. But we sometimes turn it on, and suddenly find that our graphics card has decided to turn into a miniature sun within the plastic case, melting all of our...

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The WoW vs. WAR debate makes Top 10 list of video game rage

Alec Meer of Rock, Paper, Shotgun recently put a new twist on the 'top 10' lists that are cropping up at year's end -- a sort of top ten of gaming rage as expressed on the intertubes. Much of this list is focused on single-player titles and the industry itself, but Meer's 'Orc vs Orc' (#8 on the...

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Confessions of an EVE Online macro'er

You've encountered them before. Those guys. Them. Next to the ISK spammers, they're a plague within EVE Online. They have gibberish names and sit in ice belts all day in exhumers, macro controlling large mining operations. At the first sign of trouble they gang warp out to safety. Or they're...

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Scott Jennings on how to make PvP not suck

Just in case any of us design a PvP ruleset for a massively multiplayer online game, Scott Jennings has helpfully posted a 13-step guide to "PvP done right" on his personal blog, BrokenToys.org. It's a potent mixture of common sense, personal opinion, and thousands upon thousands disagreeing that...

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Theorycrafting: putting Rage to the test

There are times, and it happens with almost every game released, when the description of a certain game mechanic or ability is ambiguous enough that players are left unsure of exactly what it does in certain specific game situations. When the devs aren't handy to provide direct clarification, there...

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TR devs further clarify respec

Never let it be said that developers have it easy. Every word they say in the public forum is carefully analyzed, scrutinized, and questioned at great length. With all those eyes on that relatively small volume of communication, sometimes things get confused and people need clarification. We can...

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Tabula Rasa Rage nerf, free respec for all

After Tabula Rasa forums and general chat have been flooded with rumors of an impending nerf to the Soldier's Rage ability. The discrepancy between the buff to damage Rage gives in practice, what it says in the tooltip, and what the designers originally intended has been the cause of a lot of...

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