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The Nexus Telegraph: Addictions that WildStar must kick

Matt Daniel is a friend of mine. (Yes, despite my claims at the end of some poorly considered features we did together.) He's also a spectacularly bright guy with a clear picture of what games do well and what they do poorly. So when he and I wind up chatting about WildStar and noting the exact...

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The Daily Grind: Do you tend to believe dev statements?

Lord of the Rings Online community manager Rick Heaton created a stir recently when he said that raiders are few and far between in Middle-earth. After he explained that Turbine's data show raiders, PvPers, and forum posters as tiny fringe groups, he ended his announcement with the following...

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Turbine: Raiders make up the smallest player group in LotRO

If you've wondered why Turbine has decided to forgo developing new raids for Lord of the Rings Online (at least for the time being), it all comes down to numbers. According to CM Rick Heaton, raiders make up the smallest portion of the playerbase even if they are quite vocal on the forums: Raiders...

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The Daily Grind: How do you define hardcore?

Earlier this week, a Massively commenter suggested that a games writer who doesn't raid constantly is by definition casual. Our columnist argued that to a games writer, a raiding endgame is just one kind of gameplay, that she felt obligated to do and write about more than just raiding, and that her...

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The Soapbox: Tokens suck!

A few weeks ago we reported on a somewhat silly article in which the author advocated that studios could and should charge players real money transaction fees to trade items. I didn't see a lot of people in favor of this idea, but I definitely agreed with one thing that he pointed out: MMOs have...

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RIFT removes currency-boosting effects for raids

Trion Worlds Lead Game Designer Bill Fisher has announced that RIFT won't be allowing raiders to use item store tokens to boost ultra-rare currency gains. In a forum thread titled RIFT is officially pay-to-win, Fisher addressed the concern over the upcoming item shop's impact in the raiding...

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Defiance teaches players how to deal with raiders

Raiders. They're an ever-present threat, always asking you to fill out the last healing slot or asking if you'll pass on a needed gear upgrade so... wait, that's not what we're talking about here. Defiance raiders aren't all about getting epic loot and counting DKP, they're about bursting onto...

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Catch The Raid's world premiere for free

Hot on the heels of 2009's Second Skin, MMO players are once again the subject of an in-depth documentary about their lives and playing styles as Gamebreaker.TV is hosting the world premiere of The Raid for all to enjoy. Directed by gamer Kevin Johnson, The Raid follows a guild of World of...

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A sneak peek at Fallen Earth's Progress Towns

Coming soon to a public test server near Fallen Earth is one of the more exciting pieces of content the game has seen: Progress Towns! Icarus Studios wanted to take the concept of a player-built town and make it something truly special. Progress Towns are the next iteration of Fallen Earth's...

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The Daily Grind: Are you a raider?

One of the things that people love about MMOs is that there is often a lot of choice as to how they spend their time in-game. Some like to PvP, some like leveling a whole platoon of alt characters and others enjoy crafting. Then there is raiding. For some folks, an MMO just isn't complete without...

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