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The Stream Team: It's random hero time in Dota 2

One of the core requirements of any MOBA is a deep understanding all of that game's heroes. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each character is critical for setting up a winning strategy and for picking the perfect counter-hero during draft time. In Dota 2, as in other MOBAs, the best way to...

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Storyboard: Don't fight with /random

Most of my Storyboard columns center on larger issues, providing advice in some way. This one does not. This one is purely about one of the elements of roleplaying in MMOs that I particularly dislike: using in-game random rolls to determine the outcome of actions during tense scenes (or out-of-game...

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Not So Massively: Elite's space stations, LoL World Championship, and D3's Mystic revealed

Star Citizen came one step closer to hitting its total required funding this week as it passed the $18 million mark, unlocking an exclusive star system for all crowdfunding backers. Developers took the opportunity to announce the contents of the $20 million stretch goal and plans for further...

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The Daily Grind: Do you randomize things during character creation?

If a game has more than four options during character creation, it has the option for you to randomize everything. In a game like World of Warcraft, this can be somewhat manageable. Games like Champions Online or the departed City of Heroes will almost inevitably produce utter insanity, since...

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Camelot Unchained plans to bring random back

Mark Jacobs knows the problem with your games: They're too predictable. What MMOs need are some good old-fashioned chaos. What happened to the days when you would turn in a quest for which the reward could be endgame armor or it could be a piece of moldy cheese? Let's bring that back into style!...

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The Daily Grind: How do you handle random party invites?

I don't know why, but sometimes I get discouraged when a random person sends me a party invite while I'm in the middle of questing. I know it sounds odd, but when I'm not playing with my regular group of friends or guildies, I like to just play alone. When someone whispers me to ask if he can...

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Frogster gives us piles of Runes of Magic stats

While not everyone is a math or statistics geek, there's a certain intriguing quality to MMO stats. Whenever we post statistics for games, there are inevitably discussions on concurrent users, paid subscribers, and overall registered accounts. Unfortunately, free-to-play games like Frogster's...

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The Daily Grind: Do you try and influence the random?

Objectively, we know that the drop is random, that the attack randomly hits between one and eight times, that the boss randomly targets a party member, and so on. But human beings are notoriously bad about certain concepts, and one of them happens to be randomness. Somewhere in the world, someone...

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The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best PUGs?

Whether you are lucky enough to play with a steady group of good friends or you're more of a soloist, you've still probably encountered the stray pick-up group or random team member here and there. Many gamers even spend all of their time with strangers. But if you've played several MMOs, you may...

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