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The Daily Grind: What's the scariest MMO quest you've ever experienced?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suppose that you've played a lot of MMOs. You're reading Massively, after all, and since we're something of a specialist site, well, there you go. Since you've played a lot of MMOs, I'm also betting that you've done your fair share of quests. Some of these ...

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Chaos Theory: The Secret World's scare factor

There's a subgenre of horror video games that sometimes falls within "survival horror," where the developers design an experience where you're limited in some fashion to make you feel more vulnerable. Alone in the Dark, Silent Hill, Eternal Darkness, Amnesia -- all of these give you characters that...

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The Daily Grind: Have you ever been scared in an MMO?

With the release of The Secret World, the topic of horror in MMOs has taken a sharp uptick in player conversations. For some, the title is creepy and spooky as all get out; for others, it's hard to get frightened with all these other people around and a solid shotgun in your hands. But The Sec...

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League of Legends unearths harrowing Halloween skins

It's not too late to sign up for Riot Games' Institute of Horror, brought to you by League of Legends and your deepest, darkest nightmares! During the Harrowing event, fright-proof players can enjoy Halloween goodies and decorations sprinkled around their favorite maps. Skin collectors (ew) wi...

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The Daily Grind: What zone creeps you out?

In the early levels of pretty much every MMO, the setting is idyllic. Sure, there are rats that could devour a housecat in abundance, but the environment feels fairly sedate. Once you get into the higher levels, however, you start walking through regions that are less welcoming. Some of them just...

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The Daily Grind: Things that go bump in the night

Imagine this: You're wandering along, minding your own business, when you hear a Rogue's attack -- then your character is dead. Or perhaps you've been getting your zen on while mining, only to realize all too late that your can of ore was flipped and someone now has kill rights on you. Perhaps your...

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The Daily Grind: When has an MMO creeped you out?

Horror, scares, and heebie-jeebies aren't usually applied to MMORPGs -- after all, when you're playing in a world alongside thousands of other people, it's hard for a game to give you the sense of isolation that is necessary for many frights. And yet, it does happen on occasion. A particular zon...

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The Daily Grind: Careful where you point that thing

There are parts of the game that you look at it without a great deal of affection. They're bland but functional, the sort of thing that doesn't show up in pre-release screenshots for obvious reasons. Then there are the parts that you look at that could curdle milk based solely on the visuals. They ...

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The Daily Grind: Has a MMORPG ever scared you?

There's a lot of content in MMOs that's easy to get used to. You head off to the regular raid and it's not that different from punching a clock at work. The creatures that once seemed so brutish and intimidating are as familiar as household objects. Even raid bosses, designed to be impressive, can o...

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