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Leaderboard: Do you make time for MMOs on your vacation?

This week's Leaderboard comes to you live from the middle of my vacation. OK, it's not actually live, but I am AFK in theory. I say in theory because I still managed to play an MMO this week despite my sabbatical from the cushy confines of the Massively yacht. Anyway, enough wordcount filler. Le...

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Free for All: My top four MMOs for relaxation

Say you come home from a long day's work, dreaming about the vacation that you've yet to take and how nice it would be to turn off your brain for a while, to kick back and watch the wide world walk by. Unfortunately, vacations cost a pile of money. You have to pay someone to watch the dogs and wate...

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The Daily Grind: Where would you take an MMO vacation?

There are places in the world that are nice as a bit of a change from your usual living space, somewhere to get away from the day-to-day stresses of your life, but you certainly wouldn't want to actually live there. But there's no reason that should be exclusive to physical spaces, if you think a...

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The Daily Grind: What's your favorite summer zone?

I've not always been the biggest fan of summer in general. The smells aren't as strong as spring or autumn, the days are too hot, the sweat is annoying, and wasps seem to think that they can set up shop everywhere. But still, it's nice to have long sunny days and the opportunity to wear hot pants...

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The Daily Grind: Does summer vacation affect your playtime?

Massively readers, being people of excellent taste in entertainment, know there's a lot of fun to be had sitting down and logging in to their favorite MMOs for a few hours of fun. The problem with kicking back and relaxing like this for any period of time is that eventually real life is going to ...

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The Daily Grind: Where would you vacation in an MMO?

MMOs are often the place we go to get away from the routine of life, where we can explore exotic worlds and cull all life from them in pursuit of the almighty ding. Even though this virtual exploration is fun, from time to time the locales call to us strongly. "Come!" they say. "Visit us! Ignore ...

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The Daily Grind: Staycation edition

For most Americans, this Labor Day weekend marks a three- or even four-day vacation from their regular 9 to 5. Many MMO gamers take this time to spend every possible second in their favorite game, while others use it as a time to spend more time with their family and friends. With old favorites stil...

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The Daily Grind: Meeting your MMO pals in real-life

This weekend, several local friends and I have been hosting a number of our real-life guild-mates. (We locals are all guilded together with the exception of one or two of us who have left that particular MMO and moved on.) Originally, it was just to be one or two people, but grew in size until we ...

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Product manager gives an inside look at the AoC launch

Ten Ton Hammer spoke with Funcom product manager Erling Eddison about his experiences at the company, the Age of Conan launch, and ... his vacation plans! Apart from a few vague hints about future patches, there's not much information about the game itself in this interview. However, it does cont...

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The Daily Grind: What MMOG would you holiday in?

The post from New Year's week about 'vacationing' in the world of Guild Wars got me to thinking ... wouldn't some places in Massive games make great holiday hot-spots? I don't know about you, but I already use online games as a cheap and affordable vacation destination; hopping online is a great wa...

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