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Carbine Executive Producer Jeremy Gaffney informed the WildStar community last night that the team is waging a serious fight against botters, having suspended 7,300 accounts in the last few days. "Obviously 7,300 is a tiny fraction of the overall player base, but it's a noticeable chunk of the cur...

July 2nd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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If there's one thing EVE Online players are good at, it's finding ways to get an advantage over each other. The hyper-competitive PvP sandbox breeds players with an investigative streak who will constantly figure out ways to bend and abuse new features to make ISK or get an edge over other players...

December 15th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Not all of us have AFK stories as painful as the dad who returned from going AFK to discover that his six-year-old had gone on an auction house spending spree worth nearly half a million gold in the few minutes he'd been away. You know that had to hurt -- way more than your aching bladder during an...

October 1st 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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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. Let'...

September 18th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It's no secret that the long-awaited re-launch of Final Fantasy XIV hasn't gone very smoothly. In fact, the servers are taking such a beating that Square Enix has temporarily shut down online sales of the game. Despite the game's current woes, the FFIXV team wants fans to know that it is working ov...

August 30th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes, people go away from the keyboard for normal reasons. Saying that I had to go AFK from World of Warcraft for a phone call wasn't all that abnormal, even if it was a call I had never expected to get from the woman who would eventually marry me. But then there are the more unusual times, li...

August 17th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Life happens; we all get that. But should your life be happening to the 24 other people in your raid group? We (and your 24 raidmates) think not. After all, if you're here to play World of Warcraft, why do you keep going AFK? The need for and the etiquette of going away from the keyboard (AFK) w...

April 29th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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WoW Archivist explores the secrets of World of Warcraft's past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into WoW's history? What secrets does the game still hold? New content comes in patches. That's how it has always worked in WoW. Some patches with a multiple decimals, like patch...

March 1st 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Last week I wrote a little bit about festering anger exhibited in the Star Trek Online forums over the recent removal of fleet marks as a reward for undertaking the Foundry mission wrapper. This week, Star Trek Online's executive producer Daniel Stahl added another post to the ever-lengthening fo...

February 25th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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When I play a game like Dragon's Call by GameDP, I am reminded of a riff on that old meme: "In Russia, game plays you." If you do what I do and explore almost any MMO or MMO-like game you can, you often find yourself joining in to play games that really boggle your mind and challenge your percept...

February 24th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The movie /afk is something of a community legend at this point. It's been to film festivals, involved huge swaths of the WoW blog and video spheres, and has found its way into nearly every nook and cranny out there. This is the description of /afk from its own YouTube page: This is "/afk", a...

June 26th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments