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Warcraft is a game that seems fairly straightforward in faction division. Alliance is good; Horde is bad. But once you delve into it, that straightforwardness becomes muddled and marred. The Alliance may seem like good guys, but they have their bad moments, and the Horde may seem evil, but even...

March 7th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Playing bad guys in an MMO is one of those features mostly unique to the superhero genre. In other games, there are factions and these factions are vaguely good or bad, but it's kind of rare to see players clamor about playing an evil faction as much as they do in superhero games. One of the reaso...

September 30th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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"Is the dark side stronger?" "No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive." "But how am I to know the good side from the bad?" "You will know...when you are calm, at peace, passive." - Luke Skywalker and Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back, 1980 While diminutive Jedi Masters seem pretty sure that...

May 10th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this week we began our Ask a WAR Beta Tester series, and in response to a question about factional balance this blogger made an observation about the propensity for players to pick humans. There was a bit of disagreement in the comments on that post, and it prompted a few questions of our ow...

August 27th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments