Behind-the-mask

01.19.12
Behind the Mask: Scarlet Weather Rhapsody
01.19.12

Behind the Mask: Scarlet Weather Rhapsody

Champions Online released two powersets recently, and I finally got time to sit down and crunch n...

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01.12.12
Behind the Mask: The dangers of roleplaying as an outlet
01.12.12

Behind the Mask: The dangers of roleplaying as an outlet

Recently, I've run into some troubling developments while roleplaying in Champions Online. I've e...

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01.05.12
Behind the Mask: Angels and Devils
01.05.12

Behind the Mask: Angels and Devils

Last week on Behind the Mask, we talked about the basic dimensional structure of the Champions un...

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12.29.11
Behind the Mask: Between this world and the next
12.29.11

Behind the Mask: Between this world and the next

One of the exciting things about writing about Champions Online is that there is a huge amount of...

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12.22.11
Behind the Mask: The Force Unleashed
12.22.11

Behind the Mask: The Force Unleashed

Now that The Old Republic has hit the shelves, it seems like everyone has something to say about...

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12.15.11
Behind the Mask: A way to improve microtransaction consumables
12.15.11

Behind the Mask: A way to improve microtransaction consumables

A couple of weeks ago, I lamented the existence of grab bags in Champions Online and how they cou...

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12.08.11
Behind the Mask: What does unbalanced even mean?
12.08.11

Behind the Mask: What does unbalanced even mean?

One of the major criticisms of Champions Online is a lack of game balance. People claim that the...

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12.01.11
Behind the Mask: Are grab bags a scam?
12.01.11

Behind the Mask: Are grab bags a scam?

Everyone's heard of the "gift box" phenomenon. It's a common theme in F2P MMOs to release an item...

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11.24.11
Behind the Mask: Charging to maximum
11.24.11

Behind the Mask: Charging to maximum

Once upon a time before the Champions Online beta, I was introduced to the idea of charged attack...

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