Casuals

07.02.13
Former WoW developer Mark Kern wonders if WoW is too easy
07.02.13

Former WoW developer Mark Kern wonders if WoW is too easy

Mark Kern, who left Blizzard way back in 2005 to found Red 5 Studios, is working on a new free to p...

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12.21.12
The Daily Grind: How much game time is just right?
12.21.12

The Daily Grind: How much game time is just right?

The comments on an article earlier this month made me realize that somewhere between "too casual"...

By B. Royce,   12.21.12
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09.04.12
Funcom tweaking The Secret World's lairs for casual players
09.04.12

Funcom tweaking The Secret World's lairs for casual players

If you're a casual player of Funcom's The Secret World, you may not be aware of the game's lair m...

By J. Reahard,   09.04.12
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06.02.12
The Daily Grind: Do you like bonus experience systems?
06.02.12

The Daily Grind: Do you like bonus experience systems?

"Rested experience" in MMOs seems like it ought to be a casual player's best friend, right? If yo...

By B. Royce,   06.02.12
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05.07.11
The Daily Grind: How should MMOs appeal to both hardcore and casual players?
05.07.11

The Daily Grind: How should MMOs appeal to both hardcore and casual players?

It's the eternal struggle between players and the eternal headache of developers: the hardcores v...

By J. Olivetti,   05.07.11
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02.08.11
The Soapbox: Time is money, friend
02.08.11

The Soapbox: Time is money, friend

Disclaimer: The Soapbox column is entirely the opinion of this week's writer and does not necessari...

By B. Royce,   02.08.11
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01.21.11
Exploring Eberron: DDO for the solo player
01.21.11

Exploring Eberron: DDO for the solo player

One of my favorite things about MMO gaming is that there is literally something out there to suit e...

By Rubi Bayer,   01.21.11
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05.09.09
Ready Check: Progression Recruitment and Roster Churn
05.09.09

Ready Check: Progression Recruitment and Roster Churn

Ready Check is a weekly column focusing on successful raiding for the serious raider. Hardcore or c...

By Jennie Lees,   05.09.09
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09.14.08
Forum Post of the Day: How do you like DEM clams?
09.14.08

Forum Post of the Day: How do you like DEM clams?

I love it when an amusing blue response to a forum post crops up, and this one made my day. Earlier...

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