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They say death must come to us all, and that inevitability extends to our characters in MMOs. The death of our characters may be inconvenient when we want to plough through content, but penalising failure is an essential part of any MMO and further incentivises success by making you learn from your...

January 15th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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About ten days ago, Blizzard Community Manager Taepsilum posted in the EU forums on a thread about removing the death penalty. While this may sound like a political hot potato that WoW Insider would do best to avoid, Taepsilum was actually responding to a post calling for the removal of resurre...

December 6th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Massively multiplayer online games aren't just a passing hobby for many players out there, it's a real passion in their lives. At Massively, we frequently hear about unions of all types in MMOs -- titles which allow players to marry one another, couples who decide to tie the knot in-game, married co...

November 14th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Every Thursday, Shelbi Roach of The Bronze Kettle guides you in creating WoW-inspired crafts using real world mats with World of WarCrafts.Who doesn't love a cannibalistic, rotting, undead corpse? With this cuddly ghoul you can be sure to weird out your friends and family while charming them with cu...

August 21st 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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I've been having fun with Wowhead's new Wrath of the Lich King talent calculators lately. Since I couldn't fiddle around with my favorite class' talents just yet, I decided to play with the Death Knight talent trees. Although I have yet to actually playtest the class (keeping my fingers crossed for...

July 10th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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WoW has a pretty lenient death penalty compared to other games. Ten percent durability lost and a ghost run to your body is peanuts compared to, say, forcing your naked self to run back to your corpse while that jerk who killed you loots all your items. Still, there are some pretty annoying corpse...

February 28th 2007 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Ok, usually I don't spend much time complaining about bugs, and I know we just went through a major update & there are bound to be some, but this is just downright annoying. Both my teammate & I got jumped by a couple of slightly-higher level Horde in Stranglethorn Vale, and when we awoke as...

March 30th 2006 at 12:00am 0 Comments