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Eliot's last Storyboard column about killing off characters in MMORPGs got me thinking how rare that practice is outside of permadeath MMOs, both in RP and a literal sense. It's rare that I delete a serious character that wasn't just a bank mule or throwaway toon, and in fact, the one time I did so...

February 14th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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For those who haven't kept track, Facebook has had a years-long history of only maybe-sort-of-more-or-less purging our photos: they could be removed from a profile, but they would sometimes float around the site's content delivery networks for months or years, just waiting for a prospective employ...

August 16th 2012 at 7:48pm 0 Comments
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For over two years, the free "License" app by DriversEd.com has occupied a spot in the App Store. The app, which was meant as a way to create joke IDs on an iPhone or iPad, allowed users to put a digital photo and biographic information into a driver's license template for any of the 50 United...

December 12th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Ashes to ashes, decompiling sky to deletion. The Matrix Online is reminding us all that it's slowing coming undone as the system becomes more and more unstable with each passing day. Ashes raining from the sky, eyes being seen in the clouds, zombies, agents, angels, and demons all appearing out of...

July 27th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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When we last talked about multi-user dungeon (MUD) history here on Massively, it wasn't for good reasons. Wikipedia had been slowly removing some of the more memorable games from its archives, causing a response from a few of the resident experts here in the multiplayer genre. Since that story wa...

January 16th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Whoever writes this blog is saying that his 3/8 Tier 3, full GM, level 60 human Warlock, with over 6,800 hours played, was deleted from his account by means of a stolen password, and on December 25th, no less. He tells a fairly compelling story. He contacted Blizzard as soon as he found his characte...

December 31st 2006 at 4:37pm 0 Comments