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I was asked last week why I chose The Ebon Hawk as the server on which to run my Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play experiment, especially since it's my home server. Some people believed that the experiment would be flawed because I would have many people to call on to help me out in differen...

April 30th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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I'm sure many of us have wondered how game developers decide upon item stats, experience amounts, damage per second, and all of the other numbers that we come across in our favorite games. Actually, it might sound more like, "Why the heck is my uber sword of uberness only doing X amount of damage...

October 12th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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This week I want to elaborate on experience gain, the honor party, and other ways of leveling alts. I received some great feedback from last week's article that suggests to me an interest in a much wider discussion of power-leveling. But before I get to that, let's clear up XP gain in Runes of Ma...

April 11th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard has just announced that the leveling experience from 71 to 80 has just gotten a bit quicker -- 20 percent quicker, to be exact. As with The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm will reduce the amount of experience needed to progress through the previous expansion's content...

November 18th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Comic news: Slash AFK posted the following on last week's list: Slash AFK will be updating (starting this Monday, Nov. 1) seven days per week for two weeks with a BlizzCon comic series I'm doing based off our trip. So that's ... /does hard math ... 14 days straight of one comic per day, plus a...

November 7th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Random expressions of love can be dangerous; that's the lesson for the week. Stay tuned next week for the debut of the Sunday Morning Funnies gallery guide, packed with all of the custom artwork I could squeeze out of your favorite comic artists! LFG: #375 and #376. AFR: My hovercraft is fu...

July 25th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's Sunday! Again. Where do the summer days go? Here is a list of the comics that I am still waiting to hear from regarding the gallery guide project outlined last week: Daily Quests: Tree Huggers Away From Reality: Five Holy Priests Like This LFG #373 and #374 Dark Legacy Comic...

July 18th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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This week's list is long, so I'll get straight to the point! Note: If you're the artist of one of the comics on this list, please pass through the break for a special, clearly super secret club message. Out of World #21 (this missed the deadline last week). GU Comics: Dammit Greg. Also,...

July 11th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's Spring time! The flowers are blooming, the pollen is making me sneeze, and the plant monsters are extra green. It must be May. Beyond the Tree: Goblin Engineering. Tales From the Crossroad: Out of the Frying Pan.... Experience Points: Buyer's Remorse. Equinox and the Balloons....

May 2nd 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Happy holiday weekend - and Noblegarden, of course. This week's selection is pretty varied, although there are no newcomers this week. Only you can change this. Send us tips! Also, let everyone know if I missed an updated comic in the comments section. It happens. Thanks to everyone who posted va...

April 4th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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This week's list is huge. Massive. You have to click through the break to even see it! But I warn you: before you do, you might want to make some preparations. Cancel whatever you have scheduled today. Make a pot of coffee. Do some stretches; long bouts of sitting are unhealthy. Feed the cat...

January 24th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Many Modern Warfare 2 players still debate the game's best piece of weaponry. Fortunately, hackers have settled this timeless dispute once and for all: It is, of course, the gun that hurtles your opponent back in time, back to the days when he or she was a lowly, classless Private. Okay, there's ap...

January 19th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments