Kill-ten-rats

01.01.14
MMO Mechanics: Kill 10 rats can be fun!
01.01.14

MMO Mechanics: Kill 10 rats can be fun!

Quests are increasingly an MMO enthusiast's bread and butter, often becoming the staple component o...

By T. Lauro,   01.01.14
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09.24.13
The Soapbox: What's my motivation?
09.24.13

The Soapbox: What's my motivation?

If you play MMOs, odds are good that you're familiar with the classic "kill ten rats" quest trope....

By M. Foster,   09.24.13
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08.15.13
The Perfect Ten: Literal kill 10 rats quests
08.15.13

The Perfect Ten: Literal kill 10 rats quests

Webster's Dictionary describes "kill 10 rats" as "something nerds do, now shut up and read a few in...

By J. Olivetti,   08.15.13
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08.02.13
The Daily Grind: Do you skip quest text in MMOs?
08.02.13

The Daily Grind: Do you skip quest text in MMOs?

I heard an odd complaint in the Massively offices this week: One of our writers was annoyed with Gu...

By B. Royce,   08.02.13
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07.23.13
The Soapbox: A new mode of interaction
07.23.13

The Soapbox: A new mode of interaction

Video games are, by definition, an interactive medium. The entire point of playing a video game is...

By M. Foster,   07.23.13
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12.05.12
Guild Wars 2's data and design in detail
12.05.12

Guild Wars 2's data and design in detail

MMO player and writer Ravious over at Kill Ten Rats knows how to ask the hard questions. Questi...

By E. ,   12.05.12
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08.14.12
Flameseeker Chronicles: Waiting for Guild Wars 2
08.14.12

Flameseeker Chronicles: Waiting for Guild Wars 2

There are two weeks left until the official launch of Guild Wars 2. That's a little nutso becau...

By E. ,   08.14.12
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12.10.11
The Daily Grind: Do you favor random quests?
12.10.11

The Daily Grind: Do you favor random quests?

One of Star Wars Galaxies' content quirks, borrowed heavily from Anarchy Online, is the random qu...

By B. Royce,   12.10.11
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08.29.11
PAX 2011: Guild Wars 2 to allow more open guild membership
08.29.11

PAX 2011: Guild Wars 2 to allow more open guild membership

For the average MMO player, this isn't really news, but for Guild Wars fans, this is huge. As ann...

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