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Recently we asked whether you prefer RNG or tokens when it comes to MMORPG loot. There's a third option, though, and that option is player-crafted gear. Games that focus on crafted materials over loot have fallen out of favor in recent years, but they may see something resembling a comeback thank...

March 7th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Guild Wars 2 might sell itself as not being a loot-focused game, but let's face it: No one wants to pound on a giant for five straight minutes without getting a new sword. So players were more than a little annoyed when exactly that was happening. After extensive investigation, director Colin Joh...

February 18th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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We've all complained about loot drops. It is as close to a universal truth as World of Warcraft can encompass. I remember running LBRS with my wife, run after run after run, trying to get the hunter dungeon set piece off of Wyrmthalak. I remember killing Rend Blackhand day in, day out, and neve...

December 21st 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It's always the same. Just when I get everything all sorted out neatly, a new piece of upgrade gear drops. If I win the gear, the next half-hour or so after raid is spent digging up gems, cutting them to the appropriate cut, then nabbing enchant mats and making sure the item is enchanted proper...

March 12th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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CABAL Online is gearing up for its latest expansion, and the meaty Episode V: Mercenaries looks to add quite a bit of content to the free-to-play action MMORPG. Chief among the additions are a mailing system, a complete revamp of the dungeon and loot drop systems, and the titular NPC mercs. The n...

December 3rd 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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NCsoft isn't resting on its winged laurels after last month's release of its Assault on Balaurea expansion. Aion's 2.1 patch is just around the corner, judging by its debut this week on the Korean test servers and the associated patch notes that have been posted to the North American PowerWiki. Th...

October 6th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Something strange has happened over the last few days in Hyboria. The first we knew of it was when a forum post suggested Funcom take a look at their loot tables, because certain mobs were dropping a heck of a lot more purple loot than they were (presumably) supposed to. The poster backed this up by...

August 6th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments