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Before I write anything else here, the issue to be discussed in this article will no longer exist in patch 5.3 if the changes announced in the PTR patch notes from May 22 survive. For the record, I think this is one of the best changes to come along in a while, as it should reduce queue times for...

April 3rd 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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BioWare's Daniel Erickson said that for the writing team, the crunch time came way ahead of everyone else since the script for the game had to be done first. As such, the team has had plenty of time to reflect on how the game's developed while it's moved on to future content. In speaking with G...

December 30th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Who do you trust to "do what is right?" Your answer to that question will depend on how you interpret it, though we don't think there's too much room for ambiguity with the results from Edelman's 11th annual Trust Barometer survey. It shows the tech industry a clear 10 percent ahead of the rest of...

February 4th 2011 at 9:34am 0 Comments
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Here's an interesting question: what's the most morally evil quest in the game? There was a quick discussion about the Stanley the Dog quest in Hillsbrad (where you poison and then kill a neutral dog), and it got me thinking: are there any quests in game where you really had a problem with what you...

July 8th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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If you have the money, you should be able to buy anything that's for sale, right? Yet sometimes vendors will refuse to sell you that one sweet halberd or armor set that you've been dying to have, simply because you haven't built up enough reputation with their faction/guild/association. Has any such...

April 15th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Cheyenne Mountain's Chris Klug served another dev diary to RPG Vault. This is the third such diary, and it continues the work that the previous entry began -- an exposition on Stargate Worlds' quest and storytelling philosophies.Klug describes a mission he had worked on in Earth & Beyond, in w...

December 17th 2007 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Mesta on Eldre'thelas has an interesting tale of woe over on the forums: he had someone within his guild ninja a few items from the guild bank, and then they discovered the next day that the guy had "disappeared" completely-- he not only didn't appear on their server, but he didn't show up in the Ar...

November 25th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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It's a fact that the majority of what we do in World of Warcraft is kill things. Nearly all the supplementary activities we engage in, from shopping to crafting, are all basically to help us improve the effectiveness of our violent capabilities. Many players have noted that if WoW were at all real,...

September 2nd 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Game Informer's Billy Berghammer recently interviewed the master of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, mostly about the upcoming Armageddon, which aims to achieve the lofty goal of having every Mortal Kombatant available for play in one game, but did make a point to inquire about the next generation consoles....

March 17th 2006 at 9:35am 0 Comments