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Massively readers, being people of excellent taste in entertainment, know there's a lot of fun to be had sitting down and logging in to their favorite MMOs for a few hours of fun. The problem with kicking back and relaxing like this for any period of time is that eventually real life is going to...

June 29th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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This article has been brought to you by Seed, Aol's guest writer program that brings your words to WoW.com. Watch for the next call for submissions and a chance to submit your own article. The next new byline you see here may be yours! When Wrath of the Lich King was first released, my guild was r...

May 9th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It was bound to happen. Jokes and lists about "you know you've been playing too much [your MMO] when..." abound. Suggestions for balancing your real life with gaming are almost as numerous. They're truth in jest, sometimes hitting a little too close to home because -- let's be honest -- who has not...

April 28th 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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We all know how easy it is to sit down and lose ourselves in our gaming worlds for hours on end. We've all felt that urge to snap "What?!" when a family member or roommate chooses the wrong moment to ask you a question or request help with something. And we've also experienced the annoyance of a pa...

October 7th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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I don't know if it's because I blog about WoW, or just because I play a fair amount of it, but analogies between WoW and other parts of life constantly leap into my mind. This happens often enough in everyday conversation that it doesn't even annoy my girlfriend anymore; she's just used to it. Most...

June 4th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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While I enjoy playing World of Warcraft, there are times when it feels like too much work and I need to take some sort of forced vacation. I got that last week when I needed to take my wife to the hospital and we were both properly pried away from the game. We were unable to play for a few days, sh...

April 1st 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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One of my guildmates ninja'd the Large Satchel of Spoils from the Obsidian Sanctum the other day. Technically, it was his run, he organized it, and he was Master Looter. Because it was his run, you could argue, he could do anything with the loot. But that's just ninja talk. The truth of the matter i...

March 18th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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As has become tradition for this blogger, every year on Memorial Day (aka 'the birthday') weekend, lots of people from our guild like to get together and party down. There are friendships in our guild that span many years and almost as many games. Of course, beyond just discussing whatever is going...

May 25th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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My wife is a shrewd little fox. She knows just how much I love the fact that she plays the game with me so sometimes, when we have our little domestic arguments, she makes sure to cancel her WoW account just to drive home a point. Of course, it doesn't mean much since we're both paid up for the nex...

May 18th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. A few weeks ago, my first and most important suggestion for casual raiding guilds was to find a committed raid leader. These days, however, good raid leaders are even rarer than good tanks...

May 12th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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As much as Massively is about what's news and what's developing in the world of MMOs, one of the most curious things about the online world is how much people's interactions are similar in each game. "So what's to know about playing MMOs?" you might ask. "Where else can you go to learn that life ha...

February 12th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Everyone has New Year's resolutions, including MMO players. Here is a two-page list of resolutions we found on a particularly busy player whose list is in a particularly accessible format that any quest runner will understand.

December 31st 2007 at 8:30pm 0 Comments