Virtual-selves

12.11.09
How reputation governs the game
12.11.09

How reputation governs the game

Ravius over at Kill Ten Rats ruminates on the importance of reputation in these very social games t...

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11.26.09
Cory Stockton breaks down the process of making an instance
11.26.09

Cory Stockton breaks down the process of making an instance

Blizzard has done a lot of press regarding the fifth anniversary of the game (and there's probably...

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11.06.09
Scientists study how the brain thinks about virtual avatars
11.06.09

Scientists study how the brain thinks about virtual avatars

This is fascinating stuff to think about over the weekend -- New Scientist has an article (sent to...

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05.21.09
Studying WoWcology, where psychology and WoW meet
05.21.09

Studying WoWcology, where psychology and WoW meet

I've been meaning to write about this WoWcology blog for a few days now, but there's just so much th...

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12.16.08
Do WoW players make bad employees?
12.16.08

Do WoW players make bad employees?

William Dobson over at our sister site Massively.com picked up this story earlier today. A poster on...

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09.13.08
Breakfast Topic: Who are you without your main?
09.13.08

Breakfast Topic: Who are you without your main?

Let's say the grid goes down tomorrow. Or maybe The Pattern catches up to Blizzard and it happens to...

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07.31.08
WoW inspires military training environments
07.31.08

WoW inspires military training environments

It's probably fair to take bets on how many Beltway Insiders are aware of MMORPGs, or even WoW speci...

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03.10.08
Forum Post of the Day: How did your undead die?
03.10.08

Forum Post of the Day: How did your undead die?

Yeah yeah, lolRP, but even though I'd never seriously do an emote with my character (though I do enj...

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