Patrick Mackey

- Columnist
Although he enjoys unwinding in PvE and roleplaying, Patrick's first gaming love is competition and the nuance of gaming mechanics that comes with playing games at the most intense levels. A regional tournament champion, Patrick takes his gaming seriously, whether it is MMO PvP or an intense match of Street Fighter 4.

He is an ardent pursuer of the intrinsic satisfaction of deep game knowledge; he balks when other gamers insist that "games are for fun."

Articles by Patrick Mackey

01.09.14
The Summoner's Guidebook: Reckless risk-taking in League of Legends
01.09.14

The Summoner's Guidebook: Reckless risk-taking in League of Legends

Most people who play League of Legends tend to take really silly, ridiculous risks. If you've read...

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01.02.14
The Summoner's Guidebook: Pooling your efforts to win LoL games
01.02.14

The Summoner's Guidebook: Pooling your efforts to win LoL games

Winning in League of Legends isn't only about skill. Sometimes you completely rock your lane and go...

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01.01.14
The Art of Wushu: Tricks of the royal chains
01.01.14

The Art of Wushu: Tricks of the royal chains

Soul Chasing Claw is one of the most common and hated styles in Age of Wushu, and last week we went...

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12.26.13
The Summoner's Guidebook: The allure of new LoL champions
12.26.13

The Summoner's Guidebook: The allure of new LoL champions

Picking new champions in League of Legends is akin to picking a role. There are a few major schools...

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12.19.13
The Summoner's Guidebook: Picking a role in League of Legends
12.19.13

The Summoner's Guidebook: Picking a role in League of Legends

A lot of players advise approaching League of Legends with a jack-of-all-trades attitude. If you ca...

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12.18.13
The Art of Wushu: Chasing down Soul Chasing Claw
12.18.13

The Art of Wushu: Chasing down Soul Chasing Claw

Soul Chasing Claw is the eponymous skill of Royal Guards and one of the most frustrating styles to...

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12.12.13
The Summoner's Guidebook: When in LoL history has support been first pick?
12.12.13

The Summoner's Guidebook: When in LoL history has support been first pick?

I've given a lot of reasons in the past why people should play support. It's a great role and far m...

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12.05.13
The Summoner's Guidebook: Evelynn, League of Legends' new top jungler
12.05.13

The Summoner's Guidebook: Evelynn, League of Legends' new top jungler

It shouldn't be a surprise that Evelynn is one of my favorite characters in League of Legends. Befo...

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12.04.13
The Art of Wushu: Taking all comers with Shaolin boxing
12.04.13

The Art of Wushu: Taking all comers with Shaolin boxing

Of all of the fighting styles in Age of Wushu, Shaolin Long Boxing is the one I hate the most. It h...

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