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Perfect Ten: 10 tools MMOs use to tell stories

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While some players like to rebel against the notion that MMORPGs are storytelling experiencies, that narrative is exactly why I show up to these...
Into the unknown.

Perfect Ten: Why do players keep playing MMOs they hate?

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Hating your recreation is an oddly common hobby for a lot of people. It's not universal, of course, but after any given new game...

Perfect Ten: 10 amazing hidden quests in World of Warcraft

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Finding quests in World of Warcraft is not exactly what you would call "difficult," as the game famously stuck giant floating exclamation marks...
For lore(n).

Perfect Ten: How to speak with your family members about playing MMOs

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The nice part about growing up with serious social awkwardness as "the weird one" in my family is that really, every strange fixation I...

Perfect Ten: 10 reasons WoW Classic is still fun in 2020

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WoW Classic just celebrated its first year of operation, and what a year it's been! Back in the summer of 2019, I was...

Perfect Ten: 10 great tropical areas to visit in MMOs

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Probably a lot of us aren't getting that fantastic summer beach vacation that we had hoped to get this year. But instead of getting...
Oh great.

Perfect Ten: Ten things to do when you just want to chill out in an MMO

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Let's face it: Sometimes, playing MMORPGs -- as with any video game -- has the potential to stress us out. We might feel...
Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-List.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs I was very wrong about

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Here's a not-actually-very-secret bit of honesty about the industry that I have been working in for about a decade now: I am not actually...

Perfect Ten: Ten reasons Fallout 76 is good, actually

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Here's the thing about criticism: It isn't mutually exclusive with appreciation. You can like something that you also criticize -- and your head won't...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: Classic alt challenges for MMOs

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When you start up your first character in a new MMO, it's all fresh and novel. But if you're the sort of tedious weirdo...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

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Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: World of Warcraft’s multicolored elf rainbow

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Remember how I managed to get an entire column out of all the different flavors of troll within World of Warcraft? Except I...

Perfect Ten: What makes me feel welcome when trying out your MMO

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While it's not "standing in front of your high school in your underpants and reciting a difficult Shakespeare passage" level of anxiety, there is...
This was not the worst, but we will buy the bus.

Perfect Ten: The big book of MMO death mechanic rationales

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In the ancient Before Times (so, you know, two years ago), I wrote a column all about the different mechanics that hit you...

Perfect Ten: The most fun pre-launch MMO runs

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You know what's really fun? The build-up to an MMO's release, especially when you're really invested in that particular game. Some of my fondest...
This isn't how it had to be.

Perfect Ten: An entirely accurate and unassailable history of pet classes in MMORPGs

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Pet classes! They're a very important part of MMORPGs, the opportunity to not just go into combat alone but to march in alongside a...

Perfect Ten: Unconventional MMORPG magic classes

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Earth. Fire. Air. Water. These elements are all well and good if you want to summon Captain Planet for some reason, but they...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: World of Warcraft’s multicolored troll rainbow

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Trolls have been a part of World of Warcraft since it launched. No, I'm not talking about the jerks who make playing the game...

Perfect Ten: Actually useful World of Warcraft toys

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Pretty much since its inception, World of Warcraft has made a point to include just-for-fun items that were more about personal expression and...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The top 10 things we loved about WildStar

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WildStar was a really neat game that was run by people who had no idea what was good about it. I'd apologize for...

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