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Perfect Ten is a humorous list-themed feature column by Justin Olivetti and Eliot Lefebvre. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

Perfect Ten: The 10 stages of returning to an old favorite MMO

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In my illustrious career of sitting on my butt and mashing the 1-4 buttons over and over, I've returned to many MMOs like an...

Perfect Ten: The 10 most huggable boss monsters in multiplayer online hunting RPGs

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Have you ever fought a boss monster that didn't feel like it deserved your fatal blows? Sure, it's just a video game, and the...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: The types of players in every MMO

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We have some fun here in Perfect Ten land dealing with lists. That's kind of the whole point. We've done columns about the races...

Perfect Ten: 10 reasons you’d never want to live in an MMORPG

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Escapism and daydreams are, in my opinion, wonderful and part of what fuels our creativity and excitement. I mean, most of us probably engage...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO prisons where you can do the time of your life

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Chillin' in the clink. Spending time in stony lonesome. Thrown into the slammer. Checking in to the big house. Doing (perfect) 10 to life...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...

Perfect Ten: MMO quests where you literally kill 10 rats

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Webster's Dictionary describes "kill 10 rats" as "something nerds do, now shut up and read a few intelligent words." I think the editors are...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: Everything in MMOs that is pay-to-win

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I have stated before that I have a complex relationship with the term "pay-to-win." On the one hand, it tends to refer to something...
How could we have known this would happen, this is my surprised face.

Perfect Ten: 10 places you visit in every MMORPG

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MMOs are places of great imagination, where developers take fantastic concepts and make them real (in a sense). MMOs are also places of great...

Perfect Ten: Why I’m a sucker for MMO collector’s editions

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If you've ever wondered what kind of naive sucker would plunk down a semi-thick wad of perfectly good cash on an overstuffed MMO collector's...
Kerstab.

Perfect Ten: Here is the stuff you can have when I quit this MMO

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Paul Simon once said that there had to be at least 50 ways to leave your lover. Back in the day, however, there was...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

Perfect Ten: How to deal with MMO burnout

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I remember the first time I got hit hard by the powerhouse slugger known as "burnout." It was during my second stint in World...
Never over.

Perfect Ten: How The Burning Crusade changed World of Warcraft forever

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We're kind of thinking about the first World of Warcraft expansion around these parts this week. No particular reason, especially in my case; I'm not...

Perfect Ten: Top 10 annoying things you hear in MMORPG global chat

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General chat, sometimes called "Barrens chat" or "zone chat" or "the party line," is both the bane and the secret fixation of my existence....
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: The wide umbrella of MMOs and online gaming subgenres

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Let's be realistic here, "MMO" as a term covers a whole lot of different game styles. I know this is a particular topic that...

Perfect Ten: 10 ways that MMOs kind of used to be worse

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Believe you me, I know quite well the arguments that have been rehashed over the years about how the MMORPG genre and these online...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: Ten things that killed me in Final Fantasy XI

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In many ways, Final Fantasy XI was a designed copy of EverQuest. It did, however, remove a lot of the elements of that game in particular....
And again.

Perfect Ten: The top 10 things to love about Elder Scrolls Online

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Having finally clicked hard with Elder Scrolls Online this winter, I find that it's difficult to restrain myself from gushing about pleasant discoveries (and...

Perfect 10: Ten features I want to see in Splatoon 3

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The announcement of Splatoon 3 has actually shown me that I know more Splat fans than I thought I did. Like, people who are still playing despite the lack of...

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