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Perfect Ten: 10 things we’re thankful for in MMO gaming

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In my experience, people who invest heavily into being grateful and thankful for blessings don't have a lot of excess room for negativity and...

Perfect Ten: The players you’re likely to meet in MMO hell

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We've all met folks in game who leave an unpleasant taste in our mouths for a long time after. With all of the good...
This was a television show.

Perfect Ten: 10 metrics to check to gauge MMO success or failure

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There are a lot of MMOs out there. How do you know which one of them is the most popular and therefore the best...

Perfect Ten: 10 great reasons to revisit older MMORPGs

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When one MMO dies, it forces us to look at the rest of the bunch through the sunglasses of mortality. The finite nature of...
Hey-nonny-nonny

Perfect Ten: 10 things to understand about MMO Bards

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In the past four installments of this pseudo-series, I have done columns on archetypes that exist in every single game. Every game has a...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO haunted houses to explore – if you dare….

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Happy Halloween! Or if you prefer, Happy Scare-Related Holidays featuring the Stylings of Ed Casbar and His Electric Teeth. It'd be the best of...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that went through complete technical clownshows

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I've gone on record multiple times to state that when you get right down to it, MMOs look pretty darn complicated. There are a...

Perfect Ten: Ten quirky and interesting MMOs worth trying

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Quite often while I'm writing columns for Massively OP, the catalyst behind a given topic is what interests me right then -- and, I...
Zone!

Perfect Ten: 10 Final Fantasy XIV musical tracks that absolutely slap

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Everyone knows that people who play Final Fantasy XIV will not shut up about the game's music. This includes me. I will not shut...

Perfect Ten: 10 strategies to avoid getting fleeced in F2P MMOs

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"Nothing is ever truly free," my grizzled Uncle Trigger once told me. "So you got to pay for that there air! Pony up, boy!" While...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: An MMO sunset tour for 2022 to date

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MMO sunsets can be weird. I am never happy when a game that people love goes away. It always represents a lot of lost...

Perfect Ten: Recent promising MMOs that died before they were born

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Is there anything more agonizing to an MMO fan than to get excited about a promising title and then see that title cancelled before...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....

Perfect Ten: My memories from the 2004 World of Warcraft launch

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Back in November of 2004, I was a wide-eyed 28-year-old bachelor who had just met his future wife and was generally leery about MMOs...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that took aim at World of Warcraft

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The fact that we currently have a Big Five in the MMO space is a big change from not so long ago, when the...

Perfect Ten: Small features that still make RIFT awesome

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When I re-installed RIFT this past month, I knew I was setting myself up for heartache. It is, after all, one of my all-time...
SIR

Perfect Ten: 10 MMORPGs that let you talk to cats

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Let's not mince words here: I am a cat person. I absolutely love cats. They are small furry idiots who make stupid yelling noises,...

Perfect Ten: Useful excuses for ditching an MMO dungeon run

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I'm not saying that MMO dungeons are boring or anything, but when you start one, you've kind of committed to seeing it through --...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: The subtle differences between World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV combat

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It's the little things that get you when you weren't paying attention, according to Jim Infantino (and Jim's big ego), and this is true...

Perfect Ten: Weirdly specific tropes found in every fantasy MMORPG

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If you take some weird, outlandish, or out-of-the-ordinary item and then saturate your life with it, sooner or later the bizarre becomes the accepted...

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