Monthly Archives: August 2008

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The Soapbox Makes Me Taller

One thing I’ve always noticed that is a permanent fixture on Internet forums is the use of the timeworn soapbox to make a point. Soapboxes used to be around all the time, but now they are a rarity only seen in junkyards and screenshots like

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An OP Review of a Half-Baked WAR

So with today’s NDA drop for Warhammer Online, everyone who was in the closed beta seems to be scrambling to put down their keyboards and mice and post their thoughts about the game as it stands today, a little less than one month before release.

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NDA Nostradamus

So the latest, exciting news on the WAR front is the fact that the Non-Disclosure Agreement will be dead in a matter of hours, allowing many people who’ve had to have their lips zipped and their mouths shut to finally talk to everyone who wasn’t

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The Forum PM Treasure Trove

One of the best parts of being a forum administrator is that you get tons of fan mail. Yep, it seems that when you’re out there fighting the forces of evil, putting out fires and dousing the occasional troll, you’re just destined to receive a

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Positively Quickie Post #4

The best part about working for a major gaming fansite: The people are passionate, dedicated, and slightly insane. The worst part about working for a major gaming fansite: The people are passionate, dedicated, and slightly insane. That being said, there’s nothing particularly bad doing work

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The Geek Essentials

Mythic Producer Josh Drescher talked a bit today about fitting a bunch of junk into your little bags for a jaunt, pretty much calling out fellow employee Justin Webb for trying to cram everything into one carry-on bag for a trip to Germany’s Leipzig. Now

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Raidedication

So from the online pages of Pet Food Alpha comes yet another sensational story in raiding. For the uninitiated, raiding is a game mechanic in many MMOs where groups of folks from various locaitons playing the game band together for a night of merriment, adventure,

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Betagasm

One of the most curious things to observe when it comes to MMO development is perhaps the last month up until release. This is most commonly known to developers as “final polish”, or “complete and utter chaos” and to players as “final countdown”, or “hurry

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Phototerrorism at its Best

It’s nice to know, even at people’s most serious, that there are people with a sense of humor out there. Ever heard of the “photobomb”? Well it’s making its way around the Net right now in constantly forwarded email and links via Facebook or Myspace,

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The Geek Prom

Not too long ago there was a post on Mythic producer Josh Drescher’s blog about how San Diego Comic-Con is like “The Geek Prom”. That’s actually pretty accurate except for the fact that I don’t recall my high school prom having every other person dressed