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11 new MMOG hand-crafted articles today! 186 so far in December!

Level UP!: Blizzard for not supporting real-money-trading.

Kicked From Raid: WoW comedy routine. (Might have worked at BlizzCON mind you)

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Thanks to Andrew for sending this job opportunity along.

"Animator: Animate 3D models for virtual worlds and games
Character modeler: Create 3D models of people, animals, etc.
UI designer: Design 2D visuals and interaction within virtual world
environment

We're also looking for a QA engineer and a Windows 3D programmer.

The company is about 20 people and located in Mountain View.
http://www.multiverse.net/"

We also have an opening on the Ten Ton Hammer team. We are staffing our soon to be released Age of Conan site. We are currently accepting applications the Community Manager position. Resumes, bribes and candid photography should be sent to Jeff ."Ethec" Woleslagle  

While I'm on the topic of candid photography, a huge round of congratulations, admiration and jealousy must go out to two fo our own, Tony "RadarX" Jones and Dan "Coyote Sharptongue" Irving (He prefers just "Coyote". He's a bit like Prince, Cher or Pele.) who have been immortalized on Legends of Norrath trading cards. Way to go guys! You can check out the cards and read how you could get your mug on one by visiting our Ten Ton Hammer Staff Immortalized in Legends of Norrath interview.

Prodded by a few of the F13.net denizens I give you my Top 10 MMOs ever. Here are the rules as set out by F13,

"The rules are so simple:

1) List your Top 10 MMOs ever. ORDER IS CRITICAL. Your #1 is better than your #2 which is better than your #3 and so on. Duh.
2) It doesn't matter why you wrote what you wrote. It can be technical, emotional, professional, based on Potential. Who cares? Just list what you think are the Top 10.
3) Comments to your own list are fine, as long as they don't make the list unreadable.
4) Mocking other lists is ok but don't mix your list with your mockings or things will get messy.
5) Titles not yet released are not allowed in the list (No PotBS, no Warhammer, etc.)
6) Browser based are not allowed. It needs a standalone client to make it into the list.
7) Hybrids are: Hellgate doesn't count. Diablo definitely doesn't count. Guildwars shouldn't count but counts. Phantasy Star Online counts. Why PSO and no Hellgate? Cause the need for multiplayer in Hellgate is, sadly, close to none. Plus, how many votes is Hellgate going to get anyway?
*NEW RULE* 8) To have your list validated you need to name AT LEAST 5 titles. This is not the usual "name your favourite" poll. To work it needs you people give points to more than your dearest one, and I think you all have the knowledge to do that. No one here was ever scared by "not having played it long enough" before casting the usefully cynical commentaries. So please, at least 5 names.

On my part, I'll assign a score to every game "voted". #1s will get 10 point down to #10s getting 1 point. Then, based on this scores I will update the overall chart everytime a new list is posted.

I don't think Hellgate counts. Diablo definitely doesn't count. Guildwars shouldn't count but counts. Phantasy Star Online counts. Why PSO and no Hellgate? Cause the need for multiplayer in Hellgate is, sadly, close to none. Plus, how many votes is Hellgate going to get anyway?"

To check out the latest "scores" head over to this F13.net thread.  

My list:

  1. World of Warcraft
  2. EverQuest
  3. Dark Age of Camelot
  4. Ultima Online
  5. City of Heroes/Villains
  6. EVE Online
  7. Asheron's Call
  8. Anarchy Online
  9. EverQuest 2
  10. Tabula Rasa

Let's see some Loading... readers' lists.

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Dissecting and distilling the game industry since 1994. Lover of family time, youth hockey, eSports, and the game industry in general.

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