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Loading... It's like the Easter Bunny for MMOGs.

First, the Ten Ton Pulse, your finger on the beating heart of the MMOG industry.

If the Top 10 isn't enough, we now show the Top 20 and Top 50 lists as well, available to everyone on our homepage. (What is Pulse?)

  1. Age of Conan - 200 BPM
  2. World of Warcraft - 85 BPM
  3. Lord of the Rings Online - 34 BPM
  4. EverQuest 2 - 28 BPM
  5. Warhammer Online - 21 BPM
  6. Lineage 2 - 21 BPM
  7. EVE Online - 20 BPM
  8. Vanguard - 19 BPM
  9. Pirates of the Burning Sea - 14 BPM
  10. Tabula Rasa - 14 BPM

The Easter holiday is over for me. Our family traveled four hours south for my son's season ending hockey tournament. These tournaments are a lot like MMOGs. You go, meet many people that you would otherwise not meet, play and have fun. Our tiny little town came away with the silver medal in two age groups, which is a bit like raiding and wiping on the final boss mob, but it was fun nonetheless.

Warhammer Fans will be thrilled to know that our Warhammer community has received a brand new home. Have a look and let me know what you think of the new site.

Some of you may have noticed some slowdowns and strange goings-on around the network the last few days. I was asked if we were experiencing a denial of service attack like some of our competitors have been experiencing, but that isn't the case. Our slowdowns are purely the cause of heavy traffic to the network. We're working on optimizing the sites to better handle the deluge of new visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience that the recent problems may have caused you.

Now the good news... Here are the names of the winners in our 2Moons Contest!

  • Wsmitty
  • DGMastermind
  • Ravyn
  • Nelien
  • Fangolor
  • Kaldor
  • dr0w
  • ashamita
  • Whipit
  • Lisje
  • necron666
  • Roland
  • redaliennom

They each won:

  • 1 Wiki pet - This is an Egg for a pet Item. When you purchase this cash item, it will be an Egg. If you double-click the Egg in your Inventory window, the pet will then hatch from the egg. Pets will follow you around and help gather items and dil.
  • 5 Soul of the Alchemist items - Soul of Alchemist adds an 18% chance of success when creating a socket in a weapon or armor item. * This item cannot be gifted or traded
  • 1 Super Noble Health Pack - Use the Super Noble Health Pack for instant automatic recovery of 820 HP. Right-click or place in F1-F6 slots to use. * This item cannot be gifted or traded
  • 1 Noble Mana Pack - Use the Noble Mana Pack to recover 820 MP manually either by right-clicking or by placing in one of the F1-F6 slots and pressing the appropriate key. * This item cannot be gifted or traded

Congratulations everyone! I'm interested to know what prizes Loading... readers would like to win. Which games and what prizes would make you the happiest epic player on the planet? The Loading... forums await you.

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  6. Age of Conan: Video Developer Diary #5
  7. FusionFall: Exclusive Interview With Content Designer Matt Schwartz
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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.