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Posted Tue, Mar 25, 2008 by Boomjack

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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 - 84 BPM
  3. Lord of the Rings Online - 43 BPM
  4. EverQuest 2 - 25 BPM
  5. Warhammer Online - 21 BPM
  6. Vanguard - 20 BPM
  7. Lineage 2 - 18 BPM
  8. EVE Online - 18 BPM
  9. Guild Wars - 13 BPM
  10. Tabula Rasa - 12 BPM


Mabinogi has officially launched. Congratulations Nexon!

WoW PvP Epics, some call them 'Welfare Epics' while others swear that they are the greatest advancement in gear since Blizzard introduced the paint by numbers guide to the worth of an item.

As I mentioned in a previous column, I recently got my first WoW character to 70 (and subsequently got a second to 70. I had a lot of 60s.) and starting my quest for epic items. I don't have enough playing time to commit to a guild, so if I want great gear then I need to PvP. I don't expect the same level of gear as the guy who spends hours taking out the baddest mobs in the game. I don't expect the same level of gear as the guy who spends 10 hours per day playing PvP. To be frank, I don't expect very much.

First I joined a 3v3 team for Arena with two other casual players. Not only were we shown the door in 10 straight matches, we were shown the floor, the insides of each others bellies, how hard it is to compete when you have inferior gear, how hard it is to compete when you don't have PvP experience, oh and how hard it is to compete, period. We got annihilated, but it was fun. We expected to get sliced and diced and that is exactly what happened.

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