Weekend Links: The Ghost of MMOs Future

And now, the future of MMOs – from speculation about the Social Future to a fantastic opportunity to see the growth of a new MMO from its very start!

  • I’m excited about this one, and have signed right up – Eric at Elder Game is looking for alpha and beta testers for his new indie MMO, Gorgon
  • Rohan at Blessing of Kings is contemplating the idea of moving many facets of MMOs from a per-character to a per-player basis“What if reputation was tied to the player account, not the character? Once you’re exalted with the Argent Dawn, you’re exalted on all your characters. You could have the long reputation grinds and chains once again, because a player only needs to do them once.”
  • And Nils announces a partial hiatus for his blog in a fascinating post detailing his hopes and dreams for MMOs“My first MMO was WoW and I was, like many others, truly in love with it. I was also deeply convinced that MMOs would, over time, become ever better at the simulation.”

What do you think the future holds for MMOs?