It’s another really busy day in the MMOSphere today, with the Pandas still reverberating and Guild Wars 2 making a splash with their RMT announcement. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting discussions going on other than on those topics…
- Azuriel of In An Age writes an interesting piece about the way that unhappy gamers are increasingly using reviews on review sites as a weapon – “However… is this what we want? Do we want developers worried that any reasonably controversial aspect of their work will lead to highly visible backlash? “
- I Like Bubbles has an entertaining rant up on the subject of RPers who have their characters do things that would Get Them Killed
- Dragonchasers comments on the experience of playing Journey, particularly the way in which it makes beloved companions out of players you’d normally cross the virtual street to avoid – “What’s in a name? I guess not much. I felt a little ashamed of myself, knowing that I probably would’ve avoided interacting with these players had I been able to see their names.”
- And on Reddit, user Dracius writes an extremely interesting piece analysing the past and future of MMO subscriber numbers, including SWTOR and Guild Wars – “it would be unrealistic to think that any Sci-Fi MMO is going to peak high enough to break the one million subscriber mark and maintain it for an extended period of time.”
What do you think about all this?