/AFK – April Fool’s Edition

How many more years does April Fool’s have on the internet until people become too cynical and too used to the whole digital fakery that the entire holiday becomes passé?

2 thoughts on “/AFK – April Fool’s Edition

  1. Chris April 4, 2010 / 12:33 pm

    Hey Syp,

    Thanks for the link back. It’s not that I look down on MMOs made from books, it’s that I think they can’t achieve the same sense of world and narrative that they try to live up to. I also think it’s more likely for developers to find themselves unnecessarily limited in what they can design.

    Take LotRO for example. It’s a great game and definitely my favorite MMO. But, they’re limited by what was and wasn’t included in Tolkien’s literature, which is a common excuse for the emphasis on fighting wildlife for the first 30 levels or so.

    An MMO made from a book is not necessarily a bad or lackluster game by an means. But, it almost always will involve sacrifice to preserve either the lore or the game play.

    That being said, I love the added depth LotRO adds to the readings of the books and the sense of awe when I come across somewhere I’ve recently read about. That’s something a non-book-related MMO couldn’t simulate. In the end, it’s a trade off.

    Good luck with the new baby!|

  2. Tarisai April 6, 2010 / 8:23 am

    So, you didn’t see the new race/class announcement for SWTOR from Bioware?

    Sarlaac Enforcer.

    You can read it over at Gamespot. It is all lawl.

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