[Getting in a few minutes playing WildStar with my six-year-old son on my lap]
Son: Dad, why are you killing those animals?
Me: Because they’re dangerous.
Son: But isn’t this their world?
Me: …let’s go look at my rocket ship house again!
“Advice To Game Developers
Please perfect your basic artwork assets, models, and animations before releasing anything to the public. It’s a huge turn-off to see placeholder models and animations that make your game look like a high school project. It’s literally the first thing I evaluate to determine if your development effort is serious business or you’re just a bunch of kids messing around in somebody’s basement.”
“In short, I am not stranger to attempting to operate without a clue.
But Elite: Dangerous has set the bar for making me feel the ass. I sit here even now wondering why I bought the game.”
“Even the disgusting PVE carebear servers [for H1Z1] will be ready day 1. I’m not happy about that but people tell me I need to get over it.”
Hey Smed? Get over it; PvE carebears pay your salary. Or quit your job at SOE and go work for CCP, as that’s obviously where your heart lies.
(Yeah, he might have been very tongue-in-cheek here — which I am not sure of — but it wasn’t a smart thing to say in any case.)
On the one hand, I don’t get the use of “casual” as an insult. “Casual” could reasonably translate to “sane,” particularly in the MMO world. They spend only a few hours a week playing? Yes, that’s a good idea.
“I am not sure what exactly it was about this year in particular that seemed to draw everyone together, in part I think it was because this year was the year of multiple events, that I hope will repeat themselves this coming year… There were individuals who say that blogging is dead, but I think wholeheartedly we have proved them wrong.”
“The minion/follower system of Rift and World of Warcraft is liked by many. What if a game would allow you to give these tasks to friends and guildmates instead of NPCs/trading cards? The idea started small, but the more i think about it, the more possibilities come to mind.”
Love this idea! Make it happen, MMO industry!