“MMOs are hardly dead. Sure, they might go through phases where new business models are introduced, or new markets become dominant, but they’re still around. Creating an MMO is likely to turn a good profit.”
“In ArcheAge, we are now seeing an increase over time in our player base, but many players, old and new, have requested a way to bring together more players on each server.”
Guys! People! We didn’t want to merge — and we are NOT merging, just “evolving” here — but you all demanded it! It’s your fault! We have more people, so why wouldn’t we merge and take away your hard-earned housing plots? This makes sense!
[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.