Here is a great story about ZT Online, a Chinese MMO with very few qualms about taking money from their customers. The game is highly based on spending real money. When one user started a peaceful rebellion, events were rigged so that her kingdom would be attacked by other players. It is a fascinating read. [...]
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NCsoft plans layoffs after Tabula Rasa disappoints. “The lesson we learned from the launch of Tabula Rasa is that sometimes it is more appropriate to take more time to have a final touch before we launch our product into the market,” [Chief Financial Officer Jaeho] Lee said. Groan. (Via Robin.)
Sanya Weathers, who was the community director for Mythic Entertainment has written an excellent blog post about what a perfect patch day for an MMO should look like, from the point of view of a community director (and how often do you see things from that perspective?). There is a ton of wisdom in this [...]
Many people have tried to identify the secret of Blizzard’s success, a topic guaranteed to interest a lot of game developers. Still, when someone who has been around as long as Gordon Walton gives it a shot, it’s worth paying attention. Not only is he a funny man, he knows what he is talking about. [...]
In fact, I’ve had a new job since November 1st, but I’ve been quite busy and it’s taken me a while to find out what I can mention on my blog. I am working as a producer at 10tacle Vienna, where I am working on a multi-user 3D online world developed in cooperation with MTV [...]
What it says. Amusing. Update: Joystiq has done some research on this and there are reasons to believe it is not true (thanks, Steve Lee).