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one question would you like to ask


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What one question would you like to ask of the development team or have them asked themselves?

As we have seen many new MMO’s barely last a year no matter what type of fan base it has. This is been shown to be true with Star Wars the Old Republic, the most iconic name in the world and $200 million still could not secure Star Wars the Old Republic’s foothold. Reason being is that they disregarded their community i.e. beta testing extensively, replayable content or end game contents, not forced to re-level a different character, in my opinion the largest issue not addressed add-ons/modifications.

Now before everyone starts going crazy about add-ons/modifications, please give me a minute to explain. Now I am not asking for this to be implemented prior to launch, but keep in mind that this reason alone has helped catapult World of Warcraft to the forefront of MMO’s. In keeping with tradition Elder scrolls series has been if not the largest modified games in recent history it is pretty darn close. If you were to Google modifications for Morrowind, oblivion, and/or Skyrim you would have hundreds of pages.

Now what add-ons contribute to a game? Probably the most obvious would be an extra pair of eyes. With the thousands of players analyzing API calls and the interface many more issues would be caught prior to having a complete failure of the UI. Customization I don’t know about anyone else but when I do something for hundreds of hours I definitely require quite a bit of customization. Depending on the investment of time which it takes to advance a character to maximum level, normally determines how much time I spend on customization. Generally I have an idea of how much time it will take, so if it will take a month I generally spend four hours customizing the character. Now with this set you can understand how nitpicky I could be with setting up my user interface i.e. sizes of chat windows, character bars i.e. health and manna sizes whether or not it has percentages or numbers. With this type of continuous work being put on by the community this just reinforces the community-based loyalty. Through automation of tasks whether it be something as simple as eliminating gold farmers spam or replying to your friend that you are in a boss fight. Now there is no way for the development team to account for everything. So I grovel please let the community help and ease the answer to this question.

The one question I would like developers to ask themselves. Is the game ready? I.e. is the game being pushed out by financial backing, management or what have you. If this one simple question can be answered in depth and honestly, I believe we will have a successful new champion of MMO’s.


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I definitely would like addons but I would like to know what type of model the game is going to be whether it is paid to play or what?
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thank you for your reply any type of bump helps to keep the article alive.


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