Jul 31

On the Internet, Not All Analogies Suck

Danuser put up a great post.  Worth reading, and also threatens to violate the law that all analogies made on the Internet inherently suck.

It’s Okay to Grow Up

Whether or not everyone agrees with it, I imagine that it will resonate with people on both sides of the issue:  Players who’ve outgrown a given MMO, and developers who feel pressure to evolve, evolve, evolve to keep the same audience engaged for “One More Cycle” (in perpetuity) at the expense of potential for acquiring new users.

Steve - Get out while you can.  I’m sure the Internet Police are on their way already.

4 Comments so far »

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    Moorgard said

    August 1 2008 @ 5:58 pm

    Hey, anything I can do to undermine the laws of the Internet is cool by me.

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    The Hiram Key said

    August 2 2008 @ 3:46 am

    The sad part is, once we leave Sesame street there are tens of thousands of other shows that are different and offer rewarding content for us as we age. The same cannot be said of MMO’s.

    Personally, I think we have already seen the golden age come and pass for MMO’s in this format. While subs may continue to go up for Wow, it reflects the opening of new markets like China etc, while I believe the NA market will stagnate and eventually drop off, across all games.

    The level up treadmill time sink risk vs reward model is going on 10 years old now, and is showing it’s age.

    Time for something completely different.

  3.  

    My 2 Copper said

    August 2 2008 @ 9:42 am

    Growing Out of an MMO World…

    Moorgard points out in this post an analogy between growing up and away from Sesame Street to getting bored with and growing away from .
    All in all, a masterful revelation if you’ve never considered it before, but herein lies the rub…
    Sinc…

  4.  

    Babs said

    August 4 2008 @ 11:42 pm

    We can all grow up and play Scott’s game. Wewts!

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