Very fine Shamus! Normal service has resumed!
You seem to be an MMO fan, I'd be interested to see a Stolen Pixels of the new Warhammer MMO..... if you have the spare time inbetween your Sam and Max fan fictions, of course.
Haha, brilliant, back to the good stuff now
I watched a tour of Garriot's mansion a few weeks back. It was absolutely huge: Full of hidden passageways and doors and all sorts of crazy stuff. It apparently cost him a few million to build, and he's got another one blueprinted already.
Its a shame he didn't spend that money on designing a more addictive game.
Wait...WE LOST THE WAR?!
(P.S. - I'm also glad we're away from the fanfiction but it could have been way worse.)
Why would we want an addictive game? I just want a fun one *shrug*
IMHO, any players who use MMO as a social network and are willing to pay a monthly fee are in WoW, end of story.
If Tabula Rasa had managed to find a pay scheme that is a one time cost for me, the player, I might actually be interested. I know I can't speak for anyone else but if I either find out that something is using "rental" DRM or requires a monthly fee, I pretty much instantly ignore it - I just don't have the budget or desire to spend my spare time on that kind of gaming culture. If I want that experience, I'll go play a graphical MU for free.
I just don't have the budget
Then don't expect them to care!
Games companies what to hear this: "Oh, I have all this spare cash money and I'm so bored. Who will solve these two terrible problems for me?"
You seem to have misunderstood me, when I saw "I just don't have the budget" perhaps I should have said: "I am unwilling to fit you into my bills this month so I can pay others for a grinding experience and/or social network I can get for free else where". Here I thought I was being succinct but obviously that wasn't the case.
If I was asked to pay even once, let alone monthly for say, facebook, you can bet your ass I would not be using that either.
Brilliant comic. A toast to the demise of Tabula Rasa.
Panel 2: Apparently humanity lost to the Hunters from Half-Life 2: Episode 2.
I would be one of those people who does NOT play WoW... and will happily NEVER buy into it... :D
wasn't there a game wide apocalypse in that where the servers were shut down after the event?