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"Population Crisis" and MMOs

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Aster, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Aster

    Aster Guest

    I found this article today and thought it was a good read. It is focused on why WoW dominates the market, and where the growth avenues are for game makers. I especially liked Ralph Kostner's advice to game designers:


    The article also mentions browser based games - specifically Dofus, MapleStory and Runescape, and highlights Kostner's builder/publisher site, Metaplace.
     
  2. Vorthaaa

    Vorthaaa Guest

    Yeah... there's no innovation at all. It's very very very very sad.
     
  3. I beg to differ, sir! I would like to present Pirates of the Burning Sea as evidence to the contrary.

    While it is undoubtedly a 'niche' game at this time, it is chock-full of the innovative goodness made possible by its independent development team (Flying Lab Software).

    If you are interested in further information, here are some handy links:
    Pirates of the Burning Sea Home Port
    PotBS Stratics
    Message of the Day
    and (of course :) our forum here: PotBS General Discussion
     
  4. al-Maroc

    al-Maroc Guest

    POTBS isn't innovative at all.