[MUD-Dev] MMO Launch issues ruining potential segments of the market.
shaver at off.net
Thu Jun 19 10:58:23 New Zealand Standard Time 2003
On Jun 03, Derek Licciardi wrote:
> - Is the fact that Shadowbane has had a miserable launch going
> to put a bad taste in the mouths of investors/publishers when
> considering other PvP centric MMO designs? Are we doomed to
> more carebear games?
Is the Shadowbane launch-fumble related materially to the PvPness?
There's nothing PvP about the login server -- other than people
trying to crash it to exclude others from the game, I suppose, but I
can easily imagine people doing that to protect valuable spawns in
EQ or DAoC.
Other problems with server stability, client stability, etc. don't
seem PvP-centric either. My greater fear is that it'll make it
harder for other rookie shops to get a decent deal with a publisher,
and they don't all have Wolfpack's initial nest egg to get started
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