Jumpgate Evolution executive producer Lance Robertson took some time out from his development duties to discuss what's become a hot topic on the JGE forums: Cross-nation communication.
Players have expressed concern that the lack of cross-nation communication will damage the Jumpgate: Evolution community. Robertson addresses this concern by articulating the reasons behind the design decision: Nations come first. Period.
Just let me say this up front and then I’ll elaborate: when confronted with a design choice that could negatively impact in-game cohesiveness, community, or strength of a nation, we will always opt in favor of strengthening a nation. From a story perspective, the three nations are hated enemies and always have been. They are now locked in an all-out war. These facts are more important to the game than any potential player subterfuge, spying or collusion between factions.
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