In a rather interesting piece posted at KillerBetties, Jennifer Gundlach explores roleplaying in World of Warcraft and the MMO genre at large. Although coming from a woman and posted to a woman's gaming site, the piece echoes the feelings of roleplayers of both sexes.
|Don't get me wrong; WoW is a great "game". But if you want to truly immerse yourself in the game world around you, you're going to have to make a lot of excuses in order to make it work with the universe as the developers have envisioned it. And while the graphical visions in the world are stunning (and believe me they are; Blizzard Entertainment won a gamut of awards for their graphics last year), the beauty and dynamic feel to the world is simply crushed when you start looking at it from a role-playing perspective.|
The article is an interesting read and poses some questions that developers should at least be thinking about. To read it in full, visit this link.