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Author: neschria

A few lines on a Friday

Posted by neschria Friday December 14 2007 at 4:18PM
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I tried to write this entry yesterday, and I even had a couple of interesting links. Alas, I accidentally closed the browser window it was in while trying to declutter my desktop. One of the links was to a blog about what deep integration of MMOGs and social networking might look like (something I had brought up before, but I think I tripped over my words a little) and another from about this time last year about boutique mmorpgs.

I don't feel like searching for the links now. I may have bookmarked them, but that would have been on the laptop which I left down in the shop.

So... I am not even going to try to rewrite the entry as it was yesterday. Instead, I want to mention a couple of MMO-related thoughts I've had today.

I really enjoyed Frostfell (the Christmas holiday event) in EQ2 last year. I enjoy holiday decorations and events in games, especially if there are a variety of events that allow for even the newbiest newb to participate. It's a nice little way for the virtual world to share in the real world festivities.

I think it would be interesting to see more virtual worlds have their own internal cycles of events like festivals and such. It might give some sense of time passing.

I've had a lot of MMO-related thoughts lately, mainly around the economics of a hypothetical game. (That's the sort of thing I think about in the shower.) I'm just not up to posting about it yet. I've been thinking about a game focused on the economy, with a limited amount of currency kept in circulation by consumable items. New raw materials come in, and crafted items go out... Eh... Yeah, it's a pretty complicated thought, and it's not quite ready for prime time yet.  

(EDIT: I'm mildly depressed by the holidays IRL this year and I've got a lot of travel coming up, so I guess I'll be back in January, just in time for my birthday. Oh, joy. )

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