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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 02/28/06)  | Pub:Daybreak Games
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Grumpy Friday #1

Posted by Craig McGregor on Feb 12, 2005  | Comments

Grumpy Friday #1 - MMORPG.com

The official DDO site has posted a new article titled "Grumpy Friday #1" - which is a developer diary from Nik Davison.  This article is quite funny and covers a few pet peeves that I am sure many of us share ;-)

On the topic of language drift, who was the first one to call their character a "toon?" I have no clue where that one started, and that person needs a serious beating. Players care a lot about their characters’ appearance. Some of the most hardcore players I know go out of their way to satisfy their l33t fashion sense. People clamor for more detailed character generation, more visual options, more and more ways to customize and identify with the avatar they will spend weeks of their life looking at the backside of. People are paying 12 bucks a month to play dress-up. And they call their characters "toons." Let’s just say that if you asked our character artists "how are the toons coming along?" there would be highly unkind words.

To read the full article, click here.

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