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Blog Spotlight: I Have A Dream

Posted Jul 02, 2007 by Jon Wood

Blog Spotlight: I Have A Dream

Community Manager Laura Genender takes a look at a blog from user Vajuras, discussing "Appealing to the Hardcore PvP Crowd" and "Player Run Universes".

Blogger Vajuras, like many users on our website and forums, is part of the "vocal minority" movement of gamers. The mass appeal today is with games like World of Warcraft and Lord of the Ring Online: games that take what has been done and polish it to perfection. Players like Vajuras, though, are speaking up for innovation and new ideas: appealing to niche markets instead of the mass one, and evolving gameplay as an art.

Vajuras' blog starts off with an article titled, "Appealing to the Hardcore PvP Crowd". The entry starts off by comparing our MMO characters to our favorite book and movie characters: in books and movies, we watch as our favorite characters progress and grow, from the village farmer to the center of world-saving efforts. "This is the great thing about RPGs: they take this transition and take gamers through this process." We start off as level 1 fighters and mages, embark on epic quests, class transfers, and so forth, and end up as a max-level badass who can do just about anything.

Read the whole article here.


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