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GDC Panel: Player-to-Player Sales

Posted Mar 24, 2006 by Dana Massey

GDC Panel: Player-to-Player Sales

Garrett Fuller sat in on and now reports on a panel that discussed player-to-player sales in an MMORPG setting. This is a thorny issue between developers, investors and the community. Here is what he learned:

Sam Lewis ran a seminar at GDC for MMO Player to Player sales. Sam is currently working on a game for Cartoon Network although he could not give us any details. His history stems from Sony Online Entertainment and working on Star Wars Galaxies. Discussing player to player sales in MMOs can get pretty dicey especially when a large room of developers starts pitching out ideas. Everything from gold farming to buying characters or accounts bounced across the room with very strong opinions.

You can read the full article here.

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