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Sanya Weathers's MMO Underbelly Debuts

Posted May 01, 2009 by Dana Massey

Sanya Weathers's MMO Underbelly Debuts

A look under the hood from this pioneer in the field of Community Management. Weathers was once the Director of Community Relations for Mythic Entertainment, where she helped launch Dark Age of Camelot.

Check back each Friday for more from Sanya.

Now, her debut column, "The Server Stability Blues:"

A short time ago, I was playing my favorite MMO, and there were… issues. My server is somewhat overcrowded compared to some of the other servers in the list, and it shows. We periodically froze in place. In the north part of the zone, melee simply didn’t land and the monsters got the icon for “hey, I can’t hit you.” At least, until you got out of range and got hit with the critter’s ranged attacks, which meant that anyone of the melee classes simply couldn’t play. All was fine in the southern end of the zone, until the entire server wobbled and dumped a third of the players.

OOC was, predictably and understandably, filled with frustration.

Then came one particular outburst. “(Insert game developer) doesn’t *care* about server stability!”

Read it all here.


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