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Seven Underrated Systems

Posted Feb 16, 2010 by Jon Wood

Seven Underrated Systems's Jon Wood writes this week's list, this time counting down seven features that often don't get the love they're due from developers hoping to make their virtual worlds home to hundreds of thousands of MMO players.

The List

This week, I wanted to focus our list on some of the systems that seem to be underrated these days, but that would help in constructing honest-to-goodness virtual worlds, or at least providing the illusion of one.

#7 Tutorial

I know that this particular feature isn't necessarily forgotten in MMOs, but I think that the craft of actually making a good tutorial has somehow gotten lost in the shuffle.

MMO tutorials, at least the ones that I've played recently, have all had a similar problem: While trying to introduce players to the specific intricacies of the game, the developers seem to have forgotten how to seamlessly teach new players about the conventions of an MMO.

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