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The Old Curiosity Shop

Posted Apr 12, 2010 by Jon Wood

The Old Curiosity Shop columnist Richard Aihoshi devotes his column inches this week to talking about a few things that arouse his curiosity within MMO culture.

Richard Aihoshi

Yes, another column title borrowed from Dickens. It simply seemed more appropriate than any other that came to mind once I'd settled on the topic.

No, I'm not about to propose any kind of comparison or parallel between the heartbreaking tale of Little Nell's fate and the free to play business model. Neither do I intend to take the direction that might come to mind of talking about unusual items available for sale in various games' cash shops - maybe another time though since there are definitely some out there.

Instead, the reference relates to my decision to discuss is a few thoughts that popped up recently, all of which share the fact I've considered them curious for much if not all of the time I've been covering the MMOG category.

The F2P space provides some pretty obvious examples. It's not hard at all to find self-proclaimed members of the "I'll never play any of them" club. I don't have the slightest expectation that I can convince those who are of this opinion to think otherwise. Not even a few, so although some seem convinced otherwise, I don't try. It's their prerogative to believe what they wish, and their doing so doesn't harm me in any way. And it hurts to bang my head against that wall or any other.

Read The Old Curiosity Shop.