Building a Social, Community-Based MMO - The Pros & Cons of Group Finders
The latest Saga of Lucimia "Mondays in MMORPGs" article has been posted on the game's official site. In this week's edition, the team takes a look at the always-hot issue of group finders in MMOs. The article examines the pros and cons of group finders, but ultimately comes to the conclusion that Saga of Lucimia is "a social, community-based MMORPG".
This is a living, breathing world populated with living, breathing human beings,every single one of whom is worthy of your time and friendship. But you, the individual, have to be willing to break out of that shell to find these friendships, to kickstart these relationships, and go from Internet stranger to conquering hero alongside other adventurers.
But despite the fact that group finders are the antithesis of social gaming, we can’t get away from the fact that they do add a certain level of convenience that is important in our busy schedules and lives. Just as much as we use smart phones and Google calendars and reminders to set up a tabletop session, we have to have some level of modernity in our game.
It's a fascinating look at the issue of group finders so be sure to swing over to the Saga of Lucimia site to read the full post.