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Op Ed

IncGamers - The Humans-Only Mistake.
Ok, enough pedantry. I'm sure you're seeing the trend here and, if you've read my prior articles, you know what I'm talking about: the “humans only” error. Basically, if you're publishing an MMO in which players can only play as humans, you are alienating a significant portion of your potential customers. There is simply a large number of players that want to play gnomes, trolls, or other equally exotic characters. If you, as a developer, don't extend that option to them, they simply won't play your game.

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3. Re: Op Ed Dec 16, 2009, 15:57 NKD
Article is crap, like 99% of what gets posted in the Op Ed section. People don't play a game for the race selection. Additional races are nice, but it's not a make or break for the vast majority of players. No one with a brain is going to turn down an otherwise great game because they can't be their favorite furry.

Plus non-Human races don't fucking work in a lot of settings.
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