Matrix Online Preview on Yahoo! Games Domain
talks with comic author Paul
Chadwick, who wrote the story for the Matrix MMORPG: "There's the problem of
player/reader focus. People read every panel, and generally every word, of a
comic. Everybody watches the entire movie. Readers seldom skip paragraphs or
pages in a novel. In a massive multiplayer, people receive information at
different times, second-hand, during missions, in cinematics, reading the
in-game newspaper, through rumor, via word puzzles in the environment, via NPC's
- it's a spray of story in six directions. Hopefully, everybody gets wet enough.
But the fact that not everybody gets everything is the biggest challenge."