think they're well aware that their MMORG will fail but they decided that more money was to be had anyway before it does. If they can suck up fees for, say, six months, that's a lot more money than a one time sale of the game.Yup. This is another case of "make a proof-of-concept tech demo, sponge off the venture capital and tax deductions for a couple years, then dump it and move on to the next phantom vaporware scam." The SEC really should investigate these "businesses".
When you can't beat the 1st single enemy in a game because you're supposed to run around like a headless chicken while swatting at an enemy that is standing still then I give up.lol sounds like me with the wii controller, i'll need a couple rl druids casting continuous DEX buffs to play a game with that thing. it reminds me of "mouse gestures", bleh.
Gabe is not the first to make this theory publicFunny you should mention that, this is the 3rd 'industry professional' i've read in the last few weeks reciting EXACTLY the same mantra: "We're not getting ongoing royalties and residuals for our IP because there is no cross-market for Games" like there is for films, novels, music, theatre.
May her former employers rot in hell.Which company?
In the physical world we vainly scrounge for glory. Bin Laden still taunts us, the bus doors close before we reach them and leave us standing in the rain. But in the fantasy realm of Azeroth, the virtual geography of World of Warcraft, the physical pain comes only from hitting a keyboard too hard, camaraderie is the norm and heroism is never far away.good summary of "why mmogs?", especially the camaraderie part. The anonymous strangers i encounter in mmogs are far more civil than the jackals i have to tolerate at work.
And in other news, several sewer companies will start offering broadband internet service through your toiletslol, well those pipes ARE almost everywhere. but yeah pvc and other plastics wouldn't work, unless you could modulate the water itself somehow. And who would want to be a field service tech for one of those companies. eww.