Op Ed

GamesIndustry.biz - WoW Classic reminds us of all we've lost.
"The situation regarding archiving our medium's creative history is growing ever more dire as more and more of the most influential and innovative games are edging closer to being services than products. They are heavily reliant on servers to the extent that a service shut-down will destroy the game entirely, and regularly patched in ways that overwrite the original experience that players enjoyed. Even some real landmarks, games that pioneered important innovations and had a major impact on the industry over time, have likely already been lost entirely -- or at least, the code and keys required to make them run are unavailable to archivists, and the possibility of anyone ever being able to play them again grows more remote by the day."

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Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2019, 20:38
Sep 6, 2019, 20:38
 
How odd; people are nostalgic for a game from an era when developers were more focused on quality of gameplay, story and setting than streamlining and simplifying everything to maximize monetization? Who could have expected that?

Personally, I can't understand that myself; why would anyone want to play something that focused on making sure the player had fun rather than ensuring a payout for the stockholders. It makes no sense!

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