One of the main characters involved in Turbine (makers of AC, AC2, DDO, and MEOLOTRO or something) left a few weeks ago and has now found new employment.
Jason Booth is working for some non-MMO company so it’s unimportant. Ha.
Anyway, he left some comments regarding MMOs that I wanted to point out to see what people think about them. There is a lot of truth there to be sure, but is it really that black and white? Here is an excerpt:
… the MMP industry is boiling the formula down to a very destructive set of lesson for our society. These lessons appear to be:
Achievement is far more important in life than enjoyment, family, friends, etc.
We should all be equal, regardless of our given talents. Time and devotion to achievement is all that matters, skill and smarts are worthless.
Don’t think, just grind.
If you grind harder, you will be “more cool” than others.
The problem is that none of these really lead to a happy or compelling life. Play is supposed to be an enjoyable learning function which helps you to understand some aspect of life, not a time waster, or worse, something which literally drives you to neglect your life.
Good luck in the future Jason!