Massively Opinionated: What’s the next big MMO buzzword?

In this episode of Massively Opinionated, the topic is public relations and communication. Sometimes marketing and consumer relationships in MMOs don’t always go the way game creators plan. So this week, we debate the ways MMOs should and shouldn’t handle their customers. Host Larry Everett invited two individuals who are very familiar with the inner workings of the games industry: From here at Massively OP and Predestination, welcome Brendan Drain and Tina Lauro. Enjoy the show!

Topics

Patreon question from Jose Torres: Which game is MMO 4.0? (04:38)

Who is to blame for releasing unfinished games? (18:18)

What is the next big MMO buzzword? (38:22)

Build an MMO based on a PR buzzword. (52:33)

Panelists

Brendan Drain
Site: Predestination
Twitter: Nyphur

Tina Lauro
Site: Predestination
Twitter: PurpleTinaBeans

Larry Everett
Site: Hyperspace Beacon
Twitter: Shaddoe

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CazCore
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CazCore

“living breathing world”

that’s about the only label that has bothered me over the years.
outside straight-up word abuse, such as calling 4 player instanced games MMOs and such.

CazCore
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CazCore

BalsBigBrother Oleg Chebeneev 
well i think Oleg is being too hyperbolic, but consider this,
touchscreens were invented in the 80s.   and were considered largely useless (outside of ATMs) for the next 20 years.  and that was something that actually existed completely, and worked well back then.

VR never has (outside of like $20,000 and up research units) until now.

CazCore
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CazCore

quixadhal that AND/OR user generated content.
its weird how UGC drives virtually all the biggest success stories on the web, and yet its still fairly untapped in gaming, particularly MMOs

CazCore
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CazCore

Sarigar and things like the 50 feet away thing would be SOOOO easy to do.  or to allow you to get much closer while their back is turned. 

there’s still a a lot of low-hanging fruit that is surprisingly untapped in mob AI

DavidBarnard
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DavidBarnard

i agree that Tina won the argument on the “blame” question; however, i’d just like to point out that accepting that as fact is in essence blaming the victim mentality.  the point Brendan was trying to make is a valid one.  that being, it is perfectly understandable that the common person feels that choice has been removed, or at the very least, dumbed-down to the simplest of two options-abstain or capitulate to sub-standard fair.

to Tina’s point-as the saying goes “we get the world we deserve”.  as with most things in life, the only way to overcome the titans of industry, wealth, politics, etc. is by a mass movement of the collective will from the common people.  in gaming, that means that gamers are collectively going to have to opt for the simple (albeit difficult) choice to abstain from giving game publishers their money.  purchasing power still resides with the consumer, and it is the only voice that matters.

wjowski
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wjowski

PaganRites 
Smellovision will never replace television.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

wjowski Mark Jacobs breetoplay Not worried about our game but just crowd funding and players in general. Nobody wins if people/devs screw up crowd funding by being less than honest. A lot of good/interesting projects have been delivered thanks to crowd funding that, most likely, would not have been able to be funded without that platform. If it goes south because consumers are just tired of it in general, that’s just the way of the world. But if it goes south because people/devs are dishonest, that’s another thing entirely. And I just hope it doesn’t happen.

wjowski
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wjowski

Mark Jacobs breetoplay wjowski 
Why?  If your game’s on the up and up what’s the problem?

RiccardoTavano
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RiccardoTavano

Idk.
I just hope that they stop with the “action combat”  trend that is going lately….I love action combat, I just do not want any more “action combat ”  crap like Tera…that’s nowhere near action when there’s assisted aim and static spellcasting.
If you want and promote action combat, do it well like vindictus ( i do not like vindictus much, but at least that’s action combat) or something like MH. I don’t mind if stuff is placed into instances like the two i mentioned…I know there’re still many limitations due to hardware power…but the lack of power and technology to do so, shouldn’t be an excuse to pump out half assed stuff staying it’s something that it actually isn’t.

TheGremmel
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TheGremmel

“not a F2P”