Derek Brinkmann of Legends of Aria painted himself in blood and walked into the wolves’ den of the MMORPG subreddit for that most time-honored tradition of digital self-flagellation, the AMA. And the redditors responded, feral at the scent of the bait and eager to nip.
It actually wasn’t too terrible, though the opening questions did get on Brinkmann for perceived heavy-handed community moderation. Some of the more level-headed questions involved expansion of Stealing and Snooping to other areas, quality-of-life questions related to farming, and some suggestions to improve crafting.
One of the more interesting answers came in response to a question asking what the devs learned over the course of working on Legends of Aria. “We put so much importance on the Steam launch but in reality it at was the Final Wipe that most of the MMORPG community consider the game ‘launched’,” replied Brinkmann. “If I was to go back in time, I would have delayed the final wipe until we were absolutely comfortable with the ruleset that Legends of Aria would be sticking with for years to come.”
It’s a beefy AMA with plenty of As to Qs on a wide variety of topics, so make sure to get a very comfy chair and flip through the discussion.