Come December, we’re going to be starting up our end-of-the-year roundups, including one of my favorites: the one where we pick out all our favorite MMO dev quotes of the whole year. But before we get there, I want to talk about the sweet little lies devs told.
As I’ve previously mentioned, one of MOP’s first rules for writers is “save your recordings” because you will not believe what studios will say right on the record and then claim they would never. Heck, never mind that – just think of all the stuff they say without even the grace to blush. Last year, I nominated ESA president Mike Gallagher, who claimed lockboxes aren’t gambling because “video games never take money from a player and leave them with nothing.” Are you even kidding me right now? This year, I’m going with the EA rep who went before the UK parliament and lied that lockboxes were “surprise mechanics” akin to “many other products that people enjoy in a healthy way.” Dammit, people.
Spill that tea. Which MMO studio or gaming company told the biggest fib in 2019, and what was it?