Gamers love to mock Blizzard Entertainment
for the "glacial" pace of content updates to World of Warcraft
. Patches and expansions seem to trickle out so slowly that players have time to unsub and resub multiple times between updates. Trion Worlds
, on the other hand, seems determined to push RIFT
patches through on a monthly basis, as if to show WoW
how it's done.
And yet there are trade-offs to speed. All other things being equal, more time spent on content means more polished content. And content released at break-neck speed can wind up launching more quickly than subscribers can actually digest it, leading to players who find themselves lost and languishing in the wake of a game that's effectively lapped them. That leads us to today's Daily Grind topic. We often clamor for more content and faster updates, but is that really
what players want? When it comes to your content, do you prefer celerity or quality?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!