The fall season has seen two massive PR fiascos in two MMOs that just couldn't be more different: World of Warcraft
and EVE Online
. At BlizzCon
cluelessly cheered on a video featuring individuals making crass anti-gay comments. And CCP
managed to alienate its loyalists
with an arrogant, greed-oriented internal memo.
For my part, one of the most awful dev quotes surfaced during the bygone days of EverQuest
, when a dev named Milo Cooper famously posted to a player, "Shut up and give me my ten bucks per month, little man. My Porsche needs some performance upgrades
." (Hey, remember back when games were $10 a month?) Comments like that one just fueled anger among the playerbase, whose members already felt they were paying too much for too little in return from a studio that took them entirely for granted.
So what's the worst thing you've
ever seen an MMO dev say or do?
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