Everyone loves to scream for "more innovation!" at any given opportunity, but this is often done with blinders on to the studios that actually are trying to push MMOs forward -- even if in small and important measures.
While studios are risk-adverse by nature and common sense, they've also learned the hard way that clinging too much to the familiar can drive away more players than not. So innovation, like it or not, is the path to survival in an increasingly competitive field.
Today I'd love it if we took the blinders off and gave credit where it's due. Which MMO studio is the most innovative? Is it SOE
, with its initiatives like the Player Studio
? Would you give ArenaNet
the hat tip for creating a new breed of MMO? Or perhaps Blizzard
for... OK, I can't finish that sentence. What say you?
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