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Tamriel Infinium: An open letter to the creators of Elder Scrolls Online

Dear ZeniMax, I understand that you are a new studio, but you stem from a studio with a long history of making good games. I understand that no game has ever been 100% bug free. I also understand that you are extraordinarily excited about bringing your game to the public. And I wanted to see Eld...

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The Soapbox: Own your game's mistakes

To the developers of the MMO industry, I say this to you: Your game has some pretty big issues. No, stop. Don't go consult the PR team. Don't talk with the community managers. Don't spend time explaining why those issues aren't really issues. Just say it with me. Your game has some pretty big ...

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GamersFirst welcomes World of Warcraft to 'the free-to-play revolution'

Sarcastic, genuine, or merely self-promoting? An open letter from GamersFirst's Joshua Hong to Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick following World of Warcraft's surprise move to an indefinite free trial could be all three. "I wanted to congratulate you on taking your first big step to join the Fre...

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Former LEGO Universe dev: 'I have decided to get out of the MMO game'

We're all familiar with that guy who gets burned out on his game and makes a very public and lengthy rant as to why he's quitting on the official forums. But what happens when a developer does the same thing to a larger audience? Today we found out, as former LEGO Universe dev Ryan Seabury wrote ...

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Aion producer letter talks account security, transfers

Aion's been getting a decent amount of press this fall, first for September's Assault on Balaurea expansion and lately due to the uproar surrounding the 2.1 patch. Among other things, 2.1 substantially increased the game's loot drop rates, leading to huzzahs on one side of the aisle and raised ey...

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New Alganon producer letter looks forward and asks for patience

Alganon may have launched a little early to implement all of its promised features, which is never a good thing for a game in a competitive market. A month out from launch, it's still working on playing the catch-up game and getting itself to where the developers want it to be. However, that doesn'...

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NCsoft's open letter to the Aion community targets all players of NCsoft games

It's not everyday that we find a letter addressed to an entire company's audience when it's posted on a specific game site, but that's what NCsoft West's executive producer, Lance Stites has done with his recent letter to the Aion community. To sum up his letter, it's been a busy series of restruc...

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Jeff Hickman open letter highlights Mythic's top 5 priorities for WAR

Those of you stalwart enough to bore through Jeff Hickman's most recent Executive Producer's letter, which incidentally reads like a list of 1.3 patch notes conjured by the PR department, may have picked up on the mention that Mythic is assembling focus groups to determine the current concerns and i...

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Open Letter: Resident festival instead of Linden festival

Shoshana Epsilon has published an open letter to Linden Lab (which apparently has already been received enthusiastically by Everett Linden). The letter basically calls for the creation of a Second Life Fringe Festival to run at the time of the next Second Life anniversary in 2009. Essentially the re...

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