MOP reader and Patron Brett has a burning question about the lessons we’re learning (and not learning) from playing MMORPGs. “In his book Theory of Fun, Raph Koster suggests that games are really just systems of learning things in a way that we enjoy with fewer consequences. In his words, ‘That’s what games are, in the end. Teachers. Fun is just another word for learning.’ If that’s true, then modern MMORPGs and their narratives would seem to be a pretty mixed bag of lessons – individual power can be accumulated like wealth; evil can be conquered through solo and group acts of courage; violence is a feasible solution to almost every problem; your race, nation or profession defines a lot about who you are; and accessorizing with the most expensive bag is possibly the most crucial decision to make before leaving home. “So with so much opportunity at the moment for our real-world societies and communities to be better, I’d like to … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: What important lessons are MMORPGs failing to impart?
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As I stepped out of the train and into the early afternoon sun that peered over the top of the tower blocks and shops of Berlin’s crowded centre, I found myself rather unsure of what to expect. Over the past three years, I’ve been to a great many EVE meets, but rarely as a spectator. There’s always been work for me to do, be it providing commentary or running a presentation, and given my position on the CSM I often knew what CCP would be announcing. So stepping back into the shoes of a regular participant - albeit one with the opportunity to interview members of CCP directly - felt at once both liberating and a little unnerving. advertisement After a few hours of chatting with the various players who had coalesced near the venue, we all headed inside, and were treated to the welcoming ceremony hosted by the volunteer organisers of the event. This went through the history of the player ran meetups in Germany, which have been occurring annually for the … [Read more...] about What Happened At EVE Online’s Berlin’s Event, G-Fleet