A couple of weeks ago, Justin reminded me of a Guild Wars 2 panel from many years back where ArenaNet addressed Charr armor clipping. “A Charr player wanted to know when the team will fix the armor for the race. The devs said that because fewer people played Charr, fewer resources go to that race, but that they’ll ‘do you justice’ in the future.” Now, to be clear, I am not in any way saying that Charr armor is leading to a death spiral of Guild Wars 2; that would be silly since it was said five years ago and the game is just fine. What I’m referring to here is the development cycle itself that seems to happen so often in MMOs: Here, Charr armor is broken, so fewer people play the race. This allows the studio to cut back dev resources on fixing it – why fix what nobody’s playing? This in turn leads to even fewer people playing it, and then even fewer resources on fixing it, and on and on in a death spiral, until only weirdos like me … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What’s the most important example of death spiral development in MMOs?
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The Pantheon devs tweeted again asking another great question. This time they're eliciting responses about what's the most important part of a community. And again, the responses are across the board with respect to how people are interpreting the question. Some of the answers in reply to the tweet are things like: Welcoming to newcomers Open-mindedness A lack of elitism GM sponsored events Communication with the devs All good answers, and there are plenty more. I think the most important part of a MMORPG community has to be 'a reason for one to exist' and equally important are the in-game tools and mechanics to encourage community interactions. If people don't have to get to know each other, they won't. If players don't have to play together, they won't. (Note: That doesn't mean grouping only. I can feel like I'm playing with other people even when I solo.) If the MMORPG doesn't have in-game mechanics to bring players to together, then they'll drift apart. Community is … [Read more...] about What is the Most Important Part of a MMORPG Community?
Home » Make Money Online » How to Make the Most of Your Self-Serve Advertising Platform Self-ad serving platforms came to save the day for small site owners and bloggers who always fell short when it came to filling the requirements of big media network names. Ad platforms, such as Adsgadget, Google AdSense, etc. have become one of the principal ways of generating steady income from a site. However, the fact that they are “self-serve” often makes people think that everything is taken care of. While this mindset may be logical, since everything on a self-ad serving platform works automatically much like a well-oiled machine, there are some things publishers can do to help maximize their profits. 1. Reposition your Ads Have you ever heard the saying first impressions are what count? Well, this totally applies when it comes to banner ad placements. It is a well-known fact that a lot of publishers are quite weary of placing ads on their homepage or within their … [Read more...] about How to Make the Most of Your Self-Serve Advertising Platform
Now, you must be thinking when did 100 m dash/ sprint or high jump, long jump transformed into a team sport. No! They did not, it still requires an individual to perform the actions. But, I still say it’s the team and not an individual. Why? Because the individual performing actions is backed by his/ her team. Their team comprises of coaches, physios, managers, etc. Not just the athlete takes or puts in all the efforts, but also the other guys who are responsible for the athlete’s performance. Unless all the teammates are doing their work efficiently, your athlete is not going to succeed. For your business to bloom, you need to ensure that your team works efficiently and is high on spirit round the clock. This will not just boost the business but also the moral of your employees. Now, let’s focus on some elements about how you can manage your team effectively. Your Guideline to Manage The Key factor of your startup: Step 1: Hire … [Read more...] about Here is the Most Critical Factor For Success Of Your Startup
Twitter is one of the most important factor in making driving traffic to your blog. But its not a child's play, you need to use your Account effectively. In this post I'm gonna explain about 5 Important yet Simple Points you should consider to increase your influence on twitter which will help you gain more Followers and reputation, resulting in more retweets of your tweets. Separate Your Personal Account and Professional Twitter Account If you have a twitter account for your site/blog its very necessary that you only tweet about stuffs related to your niche. Like If you have a blog related to gadgets then you should only tweet about gadgets and not about your daily life things otherwise your followers will stop following you. Your followers have followed you to receive gadget updates and not your personal life updates. You can instead make a personal account if you like sharing your daily routine like what you're eating, what song you're listening to etc. Read: Why you Should have … [Read more...] about 5 Simple but Important Tips to Make the Most out of Twitter