Saturday, June 04, 2005

ante lucem: Games that matter

ante lucem: Games that matter:
"Many of my friends in #teamslack have been playing World of Warcraft. From everything I hear about WoW, it sounds lacking. Today, we were arguing about the fact that most good items are bind on pickup, meaning that when you are killed, your items say with you. The reason they do this in WoW is to remove the motivation for Player vs. Player killing (PvP) and to help regulate the economy. This way, people can't just buy in-game gold on Ebay and use it to buy products they couldn't otherwise get in the game."

Economics of a virtual world. Gotta love what technology has done for us! (or not!)

Mozilla and hypocrisy

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