Today's Common Content article for the TenTonHammer network deals with the idea of Scoreboarding in an MMO. Since Warhammer Online will obviously need some kind of PvP scoring system, today Ratboy takes a look into the pro/con's of a Scoreboard in an MMO and what one can expect from having one.
People are jerks. Its a plain fact that really shows in environments where people get together and thus it really shows up in MMOs. People enjoy spiting one another over the simplest of things and it seems to be even sweeter if its people you dont know; thus scoreboards. Dating back to those old FPS games you used to play back when you were a wee gamer child the scoreboard lets you know whos on top of the heap when it comes to total score. Now the inevitable question needs to be asked; does Warhammer Online need a scoreboard? As a game thats based around PvP and players engaged in combat, it seems obvious that something will be needed, but lets go over the finer points of the scoreboard system shall we?
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