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LotRO Editorial: How to Kill a Gaming Community

Posted Thu, Jan 17, 2008 by Shayalyn

/shout Social interaction FTW!

One thing that makes MMOG's like Lord of the Rings Online a big draw for many people is the social aspect of an online world. Being able to slay orcs and chat with friends is always a plus, but what happens when you can't have that social aspect because some of the key areas for social interaction are taken away?

One of the biggest draws for me and a lot of other people to an MMOG is the community setting and things that inspire social interaction. Let’s face it; an MMOG is nothing more than a chat room with dragons and we like it like that. However, there is an ever growing problem with the social aspect of many MMOG’s.

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