Posted Wed, Apr 05, 2006 by Boomjack
MTV discovers another non-music channel.
Stephen Totilo of MTV.com has delved deep into the music archives to write an article about weather in World of Warcraft.
"Kaplan said Blizzard's weather team — game designers accustomed to being the godlike architects of the worlds they create — talked about a system that would have them decreeing the weather day by day, but opted to set up a program and leave the weather patterns to computerized number-crunching. "If we were to sort of handpick the weather for each day, we would probably do it in such a way that you wouldn't notice that someone was handpicking it, in which case it's like, 'Why go through that trouble in the first place?' " Kaplan said."
You can read Game Developers Unleash A Storm on World of Warcraft Players on MTV.com.