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DDO FriED: Mediomancrancy

Posted Fri, Apr 14, 2006 by Ethec

Mediocromancy: The Magic of Publishing on a Timeline

Has there ever been an MMO that launched bug-free? Nope, and there probably never will be. Dungeons & Dragons Online is no exception. In this week's Friday Editorial (FriEd), Darkgolem contends that the rush to release a game produces sub par results, and that a lack of communication from developers compounds the frustrations.

The reason games get pushed into the marketplace before they’re finished is simple enough--they don’t make money for their developers and publishers while they’re in production. It takes sales and subscription fees to sustain a game in the long term, so there’s always pressure to get the product into the hands of the paying public, whether that game is ready or not.

Read this week's FriEd on DDO - TenTonHammer and see if you agree!


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