Exclusive Outspark Interview with Victor Wachter

Posted Thu, Dec 11, 2008 by Cody Bye

It might have taken a number of years, but free to play gaming may now be ready to try and take on the premier publishers in MMO gaming. One big signifier of this trend is a consistent hiring of proven talent, and one of the latest appointments to a key F2P publishing post was Victor Wachter and his move to Outspark to head up the community team at the start-up company. Ten Ton Hammer's Cody "Micajah" Bye sat down with Victor and asked him a number of questions regarding his new position and the differences between F2P and subscription communities.

“At the end of the day, we’re all gamers, right?” Victor responded. “We obviously want our players to have a good time, and that doesn’t necessarily change with the business model. However, the activities that occur with the various business models definitely differ. Free to play models tend to be more interactive with their customers, and I’ve been more involved with the community so far. We do do live events and we interact with our users much more than the typical pay-to-play game does.”

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