Is Bigger Really Better in MMOGs?

A diminished economy means that companies have look for ways to decrease production costs. For MMOG fans, that spells smaller worlds at launch with less variety. Drawing from his experience...

A diminished economy means that companies have look
for ways to
decrease production costs. For MMOG fans, that spells smaller worlds at
launch with less variety. Drawing from his experience with both F2P and
P2P games, Danny "Ralsu" Gourley considers the ups and downs of
expansive virtual worlds:

P2P gamers often stick with one game for longer
periods than do F2P gamers, making a lot of real estate to explore a
real boon. Larger worlds also spread out content to give smoother
transitions between areas with encounters for different level
ranges.


Follow the rest of Ralsu's exploration as he tries to answer
the age
old question "Is Bigger Really Better?" in this week's target="_blank" href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/64424">Top
Ten
Free-to-Play Games.


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