The Unfinished Stories: Storyline in MMOs
How important is storyline in MMOs? In this week's Mercurial Thoughts, Mercurie considers the back stories in some popular MMO titles, and examines the role of story in expansions. How do you introduce a new continent into a game world? With a story, of course!
"Of course, Dark Age of Camelot is not the only MMO with a storyline. EverQuest has its own back story and the expansions their own storylines. For example, the Ruins of Kunark expansion involved the discovery of the continent of Kunark. Like the fantasy MMOs, Anarchy Online, which is a science fiction type game, has its own back story and its expansions their own storylines. An example of this is the Anarchy Online expansion Alien Invasion, whose story is exactly that."
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