Posts Tagged ‘dynamic content’

On Breaking Norms

March 8, 2011 - 10:09 pm No Comments

Random Fire Invasion_01

Today I want to talk about Trion Worlds changing fundamental maxims about MMOs, particularly one about quests: never interrupt a player who is questing.

Will Cook, the lead dynamic content designer, spoke specifically about this in interviews with Yogscast and IncGamers. Particularly in the IncGamers interview, Cook says, “It used to be seen as a maxim that you can’t have bad guys on the road; you can’t have monsters attacking a quest hub because you should not ever interrupt the player while they are questing.” Contrary to my wife’s opinion on this matter, I think it is great that Trion is breaking the unspoken rules and taking RIFT to a whole new level of “living world.” Join me after the cut for more about this typical MMO maxim.