Posts Tagged ‘Community’

[Community] The Rebel Developer: “I Just Want To Get Rid of This Sh**y Game”

For this week’s Community Monday, I want to dive into the latest indie developer meltdown currently in progress. The subject for the latest incident is The Rebel, a Unity asset flip that currently has a 75% positive (of four reviews) rating on Steam. There is one person online at the time of this writing. The […]

ArcheAge Issues Warning Against Toxic Behavior

Stomping down toxic behavior is all the rage these days, between Riot Games putting the kibosh and permanently banning certain players for life, to Blizzard pledging to tackle racism after the latest Dreamhack conference, Jagex taking on streamer harassment and KKK cosplay (a phrase that shouldn’t exist), and now Trion Worlds with ArcheAge. The game […]

[Community] Should Developers Start Blacklisting Customers?

Did you know that Riot Games maintains a very small blacklist of players deemed so toxic that they are banned from having an account for life? They do, and while it takes a lot to be added to the list, the end result is that any account that can be verified as owned by said […]

Black Desert Online Community Votes In Pathing

Daum has posed a simple question to its players: Would you like it to be possible to auto-path allowing players to level up stats while away from their keyboard? We wanted to put up a simple poll to get an idea of how many people would like to see the Auto-Path Loop feature added to […]

Community: MMO Fallout Ethics Q&A

I’ll be honest with you folks, I am poorly prepared this week. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I’ve been snowed into my house with no internet since last Monday, I haven’t had the capability of doing anything other than a few news pieces on my barely passable Chromebook. So […]

Roblox Kicks Off Winter Games Competition

Grab your virtual snowboard and tobaggen and suit up for cold weather, because the ROBLOX Winter Games has officially begun. Beginning today and heading through February 10th, ROBLOX players will be able to compete in five different events, including snowboarding, snowball fights, racing, and even a tank battle. Each event has a leaderboard, badges, and […]

[Community] Stop Saying Kool-Aid

On this week’s Community Concerns, I want to talk about a phrase that makes my blood boil every time I hear it: drinking the Kool Aid. If you aren’t familiar with the phrase, “drinking the Kool Aid” means the unquestioned faith in another’s words or instructions. The phrase comes from the 1978 Jonestown Massacre where […]

Tips For Fans #476: Obnoxious Advertising

Developers are in no way responsible for the actions of their users, unless said developer is actively¬†encouraging said behavior. With that in mind, this tip is specifically for the fans. Spamming forums (as pictured below) doesn’t make your game more appealing. As far as viral advertising goes, it is likely the least effective and most […]

[Community] The Move That Saved The Old Republic

Massively has a great article covering James Ohlen’s comments at GDC about how free to play saved The Old Republic. When free-to-play launched in November, it “blew all expectations out of the water,” said Ohlen. Subscriptions started going up again. Concurrent players on the servers went way up. Both of those statistics continue to rise. […]