The informative video series Extra Credits is back on YouTube, and in their latest episode, they take on the concept of the MMORTS—the massively multiplayer real-time strategy game. (Though at no point in the video do they refer to the genre as "Memortis," even though that is a pretty sweet name, and way easier to say than "MMORPG.")

Host Daniel Floyd's presentation echoes pretty much all of the questions that I've had about the potential (and potential problems) of running a balanced MMORTS, questions which are further complicated by a microtransaction-based free-to-play model like the one that End of Nations recently announced.

Great stuff as always, guys (and gal).


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