Jeffrey Steefel on LOTRO Expansion, MMO Culture

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has a nice interview up with Turbine producer Jeffrey Steefel, mostly centered on the Lord of the Rings Online » 9/27/08 3:30pm 9/27/08 3:30pm forthcoming Mines of Moria expansion — also discussed are things like how Steefel perceives 's performance, expansion features, and issues of designing for a license. While is wide…

Evolving MMOs: Changing Business Models

Among everything else going on at the Austin GDC, an interesting panel took place on the issue of changing business models in MMOs — Free To Play has an easy to read, to the point summation of the panel, which included Robert Ferrari of Turbine ( LOTRO » 9/21/08 4:30pm 9/21/08 4:30pm), Hilmar Veigar Petursson of CCP (), Nicolay Nickelsen of Funcom…

Asian MMO Players Love To Smoke And Grind

As a connoisseur of the MMO genre, I've often noticed that your average Chinese and Korean massively multiplayer online games tend to rely heavily on the mouse, often foregoing keyboard movement altogether in favor of the dreaded click-to-move system that I completely despise. So why do Asian MMO games lean so hard on… » 8/13/08 12:20pm 8/13/08 12:20pm