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Pashino
Minmatar
Venice Academy
Posted - 2011.06.02 02:37:00 - [1]
 

Sanya Weathers (veteran MMO community person) rants a bit:

http://eatingbees.brokentoys.org/2011/06/01/cleaning-out-the-think-twice-file/

quote:

"And carebears shouldn’t be so sensitive. They outnumber the PVP types so drastically, and modern MMOs tend to be so thoroughly balanced around their needs, that the name should be utterly without sting."

Definitely describes Eve.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.02 04:25:00 - [2]
 

Sounds like a whining carebear Razz

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2011.06.02 10:24:00 - [3]
 

eve has had level4 mission in high sec for 5 years now. yet it still considered the most hardcore pvp mmo.

interesting huh?

Holy One
SniggWaffe
Posted - 2011.06.02 10:36:00 - [4]
 

Sanya Weathers? What AAA MMO did she design then?

Apart from the fact I've seen longer convention invitations than that 'blog' post, she kinda shoots herself in the face with this:

Quote:
There’s no particular honor in making a game that only appeals to feral manchildren with snakelike reflexes.


Business reality ! = best game design ideas.

I'm also increasingly starting to resent all these female 'gamers' who compulsively and relentlessly base all their observations on thinly veiled misandry.Laughing

ivar R'dhak
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.02 12:18:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: ivar R''dhak on 02/06/2011 12:17:56
Never heard of the chick. Does she have nice bööbies?

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.06.02 14:32:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Barakkus on 02/06/2011 14:32:25
oh hell nm, someone already posted the bit that made me lol

Chaos Incarnate
Faceless Logistics
Posted - 2011.06.02 15:10:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Chaos Incarnate on 02/06/2011 15:11:57
Originally by: Holy One
Sanya Weathers? What AAA MMO did she design then?


She was the head of the community team at Mythic for Dark Age of Camelot

edit: and I at least remember her being involved in EQ somehow and probably Warhammer Online as well

Holy One
SniggWaffe
Posted - 2011.06.02 19:48:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Chaos Incarnate
Edited by: Chaos Incarnate on 02/06/2011 15:11:57
Originally by: Holy One
Sanya Weathers? What AAA MMO did she design then?


She was the head of the community team at Mythic for Dark Age of Camelot

edit: and I at least remember her being involved in EQ somehow and probably Warhammer Online as well


Yeah I checked her out before making the post.

You do realize head of community basically means PR/professional liar right?

Judging by the twelve year old type English on her website and her glowing CV (she does a lot of spinning and 'I'm a girl, touch me!' crap on forums) I'd say she isn't qualified to comment on game design. Course its the internet, so we can all talk **** and make believe we're important.

Pashino
Minmatar
Venice Academy
Posted - 2011.06.02 19:51:00 - [9]
 

http://www.linkedin.com/in/sanyathomasweathers


Chaos Incarnate
Faceless Logistics
Posted - 2011.06.02 22:55:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Holy One
Originally by: Chaos Incarnate
Edited by: Chaos Incarnate on 02/06/2011 15:11:57
Originally by: Holy One
Sanya Weathers? What AAA MMO did she design then?


She was the head of the community team at Mythic for Dark Age of Camelot

edit: and I at least remember her being involved in EQ somehow and probably Warhammer Online as well


Yeah I checked her out before making the post.

You do realize head of community basically means PR/professional liar right?


Most definitely. In the days after EA bought out Mythic, i'm pretty sure she was one of the ones out there selling how 'no changes were coming' and Mythic would still be Mythic...a hilarious lie, especially in retrospect

then again, it also means she'd be the person talking to both the community and the game designers, explaining the issues of one to the other (and she was fairly active in that when i played DAoC, v0v). She's as qualified as anyone to speak about game balance, imho.

Pashino
Minmatar
Venice Academy
Posted - 2011.06.03 04:05:00 - [11]
 

Well, she has several comments but the one I pointed out was interesting to me. Once you think about it, even a game like Eve where there are no truly safe zones, is 90% PvE with less than 10% of the population engaged in any meaningful PvP (judging by the reports CCP puts out periodically).

Sader Rykane
Amarr
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2011.06.03 07:38:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Pashino
Well, she has several comments but the one I pointed out was interesting to me. Once you think about it, even a game like Eve where there are no truly safe zones, is 90% PvE with less than 10% of the population engaged in any meaningful PvP (judging by the reports CCP puts out periodically).


This is because finding meaningful, fun, fair, pvp is in many cases extremely time consuming and/or difficult to find.

I just don't have the time to look for a fight in Eve.

Misanth
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
Posted - 2011.06.03 09:04:00 - [13]
 

I miss the old xp-penalty on death, no level cap, grind-mmo's of the early days.

Holy One
SniggWaffe
Posted - 2011.06.03 10:41:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Misanth
I miss the old xp-penalty on death, no level cap, grind-mmo's of the early days.


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