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March 21st, 2013, 20:51
Originally Posted by killias2 View Post
When you combine statements like, "Iíve met virtually no one in our industry who I think is close to as good a game designer as I am. Iím not saying that because I think Iím so brilliant. What Iím saying is, I think most game designers really just suck," with this, "Since [Ultima Online], most every other RPG has focused more on level grinding than on ďrole playingĒ, which has been reduced to a few initial character choices. While advancements in graphics and sound have been phenomenal, in many ways the virtual worlds we play in have become less real. Less open. Less immersive," and Hickman's statement that games haven't changed in 30 years, it becomes apparent that these guys really don't know anything about gaming circa 2013.
Really? I'm not sure they are wrong about the role playing part, sure there are a handful that push roleplaying, many push leveling and following a storyline instead.

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