Building Homes..

I liked this blog post on Hardcore Casual:

http://syncaine.com/2013/01/17/mmo-housing-is-gameplay/

It is about the concept of building homes in an MMO.

It is not unusual in discussions about EVE to see people dismissing or even attacking the different way people might play the game.  You could question why they would care – but I assume underneath it is basically the wish of “CCP – don’t waste your limited development resources on that; you should be working on the area I play instead”.

As I have remarked on before, I find it a short sighted view that fails to understand the synergy between play types.  Improve the mechanism for players to build homes, and you end up with more homes available to be torn down – which caters to a second play style.  It is these sorts of Win Win situations CCP probably wants to focus on.

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