# February 2008

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*Ian Hess* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*John A. Bertoglio* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Mike Rozak* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Sean Howard*

- [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
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- [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
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*Jeffrey Kesselman* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Aurel* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Jeffrey Kesselman*

- [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?

- [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?

- [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
- [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
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*Morris Cox* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Mike Rozak* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Jeffrey Kesselman* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Mike Sellers* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*John Szeder* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Tess Snider* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Scott Jennings*

- [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
- [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Chris Laponsie* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Richard Boehme*On Jan 30, 2008 5:16 PM, Mike Rozak <Mike@mxac.com.au> wrote:

> Several amateur MMORPG development kits are now on the market (Multiverse, Realmcrafter, Torque), with more to come. Some amateur authors are using the toolkits, but despite the fact that there are around 100x as many MMORPG players as MUD players, there only seem to be 10x as many amateur MMORPG authors as amateur MUD authors. Why is this? Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?

I think the answer is that content creation is exponentially harder

for graphical games. Even when you restrict yourselves to 2 or 2.5 D,

you have to create art or use premade art, graphically sculpt the

room, and so on. A room description that can take a paragraph or two

of text (an empty room with a description) could take quite a while

for a graphical world.

Added to this complexity is that current MMOs are set in a 3d world,

and thus the initial take on 'what would it be cool to create' is

3D... which takes a lot of effort from a large team, and can't readily

be accomplished with a small team.

Thanks.

Richard - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Siege)* - [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?
*Morris Cox*

- [Design] Where are all the amateur MMORPG devs?