# February 2008

- Procedure as a solution for a growing set of stories
*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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*Paolo Piselli*>

"Damion

Schubert"

<dschubert@gmail.com>

wrote:

> [good stuff]

Excellent post, but I think there is the caveat that most players enjoy and spend a significant amount of time soloing, and for this purpose must be at least be situationally self-sufficient without eliminating the variety, complexity and inter-dependencies in a group context. The answer (which WoW to a large degree got correct, and IMO is what sets it apart from the EQ style forced-grouping or the UO style uber builds) is to separate the solo context and the group context (in WoW's case by world vs dungeon content) such that each player is self-sufficient, but can *electively* enter into a situation that requires interdependence. A player forced into a role feels like a conscript, where as a player whose choice is a role is a companion.

-Paolo

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