Some Assembly Required: Community as content
Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 April 2013, 5:00 pm

Filed under: , , , , ,

Some Assembly Required  Community as content
Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to cover an occasion during which an in-game community came together and created a new player-run annual event. Born as an anniversary follow-up to a service event for the young terminally ill player Ribbitribbit, the new tradition focused on celebrating that very community that pulled together to create him a dream playground within EverQuest II. If the game lacked a sense of community in the game before that original project, it certainly didn't after.

After tugging at my heartstrings for a while, that experience made me reflect on how much our communities are really a cornerstone of player-generated content. How often have you attended or participated in an event or run a mission created by someone other than yourself? And yet, when discussing important tools and elements needed to support player-generated content, we often overlook the necessity of a vibrant community. It's like trying to bake a cake without adding the flour. Or how about this analogy: You can give folks a giant tool box full of a shiny implements and tell them to build a house, but not much will happen without the actual wood and materials! So to foster PGC, games need to foster building communities.

Continue reading Some Assembly Required: Community as content

MassivelySome Assembly Required: Community as content originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments




    · Older Entries >>

    Show: [ALL] [NEWS] [BLOGS] [PODCASTS]

    Updated Today:
    Bethesda Blog [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Bio Break [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Cloth 5 [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Gamers with Jobs [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Lineage II [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Low Elo [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Massively [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Mystic Worlds [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Reign of Gaming [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Tobold [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Updated this Week:
    A Green Mushroom [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Game Truth [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Joystiq MMO [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    MmoQuests.com [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Welshtroll [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Wondrous Inventions [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Updated this Month:
    Ardwulf's Lair [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    BestLeagueBlogNA [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Citizen Azeroth [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Creeping Through it All [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    kfsone's pittance [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    MMORPG.COM News [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Morphisat's Blog [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Player Versus Developer [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Star Wars: The Blog Republic [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    The Instance [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    The Old Republic News from Bioware [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Troll Racials are Overpowered [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Write the Game [HTML] [XML] [FULL]