So what is the publisher's impact?
With all this exciting talk about Trion World and Archeage.
Well I was wondering, how much of an impact the publisher has on the game.
Since a game like Archeage is being developed by a different company, but is only getting published in the west by Trion World, what kind of effect does a publisher have on that game.
Because I ask this,
WoW, one of the most popular Western MMOs, is published in the east by some other company. only major change is the item shop model, which is still Blizzard ran.
Another topic that comes up often when we talk about Publishers, is the Devil itself. you know what I am talking about, I dont even want to spell its name. (for those still trying to figure out who I am talking about, well put together the fifth and first alphabet together).
But usually when talking about how the devil impacts the MMO's it publish, people talk about publishing differently. because people say EA greatly changes the way the game is developed, which seems different from what Blizzard's eastern publishers do. (crap I said "EA",,, oops I said EA again. oh crap.... forget it)
So what impact does the Publisher have on the game?