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In this week's Tingle's Touchy Subject, Adam rants about the desire most game makers have to force the player into the role of "The Hero" and why that's not always a good thing.
In this week's Touchy Subject we are examining an issue that is close to my heart and internal rage-o-meter. Modern MMORPGs have a propensity to treat players like they are somehow unique; extraordinary; special. All the while ignoring the ten or twenty similar avatars all huddled around the one NPC with an exclamation mark above their head. Are MMO NPCs trying to emulate the role of "international playboy" stringing us all along by telling us that we are actually "the one"? Or have developers forgotten the key tenants of the genre somewhere in the past few years? Read on and I'll tell you.
Read the rest of Tingle's Touchy Subject: I'm Not Special.
Try to be excellent to everyone you meet. You never know what someone else has seen or endured.