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It's all the rage to blame any community woes on the "kids" that inhabit our gaming worlds. In today's Social Hub, we take a look at that idea and offer our thoughts on the issue. Read on and then leave your (mature) thoughts in the comments.
The knee-jerk scapegoating of “kids” when it comes to discussing trends in MMO development over the years has reared its ugly head yet again. While changes in development and a wider appeal have happened through the years, there are also many more games available to choose from. It's one thing to dislike a game's features or style, or even express disappointment in development direction, and it's another to sling terms like “WoW kiddies” that merely serve as self-aggrandizement. It's this insistence that is nearly always an exaggeration and serves to poison discussion and encourage stagnation when it comes to MMO players. And it's time to stop.
Read more of Christina Gonzalez's The Social Hub: Blaming “The Kids” Is So Immature.