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Is early access creating gated MMO communities?

Post by TheHidden01 on Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:55 pm


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Iím not generally interested in early access programs these days. For one thing, there are so many fully fleshed-out MMOs on the market that I donít need to be adding a half-baked one on my plate. For another thing, I feel like getting in that early will ruin my appreciation of the final product.

As Iíve been avoiding them, Iíve become worried that whenever the game launches, it will be too late to join the community. After all, if the really interested party of players have been in a game for years at that point, Iíll be some upstart whoís part of a second, lesser caste of the community.

My question today is, do you think that early access is creating gated communities? Are people paying a ton of money just to get in on the ďrealĒ community now while keeping the unwashed rabble out? Does early access create territorialism and elitism among the community that will hurt it later on?

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Re: Is early access creating gated MMO communities?

Post by TheHidden01 on Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:56 pm

Maybe, I don't know, I don't care. Communities are communities, they will always have their stars and always their star Guilds. It morphs and changes as time carries on. Yes you miss things, but you also witness new times.

You are not gated because you didn't live in the 90s, I believe the same principle applies to this.

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