Note that in the few instances where World of Warcraft develops emergent gameplay, most players are complaining.While amusing from the outside, and perhaps in retrospect not dissimilar to the Corrupted Blood incident, referring to the slaughter of everyone—PC or NPC—in all the Capitals through an exploit as "emergent gameplay" is like calling the actions of a person coming along and knocking all the pieces off the board in the middle of someone else's Monopoly game "emergent gameplay." Tobold implies that players should just grin and bear it, as if to say, "Oh look at the piteous WoW players whining about how unfair it all is." He goes on in his own comments to compare this hack to the cesspool of betrayal that is EVE, which also includes a great deal of meta-game intrigue. Sorry, that is not emergent gameplay, that is griefers shitting all over everyone else trying to play an honest game.
So I am allowing anonymous commenting for a few days again, just to see. Be good, or I will borrow the mallet of loving correction from John Scalzi.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
QOTD: Emergent Gameplay
Sorry this is a little old, but I came a cross this doing a little research for another post.