The BBC posted a news item about how Blizzard took a fan’s server offline that was running the original WOW game.
Now, you might be thinking that this poll is about what would happen if Steam went offline permanently, but it’s not.
What really got me curious was this quote from Blizzard: “The developers however prefer to see the game continuously evolve and progress, and as such we have no plans to open classic realms or limited expansion content realms.”.
I think it raises some interesting questions.
Should the developers force changes of the game onto players? It happens all the time and as players we don’t really have any say in that process. Maybe it’s technically too difficult for developers to allow multiple versions of each game.
Could each change be made an option? Unless it is security related, why not?
Well, perhaps for MP games that would be a HUGE issue. Playing against players with different settings could ruining the game for many and you obviously can’t have different servers for every combination of options.
But for SP games like the ones we know and love, perhaps it is possible.
In fact, what if it were a paid option? Would that interest you? If you apid, for example, 5 Dollars per game, you could ahve all the changes as options and if you didn’t you just got the changes and had to play the latest version.
What are your thoughts?