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Interview on!

Yesterday I took a couple of hours to chat with Andy Baio of about Forumwarz, and he’s just published the interview.

It’s quite long and goes into huge amount of depth about Forumwarz, its development process, our team and everything else under the sun. It was the first time I’ve done an interview with someone who had actually completed the game, and I think it really shows through in the quality of the discussion.

Here’s a snippet of me talking about the introduction to the game:

When I first came up with the idea, Jalapeno and I spent a little time looking at other web RPGs. And I couldn’t believe how obtuse some of them were. There was one, I honestly forget which one, that said “The best way to get started is to read our wiki.” And I thought that was ridiculous, as if someone is going to sit down and read through a wiki before playing.


Written by eviltrout

February 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM

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  1. In the interview you talk about episode 2 having "some kind of payment to play". How much would it be, and are you sure it’s the best idea? You may end up alienating a larger part of your playerbase by doing something like that.

    Spinning Robo

    February 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM

  2. Spinning Robo, if they implemented payment systems they could upgrade their servers as well as cut off a load of users. That way the people who do pay will have a better experience. I’m sure most people won’t have qualms with paying for such an awesome game.


    February 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM

  3. The cost of episode 2 is still very much in the air right now. We have discussed many different pricing ideas and we have ultimately come to the conclusion that it depends on how comprehensive episode 2 is when we’re finished. So the official stance is no comment for now, but obviously we will do our best to reach as many people as possible.

    Evil Trout

    February 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM

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