MMO Development Lesson #35

Players are the x factor of MMOs. If a player can do it, they will do it. They will behave badly if you let them, they will exploit if you let them, they will ruin the experiences of others if you let them. It’s best to mitigate undesirable behavior through reward/punishment or by altering a system’s design to prevent it. But, while heavy-handed artificial restrictions should generally be a last resort, sometimes they are unavoidable.

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