17 July, 2007
Richard has once again affirmed his place as one of my personal heroes. As Lum also says, why isn’t this man in charge of more things? Seriously, that interview is required reading. Oh, and add Richard’s blog to your daily list of required reading. Supreme insight in convenient daily form.
A lot of people are making a fuss about Richard saying he’d close down WoW if he had the chance. While this comment is more insightful than some people are giving him credit for, I think that this is a minor point in the things he talks about. The very first question about communication shows the man has a better grasp on these games a social vehicles than most major designers out there. Unfortunately, I think this is a case where Richard is simply too far ahead of the curve for most people, particularly people without years of working and experiencing these things, to be able to understand. That doesn’t make him wrong, though.
Update: Richard posted about the WoW quote, attempting to deflect the accusations.