I am one of the few, the proud, but not one of the gaming Marines who have stormed the blocky beaches of Minecraft. Now, with the help of developer/creator @Notch and PC Gamer magazine, I can experience Minecraft in a 90 minute demo. This is one of those games I am afraid to even delve into.
A city created by players.
So, you’ve just shattered a six year old game Blizzard Entertainment, what are you going to do next?
1. Release expansion packs that build upon the new Cataclysm content. Expansion packs are like the carrot on the end of a stick, enticing gamers to hang around for new content. Will there be new races and lands announced in the future? You betcha ya!
2. Find ways to further grow the current player base. Research into video game addiction and recruiting your grandma will no doubt be internally announced soon. “What are the kids into these days?”, they’ll ask. Hopefully the addition of Silly Bandz, Webkinz mini-games, or anything remotely related to cutsey talking animals are added to the Azerothian landscape.
3. With the release of Cataclysm, the ablity to fly all over the Warcraft world will finally be attained (or soI have been told/ lied to). The next logical step, in WoW’s development, will be to add an underground kingdom. Imagine riding around on mole mounts past vast underground cities and luminous lakes. Let the current Minecraft game/ craze be your guide!
4. In-game advertising! Always remember, a druid likes to be reminded of the latest hamburger available at Burger King.
5. Celebrity designed armor sets. Wait, never mind.
6. Drop the current monthly pay structure. Free is the way to be.
*Inspired by Bio Breaks Where can World of Warcraft go from here article/ posty thing.