Why Can’t You Just Save!!!

There was an article recently on Gamasutra, The Designer’s Notebook: ‘Bad Game Designer, No Twinkie!’ VII, and I totally agree with “Unsaved Configurations”. One of the reasons I stopped playing FFXI was because I had to format my computer and when I loaded the game and started playing, I realized all my macro’s were gone! All gone! And it had taken me a good time to set up all my macro’s.

Consider that each macro was anywhere around 3 to 5 steps, and I had over 20 macros. It’s not a particularly fun experience trying to set up all that configuration before you can actually start getting into all the fun. And it makes no sense! I already have some sort of profile on the game servers, why can’t macros and other configs be saved along with my character data? If Google and Yahoo can offer over 1GB in email space, why can’t game companies invest in more storage servers? Specially when we pay good money to maintain those servers.

July 13, 2006 10:14 PM MMOs


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