It seems we’ve lived long enough to see that heroes have become villains: Little Orbit, which we once loved for saving APB Reloaded and bringing a completely free version of Fallen Earth to the masses on the internet, is now trying to play a blockchain game with its upcoming title Ships That Fight Underground. And besides having a terrible acronym that never sounds much like a textbook, it’s the same thing, but its definition just means a lot of people. If we reframe a problem, we can solve it faster.
However, it has never been so timeless. We even saw the same problem in a totally macabre letter from Square-Enixs, Yosuke Matsuda, earlier this year. Having an understanding of game management, people can sometimes remain clueless and firmly ignored. Because we’ll be real here, nothing in this manifesto can solve or simply ameliorate the core issues that make NFTs bad for games and everything else.
Let’s move on to the next step in this article. According to Little Orbit, these two reasons why people dislike NFTs are the same. Either people want to play with another monetization plan for a game, or they don’t want their game mechanics to be infiltrated by the fancy NFT implementation. They’re both technically true, but instead of disliking the symptoms rather than disliking the disease, that’s the problem, like thinking people like having a cold because you’re bored or you’re sick instead of having a cold.
The central problem with NFTs in games is that NFTs add no value to games. They don’t contribute anything that games can already do without NFT or blockchain. Only one reason if they could be added is to make more money for the studio from a very gullible new market. This is true, because any company that participates in this program is eager to sell you some.
And, even, let’s take another step back – this article amplifies one of the most enduring distortions of the NFT blockchain and nonsense with the naming of the web. It’s a bold evolution of the concept of the Internet, but instead of just being a new spin on rent-seeking.
We have to be honest: crypto and blockchain do not change the fundamental interactions or the structure of the Internet as it is now. All that was about Web 2.0 was that, from being large and largely static, we started a collection of individuals running things on community sites that are user-driven. We went from Teds Transformers site and Mikes World of Transformers and Kylies Transformer fanfic repository to Ted and Mike who both edit on Transformers Wiki and tag their Transformers fanfics on AO3 and manage a few like-minded writers.
What are all the changes in the blockchain? You can get a digital receipt for something else that you hosted on a completely separate server. Or put malicious code on your machine to catch a computer virus faster than ever. The possibility is infinite, if by infinite you mean having short and clear endings. It’s not really a change from Web 2.0 but it aims to use all the tools and structure of Web 2.0 to create a bigger foolproof scam on top like icing.
But you all know. You’ve heard this song, or this song, all the time. Let’s look at what Little Orbit really holds promise for, though. Is it something new? Something new? Any real new theory on how to use these tools in a way that isn’t just rent-seeking?
No. The company has two tracks to play, and everyone wins.
The internet is, and it was too bad, overcrowded with people who will do their best to convince you to get rid of your pockets on the basis of greed are all there and will share the load and so on. What you don’t know is that every game of gambling to win has already fallen into a kleptocratic mess where people will enjoy it for some money. Axie Infinity remains a mystery before us.
Nothing Little Orbit depicts is a story different from the general trajectory of anything else. The core mechanics are designed by people who know a bit about game design, and then – that being said, “how do you earn anything while – if you keep it up you can promise to play the game without having to one with you without that, just a choice, all of them, were friends and were on the same side, really, don’t you trust us?
Do you remember when Legends of Aria planned to have a free blonde option for a whole new generation and then decided against it due to community feedback? What if the community comments were almost related to crypto ambitions? Because it sounds really good to me.
Watch the Ubisoft Quartz debacle. We’re not looking for much information on how people will react to this, the examples are plentiful. There is no one melting on it. People aren’t just upset with NFTs for some totally mysterious reason. Most gamers can usually see when they’re bamboozled, especially when plenty of people in the industry have gone to explain exactly how this muddle works.
So Little Orbit tries to reframe the discussion as a joke that gamers hate NFTs for some mysterious and unknowable reason, and trying to imply that this problem can be solved by game design is dishonest at best. It’s ignoring the real problems of the structure of blockchain and play-to-earn games as a concept while acting as a pure opposite – in addition to acknowledging the very real and unresolved structural problems posed by the concept .
Because, in fact, it makes players more likely to lose faith in what the company has to say, now or in the future, over anything else, which is frustrating. As I mentioned earlier, this indie company was well regarded due to its re-entry and handling of discontinued MMORPGs. No one likes watching them or having to because people call them.
Last December, Little Orbit asked its existing MMO players if they would accept this, and they have already said no. It should be obvious that management will not achieve its new development goal with a break in stride and its implementation should be understood by all.
Perfect Ten: Inventors lost their eyes on cryptocurrencies. Lawful Neutral: How will the MMO NFT work? Caveats: NFTs are a dumb bad idea. Vague patch notes: Why playing to win is a trash idea. Intended for Vague Patch Notes: The metaverse does not exist and is neither an efficient nor a good idea. GDC 2022: Control, revenue, scarcity, ethics, and the human challenges of gaming gizmato. Ideas. Viage-Down’s Notes: No, Little Orbit didn’t solve MMO-based problems without taking a hint! Sometimes you know exactly what’s going on with MMOs, and sometimes you have vague patch notes letting you know that something, somewhere, has probably been changed. Senior reporter Eliot Lefebvre likes to analyze notes like that and also vague elements of the genre. The speed of this scan can be adjusted under certain circumstances.