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10-18-12, 10:20 AM
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A long time ago, in a galaxy that was still this one, Star Wars: The Old Republic (http://www.swtor.com/) lead systems designer Damion Schubert was one of the principle minds behind Meridian 59 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian_59), a bonafide pioneer of MMORPGs as, well, things. Since then, he‚??s worked on Shadowbane and The Sims Online, among others. During GDC Online, however, he gave a talk regaling tales of Meridian clone invasions and other such emergent madness interspersed with rather comical regrets (Fun fact: It was the first 3D MMO. It also launched without mouse-look). Afterward, we sat down for a chat about how MMOs have changed since Schubert first helped hand them a lunch bag and usher them onto the bus back in ye olde 1990s. And while his eyes lit up as he¬*reminisced about Meridian‚??s good old days, he was also quite adamant about his preference for SWTOR‚??s story-driven approach over, say, EVE-Online-style emergent madness. All that and more after the break.

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