UGC Concerns from Mike Apolis Interview
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Join Date: Dec 2007
10-22-2010, 08:27 PM
I second Mirror-Master's concerns.
Placing customers into positions of power and privilege over other customers -
such a subjective sort of power - turns my gut. I really don't think that UGC
be slipped into the 'main game' anyway since it works out to padding the product with volunteer work. Rating, search features, all that is necessary... appointing a cultural jury is not.
And massively-dimishing returns on running UGC makes no sense, especially given that it's almost
to involve more interesting variety than grinding Exploration. Even if 99% of UGC missions are crap, at least they wouldn't be the same madlib over and over agan.