Craig Talks to AbleGamers
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Join Date: Dec 2007
06-28-2009, 09:07 AM
At risk of feeding the troll...
Powerhelm, you need to visit the site and see what it's all about. I'm not sure what percentage of our members would be considered lightly or mildly disabled, but the site is most beneficial to those members that suffer major physical disability and severe limitations on mobility. For example, have you ever heard of crerebral palsy? It can affect your entire range of motion limiting you to using one hand in some cases and not being able to walk. It does not usually affect your mental capabilities. Most MMOs require a fair amount of cognitiave thought, and offer a whole world of social interaction to somebody who may be ignored or avoided because of a physical disability in the real world. This makes MMOs desireable. Doesn't matter what you look like IRL while online, people will socialize with you if you are sociable.
Now what this interview did was not introduce STO to the AG demographic. It was already being discussed on our forums. What DID do, was let a few questions relevant to US be asked and answered. Being able to remap keys, especially to hardware which many of us rely upon that the average player wouldn't need to use, is very important and will very likely be a selling point to the many exisiting Trek fans that also play MMOs.
Seriously though, the devs give out more information for this game than say Stargate Worlds. Go there and see how long it's been since a dev said anything. I'm not sure why every dev interview has to include brand spanking new game info. There's a reason they give the same info each interview. Not everybody goes to every gamer info website. I avoid Massively.com because it's the same regurgitated SOE crap about their trading card games. There are a few others I avoid ebcause I don't care for their formatting. People have their reasons, but if you want to get to the majority of gamers who stay informed online, you have to reach out to them everywhere they are.
Edited for speeling. Disadvantage of having arthritis at a young age.