Sean Howard: Woah, no no no no. MMO gameplay has issues – usually philosophical and exclusionary issues – but the gameplay does not suck rocks… and I am the biggest opponent of many of the MMO norms. I very, very much believe that MMOGs could be really amazing, not by changing what they are, but by softening the edges and cleaning up their act.
It’s like, right now, all MMORPGs are pot smoking womanizers. They are bullies and sadists. We enjoy their company in spite of this behavior, not because of it. So, if they clean up their acts, they might even become somebody you respect and admire.