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08.26.2012 , 10:35 AM | #11
I think it's a fantastic idea. Torwars mentioned the fact that maybe Bioware and EA should start utilizing the fan sites more because you can really get a good idea of the heartbeat of your game based on the fan sites out there. I think it's absolutely true. A fan site by nature is the biggest indicator of the state of a game because a fan site is completely dependent on a fan's desire to keep it going. If a game is doing poorly or interest is waning, fan sites will go away. If a game is popular, (at least an MMO) fan sites will flourish and you'll have lots of information flowing. The other thing is, people who run fan sites do a lot more digging and analyzing and predicting than magazines do. They're the ones seeking out interviews from lead designers and story editors and all those obscure positions that PC gamer doesn't have time for. Everything I think I know about SWTOR I learn from fan sites and I love that fact that Bioware is starting to embrace them.