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01.02.2013 , 09:22 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by DataBeaver View Post
That's dubious. If adding sprint and speeders resulted in too short travel times, it would indicate that those features weren't needed to begin with.
No offence, but you're thinking about it backwards. These features were created as perks for leveling players in the same way everything in these "Skinner box" MMOs is. "Problems" are intentionally created (like long travel times) so that the player can be tempted with the prospect of earning "solutions" to those problem if they keep playing long enough (and thus keep paying subscription money).

Of course, in the face of criticism about long travel times and gradual sub losses, sprint and speeders are now available to low level players, somewhat negating their original purpose.