Angry Robot

Building in games

This page describes how guilds can build cities in the massively multiplayer RPG Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. A couple points come to mind. One: it’s another example of increasing specialization in games, i.e. doing this requires a guild member who is “skilled in architecture”. Two: old people’s fear that games are dangerous to children gets increasingly laughable as time goes by. So your kid goes online, levels up his character in the architect skill, and collaborates with others to secure the resources necessary to build a city over a period of months?

He must have shot some hookers along the way.