Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bringing Lowbies and High level characters together

I wanted to bring up a topic of discussion. One thing that's always bothered me is the inability to join up with friends in MMO's who are of different levels.

If a friend of mine is just starting, he's level 1, so I could just start a level 1 character with him. But then I don't get to use my level 75 character or whatever...

And what about friends you talk to who are level 20, and you're level 50? Or friends who level faster than you?

This discussion can be based on either what you do with friends who have drastically different levels in MMO's, OR you can tell me ideas of what you think a developer could do to the game design to encourage low and high level characters to play together, regardless of the gap in their skills.


PS--Sorry I'm behind on my Weekly sketch, I'll get something up soon.


Pete said...

I'd just play EQ2 or City of X where there are ways to play with folks of differing levels!

Anton said...

That's interesting, I didn't know about EQ2's mentoring system or City of X's side-kick system. But I looked them up. They sound like they'd help people get to do the same thing together pretty well.