Massively OP Podcast Episode 456: The MMO housing show


On this week’s episode of the Massively OP Podcast, Bree and Justin devote a full show to talking about MMO player housing! So bring your Pod or U-Haul up to the front door, unload your stuff, and make yourself feel at home.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link.

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Show notes:

  • Intro
  • What advantages does housing bring to an MMO?
  • MMOs that added housing after launch
  • Placement tools — the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Prefab vs. custom-built houses
  • What are the best ways to utilize housing as part of the gameplay loop?
  • Apartments in MMOs
  • Instanced vs. open world housing
  • How can MMOs incentivize players to check out each others’ housing?
  • Taxes and monetization
  • Integrating housing items into the whole MMO ecosystem
  • Outro

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