Developer-led community events were all the rage once. Back when MMOG players walked uphill both ways, in the snow. That is to say, a long, long time ago. When your community is twelve million strong, or spread across multiple realms, it becomes impossible to treat a community as an individual. Realm events still occur, although World of Warcraft‘s zombie invasion and Gates of Ahn’Qiraj have meet with mixed reactions. Today’s real developer-led community events take place inside more niche titles. Often those with single-shards or a shared server system.
The latest, and certainly greatest, is taking place inside Global Agenda and being brought to you by none other than LoreHound.com! On October 28, 2010 (that’s just a few days away!), starting at 6:30 PM EST we’ll begin rounding up and educating those that wish to partake in the festivities. Basic game details and information, including class info and specializations, will be detailed for half an hour for all players joining via the Free Trial. At 7:00 PM EST the real fun begins with a unique introduction powered by the glorious dev tools. From there, players will play shoulder-to-shoulder with devs across the open wasteland and instanced dungeons.
I’ll be online well before the 6:30 kick off. You can find me under iTZKooPA (F3 is the hotkey to access the friends menu). Amatera will be in attendance, as well as the rookie play of Juggynaut, who signed up for the game just for this event! Come give him something to point his healing gun at! Massively is hosting an event at the same time, so there should be plenty to do (kill).
Naturally, treats will be plenty. Be sure to attend! After all, the free trial means you have no excuse not to! Unless you’re not on a Windows machine…