Daily Archives: February 18, 2010

MMOs and The BBB

The BBB is the Better Business Bureau, a resource you may have heard of before.

Omali at Massive Multiplayer Fallout took a look at the Better Business Bureau web site to see what they had to say about various studios that produce massively multiplayer games.

I won’t spoil his post by repeating it all here, but there was quite a dichotomy in the ratings.  The BBB give letter grades from A to F following the academic model and most companies either got an A or an F.

Sony Online Entertainment and Blizzard Entertainment (Blizzard is actually one of the few on the list that are BBB Accredited) were among those getting an A.

Cryptic Studios and Mythic were both on the F list.

The only company in the middle of the pack was NCsoft, which received a C-.

And a pile of other companies have no rating at all.

Aside from some of the information in the profiles I’ve linked, I’m not sure that the ratings would affect my own buying decisions.

How about you?

Do these ratings surprise you, confirm your own views, or just represent another data point that may or may not affect your life?