Quote of the Day – Lord British and a Fondness for Zynga

“Not just Zynga’s, but lots of social games use monetization strategies that, as a hardcore gamer, I find offensive, frankly,” Garriott admits. “I really don’t like games that constantly pester me to pay. I find it radically interferes with my suspension of disbelief. So, I’m devoted in the Ultimate RPG game to finding novel monetization strategies that don’t offend me like some of these do. Yet, it’s still really important to learn those lessons, and there’s no better place to learn them then by having Zynga as a partner.”

Richard Garriott de Cayeux, on his partnership with Zynga

I suppose we will see who ends up corrupting/influencing who in this partnership.

How are things with Mark Pincus?

Lord British and his company, Portalarium, teaming up with the foundering “Ville” magnate made the news a while back.  I hope he learns the right lessons for his Ultimate RPG.

I guess he must be pretty happy now that EA and Blizzard “let” Zynga have the casual market… such that it is.

5 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – Lord British and a Fondness for Zynga

  1. Aufero

    Pretty much every quote from Richard Garriott these days is gibberish. His talent for rationalization has overcome whatever sense he originally possessed.


  2. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    Well, Lord British is still a thing, and he hasn’t had a hit in ages relative to Zynga.

    This could actually be quite something to watch. The smart, but guileless Lord British, angry at his rebuff by EA, now to be mentored by Darth Pincus.


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