Avatars on Strike
Here’s a fascinating article by Ted Castronova on the latest problem to hit EverQuest: labor troubles.
It seems that the Warrior class feels that the rules are stacked against them. To protest, the Warriors planned a mass protest in which all of the players would log in at the same time and air their grievances, bringing the world to a virtual halt.
In response to this threat, EverQuest’s community manager announced that Sony would overhaul EverQuest’s combat system to respond to the Warriors’ complaints. As of right now, the Warriors are waiting to review the changes before they execute their protest plan.
Viva la revolucion!