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3:08pm on Thursday, 15th March, 2012:
Just as well my talk in Lincoln hadn't been today, or the 3-hour drive there would have taken 5 hours in the fog.
I've uploaded my slides here for those of you who like to hang on my every word. For the rest of you, the basic premise is that different types of player have different ideas as to what an MMO is "about", and play to an unwritten set of rules consistent with those ideas. Anything that breaks those rules, they regard as cheating (or at least with great disapproval). Players of different types don't have any conception of these unwritten rules, though, and therefore have no concerns about breaking them.
It took me over an hour to say that in the talk...
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