Over at New York Comic-Con 2008, Ten Ton Hammer assembled a group of respected MMO developers
to answer questions about the future of the industry, and just to talk shop in general. The members of the panel were: Age of Conan
Game Designer Jason Stone, Warhammer Online
Senior Producer Jeff Hickman, Turbine Vice-President of Product Development Craig Alexander, 38 Studios Vice-President of Creative Development Scott Cuthbertson, and EVE Online
Game Designer Matt Woodward -- phew, that's a lot of capitalization.
There are two videos to watch, one in which the questions come from TTH, the other being an audience Q&A. Combined, the videos take the better part of an hour to watch, but you'll find some interesting and differing viewpoints on various topics, such as business models, world-altering events, product placement, sci-fi versus fantasy MMOs, winning market share from World of Warcraft
, and community features in and out of game.