Trudy) is that they change. Or at least they should in theory. Part of the joy of a persistent world is that developers are able to advance the timeline, continue the story, and change the status quo.
While some MMOs feature monthly story updates, such as Asheron's Call, others reserve the big changes for expansions. Guild Wars 2 is making waves with its first two updates for making radical changes to the landscape and introducing permanent features as part of its ongoing story, and The Secret World keeps its options open to continue the storylines of all of the prominent NPCs in the game.
So if it was your call, how would you advance your game's story? Would you introduce a cataclysmic event, off a character, or change a faction's alignment? Is there a good idea inside of you that you think would enrich your MMO's lorescape?
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