From GamerChip: Blizzard have shaken up the World Of Warcraft and gaming in general by introducing a scheme to allow players to gain in-game benefits by recruiting extra members to their subscription service.
Some of these are fairly innocuous, such as linking players to allow them to play together more easily, but others will allow players to progress faster, earn more experience and receive unique items.
The potential for these 'incentives' to entice new players to a game should be pretty disturbing to the average gamer. In the fiercly competitive MMO space the battle for subscriptions could tempt developers to take even more extreme steps.
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