Because I’m so skilled at finding strange and unusual internet stuff, I ran into this Flickr photo set recently of Cory Doctorow’s (Boing Boing) visit to Sony Online Entertainment in March 2005. At first, I was wondering if anyone can walk into SOE and start handling these original sketches for Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online (wtf!), then I did a little profile digging and all became clear. Interesting: The original EverQuest servers, now retired, and the buttass ugly furniture in the SOE reception area.
Life With Alacrity: Dunbar & World of Warcraft — interesting stats and commentary on optimal guild sizes in UO and WoW. Actually, optimal size, in my opinion, is much smaller, but WoW (and its predecessors) lacks an efficient or effective system for formal guild alliances.