When gaming is no longer an escape

Thanks to automated anti bot software, and a less than supportive community, one disabled gamer’s experience with a popular massively multiplayer online game turned negative

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Adam has since given up on World of Tanks, saying it’s left a “bitter taste” and that “this whole thing was more than an unpleasant experience.” He’s found other games to play, with more supportive communities, such as Jagged Alliance Online. As for other disabled people thinking of playing World of Tanks, he would recommend they don’t play it. “This game is highly competitive and so the tone in the gamer community is rather harsh and unfriendly,” he said.

I'll be writing more about how MMO gaming companies deal with players in the near future, so stay tuned.

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