Prime World Wants More Female Players

How do they plan to achieve this?  By giving teams with female players perks.

Prime World is a mixture of the League of Legends style of play and Facebook games.  Hard core action fans will head straight into battle, while those who enjoy creating the foundations of a world will find fun in building castles and taking advantage of the social aspects of the game.

“The idea is to introduce the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genrenot only to hardcore players who already love it, but to their friends who might be more casual, and of course to their sisters and girlfriends who may not be as hardcore,” Larisa Nuretdinova, the creative producer at Nival told the Penny Arcade Report.

Here’s a breakdown from that report:

This is how it works: Players in Prime World have talents, like other games offer abilities or spells. You’ll be able to select a gender-based talent that goes into effect when you’re playing with someone of the opposite gender who is also using an in-game character of their own gender. So I would need to team up with a female player using a female character. The talent will offer a shield that protects the other player when you’re in close proximity, so a mixed-gender fighting force is going to be more effective than a single-gender team. If a character is being overwhelmed, simply make sure you have the needed talent and are playing a character of the opposite gender, and you can offer a defensive buff.

The game will offer three female and three male heroes to start. Players can buy new heroes, just like League of Legends, and female players will actually pay less for more characters. Think of it as a kind of ladies night at a bar where drinks are less expensive to try to get women into the door to hang out.

“When boys gather around to play games just with each other, it’s not really social. When girls gather around just to chat, it’s not very social. The social starts when they hang out together and play games together,” Nuretdinova explained.

“To do the very best, you’ll want a female player on your team,” Nuretdinova said. You don’t need to have male and female players on the same team to win, but it will certainly help. The game will be connected to your Facebook account, so it will actually be able to check your real-life gender, and the bonus is only available when a team is made of mixture of male and female players who are playing as characters of the required gender.

Ladies, how do you feel about this?  Does this kind of perk make you want to play this title?  Guys, what are you thoughts?  Are you willing to pay more for the same content for the sake of playing with women?

To read the full Penny Arcade Report, visit: http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/prime-world-will-charge-women-less-for-their-heroes-and-give-mixed-gender-p

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