Champions Online To Integrate With Twitter
The Champions Online State of the Game report on the 25th June saw the announcement that you’ll be able to update your Twitter account with messages using a /tweet command. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Twitter as much as the next guy (maybe even more so) but is this really necessary? Are we just going to be bombarded with constant tweets like “ding, level 5″ from now on?
This certainly seems like a very shrewd move from Cryptic. Not only to get they get to ride the social networking bandwagon but they’re essentially getting themselves some free marketing by letting players broadcast information about the game for them. I can imagine that thousands of Twitterers (or Twittizens… yeah I just made that up – go me!) tweeting about a new piece of equipment they just looted every 5 minutes will attract some attention.
I guess I would be less cynical if the integration actually allowed you to see your full home timeline and everyone else’s tweets. As it stands it will just be liking sticking cotton wool in your ears and shouting at people (OK, OK, I know that’s pretty much exactly all that Twitter is but please bear with me here guys – I’m trying to work up a rant). To me, Twitter is all about communicating and interacting with others – getting people’s feedback and thoughts is the entire point of it. Well, it’s still early days, maybe we’ll see this progress some more until it really is a full and complete integration.
So what do you think? Great idea or a cheap marketing ploy?