"Your primary tools are your people. They have to be imminently adaptable diplomats, and without them, you're done."
In a community management panel at GDC Online 2012, Linda Carlson of Sony Online Entertainment stressed that there is no optimal social media or video streaming tool for all games; however, having the right people to address those audiences across all channels is imperative.
In this free GDC Vault
session entitled 'Community Relations Management Across the Board'
, panelists Alex Von Minden of Spacetime Studios (Pocket Legends
) and Kellen Kincaid of Portalarium (Ultimate Collector
) join Carlson and moderator Richard Weil of Metaverse Mod Squad to discuss core principles of community management in mobile, social media, multiplayer and MMO segments, focusing on subscription-based and free-to-play games.
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