D&D influences MMOs, againJuly 9, 2010
If look at what they’re talking about- the ability to do things while downed, or heal yourself, or make an attack that heals allies? That’s all stuff that’s in 4E D&D.
They also talk about the issues of organizing a game (mostly in needing healers) and tossing conditions on opponents as a major tactical aspect of play.
It’s really interesting to see how games with the same general foundation issues (team play, death/being out of play) have the similar issues and solutions – whether it’s a direct influence or parallel evolution.