The “right way” is only right until you start. Every way is the wrong way.
There is one thing inherently wrong with mmos: the other players.
The feature will not be solidified until your startup is out of business.
the best programmers write the dumbest code: it is understandable by anyone. the worst programmers write the smartest code, they don’t even understand it the day after they wrote it.
Leo doesn’t approve of this so I couldn’t put it in a Tao of Leo but here is my own belief on estimation: Estimation is a waste of time. The problem with estimation is that it masquerades as data when, by definition, it is guaranteed to be wrong.