Making an MMO is a big task, and though you can start off small and build up the size of your game over time, you might want further help or resources to help you get there quicker. The type of help you need depends on your skill set and the other resources you have available, such as programming, design, or artistic talents. It may also depend on how much money you have; if you are making your game cheaply, you may not be able to pay for items or resources. On the other hand if you do have some money in your budget, you may be able to get things done quicker.
This chapter takes a look at which skills you need for yourself or your team members, great resources to access, and how to accelerate your MMO creations.