I always LOL at these threads where people question whether or not the MMO genre/era is dying. That we are somehow in "low" times and is there no hope omg etc. etc.
Are you serious? Why?
1. More people play MMOs then ever before- Fact
2. More games are being released all the time - Fact
3. More variety and competition in the market - Fact (Yes, 95% are Fantasy, but at least Sci-Fi games, super hero games, and Pirate games exist now)
4. More games in development - Fact
5. More money spent on creating titles - Fact
6. More AAA devs/publishers creating MMOs - Fact
It's the BEST and GOLDEN time for the MMO era in my opinion.
You people just think that the genre is dying because you don't like the games that are out/coming out because you, personally, don't think they are good as the "old school" games we cut our teeth on.
Your opinion is your opinion, but the genre isn't dying. Fact. It's more alive now then ever before, and will only get better and better (hopefully.)
Just because you don't like the games doesn't mean the genre is dying.
Yes, there aren't any sandbox titles in development (yes I know about DF and I'm not getting into it) but does this mean that the genre is dying?
No. If you look at it from an economic perspective, MMOs are making more money, more are being made, and more people are playing them now then ever. Does this mean the genre is on it's way out? That it's dying? Only if you are a crazy person.
It's like saying "McDonalds is making 1,345% more profit per year then they did 10 years ago" and then coming back and saying "this must mean the era of McDonalds is coming to an end."
It's just crazy.
I just don't understand the logic behind these postings.
If you FEEL that the games aren't as good as they used to be, that is your opinion and you are entitled to it. But saying the genre is dying is just plain wrong. It's bigger and move alive then ever before.