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the Lonely Altar

I don't play "games", I play MMORPGs! This is where I talk about them!

Author: Tierless

#39 A Technology Renaissance

Posted by Tierless Saturday August 10 2013 at 12:44AM
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We are in the midst of a technology renaissance. FIRE, PHONE, INTERNET. Those are the inventions that have changed us like none before. The internet is a common, unifying language for all the people of earth to share. It allows us to share ideas across the entire world in an instant. It has freed countries and won wars and it is leading us to a technological renaissance, yet social media keeps getting all the credit. Sure it’s done wonders, but people forget that without the web there is no social media.

I truly believe we are on the brink of a leap in our history, a leap that the net should get credit for. Smart phones are AMAZING-but only with the web. Tablets are so useful-but only with the web. Social media is revolutionary!-as long as you can use it-with the web.

It’s coming and coming fast. Thanks to the web we are sharing all of our hopes, dreams, and BSC idears, uniting behind them, and taking them to heights unseen. The same goes for MMORPGs.

For years we were in a dark age of de-evolution but thanks to Kickstarter and crowd funding we are emerging. Now that SOE decided to drop trow and show off it’s EQPeen the flag has been placed, the challenge made. Evolve, because we are and if you don’t it will be obvious. Old games that are hanging on by a branch will fall into oblivion as these TRUE next gen MMOs begin to arrive.

It looks like the majority of new ones are based on virtual worlds again. Thank you Minecraft, and Skyrim, you have been more MMO than the MMOs of the last few years and you proved that fans do like living worlds and creative outlets, which is something that I thought was common knowledge, at least among the majority of old school MMOers I know.

The hour is nigh, the Time is near, the genre is changing and this MMOer, not gamer, I don’t play games, I only play MMOs, this MMOer is extremely excited to be a part of this time in MMO history. I feel like it’s the year 2000 again. Every day we see more and more virtual world games announced, and every day I get to dream about what it will be like to live in those virtual worlds again.

People will say it’s early but I don’t think it is. The dark times have passed, the sun is shining upon our genre again. It will only get better from here.

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