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General Discussion  » PoE the best ARPG, not a MMO.

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  Niburu

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1/30/13 10:25:12 AM#21

Yes, it is not an MMORPG but an ARPG.   Even the Dev's agree with you  

 

 

"In summary, by choosing not to make Path of Exile a traditional MMORPG, we’ve attempted to reduce both the technical and business risks for a small team and focus on delivering a great action RPG."

  Scottgun

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1/30/13 10:27:37 AM#22
Originally posted by Niburu

Yes, it is not an MMORPG but an ARPG.   Even the Dev's agree with you  

Indeed the OP is an argument in search of an opponent.

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  Caldrin

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1/30/13 10:28:19 AM#23

Your right OP its not a MMORPG..

 

 

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  rbialo

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1/30/13 5:35:09 PM#24

A bit off topic maybe, but this thread makes me wonder - what happened with a term >Hack&Slash< ?

Hell, I could even - just to make fun of OP - call it MMO H&S. Why it is now "ARPG" instead?

  trash656

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1/31/13 5:15:37 AM#25

You can't blame people OP, there is so much misinformation out there not from the gamers themselves, but by websites like this listing games as MMO's when they are not. I myself thought this was a MMO when i first heard about it There needs to be a seprate section for these type of online games, it only creates confusion. Because, Then people get yelled at by depressed angry gamers on forums.

 

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  Esuarfeeee

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1/31/13 5:20:59 AM#26
yep definitely not an MMO. not a big deal though

  StarI

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1/31/13 6:14:47 AM#27
Originally posted by Dantae87

PoE is not a MMO! In no way shape or form! A MMO is a game where u can play with thousands and thousands of ppl at once. PoE does not have this! Towns do not count they are considered lobby's and by that extent any game with a online lobby shud be considered a MMO, such as Warcraft 3, SC2, SMITE or CoD....

GET THIS IN YOUR THICK SKULLS PPL! Im sick of hearing every day for almost every Hr that this game is a MMO or it isn't a MMO in General. Groupe consist of 6 PPL MAX! MAX! that barly makes it a online game for Christ sakes!

PoE IS NOT A MMO!

Definition of a mmo taken off of wiki:

1. (video games) A massively multiplayer online game. A computer game in which a large number of players can simultaneously interact in a persistent world.
2. (colloquial) A massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

 

There's hundreds of people in my generel chat and I can team up with any of them, that's pretty massive. That's one M.

It definitely has a multiplayer. So that's another M

There's an O in Online.

 

it's clearly MMO?

  Muppetier

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1/31/13 6:44:39 AM#28
Originally posted by Dantae87

PoE is not a MMO! In no way shape or form! A MMO is a game where u can play with thousands and thousands of ppl at once. PoE does not have this! Towns do not count they are considered lobby's and by that extent any game with a online lobby shud be considered a MMO, such as Warcraft 3, SC2, SMITE or CoD....

GET THIS IN YOUR THICK SKULLS PPL! Im sick of hearing every day for almost every Hr that this game is a MMO or it isn't a MMO in General. Groupe consist of 6 PPL MAX! MAX! that barly makes it a online game for Christ sakes!

PoE IS NOT A MMO!

Definition of a mmo taken off of wiki:

1. (video games) A massively multiplayer online game. A computer game in which a large number of players can simultaneously interact in a persistent world.
2. (colloquial) A massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

 

I would probably agree with your conclusion but certainly not your argument.

Your argument is based on the wikipedia definition of MMO which states that  no persistent world is required and does not say anthing about Towns not counting.

 

 

  fivoroth

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1/31/13 6:50:14 AM#29
I haven't read any posts suggesting that PoE is an MMO let alone large numbers of people making that claim. Or are you just complaining because it is on this website?

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  Banquetto

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2/02/13 11:40:48 PM#30

PoE is a great game.


PoE is not an MMORPG (and the developers do not claim that it is).


That does not mean that it is not a great game.


It might mean that "mmorpg.com" shouldn't cover it, but frankly, that horse bolted, got hunted down, beaten to death, and then beaten some more a long time ago. mmorpg.com covers MMORPGs, and also some MMOs that aren't RPGs, and some ORPGs that aren't MM, if they are of interest to a sufficient segment of the MMORPG community.


And PoE clearly is.

  Vhaln

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2/03/13 12:01:48 AM#31
Would be great if it were an MMO, though.  The loot system, the skill system..  Why is it that MMOs need to forego that sort of thing?  Everything needs to be sterile and fair, so that everyone and their grandmother can be on a level playing field, but why is that so important?  In MMOs, why must great gameplay like this get replaced by predictable loot and cookie cutter classes?

When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.

  MMOGamer71

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2/03/13 12:14:03 AM#32

From:

http://www.pathofexile.com/game

"Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. We're a small independent team of hardcore gamers based in New Zealand......................................"

 

 

  User Deleted
2/03/13 12:14:08 AM#33
They should get rid of all these outdated acronyms like "MMORPG" and "ARPG" and replace them all with "Cooperative Roleplaying Avatar Programs".  Problem Solved.
  thinktank001

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2/03/13 12:19:13 AM#34
Originally posted by Rusque

No where does it state that this "large" number of players must be intereacting while in the same group, it simply says that they are interacting in some way in the same world. If 2000 people are playing, 1000 of them are participating in groups, 500 are trading in the city hub and 500 are solo'ing . . . then it's a MMO by the definition.

 

 

You don't understand the meaning of persistent.  As soon as all the players leave an area (except town) that area is destroyed.  If it was persistent that area would exist forever. 

 

 

  

  Celcius

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2/03/13 12:57:05 AM#35
If PoE is an MMO, then League of Legends is an MMO and we all know this is not true. Regardless, they obviously cover this game as it caters to the type of people who visit this website. 
  Ironfungus

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2/03/13 1:00:22 AM#36
Originally posted by Celcius
If PoE is an MMO, then League of Legends is an MMO and we all know this is not true. Regardless, they obviously cover this game as it caters to the type of people who visit this website. 

An MMO is a massively multiplayer online game, which is capable of supporting hundreds or thousands of players simultaneously. Therefore by defiition PoE and LoL are both MMOs. MMORPG, however, is another matter.

  Banquetto

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2/03/13 3:18:25 AM#37


Originally posted by Ironfungus
An MMO is a massively multiplayer online game, which is capable of supporting hundreds or thousands of players simultaneously. Therefore by defiition PoE and LoL are both MMOs. MMORPG, however, is another matter.

So Diablo II was an MMO?

Counterstrike is an MMO?

Words With Friends is an MMO?

  Bladestrom

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2/03/13 3:53:10 AM#38
Originally posted by Banquetto

 


Originally posted by Ironfungus
An MMO is a massively multiplayer online game, which is capable of supporting hundreds or thousands of players simultaneously. Therefore by defiition PoE and LoL are both MMOs. MMORPG, however, is another matter.

it not as simple as that, if you look up the definition of mmo, there are other factors involved, for example 1 characteristic is that the games presents a persistent virtual world (with or without instances imbedded)  this is very different from a game that is simply a way to allow people to queue and group up. 

Example:  in wow you are in a MMO when you are in the world (including when you are queuing)  clearly a MMO.  However in games like Diable etc you are sitting on your client alone when you are queing for your next instance.

There are also numbers per instance to consider, you cannot really refer to the population of the instance as 'massive' if its only a few tens of player per instance.

 

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  UNH0LYEV1L

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2/03/13 11:19:36 AM#39
Actually now that I've read that definition off the wiki I would have to disagree.  According to that definition POE is definitly a MMO and its definitly one of the deepest RPG's ever created, so...MMORPG in my book.


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2/03/13 11:31:04 AM#40
Originally posted by FARGIN_WAR

Well I never really gave a damn what PoE was classified as until now. Since you feel the need to make your point in a somewhat abusive manner, from now on I will think of PoE as nothing else except an MMO.

I say we start a campaign to get PoE voted as an official MMO on these forums. Who's with me?

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