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  Lovely_Laly

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4/06/13 7:22:54 PM#41

may be not the end (yet) as people still play MMO.

only now it's very hard to find an MMO can hook you for longtime.

also, sub MMO seems to run better, but you asking self: why to pay if you can play for free?

but "free" has lot of hidden costs, and you gonna hit the wall and have choice to pay or to quite (I just quite as I pay only for WoW, personal choice).

most of game are pretty much similar too, so we getting bored even faster.

but may be this year we could have fun with some new games. At least I hope for fresh air.

also after GW2 I'll never buy/pay for any new game before try it (also personal conclusion).

anyway, let's hope=)

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  TsaboHavoc

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4/06/13 8:26:03 PM#42
Originally posted by Sovrath

No, it's not the end of a genre, just the evolution of one.

This happens in most creative genres. You just find yourself on the side that doesn't like where it's going. Pretty understandable.

the word EVOLUTION is not an easy word to use, what is evolution for u may be a devolution for me. 

im sure ure will see it.

  rodingo

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4/06/13 8:48:02 PM#43

I don't know.  It seems like studios are either sticking to the tried and true formula of quests, gear, trinity, and raids.  Others try to break from that mold.  Either way, I see nothing but choices to cater to a larger demographic.  Not everyone likes the same thing in their games.  However I do see disturbing trends on these forums with people claiming their game is the best because of feature X or feature Y, however it's more of a case they simply like the game and feel those who don't obviously are wrong. The flip side of teh coin is that people will claim a game sucks becuase it has features they DON'T like.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions about games.  Even ones they don't play or claim to have played.  However, you know what they say about opinions...

What I'm trying to say is, I don't think the genre is at it's end just becuase some people on these forums say so.  Just like I'm not going to start disliking a game I think is fun, just becuase some random schmoe says the game is bad and his game is better. 

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  wordiz

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OP  4/06/13 10:02:09 PM#44
Originally posted by Axehilt
Originally posted by wordiz

Are you trolling by saying I'm a troll? You know, I'm trying to have a discussion here, not a sh*t slinging match. I realize how hopelessly unrealistic this is with some people on here, but come on.

I think he's implying most people only care about how fun a game is, not how old it is (being old only matters insofar as it might prevent a game from remaining fun.)

It's like if you said visual media was dead because new platforms haven't surfaced recently -- completely ignoring the fact that existing platforms like youtube, netflix, or cable TV have tons and tons and tons of content to enjoy.  But you reject it simply on account of the platform being old, which sounds rather trollish.

No, I even said LOTRO was a great game, one of the best I've ever played. As I said, this was about the recent releases that let down a lot of players, and about the next batch coming. Those games were released a while ago. I said nothing about their quality.

Once again, I'm asking questions here, not making end all statements. I'm enjoying most peoples feedback...

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  jpnz

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4/07/13 6:31:07 AM#45

As someone who got into MMOs via 'WoW', MMOs are no-where near done for me.

Age of Wushu looks amazing.

Wildstar looks cool.

Nwn:Online looks pretty interesting.

ES:O looks..... like WOW with an ES name but I'm hopeful it'll be different.

Recent releases also has tons of content for me; PS2, GW2, SWTOR all have awesome content.

Best is that most are F2P so you can play without spending a lot of $$$.

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  Brenelael

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4/07/13 8:24:46 AM#46

I think you'll find there are some pretty decent offerings coming in the future. The players have spoken with their wallets with the last few years releases and the industry has finally come to realize that we aren't going to shell out our money to play the same tired old games in a shiney new "flavor of the month" wrapper. The era of the EQ/WOW clones is finally ending and the future does look bright with new concepts being developed as we speak. Right now we are in a transitional phase of games that are trying a few new things but the real genre changing titles are probably a few years out yet. With the mediocre at best success of huge games like SWTOR, TSW and RIFT the industry is finally starting to realize that even the "I want it now" crowd isn't going to settle for the same ol' crap forever.

 

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  Thane

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4/07/13 8:28:52 AM#47

maybe some of you guys should concider mmos aren't their kind of game :)

 

mmos are doing fine, we dont need a saviour, it came along time ago. it's developer called it "world of warcraft".

YOU dont like em, fine. doesn't make em less successfull tho.

 

 

i mean, if there is a lousy shooter comming out, will you cry "shooters are dieing!!!!!"?

mmos do fine. 

 

 

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  Ogrelin

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4/07/13 8:32:36 AM#48

Perhaps it's like doing drugs, you never get the same fix as you got the first time :)

  flizzer

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4/07/13 8:36:42 AM#49

End of a genre?     

 

I feel the opposite.   To me we are entering into a golden age or maybe a rejuvenation of the genre if you consider WoW, which might be the first golden a age.  So many awesome options to choose from!   Never before have people been able to select from so many different games.  A surfeit of riches I would say!

 

I feel fortunate to be playing MMOs at this time.  We are seeing Richard Garriort and Marc Jacobs returning and bringing us the type of games they do best.   I can't wait to see what new games they will bring!

  Abimor

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4/07/13 8:43:24 AM#50
I don't know if this is the end, for me it could be. I played swg before the combat upgrade and then went to daoc and played that till lotro came out. Turbine has runied lotro for me with the way expansions have been handled and the constant tinkering with classes like switching the warden from agility to might and then back to agility. Also they seem to be focusing on the lotro store to much by adding new content to it all the time ((like new mounts and such)). Maybe I have just played lotro for to long and have seen it go from wanting a group to not needing one for anything except dungeons. Right now I am playing Vanguard and enjoying it, but i don't see any new games coming out that I am excited about the Elder scrolls look ok but only time will tell. 
  Raithe-Nor

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4/07/13 9:13:56 AM#51
Originally posted by Thane

mmos are doing fine, we dont need a saviour, it came along time ago. it's developer called it "world of warcraft".

WoW is the saviour of MMOs?  That statement deserves a very terse reply...

Genres do not "evolve" with individual games or players.  Genres are merely a classification system.  "Old arcade games" is a genre, and it will never die because their existed a LOT of games that fell into that genre... Pac-man, Centipede, Galaxian, etc.  Is it a popular genre?  No, I don't think so, at least not in comparison with many modern game genres.

MMOs set themselves apart not because of their popularity (note that the old Ultima Online / Everquest had subscriber numbers in the hundreds of thousands - which would be quite good even in the modern internet that is over 100 times as big), but because they could entice players to continually pay for a game that did not require a large degree of development from month to month.  Players were paying for the ability to interact with other players (and often telecommunication costs were the prohibitive factor).

What "changed" in the industry is a result of player insecurity.  Insecure fanatics basically have infiltrated every corner of the internet where the fans of the old MMOs might find a haven.  WoW, as the initial MMO that attempted to cater to the insecure masses, has been the largest contributor to the demise of stable playerbases.  For reference purposes, note that almost every MMO has about 4 to 5 times as many people playing at launch than actually wind up playing for an extended period of time.

Players are the issue here, not development, and until someone finds a way to filter economically - instability is likely going to continue to be a common feature of all future "MMOs."  Note that many other online gaming genres that do not cater to grinding fanatics do perfectly well and are not subject to such instability.

  jpnz

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4/07/13 3:00:46 PM#52
Originally posted by Raithe-Nor
Originally posted by Thane

mmos are doing fine, we dont need a saviour, it came along time ago. it's developer called it "world of warcraft".

WoW is the saviour of MMOs?  That statement deserves a very terse reply...

/snip

Players are the issue here, not development, and until someone finds a way to filter economically - instability is likely going to continue to be a common feature of all future "MMOs."  Note that many other online gaming genres that do not cater to grinding fanatics do perfectly well and are not subject to such instability.

Blaming the public on buying 'X' because you don't like what 'X' is doing, isn't really going to work.

 

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  Aelious

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4/07/13 3:12:09 PM#53
Personally I think it's just the end of a phase for the genre. It's not like MMOs have had a long, storied history. WoW instigated a lock down in game design due to its overwhelming popularity (see revenue). That's burned itself out though since there so many "versions" per playerbase revenue.

It will be changing for sure but you probably won't see it by the end of the year.
  nariusseldon

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4/07/13 11:30:51 PM#54
Originally posted by Aelious
Personally I think it's just the end of a phase for the genre. It's not like MMOs have had a long, storied history. WoW instigated a lock down in game design due to its overwhelming popularity (see revenue). That's burned itself out though since there so many "versions" per playerbase revenue.

It will be changing for sure but you probably won't see it by the end of the year.

uh?

Marvel Heroes is a change in the design ... more ARPG then MMO.

How about World of Planes? Or Defiance which just launched? None is in the WOW model.

 

  Aelious

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4/08/13 11:13:31 AM#55
1. Answered your own question

2. Answered your own question

3. You sure about that? I watched part of an hour long gameplay for Defiance and seen a boxed "!" above objective NPCs, a corresponding objectives list on the right side, markers for said objectives you could see through all visual entities and "click this, kill that" ways to complete them. I seen levels and I assume classes? It seemed like it could be in enough but that wasn't in question. It seemed VERY "WoW like" in it's gameplay.
  nariusseldon

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4/08/13 12:02:51 PM#56
Originally posted by Aelious


3. You sure about that? I watched part of an hour long gameplay for Defiance and seen a boxed "!" above objective NPCs, a corresponding objectives list on the right side, markers for said objectives you could see through all visual entities and "click this, kill that" ways to complete them. I seen levels and I assume classes? It seemed like it could be in enough but that wasn't in question. It seemed VERY "WoW like" in it's gameplay.

If having quests with pointers = WOW like .. then Skyrim is wow-like. Borderlands 2 is wow-like and even Bioshock is "wow-like".

Combat is totally different in Defiance. Setting is totally different in Defiance. How is that wow-like? It is not even fantasy.

  Aelious

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4/08/13 12:40:54 PM#57
Exactly. Molded environments featuring point A,B & C objectives one after another with neon markers. "WoW-like" has nothing to do with a different skin or shooting instead of slashing. It's a complete gameplay and environment type of design. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it will provide fun for many and at some point I may even play it myself. I was commenting on the "non WoW-like" which I don't agree with.

Just watching the gameplay video I felt I had already played it. It's interesting if you're tied into the show I guess. I don't have that channel though so that's out :)
  Aelious

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4/08/13 3:59:24 PM#58
Lol and here I thought I had learned my lesson.

Just taking about Defiance: I didn't see any combat other than bullets, there was no variety. Yes, I understand that a lot of games use neon and flashing signs to get you from one thing to another and although I understand why I think it robs those games of some mystery, some feeling of unexpectedness. I'm thrilled you like them but my catogorization is just. Before you ask, yes, to me and those who may agree.
  deniter

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4/08/13 4:10:43 PM#59
I don't know if this is the end of genre, but I'm getting a bit worried for the fact that the game I'm waiting for the most is a certain private server for a certain older MMO.
  TheScavenger

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4/08/13 5:54:04 PM#60

I really really hate vanilla icecream. Its just so bland and boring. I get bored of it so easily.

 

Is this the end of icecream? Cake is far better anyway.

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