Trending Games | Marvel Heroes | Elder Scrolls Online | ArcheAge | Star Wars: The Old Republic

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,922,031 Users Online:0
Games:760  Posts:6,314,987
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Angry Birds Epic Anime Ninja Anime Pirates Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Ascend: Hand of Kul Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Boot Hill Heroes Borderlands 2 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Bound by Flame Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Bravada Bravely Default Bravely Second Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Cast & Conquer Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Child of Light Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Cyberpunk 2077 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark Souls 2 Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Dead Island Dead Island 2 Dead Island: Riptide Deco Online Deep Down Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Divinity: Original Sin Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Age: Inquisition Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Fin Soup Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Drakengard 3 Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dungeon of the Endless Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout 4 Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Fearless Fantasy Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken Uprising Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Heart Forth Alicia Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Atlan Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings Era Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online Kyn L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Redemption LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Grimrock 2 Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Lichdom: Battlemage Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lords of the Fallen Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance Mass Effect 4 MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms Might & Magic X: Legacy MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Moonrise Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mythborne Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Oort Online Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Overwatch Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Persona V Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pillars of Eternity Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints Pokémon X and Y PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Prodigy Project Blackout Project Gorgon Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Project Zomboid Puzzle Pirates Quest for Infamy Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rail Nation Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of Sierra Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Rebel Galaxy Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Risen 3: Titan Lords Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sacred 3 Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Chance Heroes Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow Realms Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowgate Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian South Park: The Stick of Truth Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Conflict Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Starbound Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Stormthrone Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Styx: Master of Shadows Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online TUG Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Terraria Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Banner Saga The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Epic Might The Hammers End The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Torment: Tides of Numenera Total Domination Transformers Universe Transistor Transverse Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Triad Wars Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Warflare Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune Wasteland 2 WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warriors World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenoblade Chronicles: X Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

General Discussion

General Discussion 

The Pub at MMORPG.COM  » What's wrong with this picture?

2 Pages 1 2 » Search
26 posts found
  bronecar

Spotlight Poster

Joined: 1/08/10
Posts: 685

What you play defines you

 
OP  12/05/10 3:07:11 PM#1

There is a major contradiction between 2 factors on this website.

 

For once, WoW is by a large margin the most popular of the games.

 

However, you can't find it in the top voted games, as there are others who got better grades/ratings.

 

Could it be that those people checking on WoW don't play it or the playerbase doesn't care much about rating this game to begin with?

 

I can't think of any other explanation

  Jimmac

Apprentice Member

Joined: 2/28/10
Posts: 1680

12/05/10 8:49:14 PM#2

Why do people give a crap about the ratings system on this website? There could be a million reasons why it's all messed up. You can't explain it without being all knowing.  

EDIT: Oh an also, there can be nothing contradicting about the results in a ranking system that is not meant to be accruate or scientific in any way. 

  marinrider

Novice Member

Joined: 4/18/06
Posts: 1574

12/05/10 8:52:15 PM#3

I think its not rated as high as other games because honestly its not as good as other games, the only reason its so popular is because of its ease to pick up, and easy to play, which are not a major factor in the ratings.  For example LOTRO witch has more features, better graphics, etc, but may not be as easy to pick up or get into.

 

  brostyn

Novice Member

Joined: 1/29/04
Posts: 3120

Cynical? Me? Never.

12/05/10 8:58:40 PM#4

Not seeing the contradiction. This site is notorious for hating WoW. The contradictory thing, imo, is how people think LOTRO is somehow different than WoW.

  Loke666

Elite Member

Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 16846

12/05/10 8:59:10 PM#5

Most of the people here have played many MMOs and are generally interested about the genre.

That does not mean most of Wows players have played many as well. For all we know they might never go to online forums either, or just to Wows official forum.

Most people listens to pop music but if you go to a music site specializing in gothic or metal you would see very different bands voted as best.

Their are many variables here, this site have many older members that started with EQ, UO or M59 and few of them plays wow, at least a lot fewer than people who started with Wow.

And more than 2/3 of Wows players today are Chinese and then there are the Koreans as well. This site have mainly western members and I am not so sure Wow have more than half of the western MMO players. 

And many players who don't play Wow dislike it while many Wow players don't have anything against or have no knowledge of the other MMOs.

  Chile267

Novice Member

Joined: 11/15/08
Posts: 141

12/05/10 8:59:14 PM#6

What WOW accels in are content, ease of use and polish.

  Loke666

Elite Member

Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 16846

12/05/10 9:00:00 PM#7
Originally posted by brostyn

Not seeing the contradiction. This site is notorious for hating WoW. The contradictory thing, imo, is how people think LOTRO is somehow different than WoW.

LOTRO is somehow different from Wow.

  brostyn

Novice Member

Joined: 1/29/04
Posts: 3120

Cynical? Me? Never.

12/05/10 9:01:30 PM#8
Originally posted by Loke666
Originally posted by brostyn

Not seeing the contradiction. This site is notorious for hating WoW. The contradictory thing, imo, is how people think LOTRO is somehow different than WoW.

LOTRO is somehow different from Wow.

I'm sure.

  Dansolo

Apprentice Member

Joined: 12/03/10
Posts: 1

12/05/10 9:13:15 PM#9
Originally posted by bronecar

There is a major contradiction between 2 factors on this website.

 

For once, WoW is by a large margin the most popular of the games.

 

However, you can't find it in the top voted games, as there are others who got better grades/ratings.

 

Could it be that those people checking on WoW don't play it or the playerbase doesn't care much about rating this game to begin with?

 

I can't think of any other explanation

 

ugh nevermind

  Kaijin2k3

Novice Member

Joined: 5/28/08
Posts: 549

12/05/10 9:25:24 PM#10

Just because something is the most popular does not mean it's going to be the best of the best and receive the best "scores."

Additionally, these are graded by regular users. There's always a lot of users that rate something the absolute lowest possible when they can, and the ones that vote something the highest possible whenever they can, just because they feel like it or because they're blinded by whatever emotion or attachment (to a game) that they may have; they don't base these off of any of the actual game's merits. So you also have to factor in how many votes each game has had.

Eh, people need to stop taking user-controlled ratings so seriously.

  Brenelael

Guide

Joined: 10/19/06
Posts: 3985

Pointing out the Obvious to the Oblivious since 2006

12/05/10 9:42:19 PM#11

McDonalds and Burger King are a heck of a lot more popular than The White Barn Inn Restaurant but neither is a 5 star restaurant. Popularity and ratings are two completely different things. They are NOT equal in any way.

 

Bren

while(horse==dead)
{
beat();
}

  Illius

Apprentice Member

Joined: 4/12/06
Posts: 3914

I intend to live forever -- So far so good!

12/05/10 9:53:14 PM#12

Sux to be joo Fanboi!

Ahem... now that I've gotten that out of the way...

Bren will you have my babies?

No required quests! And if I decide I want to be an assassin-cartographer-dancer-pastry chef who lives only to stalk and kill interior decorators, then that's who I want to be, even if it takes me four years to max all the skills and everyone else thinks I'm freaking nuts. -Madimorga-

  Brenelael

Guide

Joined: 10/19/06
Posts: 3985

Pointing out the Obvious to the Oblivious since 2006

12/05/10 9:55:49 PM#13
Originally posted by Illius

Sux to be joo Fanboi!

Ahem... now that I've gotten that out of the way...

Bren will you have my babies?

LOL... I'll have to get back to you on that one.

 

Bren

while(horse==dead)
{
beat();
}

  Adamantine

Hard Core Member

Joined: 1/07/08
Posts: 3394

War is not the ultima ratio, but the ultima irratio - Willy Brandt

12/06/10 4:01:49 AM#14
Originally posted by Brenelael

McDonalds and Burger King are a heck of a lot more popular than The White Barn Inn Restaurant but neither is a 5 star restaurant. Popularity and ratings are two completely different things. They are NOT equal in any way.

 

Bren

QFT !

That pretty much nails it.

It also matches what I heard from people who played WoW. Most players there have no clue about singleplayer fantasy games such as Baldurs Gate, or other MMOs.

  Muppetier

Apprentice Member

Joined: 6/05/09
Posts: 274

12/06/10 4:10:06 AM#15
Originally posted by Brenelael

McDonalds and Burger King are a heck of a lot more popular than The White Barn Inn Restaurant but neither is a 5 star restaurant. Popularity and ratings are two completely different things. They are NOT equal in any way.

 

Bren

 

But in the MMO industry, Macdonalds and Burger King have opened two restaurants next to each other, selling the same menu for the same price, and one is full of customers and the other is empty.

Sometimes popularity does mean something.

  Daffid011

Old School

Joined: 1/03/04
Posts: 7652

12/06/10 9:13:43 AM#16

This site is dominated by people who are burned out on what the current mmo market has to offer.  It is human nature to be overly critical over industry leaders.  Some people just don't like the game, other blame wow for somehow ruining their mmo and still others have grow bitter after repeated returns to wow after whatever new release fails to devlier on its promises.  There really is a long list of reasons, but for the most part wow is old and people around these parts are pretty desperate for something new.  Wow doesn't represent what most on this website want in an mmo anymore. 

 

Just looking at the hype/ratings shows the top 35 games are dominated by unreleased mmos.  There are even a few games that died in development or failed on their commercial releases that rate higher than any released mmo.

For example: All Points Bulletin is the 9th highest rated game on the site and it closed down to nearly universal poor reviews.

 

 

This site really is its own little subset of the market.

  Loktofeit

Hard Core Member

Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 12406

Currently playing EVE, SMITE, ArcheAge, and Combat Arms

12/06/10 9:27:20 AM#17
Originally posted by brostyn
Originally posted by Loke666
Originally posted by brostyn

Not seeing the contradiction. This site is notorious for hating WoW. The contradictory thing, imo, is how people think LOTRO is somehow different than WoW.

LOTRO is somehow different from Wow.

I'm sure.

I'm positive.

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  Loktofeit

Hard Core Member

Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 12406

Currently playing EVE, SMITE, ArcheAge, and Combat Arms

12/06/10 9:28:31 AM#18
Originally posted by Brenelael

McDonalds and Burger King are a heck of a lot more popular than The White Barn Inn Restaurant but neither is a 5 star restaurant. Popularity and ratings are two completely different things. They are NOT equal in any way.

 

Bren

Well said, Bren

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  Brenelael

Guide

Joined: 10/19/06
Posts: 3985

Pointing out the Obvious to the Oblivious since 2006

12/06/10 9:43:26 AM#19
Originally posted by Muppetier
Originally posted by Brenelael

McDonalds and Burger King are a heck of a lot more popular than The White Barn Inn Restaurant but neither is a 5 star restaurant. Popularity and ratings are two completely different things. They are NOT equal in any way.

 

Bren

 

But in the MMO industry, Macdonalds and Burger King have opened two restaurants next to each other, selling the same menu for the same price, and one is full of customers and the other is empty.

Sometimes popularity does mean something.

Just like in the restuarant business popularity has more to do with marketing than the actual quality of the product. You'll get just as full eating a Big Mac as you will eating Filet Mignon but the experience will be totally different. Most of the popular MMOs are the 'Fast Food' of the industry... Easy to pick up with relatively no entry barriers. Also just like the restuarant industry price has little to do with the rating system. If price was the determining factor games like Perfect World would be the best games of all time which we all know is not the case. PW trumps WoW in active account numbers(Like 30 million worldwide).

 

Now don't get me wrong. I've played games like WoW and LotRO extensively and enjoyed them very much but neither is even close to being the best MMO I've ever played. They did however satisfy my MMO hunger at the time.

 

Bren

while(horse==dead)
{
beat();
}

  User Deleted
12/06/10 9:48:59 AM#20
Originally posted by Muppetier
Originally posted by Brenelael

McDonalds and Burger King are a heck of a lot more popular than The White Barn Inn Restaurant but neither is a 5 star restaurant. Popularity and ratings are two completely different things. They are NOT equal in any way.

 

Bren

 

But in the MMO industry, Macdonalds and Burger King have opened two restaurants next to each other, selling the same menu for the same price, and one is full of customers and the other is empty.

Sometimes popularity does mean something.

What is the Burger King or the Pepsi of MMOs? All I see are local hamburger stalls and at best some gyros vendors. Haute cuisine? We are hard pressed to find a good homely inn.

2 Pages 1 2 » Search