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Originally posted by Quirhid
Originally posted by Graveblade
Originally posted by Quirhid

Sure, it would be fun for most people, but the trouble is such combat systems are very susceptible to lag and latency not to mention they require a lot of server processing power because of all the physics, collision detection, terrain deformation and whatnot... It is very difficult, and possibly impossible to do in large scale, thus we are unlikely to see it done in something what would pass as a "MMORPG" for the purists here.

Your best bet, and mine, is that some future CORPG does all that.

Yeah bro what you say is certainly true. I think we have finally got to the point now though that people have good enough pc's and internet connections, and engines are good enough to be able to handle this decently in mmorpg's. Hopefully we will start to see this come into fruition in the years to come. A couple of years ago it was impossible due to those limitations you mentioned.

Hit detection can be done client-side (Battlefield, Planetside) which makes the game vulnerable to cheating, but stuff like AI calculations, for example, are still done server-side. It doesn't matter what kind of supercomputer you have at home, the bottleneck is the server.

True, so they need a fkin good server lol, there are games that already have systems similar to that which I mentioned. Sure there can be cheating when hit detection is done client-side and that's just an unfortunate fact. If the title is AAA perhaps people should consider trusting a deep rooted anti-cheat system.

Originally posted by Dauntis

IMHO ... rpgs should not rely on the speed at which a player can hit a button, at this point you are ceasing to play the role of a character and relying soley on your own motor skills.

There are a ton of games that have action combat if I wanted PvP with single hit kills or a few hit kills that relied on reactivity I could play almost any FPS, MOBA or Fighter game instead of taking a giant dump on an MMORPG and forcing this kind of play into a game that should not be designed to have this type of combat.

On the contrary, it is more immersive in my opinion, you are not ceasing to play the role of a character whatsoever. It only adds to an rpg game when you have more control over the actions and reactions of your character. I don't even mean that it is completely arcade like, I'm not talking flashy combat moves and animations and such, but just have some kind of reaction dynamic combat.

 

Also no one said the pace needs to specifically be really fast. What I am talking about is mainly balance and reactions, dynamic combat.

Originally posted by Quirhid

Sure, it would be fun for most people, but the trouble is such combat systems are very susceptible to lag and latency not to mention they require a lot of server processing power because of all the physics, collision detection, terrain deformation and whatnot... It is very difficult, and possibly impossible to do in large scale, thus we are unlikely to see it done in something what would pass as a "MMORPG" for the purists here.

Your best bet, and mine, is that some future CORPG does all that.

Yeah bro what you say is certainly true. I think we have finally got to the point now though that people have good enough pc's and internet connections, and engines are good enough to be able to handle this decently in mmorpg's. Hopefully we will start to see this come into fruition in the years to come. A couple of years ago it was impossible due to those limitations you mentioned.

WoW is a really good example of what I am talking about.

 

In bg's, it is sort of semi active, to be optimal, you need to spam lots of abilities to get kills and a lot of the time you don't need to necessarily react to other people. Like for example a mage might start firing at you, and you can just sit there and take it for a while a lot of the time and especially if you receive heals.

 

Now with competitive arena in wow, you have to be much more reactive to win which is great... BUT... It can sometimes take a very long time still to actually kill someone, it requires lots of hits still with no direct reaction to specific abilities. It is more like, this combo went off, so I need a heal... Not oh shit he did this ability, I need to dodge or do an ability to react to that specific ability in time otherwise I am dead.

 

So what I am saying is, wouldn't open world, bg and arena... Basically any pvp, be much more "FUN" if you had some kind of dynamic active reaction system in there with the fear that if you messed up a bit, you could take a 3rd of your hp, it makes the whole experience much more rewarding, more fun and more immersive for ANY type of mmorpg in my opinion.

 

Something to add too, a while ago there were limitations on this kind of thing due to game engines and that is one of the main reasons why the combat was made passive and less active, but now there is not this kind of limitation.

Originally posted by Ender4

I think the complete opposite of everything you just said. Combat just keeps getting faster and faster and it makes PvP worse and worse. I'll take EQ's pacing of PvP over WoW's or any new game any day of the week. It should be about using all of your abilities properly, not just a few people focus targeting you and killing you instantly.

EQ was a little bit more of a reactive system, you had to run around and wait for a spell to be cast and time them correctly, if you got interrupted you could just simply lose right there and then, it was really quite active if you think about it, it just was not arcade like. Some games out there just require you to spam a couple of buttons over and over, it is terrible game design.

It seems to me that in a lot of mmorpg's out there, the combat damage output is minimal, and it can take lots of hits to kill an opponent. I think this is bad balance.

 

Personally I do not see the real purpose of making combat based like this for a few reasons. Take into consideration that playing a game is always meant for "Fun" and that combat mechanics are supposed to be made in a way that pressing the buttons and being in combat with your character should be "fun" to do in itself.

The smaller numbers and longer time it takes to kill an opponent, the less reactive or dynamic combat "feels" and the less impact your character has... I think this is bad for ALL mmorpg's, I think it is quite simply not that "fun". One of the things people like in games, and have always liked, is some kind of a reactive system.

Balance, especially for pvp mmorpg's, should be more along the lines of an active combat system where 3-4 shots for example can kill someone, but there are reactive abilities to prevent the hits... You simply need to be faster, put out more damage faster, or dodge or block and use whatever you have at your disposal. A system like this makes for a much more fun experience! it is less boring because you are not always passive, or you are not passive and then now and then have to react and do something active... You need to properly react and be ready to react, you must be active and the things you do in combat have far more of an 'impact' if when you hit someone it takes a 3rd of their health for example, than if it takes 15 hits or so to kill someone.

There are of course mmorpg's out there that adopt this sort of system and this kind of balance, but there are certainly a lot that don't, and what I am getting at is that EVERY game should adopt combat systems similar to these basic concepts. The reason being that it is quite simply more "FUN" for the player and is better game theory.

Seriously, who on earth thought that adding in kill x or gather x and turn in to get a quest reward would be good to have as the PRIMARY way to progress within an mmorpg... How can game developers think it is a good idea?

Seriously, consider being a developer of a game and focusing the progression of every person playing the game to be spamming simple quests over and over to level up.

Are you kidding me?

I would not be surprised if said person who came up with the original idea for adding these kill monster and gather quests was actually a robot or had never played a proper rpg in their entire life.

 

 

 

If the game is a themepark game with linear progression, someone REALLY needs to come up with a DYNAMIC questing system. There is a novel idea...

How about we make quest objectives dynamic, or quest chains dynamic. At least have a dynamic epic story arc of some type during the whole leveling up process if it is a themepark.

 

 

 

Rant about poor game design and no innovation in tons of mmorpg's out there, ended.

 

 

I don't think it is all nostalgia. I agree with a lot of the things mentioned about EQ and agree that a lot of the aspects that made these older mmorpg's great are severely lacking in modern mmorpg's.

 

Quite simply... Mmorpgs are dumbed down in almost every area compared to old mmorpg's like EQ except for graphics and combat system... There are no risks being made and most just stick to essentially an mmorpg template. The thing is I think there are a lot of things in the mmorpg template which I think should be taken out and generally dumb down a game a lot and make them much less immersive and fun. Much less like a rpg, a proper virtual world, and more like just a "game".

 

Open world.

Like was mentioned, there were zones in EQ but one thing which is very different from most mmorpg's now is how varied the levels of mobs, areas, expansive dungeons and just overall variety and mixing up of the scale in the game.

You could go to an easy area, walk 5 minutes across the terrain and run into some lvl 60 odd mobs which would woop your ass. It was actually dangerous, there was potential threat everywhere. Some dungeons also went deep deep underground and to die in one could mean a long corpse run which was actually a good thing. There was some true  risk vs reward in the game.

 

Difficulty.

The difficulty of the game was certainly much higher than most mmorpg's and the way the skills were made, game mechanics and the balance meant that it would generally be really beneficial to group up. That was great for community and It was not just restricted to dungeons or raids.

 

 

 

 

Originally posted by azzamasin

Sadnbox does no equal Full loot, Crafting focused, PvP.  So no that wouldn't interest me in the slightest in fact it would be just as unpopular and deemed a failure as the last 9797 MMO's like this. 

 

If I had a 1$ for every Themepark WoW Clone or PvP Sandbox I'd be bale to fund my own MMO.  Here's a novel concept, lets create a new type of MMO with a different approach from the last 15 years of MMO development. 

 

Actually sandbox pretty much does include with crafting and pvp and full loot. Sandbox when considering mmorpg's essentially means an open world with the tools and no specific ruleset to follow and this allows you to do whatever you want within the open world. So by default pvp and crafting and such would be in, it essentially allows for the most open ended system with the least rules.

 

Sandbox includes all of this and that is why games like eve and uo are still going for such a long time.

A lot of people like this because then it is pure sandbox and you are not assigned to a specific path upon character creation...  Everyone is the same. You can just choose your path when you get into the world.
I don't really think the scope of those games is quite to the same degree as what I am explaining. Ultima online is the closest thing what I am explaining.

I had a little idea about a concept for an interesting sandbox mmorpg...

 

Consider a true sandbox where crafting, tradeskills and business and full loot are a major part of the game.... (like how it is in ultima online or eve for example and I suppose a little like darkfall but even more sandbox and trade orientated)

 

 

It would be interesting to have a world in which everyone spawns essentially naked with no skills, in a different town randomly in a world which is made up literally of hundreds of towns which has a vast landscape.

In such a game when it comes to economy, it would be great for community it promotes traders who come from your own town to actually be vital to its growth and power of the players and to make bonds with those players (perhaps there could be an option to come from the same town s a friend). Also for players to band together if player invaders come for example or help someone who lost their gear to another player.

Think along the lines of eve online with solar systems but where each solar system is a town and you would have to travel long distances between each town, between the towns is ofcourse monsters, special areas, trade related areas like mines, forests etc. I think such a game with that base concept could turn out to be interesting if would be proper sandbox. Kind of like the next evolution of ultima online.

 

Do you think a game like that would interest you?

Pratt honestly it sounds to me more like you are not used to the old engine that daoc is on. Reason for why I am assuming this could be the case is because I see no reason why alot of the things you mentioned would change due to another company running the game.

 

There always used to be warping of enemies sometimes, the combat system always had a bit of a delay and strafing and movement control is a bit slow and can feel cumbersome until you are used to it. These are all things people got used to ater a while when playing daoc and in some cases actually contribute to the fun, like the positional combat. There are things you would do to ensure attacks land like using the hotkey to stick to your target and such.

Some are pessimistic about the genre... Personally I am nothing but optimistic. The reason is the very concept of an mmorpg is a game has the greatest scope and is a concept which people will always desire in a game.

In other words people will always desire a game where they can play as a character with thousands of others together in a large virtual world.

 

 

It could be on the horizon or it could be a few years from now but In my opinion the genre is only going to start picking up from here and we will see it from developers taking risks with new innovative concepts, game mechanics, sweat and blood.

I agree with people who say the genre is in dire need of something good and the titles currently are not up to standard, in-fact I think this can be said of pc games in general... But mmorpg's are possibly in the worst position.

 

I am actually quite optimistic about the genre though and the reason for this is that the worse it gets, the more chance something very good will crop up because of a gap in the market. You see people love the concept of mmorpg's and always will... Many of us love to play an rpg with an open world which includes thousands of other people, and will continue to do so.

 

Developers are just currently stuck with tried and tested mechanics and development, they are scared to take a chance and no wonder because the money and time involved to make a good AAA mmorpg is certainly not low, but someone will do it eventually. Remember the industry of gaming itself is forever growing. We will just have to wait it out and keep on the prowl for that hidden gem or barrier breaking mmorpg.

Omg for daoc to become f2p (providing there was NO p2w in any way I hate p2w!) would be amazing. I would most definitely be on it regularly for some awesome rvr.

 

I currently see daoc as more like a minigame and would only really pvp in it, the rvr is really fun! Would not pay full sub for just that though.

Originally posted by Amjoco
Originally posted by AlBQuirky

 


Originally posted by Havekk
Some of you sound insane. These are video games. They're entertainment, nothing more. Some of you sound freaking miserable lol. It sounds like some folks around here are defined by these games. That's a pretty serious condition and not a solid mark that you're doing it right as a human. I mean, once things stop being fun... walk away clean. I play Wow for no other reason then the fun I have whilst playing it. It's a small escape from my hetic life and career. If it wasn't fun, I would do somethinget else. There's just sa'damn much emo in this community lol. 


And again you make sweeping (uninformed) psychological diagnoses about players who have a "passion" for a hobby. You're happy. Good on you. Play away. Keep putting your hands over your ears and yelling "Nyah! Nyah! Nyah!... I can't HEAR you!" all you want.

 

Sorry to inform you that not everyone is happy or even like the same things. How does change come about? By keeping silent? I know you'd prefer that, but too bad.

Nope, all he is saying is some people take gaming too serious. 

That is a load of rubbish in reality though, you think the developers are not serious about games? Ofcourse they are and so are tons of other people who work in the industry.... So are some players because they invest a lot of money, time and also because it is their passion just like some people love art or film or any media or sport... Anyone is entitled to take it serious if they wish when they have an interest in something.

 

Originally posted by Kopogero

Graveblade surely knows what he is talking about. Fact is the technology and tools are available, but for X reasons the product is missing and it's why WOW is where it is a decade since launch. Their vision on making a MMORPG is there and they kept building it further and further brick by brick from it's foundation and successful launch.  Reality is WOW does not control the majority of the market because despite of it's popularity it only does several things significantly better than the rest. A lot of the lost subs over the years contribute to bad decisions from their side with the game.

I can clearly see WOW being overthrown by a new MMORPG and I can clearly see 1-2 other AAA MMORPG's functioning and prospering alongside WOW if done right.

I agree with you there also they certainly do have the technology and tools available. Blizzard do have a vision for wow and they keep trying, I played WoD on release and was impressed with the leveling experience and some other aspects, some of the changes they made were very good, but after the leveling it couldn't keep me entertained enough so I recently ended my sub.

 

There is the potential there for other mmorpgs to take the throne or at least become a royal within the genre but I think it will require a company with a true vision to create something which is more like a bit of art. Its like films, you get lots of films which are good but nothing special, every now and then something comes out which is outstanding and tries to push the boundaries... Hopefully that will happen soon.

I don't understand the people trying to tell the OP that they think they know better or are trying to tell him what to do, it is his opinion.

 

I personally agree with the OP and believe that the potential for the genre is great, but developers are not making games to full potential. I played Ultima online, Everquest, vanilla wow, Daoc and lots of others since.... Currently I find the genre quite stale and find that there has not been a good AAA polished title for a very long time in this genre. No doubt I am going to get some people just making an excuse for their favourite games saying I am burnt out on the genre or something similar but it is simply not true.

The vision seems to be small and lacking or rehashed in some aspect for practically every new title.

 

For me, the point of an mmorpg is not what the ui looks like, it is not the fact there is a pet system, it is not that it has 30 man raids or something similar etc. The point I am getting at is that the concept comes first and you should aim high. These people who made the oldschool mmorpg's had a vision, they were not simply making a computer game with specific game mechanics and options. UO was supposed to be a sandbox game, and by god it certainly was a sandbox gamem just consider the skills and crafting options when that game was released. Everquest was supposed to be an epic adventure game and the adventure, the environments and boss fights in concept are more epic than 99% of the stuff people have come out with nowadays... And we are talking about a game that came out in 1999.

 

Yep I am aware it is called nostalgia. But that is my point, I am ephasizing the fact that over all the many many mmorpg's I have put lots of time in over the years, daoc is one which is firmly stuck right up there at the front of my mind. :)
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