In her latest Player Perspectives column, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley revisits the "Uphill! In the snow! Both Ways!" column of two weeks ago and the discussion that, just maybe, today's MMOs are a tad easier than they used to be. Drawing on her extensive experience with MMOs, Isabelle backs up her assertion with personal stories and experiences. See if you agree and then sound off in the comments below.
First off, I’ve played MMOs for over 10 years now; before that I played MUDs and MUSHes and before that I played pen’n’paper games. In one form or another I’ve been a gamer for going on 30 years and no, I didn’t start when I was three (sadly). I’ve played lots and lots of games, and I’ve stuck with half a dozen or so for over a year. Whether I know what I’m talking about is a moot point, however, since this is an opinion column: all I’m doing is presenting my view of certain aspects of these games we all love, though by the griping you wouldn’t always know it. I don’t claim insider knowledge, even though I do know a dev or two, because even they don’t usually agree about game design. Everyone has their personal preferences.
Read more of Isabelle Parsley's Player Perspectives: Something Old, Something New.