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Next Generation of Online Gaming

I just can't stop playing online games. I'm not addicted. I don't even play 5 hours daily. It's just that my work isn't going so good that I don't have free time. Give me millions of dollars and I quit playing. Till then I will try to have fun in MMOs

Author: BrianMMO

Stop soloing!

Posted by BrianMMO Saturday January 19 2008 at 11:10AM
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Im fed up with solo-players. Im a loyal Guild Wars and Lineage 2 player. I almost played all MMORPG/MMOs that exist since 2000.

Whenever you enter a server of any game, you meet people being busy with their quest, farming, mission or whatever. Am I buy sometimes,too? Yes, I admit, sometimes im busy. But everytime someone asks me if i have to spend time with him or help with a quest, i leave my "business" behind. "Why?"  Thats what many people will think, when they read this. isn't it obvious?

When Im online, I want to feel the fact that im online. Seeing other players walking or jumping  (yes,Ii meant WoW :P  )  or looking like a playable race isnt enough. I am not saying that i want  to chat all the day doing nothing. I  have ICQ and a real life.  No, I want to meet new people and share my time with "our" personal adventures. When was the last time you had a funny moment when you were alone? The most funniest and intensive moments were with others, no matter if PVP or PVE.

I know that some games expect you to be very careful and dedicaded. If you party with some noobish persons or people with lower rank, you are feeling that you could do better alone. You have an aim. You want to reach it as soon as possible. But what's the target for? Ever heard of the saying: "The journey is the reward" ??

There are so many cool offline games there, especially on the consoles. I have a PS2, XBOX, XBOX350, PS3,etc. If I want to be ignored by my "environment", I play my console games. Better graphics, better stories, better "quests" and puzzles, and when I die, I keep  my loot and my experience.

Why am I writing all of this?  Because of the anti-social behaviour, playing online games becomes boring.

Expecially in Guild Wars where people just disappear in "their" instance without socialising at all.

Im quitting Guild Wars and Lineage 2.  When Age Of Conan is out, im hoping that the game itself is so good that soloing is enough to love the game.