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3D Vision, your favourite MMO seen thrue the NVIDIA 3D VISION Glasses

I discontinued my old blog "random ideas for mmos" to blog about a couple of tests playing various MMOs with NVIDIAs new 3D-Vision Shutter Glasses.

Author: craynlon

RIFNG 2: Burn the Fansites, Dynamic Content

Posted by craynlon Thursday February 21 2008 at 7:15AM
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ok im guilty of using them myselve.

after i played a game or mmo a while im looking for fansites and religiously scrap them for any info i can find on my class, my quests and everything.
to almost every detail and every part of your mmo world you will find a site, a wiki or a forum explaing to you whats to be done with your online time. even for not yet released mmos you find charakter trees and skills sometimes. and the older the mmo gets the more you loose in terms of exploration and experimentation

so for the next generation mmo i suggest:
Burn the Fansites bring in Dynamic Content

  • what i do not want is the typical stupid npc that carries a funny ! above his head telling me to talk to him to get a quest
  • what i do not want is fansites loaded with databases of items/ quests and skills
  • what i do not want is to walk into the local skill trainers office to get a long list of what skills i can aquire for my class
  • what i want is a arrow riddled merchant that falls bleeding to my feet while im hunting somewhere telling me with his last breath that his daughter was robbed and kidnapped to an old ruin whos location he reveals on his dying breath.
  • what i want is to gather fellow adventurers to go into these ruins to fight the cult of the evil monkey there and rescue the merchants daughter
  • what i want is to be contacted by the womens uncle to tell me he once was a great fighter, one of the few that ever mastered the "burning tiger claw strike" and that hes willing to teach me

imagine if in pvp or pve someone from your group invokes the "burning tiger claw strike" for the first time leaving you puzzled how to counter it and marveled at seeing something new

in terms of game mechanics i want something like opening a "Magic the Gathering" booster pack and finding a ultra rare card once in a while bending my brains on how to use it best and evaluating if i should reveal it openly or wait for the last moment in a fight with a pvp arch-nemesis. 
this means i rather have a constant flow of weekly tiny updates with secret content rather then a once a year patchlist with 200 open tweaks of the game. i want rare quests that only happen once in a while, rare skills that only few posess and maybe a system that rather encourages to collect all these rare and odd skills over grinding up in lvl and getting some uberskills just based on your lvl.