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Roleplaying in MxO

Posted by Craig McGregor on Apr 01, 2005  | Comments

Roleplaying in MxO -

Our own Frank Frisina (FrankyBones) has put together a nice piece on some of the deep role-playing that is going on inside Warner Brothers new MMORPG The Matrix Online.  He has coverage of a special in-game event as well.  A preview is below:

Refreshing and empowering, these are the words that might come to mind when playing the newly released and long awaited Matrix Online. These days one tends to forget the words behind the key letters that make up the acronym MMORPG, and that is role-playing. When playing your typical MMO the element that is lacking most on a broad scale is that of story and player interaction. Yet true role-players know that story is created by the players themselves and only need the designers or dungeon masters to provide the setting and to insure the world rules are followed. That being said however, in online gaming there is a story that should be advanced on a large scale for a player to feel that his or her character has an impact on the overall world that matters.

Without mentioning other current games by name, there is very little role-playing let alone a substantial story going on these days, and forget about community. You have your typical initial impressed view of a particular game. You might have a grind period of a month to three and then you realize your efforts are pointless and the game itself hits the shelf. Quite possibly a big waste of your time and money and in the end your role in your chosen game meant nothing.

To read it all - click here.