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I've been reading a lot of posts about the current state of the MMO universe.
F2P / Cash shops are bad and make games unfair / unbalanced
Publishers are squeezing devs to rush out poor IP implementations or clones
WoW is killing the industry as everyone trys to be a ME2 and KOTOR hype is killing anything else.
Instances are bad - Sandbox good ......
I don't know if any dev's or pubs read these forums but here is an open channel for people to say what they want to see in a MMO that will allow them to feel confident that they will "invest" time and energy / subs money to keep said game going so maybe devs don't need to be leant on by the pubs and allow them to release a game that people want to play.
It will be interesting to see which lines people take as this is a open question and I can see opinion falling a couple of ways.
Please read this next bit carefully as some people aren't seeing this...
To keep it tight please don't post game titles (I like the way game X did such and such) and I'm thinking to limit it to 5 things that you really wanna see. (We all know we want stable servers, good graphics etc etc.)
THIS IS NOT A FLAME FORUM OR A CRITIC FORUM OR WELL - YOU COULD BE RIGHT BUT YOU COULD BE WRONG FORUM - JUST A CHANCE FOR PLAYERS TO LIST 5 THINGS THEY WANT TO SEE IN A MMO.
THAT'S 5 THINGS PEOPLE - NOT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MY POST OR ANYONE ELSE POST - JUST 5 THINGS YOU WANT TO SEE...
So to open up:
2. Missions that mean something - I go here - I kill bad boss - He doesn't respawn or You ask me to save something and then my friend IM's me to ask for my help to do the same mission... (I know this is dificult but can't someone design a intelligent spawn engine that resets locations / names of enemies or promotes others...) The same goes with area grabs - If I / We beat off an attack from Something / Someone then give us some terriority for new exploration / bonuses etc or if someone comes in and kills our bosses then they are dead until we elect new ones.... This goes for instances too..
(How much of a bummer would that be to spend an evening on a quest and come back and find your quest giver dead ???)
3. Permadeath - If I F**k up enough to die then I should feel some pain for that - It would slow down people and make them think.
4. Game stability / longeivity - Don't change it drasitcally half way through on knee jerk or allow people to level up in a matter of weeks - give serious thought to the dev program / releases / new features. - A sea and people with no boats is a great way to stop people doing crazy stuff in new lands - although you could also build in the Aztec / Spanish thing - Great - Loads of gold but then everyone dies as they have no resistance to European disease....
5. Stop the Gold / EXP / Credit sellers & super levelers - Just stop em dead like a virus - You must see their ingame messages / mails.
Lets see what everyone else thinks...
(Edited as people can't see to get the point of this thread...)