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I wake up on a typical day off from work. I stagger to the computer still about half asleep. First thing I do is come here to mmorpg.com in hope of seeing some little tidbit of information that might give me a glimmer of hope that the MMO genre hasn't completly changed to the point that I can no longer take it. I continue to look desperatly for a new game or simply one that I may have missed that offers real MMO gameplay that I used to love so much. After an hour browsing the internet looking for...something....anything interesting I shut down , go to desktop and click on the WoW icon, log in and play in utter shame and disgust. I utterly am pissed off the whole time I am playing but yet I play...why?....... I absolutly hate this simple minded gameplay. The longer I play the more pissed off I become until I just log out and turn the damned computer OFF. It's bedtime anyways.......
I guess it's ironic that World of Warcraft was the last really decent MMO game we have seen (the old WoW, not this crap that it has turned into) it actually ha a vibrant, living world full of challenge to experience. I don't understand why people continue to play it as it has changed and de-volved to the point of utter ignorance. No longer is there an actual world of wonder anymore. There is no sense of community anymore, no challenge except for dungeons. 12 million people are subbed but you never seen anyone outside of cities and dungeons. Everyone is in an instanced dungeon because that's all that's left!
Now, the ironic part is how most every new game that we have to look forwards to is trying to do the exact same thing WoW has done thinking people really want that type of mindless gameplay and subscribe and give them thier money. Guess since we, as the gaming public, continue to pay then it ain't gonna change.
So tell me, honestly, do you 12 million WoW players really think this is the type of gameplay you really want? I simply don't believe gamers today have de-volved along with our games and actually accept this type of game development. I think this may be the very thing that keeps people playing WoW. Other games just seem to pale in comparisson to WoW. But it is NOT the gameplay that keeps them, it's simply the polish and quality of the games atmosphere. The online gaming world is ripe for a change. People are not playing these same old same old new games because deep down they are sick and tired of this type of anti-social, easy- mode shallow MMO gameplay.
Does anyone even have a clue as to what the hell I am trying to say here? Does anyone even care?