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I honestly believe the MMO game genre as a whole isn't what it's cracked up to be. Way back in April 2006 an old ex-friend of mine wanted me to try out WoW, when I first played this game I was really amazed with it as I never played a top class MMO game before it, trying out my first character as a Gnome Warrior along with my ex-friend, those were fun times. But then things changed, as I wanted to play new characters, he didn't want to help me anymore and I ended up being a loner. I never liked the idea of playing with random people, some nice and most are douces and eventally it became nothing but douces. I played up until 2010 and the last 2 years on private servers and I still ended up being alone, always hoping my luck would change which it never did. In between these years I played other MMO's and they still had the same problem, I was still bored and lonely. Seriously how do you people put up with this? Joining guilds or groups is not for me because all people do is bitch or stay silent.
I was once talking to my hair dresser about WoW and he thinks WoW is a big con of a scam and I think he's right, what is the point of investing your time and money for a game you don't enjoy and I believe it's the same with all MMO's minus the heavy trolling WoW gets and instead are ghost towns.
Years ago WoW was king, nowhere days WoW is a dying horse and most people now prefer Team Fortress 2 and the ARMA 2 Mod game, DayZ, the latter of which has all the qualities of an MMO without being an MMO.
The MMO genre as a whole was really a failed game genre that was broken from the start of it's invention and I think I know why. People don't want to play a game that becomes a job or is a borefest, people want to have fun whenever they like and so I believe we've come to the death of the MMO genre.
Ok, it seems that a lot of people are confused with how I've written the OP. The first thing I want to make clear to everyone is that I have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, luckly it's only mild as for the most part I'm like any normal person but I really struggle with talking with most people, hence why I'm more comfortable with people who I either know or people that are friendly and not bossy towards me. I suppose meeting random people are ok but not the weird bad lot which I so despise. In recent times I've been great friends with somebody that's from Australia because we have very similar interests, we both are in the "Furry" fandom and we like video games. Dispite the time differences as I come from the UK we've always chatted on Windows Messenger, so unlike the ex-friend who lives near me, good friends always stick together. Of course he doesn't play MMO's even though he's looking forward to Planetside 2 which I'm not interested in as I suck at first person shooter type games so can't really ask him to join anything else in the genre.
It may have sounded like I was talking foolish but I'm just saying my concerns about myself with the genre. Indeed I know that MMO's are suppose to be played with multiple people, but for somebody who doesn't have anyone to play MMO games with, then what can I do? Do I either discard the genre as a whole or is there a method that can help me out with games like these, I have no plans to return to WoW as it's overcrowded with internet trolls and for the most part is a medicore game but what game could I venture into? I'm not really that excited for Guild Wars 2 as it's a free to play which is bad news for server latency which means massive lag for everyone or The Secret World as I was really disappointed with after seeing TotalBiscuit's videos on the game and I'm certainly not playing the hard to learn EVE Online. So anything that's not free to play and got planty of people would be nice.