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Do MMORPGS NEED TO DIE?
what i believe is that in order for mmorpgs to get back to the original state,for example UO , vannila wow etc I believe the genre needs to die, it needs to die so badly that all those players that ain't really Fans get bored and leave, I'm talking about those gamers that i feel mmorpgs cater towards these days those that burn through content like a single player game and then move on, cry for changes when they find something too hard or time consuming want everything handed to them on a plate.
It needs to die to the extent that only the true fans are left so that once again the games become games made for fans by fans of the genre.
Your probably thinking what's a true fan? maybe I'm using the wrong choice of words so ill try to explain, back when mmorpgs were only played by the niche group of gamers the communities were 10x better heck even 100x but with the success with wow it ultimately brought alot of players to the genre that wouldnt have had given it a second glance previously. This imo is what destroyed the community its like a bunch of party crashers that refuse to leave and then make demands on the host to change the music..."think forums and whines for nerfs .. and "this is too hard" or "i dont have enough time in the day to do this its not fair i want my free epics"
Back in the day " ill use wow as an example" i had full t2 dragonstalker and man did i feel bad ass, and yes i used to stand in og showing off lol but that is what mmorpgs were about bragging rights !, That set took me ages hell even my Giantstalker took ages once i had the full set i felt a real achievement , guy in my guild even achieved high warlord that took so much dedication i only reached champion but even that took me 3 months, before i was geared i used to inspect other players browse their gear and wish i had it , don't do that anymore who cares, whats the point in mmorpgs these days you can get geared in a couple days.. i mean what happened to cc? used to be called a dungeon crawl and now its dungeon zerg, requires no planning just run in 1 shot everything and retrieve free effortless loot..and this isnt just wow either its like this for many "new" mmorpgs..
I just feel these games aint made for "us" anymore,
I just wanted to quote something i said in reply as i thought it summed things up nicely
"new mmorpgs are not representative of what mmorpgs should be or was in their glory days
they are catered towards the new generations of gamers that like everything handed to them on a silver plater and easy mode gameplay.
so yes your right there is alot more people playing this genre alot of "new fans" but mmorpgs have changed and because of that the "new fans" are fans of something completely different to what old school players were "fans" of"
So thats why i think this genre needs to die if only to be reborn and be for "us" once again the proverbial MMORPG phoenix
or maybe mmorpgs died years ago and what we have now is something else and we are just waiting on that phoenix to be reborn...