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2013?

TealaTeala SomewherePosts: 7,430Member Uncommon

Will 2013 be the year when MMO's come of age and we see a new model born of a more refined hybrid type MMO that finally brings us the best of both worlds in the form of a sandbox/themepark game?

 

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  • doyomasterdoyomaster Boise, IDPosts: 25Member

    My guess, with nothing to actually back it up.....

     

    probably not.

  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,938Member Uncommon

    Honestly, I doubt it.  I think we'll see more storyline quest hub hopping on the themepark side, and PVP battleground games calling themselves sandboxes.

    Although it would be great if a balanced hybrid came along.

     


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  • AeliousAelious Portland, ORPosts: 2,854Member Uncommon
    I sure hope so. A good question is whether the ones we know about will be released in 2013 hehe. The front runners: EQN, AA and Black Desert seem great (hypothetically in the case of EQN) but may not release in NA/EU this next year.

    Age of Wushu looks pretty good for a hybrid so that may be the only choice.
  • jimdandy26jimdandy26 salem, ORPosts: 527Member
    I would have to say no, as I believe a balanced hybrid is impossible to actually produce. The 2 different types of design just do not mesh well. No system yet has been able to have a "scaling" system put in place that works well enough to sate both camps.

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  • VidirVidir GothenburgPosts: 944Member Uncommon
    I dont have big hopes for any good games in 2013 but if eq next is released I will try it.
  • pacovpacov Saskatoon, SKPosts: 311Member
    I hope for Archeage to come to NA in 2013, the rest I have no clue.

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  • mymmomymmo StockholmPosts: 300Member
    secret world will become the most played mmo as it should be :) 

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  • BigHatLoganBigHatLogan Bellingham, WAPosts: 688Member
    Originally posted by mymmo
    secret world will become the most played mmo as it should be :) 

    I kind of doubt that.  Even Age of Conan was a better game than Secret World...

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  • Kuro1nKuro1n GothenburgPosts: 771Member
    Hmm I believe 2014 will be a good one, I bet all the games many of us are waiting for (archeage and such) are going to be released 2014 instead of 2013 as most people expect/hope for.
  • MMOdad72MMOdad72 Hoover, ALPosts: 93Member
    Originally posted by mymmo
    secret world will become the most played mmo as it should be :) 

    Seriously ?

    I mean I'm enjoying it again a bit ,but really , where do people get these ideas.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon
    It depends on what you're looking for in your hybrid.  If you want theme park brute force quantities of sandbox clever, deep systems, then no, that's not going to happen.
  • EtherignisEtherignis philadelphia, PAPosts: 246Member
    Im currently playing tsw and i dont its top dog, its a good mmo but the competiton is stiff for this game. Now if tsw gameplay was like tera online.
  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member

    Nobody seems to talk about Defiance, which is coming out for sure at the beginning of April, developed by Trion Worlds, creators of Rift, 150 employees working on the game, cost 80+ million dollars. Tied in with the most expensive syfy TV series ever created. Releasing on all major platforms too. And it's an open world mmo third person shooter with open world pvp and pve.

    Check out all the editions gamestop has on presale: http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-defiance

    Could be a sleeper hit.

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,206Member Uncommon

    did someone begin developing scuh an MMO in 2007 ?

     

    THEN NO!.

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  • jimdandy26jimdandy26 salem, ORPosts: 527Member
    Originally posted by evemaster00

    Nobody seems to talk about Defiance, which is coming out for sure at the beginning of April, developed by Trion Worlds, creators of Rift, 150 employees working on the game, cost 80+ million dollars. Tied in with the most expensive syfy TV series ever created. Releasing on all major platforms too. And it's an open world mmo third person shooter with open world pvp and pve.

    Check out all the editions gamestop has on presale: http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-defiance

    Could be a sleeper hit.

    I dunno. I was originally more excited about the tv hybrid nature, especially once I heard Gary Hutzel signed on as a designer, but the show just looks like utter garbage. While I will reserve my opinion of the game until I can get hands on with it, nothing so far has grabbed me. Firefall is in a similar vein and I am enjoying it to bits right now. At best I see maybe Defiance filling that spot that I am currently using Planetside 2 for, but I really have my doubts right now.

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  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member
    The execuctive producer of EVE online jumped ship from EVE earlier this year to work as the Executive producer and vice president of Defiance. Formally known as Oveur, he was a well known and popular figure among the EVE playerbase for many years.
  • MaephistoMaephisto somewhere, DCPosts: 632Member

    If an MMO is going to be released in 2013, wouldnt we have already heard of it?

    Of the MMO's I know about, I have some high hopes, but low expectations (TESO, Neverwinter, Darkfall)

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  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member
    Originally posted by Maephisto

    If an MMO is going to be released in 2013, wouldnt we have already heard of it?

    Of the MMO's I know about, I have some high hopes, but low expectations (TESO, Neverwinter, Darkfall)

     

    Not Defiance unless you've been paying close attention. I expect we'll see a whole lot more in the coming weeks as they ramp up the prelaunch hype. There beta reg site went up just recently with the first beta event in mid january: http://vonbachindustries.com/en/

  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member

    I´ve settled down and will be waiting for Star Citizen, World of Darkness and Elite Dangerous. Until then, TSW.

     

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  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCPosts: 1,059Member
    2013 is ahaping up to be a pretty bland year of releases based on what we know "right now" in my opinion. There are no big budget blow your socks off MMORPGs on the horizon. None at all. Sure, you have TESO under a fan cloud of disgust already and Wildstorm (an interesting title but one that wouldn't make so many headlines any other year) and that's kind of it when it comes to any kind of title with a real budget, big studio, or even a recognized name.  I guess all those other big budget one month wonders finally caught up with us and the industry too as people just aren't willing to heavily invest in MMOs for the foreseeable future. Never mind how bad some of those games really were... It's liable to be the year of low budget, free to play, grinders if anything.
  • MyTabbycatMyTabbycat SP, MOPosts: 312Member

    Low budget, free to play, browser, sandbox (read we're too lazy to make any actual game content ourselves so we are going to rely on the players to do it), FFA full loot pvp, grinder mmo's with pay to win cash shops to unlock the full game.

    It's a shame that seems to be what people want instead of a really good AAA MMORPG. I'd take a themepark AAA MMO over some crappy f2p browser sandbox asian grinder cash shop MMO any day of the week.

  • moguy2moguy2 Saint Peters, MOPosts: 337Member
    2013 will be the year that we buy TESO and get ticked off. We buy FF14 arr and get bored. War z  crashes and crumbles and countless new omg cool mmorpgs hit the kickstarter list. But NO , nothing is going to be good out of 2013. Message me in 2014 to prove me wrong =)
  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member
    Originally posted by Crazy_Stick
    2013 is ahaping up to be a pretty bland year of releases based on what we know "right now" in my opinion. There are no big budget blow your socks off MMORPGs on the horizon. None at all. Sure, you have TESO under a fan cloud of disgust already and Wildstorm (an interesting title but one that wouldn't make so many headlines any other year) and that's kind of it when it comes to any kind of title with a real budget, big studio, or even a recognized name.  I guess all those other big budget one month wonders finally caught up with us and the industry too as people just aren't willing to heavily invest in MMOs for the foreseeable future. Never mind how bad some of those games really were... It's liable to be the year of low budget, free to play, grinders if anything.

    I suppose 80 million dollar mmo by the creator of rift isn't big budget then.

  • mrw0lfmrw0lf LondonPosts: 2,269Member
    No

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