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[Column] General: MMO + RPG

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 3,667MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

From here on out, you might see a lot more RPG coverage, that's without the MMO, on Today, Managing Editor Bill Murphy lays out why and what it means for the MMORPG coverage you've come to know and love. TLDR? It doesn't mean much. Read on!

Read on to find out why there's no need to fear the RPG.

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  • bliss14bliss14 eleva, WIPosts: 572Member Uncommon
    The way of the do-do?  So you will flush it down a toilet??  Just delete, sheesh.
  • FearumFearum Cinnaminson, NJPosts: 1,165Member Uncommon
    oh god, Moba's too? I thought we already had a toxic community here ;P
  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,694Member Uncommon
    DOOOM!!!! Naw, this pretty cool. Actually I can't wait to see your review on stick of truth as I haven't pulled the trigger yet.

    While you're at it, I wouldn't mind seeing some more mobile MMO/RPG coverage! I find the sites specializing in mobile games to be too forgiving and I've also come to respect this sites tastes. Just a thought!

  • Righteous_RockRighteous_Rock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon

    It's all good with me bro - I like all types of games, I like the writers here (I still want to see Gw2 vs ESO pvp Bill vs Rob no hard feelings Rob, love your writing especially, just thought the broken ESO vs GW2 would be sweet Karma since you laughed at Bill before about GW2 - no pun intended with "Karma"), and finally this is where I normally come for my gaming news anyhow.

    I completely understand the need to expand your horizons. It's a welcome expansion in my opinion, there is a lot of riff raff fly by night mmorpg's anyhow that really won't draw many viewers, so what else are you going to talk about? Can't keep writing GW2 articles.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 21,642Member Epic

    Sounds good to me. Doesn't make sense to have a site that covers a genre of game where, when they do call themsevles "mmo" they only release a few a year.

    No reason for me to go to another site to find out my rpg info which makes it easier for me.

  • TorvalTorval Posts: 11,916Member Legendary
    I'm all for more game coverage.
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  • ozmonoozmono Not tellingPosts: 1,211Member Uncommon

    Even though I'm weary of changes to your sites after you guys killed RTSGuru recently and turned it into a Esports site I don't really have a problem with this so long as it doesn't equate to reduced articles about actual MMORPGs.


    With that said I'd personally like to request an article about Kingdom Come, deliverance. Very successful recent kickstarted RPG. It would be good contrast to the nonsense article that you published about pantheon failing because of "kickstarter fatigue" 

  • CecropiaCecropia Posts: 3,939Member Uncommon

    Can't say I blame you guys. We're all gamers here, not just MMO gamers, afterall.

    What stood out for me was: "We're going to make it so that when you default to GameList.cfm on the site, only MMOs are present, and that you'll have to do some additional sorting and poking around to see the RPGs, MOBAs, etc."

    It's high time we put an end to calling games like LOL/WoT and so on, MMOs. Nice.

    And: " We will strive to be selective, in many ways more so than recent years with the MMO list". 

    Thank you and finally!

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  • LitRPGSocietyLitRPGSociety Posts: 412Member Uncommon
    I think with time we'll move onto defining the 'old' types of MMORPGs as Virtual World Simulators. Then leave MMORPGs as whatever they are now.
  • thunderCthunderC miami flPosts: 599Member Uncommon
    Good! I think this site is great, from the writers to the forums and just the overall layout of the site makes navigating very easy. Im glad you guys will start covering a broader selection of games.
  • FuriantFuriant Baltimore, MDPosts: 20Member Uncommon
    All that, and the fact that when enough people complain away all the things that make MMOs interesting, there ends up being very few interesting MMOs to write about.
  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,411Member Uncommon
    Sounds good to me.  Keep up the good work!
  • TibernicuspaTibernicuspa Amherest, MAPosts: 1,199Member Uncommon

    This game already covered games that no one else called MMOs, like Age of Empires Online.


    Nothing has changed. This site is still covering non MMO games to get more money.

  • jnpcjnpc Posts: 4Member Uncommon
    Well that was about time. I like this site and it's community, most of the time I'm playing an MMO but I do buy a lot of games on Steam, and why not have you guys reviewing those games too?! It is only logical that we keep our clicks to the minimal.
  • IGaveUpIGaveUp NW, INPosts: 273Member

    Anybody who drinks Dunkin Donuts coffee over Starbucks is okay with me.


    Good luck with the expansion.


  • whisperwyndwhisperwynd montreal, QCPosts: 1,668Member Uncommon
     This is more than fine by me. A little extra news on other genres of games is always welcome to those who play them, like me!  
  • hfamgamerhfamgamer Klamath Falls, ORPosts: 64Member Uncommon

    "The way of the do-do?  So you will flush it down a toilet??  Just delete, sheesh."


    He was referring to a flightless bird that is now extinct,, much like common knowledge appears to be in this day and age.

  • jbombardjbombard SapporoPosts: 580Member Uncommon

    As long as you cover what you decide to write about in a professional manner it's all good.  RPG, MMOs, Action-RPGs, MMOFPS, it's all good.


    I would like to see less stories about games you have barely played(if at all) simply because you disagree with the premise(i.e. Scarlet Blade).  If you disagree with something and don't want to cover it properly, just don't cover it.  You do more harm by not giving publicity.  Unless your goal is just to stir shit up, then shame on you.  If you are going to cover something give it a fair shake and cover it like a professional.

  • ChirikitiChirikiti Vancouver, BCPosts: 18Member

    More Coverage = More Sources of Advertising

    The "But that's a bit cynical look at the not-so-rosy side of videogame enthusiast press" is basically the bottom-line reasoning. No need to dress it up

  • CazNeergCazNeerg Puyallup, WAPosts: 2,198Member
    They already devoted coverage to MMOs that aren't RPGs, so it makes sense they would cover RPGs that aren't MMOs.

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  • LonzoLonzo GoettingenPosts: 256Member Uncommon
    Maybe you leave out all the crap mmos flooding the markets and no one plays

  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 3,656Member Rare

    I agree with the folks about the more coverage is the better.


    Also Stick of Truth is fun. Just as that SP pic above, I don't play wow so I loved that episode poking wow - though I have to admit (maybe the Truth effect of the Stick), now that 4-5 years passed, that pic is almost like looking into the mirror :) even that wrist... holding... thingy is accurate :)

  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph Posts: 1,221Member Uncommon
    change site name and all ll be OK !

    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,497Member Rare

    Last time I posted a topic claiming that mmorpg's are slowly fading away, and that you need no more proof than this site new found focus on singleplayer RPGs. I was banned ( for hundredth time ) and the topic was deleted.

    Well at least I am glad you guys came out clean and explained the thing.


    Yes mmorpgs have reputation. Yes they are risky investments that usually blow in investors faces. Yes its genre that had most potential but became most stagnant in the industry. Yes there is almost no new serious mmos being produced - you can not build whole site on 2 games in production. And yes , mmo community is shit...

    So yes, its just logical you guys cover some other games...


    But can you really do it ?

    Single player RPGs have calm and benign fan base that doesnt like to argue. This site has reputation of wasp nest, and immaturity of first grade.

    Although mmo have RPG in the name, they share very little in-common. (Unless we are talking kingdom of Amalur)

    So thats a poor connection.

    And yes, RPG fans are far less likely to obsesively browse web reading every article on their soper hyped game in making. Generating far less revenue... Not to mention that web marketing for RPGs is far less active than one for F2P trash titles.


    I say. You guys better branch out to cover massive multiplayer games.

    Like DOTAs , Dayz's , Starbound's , Minecrafts , shooters ...

    This is where the wind is blowing, and fits better this sites immature agressive crowd.








  • plescureplescure leicesterPosts: 391Member Uncommon

    It's all good. I'm a lazy person. Having to go to multiple sites for different games was wearing out my "clicking finger"


    If someone is talking in general chat in a language you dont understand, chances are they're not talking to you. So chill out and stop bitching about it!

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