Theme Park or Old School or something inbetween

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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXMember EpicPosts: 16,098
    Old school doesn't necessarily equate to sandbox, there were plenty of themeparks around 10+ years ago too. 

    But, to answer your question, hybrid is the future. 

    Themepark is the best way forwards for telling stories as developers need to control everything in order to get the best storytelling experience. 

    Sandbox is the best way forwards for providing player freedom and longevity as it relies much less on developers producing content. 


    So, take the best of both worlds and make a hybrid. 
    he is not asking which is the future.

    he is asking which one would you play

    Please do not respond to me, even if I ask you a question, its rhetorical.

    Please do not respond to me

  • GruntyGrunty TexasMember RarePosts: 8,156
    I mostly play computer based role playing games along with many other types of games.  I don't pay attention to or care whether others try to label the games I play in a positive or negative light.  Whether they think that the terms 'theme park', 'old school' or any other label they choose are positive or negative is their opinion. 

    I play games because I enjoy them. I don't play games that I don't enjoy.  That is what matters. Not the labels.
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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember EpicPosts: 7,680
    Grunty said:
    I mostly play computer based role playing games along with many other types of games.  I don't pay attention to or care whether others try to label the games I play in a positive or negative light.  Whether they think that the terms 'theme park', 'old school' or any other label they choose are positive or negative is their opinion. 

    I play games because I enjoy them. I don't play games that I don't enjoy.  That is what matters. Not the labels.

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  • deniterdeniter KouvolaMember UncommonPosts: 1,116
    Something in between but definitely closer to Old School. Some sandbox features would also compliment it nicely.
  • AAAMEOWAAAMEOW New York, NYMember UncommonPosts: 470
    I really put mmorpg in two category.  One which try to cater to everyone, and another which have more focused audience.
  • AntiquatedAntiquated Member RarePosts: 1,415
    I tend to favor old-school, and I considerably predate everything that's considered "old school" on this site.

    But you can so clearly see the elements that were inserted into those games solely for Hourly Rates, intentional time sinks to generate revenue from an outdated pricing model.

    And you can see the players praising those elements as "hard c0re yo!" You can see them heaping disdain on simple and sensible QoL changes, any quality of life is just pussyfication. "Real Men Suffer, it's just how we do things."

    Eventually, you realize that those players are flag-waving fans of one specific title, the Holy One That Can Do Nothing Wrong. And they're never-surrender mortal enemies of one specific title, the Evil One That Can Do Nothing Right. There's just nothing more to them than an insane level of Brand Loyalty.

    I don't have a lot in common with MMOasochists. Their arms are twisted from patting their own backs for sooooo long.

    The gaming universe has moved along without them.

  • Vermillion_RaventhalVermillion_Raventhal Oxon Hill, MDMember RarePosts: 2,617
    Old school games weren't homogeneous like themepark games are now.  
  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAMember RarePosts: 27,395


    The gaming universe has moved along without them.

    Good. Games are better entertainment for me now. 
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