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Will you still be playing MMOs in 10 years time?

Tutu2Tutu2 MelbournePosts: 570Member Uncommon

Do you think you will? Or do you think life commitments will get in the way eventually? Do you already have kids and can play alot of MMOs?  I sometimes think how can people possibly play MMOs with babies or young children, it seems negectful.  



  • L0C0ManL0C0Man Puerto OrdazPosts: 1,065Member Uncommon

    Father of a 10 months old baby here, play when he's asleep, mostly... in 10 years time hope to play them with him... :)

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,903Member Uncommon

    No. Probably wont be able to due to progressive illness...


    So in the meantime i sort through the underwelming mmorpgs to find the gems that shine.

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  • DewmDewm Alaska!Posts: 1,334Member Uncommon

    Well I havn't been playing MMO's in the last 2 no not with the direction they have been going..


    (those two years exclude a day or two to try out...)








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  • FadedbombFadedbomb Aiken, SCPosts: 2,081Member

    Yes, as long as they don't continue their trend of "Easy-Mode NOW!" from WoW-cloning. Also, this "Free to Play" gimic is getting old. Pay to Play puts you on an even playing field with premium support EXPECTED by default. This Pay-To-Win crap is just horrible, and reeks of low-quality content across ALL boards.



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  • DeivosDeivos Posts: 3,692Member Epic

    It's all ready been ten or so years for me, so I could see myself still playing them in ten more.


    They're like any other game as they fill a purpose of entertainment, usually to network with friends or rpg buddies, so they'll live until their purpose dies.

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  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    I don't think the question is whether or not you be able to play in 10 years. The question is whether or not there will be a game worth playing.

    The trend has been sucking.


  • Drekker17Drekker17 Highlands Ranch, COPosts: 296Member

    Yes, I just won't play it as much.

    The first game genre I got highly interested in were platformers (mario, spyro, crash bandicoot, tomb raider), and I still am interested in platformers, however back then I played at minimum 10 a year, while today I play 1 a year...I predict the same will occur with MMO's eventually.



    On the kid thing: Playing mmo's doesn't make you neglectful. I don't have kids so many would say my opinion doesn't matter, but I have 2 good parents and they didn't need to watch me 24/7 and had hobbies, they just were smart. I mean if you're kids are playing outside, being fully immersed in a MMO in you're upstairs study isn't very smart, but if you're kid is playing with Legos or whatever inside, just play MMO's in the same room.

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  • KingJigglyKingJiggly Simpsonville, SCPosts: 777Member

    I do not see why not, personally. I like my mmos, and getting my friends to play them with me. Of course I may die in some freak accident which was really set up by the government to DESTROY me. But seeing that is unlikely, yes.

  • Moaky07Moaky07 Flushing, MIPosts: 2,096Member

    If SWTOR is still kicking out content, or BW releases a ME MMO, then yeah I probably will for the story aspects.

    Asking Devs to make AAA sandbox titles is like trying to get fine dining on a McDonalds dollar menu budget.

  • KappadonnaKappadonna Parts UnknownPosts: 80Member Uncommon

    I've been playing MMOs since the launch of UO in 97, or even back in 94/95 with Gemstone/Dragonrealms if you want to count MUDs, and I'm still playing. 

    Now that isn't to say I enjoy most of what I play - I don't. MMOs have declined in the past 5 years or so but I credit that to a genre which became stagnant with ideas and cluttered with clones not to mention that a lot of developers/publishers backed out due to WoW's dominance. 

    However, we finally have some new life coming in with some major developed MMOs on the way (finally!). I think a few of them will be good but I'm really not going to love this genre until we get some more large scale, well funded sandbox MMOs that take ideas from the more virtual MMO model rather than the theme park ones. 

    I'll always play them until I'm old most likely. But the genre develops/changes slowly, with changes taking years to mold and shape the genre, so I'd say the truely good MMOs are still years and years off and we won't really see anything truely revolutionary until technology catches up with our ideas. 

    I mean imagine a gigantic open world that's far too large in scope for human developers to physically shape all of it - where basic AI helps create mobs, land structures, weather patterns, and so forth. Be interesting ... but decades off.

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INPosts: 5,035Member Uncommon

    Another ten years.  Yep.  I'm long past the child raising age.  Will probably be teaching my grandkids to play by then.  Heh, or them teaching me :-)

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  • chakalakachakalaka Missoula, MTPosts: 291Member Uncommon

    I've spent the last 12-15 years playing MMO's, mostly MMORPG's and within the next ten years I hope to being doing the same and will be but hopefully within a clan or something? Maybe make it a more social entertainment.

  • ThorqemadaThorqemada BerlinPosts: 1,282Member Uncommon

    Depends on the games, if Facebook-MMOs take place i will probably end up playing oldies from and stopping to play MMOs.

    But possible that TSW may run ten years, Archeage is a hit, WOD isreleased, Bethesda does it right or SOE desperately trying to get a niche to survive makes a Blockbuster Sandbox/Temepark/Virtual-World-hybrid, who knows?

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  • MadimorgaMadimorga Atlanta, GAPosts: 1,920Member Uncommon

    That probably depends on how the next two I play go.  If I like at least one of them enough to stop MMO hopping for a year or two, then I probably will still be playing in ten years.  If I don't, then I won't be.


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  • EliandalEliandal Chelmsford, ONPosts: 796Member

    God (or insert diety of your choice) willing, I sure as hell will be!  Should I still be alive, I'll only be 57 - and thanks to some great investments will have been fully retired for 7 years.


      So, yes, unless something drastic happens, I'll definately still be playing!

  • NeikoNeiko ..., TXPosts: 626Member Uncommon

    If GW2 fails me... I'm pretty much going to be waiting for WildStar Online and will keep to my strategy/single player rpg/couch co-op/fps games.

    GW2 and WildStar Online are pretty much my last hope for MMOs unless Titan is something spectacular for me.


  • DerWotanDerWotan NorrathPosts: 1,012Member

    Of course not if Archeage doesn't meet my criteria I'm pretty much done with the genre once and for all. I want MMORPWs not a dumbed down lobby version known as MMOG.

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  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 11,969Member Epic

    Originally posted by DerWotan

    Of course not if Archeage doesn't meet my criteria I'm pretty much done with the genre once and for all. I want MMORPWs not a dumbed down lobby version known as MMOG.

    Although i feel the same as you,i don't think it is fair to pin all hopes on AA,after all they need to see the players response before spending more money and making the game better.

    There is something that scares me and that is their ability to find a publisher here.I hope they are  not asked to change the game so it meets up with Wow's design,that woudl be a big no no.When Jake was asked about localization ,he seemed iffy on his answers,that sort of tells me they might have to change the NA version up a bit .../sigh

    This game is going to try and do soooooo much it is scarey,i hope people give them a chance to tweak it after launch and not bury them.I highly doubt the game will feel polished,they are just doing too much.All i want to see is a decent fan base so it encourage the developer to spend more money and further develop the game.I don't want to see expansions with just new maps and quest hubs,that would turn me off bigtime.

    XL games needs to feel the love,so they will continue down their path,i hope they get it,we need it in this very bland genre.


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  • AdamantineAdamantine NowherePosts: 3,928Member Uncommon

    Will Vanguard still be running ?

    Will SW:TOR be that good that I can play it instead (very unlikely, always only Jedi is boring) ?

    Or will there be another game like Vanguard - classical fantasy, with compareable depth in its class system and compareable size of its world and compareable high quality of quests, dungeons, and raids ?

    I wont complain at all if it has less bugs, meaningful sportive PvP, more players and developers and the guy who actually designed the game would still be in charge.

    If not, well, I would probably have some other hobby instead.

  • JC-SmithJC-Smith Chiang MaiPosts: 421Member Uncommon

    I don't see why not. I'm not sure how often I'll get a chance to, but I can see myself playing these games on and off until the day I die.

  • IAmMMOIAmMMO Cyber SpacePosts: 1,462Member Uncommon

    Sure, though I always put good health and life before virtual ones.

  • Vlad_TepesVlad_Tepes Clearwater, FLPosts: 47Member

    Been a gamer since the beginning. Currently retired and 45, I'll be playing them as long as I can sit in front of a PC and move my hands. Love games and Art. Will be doing both til I drop. Play a lot of differnt stuff, mostly shooters and MMo's. Unlike a lot of people these days I enjoy them all for what they are or offer. Enjoy theme parks, sandboxes, F2P, etc. For me, I just like to explore the worlds, get out of them what I can. I understand the complaints, I truly do, but until those new inovative games do come out, I'm gonna keep on playing. Played Perfect World and loved it til it became such a huge grind, than moved on. Played and enjoyed RoM, hit the end, buy or grind, so I once again moved on. Same with Allods, which I thought was very well made. Played it til I got bored or had to pay to compete, and moved on. Currently still play AoC, EQ2, Fallen Earth, TF2, Arma2, and looking forward to BF3. I am a gaming Vampire, I drain the games of all the fun I can, than just move on to another. For me it's a great time to be a gamer, so many choices. 

    I realize a lot of the new stuff isn't for everyone, but I love the genre, and like to explore them all if and when I can. For me I never want to get stuck in one MMO again only. To much fun to be had. Though it looks like I'll play GW2 for quite awhile.


  • KabaalKabaal Posts: 3,040Member Uncommon

    Unless the genre has a drastic shake up i doubt i'll be playing them in 2 years never mind 10. Been playing them for around 7 years and for the past few years i find myself barely playing them for a month or 3 instead of the year to a few years i did before. I'm just bored of the playing the same old same old games and the ones that try to be different being failures for the most part.

  • TweFojuTweFoju Saitama & Jakarta ( current )Posts: 1,089Member Uncommon

    let's see, i have made a commitment that GW2 is going to be the last MMO i will ever play

    im 22 now,, but it's time to move on, i have to eventually take my father's place in the near future and by that time i dont think i might be able to play much longer

    so the answer is most likely not

    So What Now?

  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member

    Don't have so much leisure time as I had in school/university anymore. Have to work to earn my living,etc - I still play games just I play them less. I still contrary to some people I met - I enjoy challanging, time-consuming games. Less time mean It just take more days/weeks/months to get something in game / finish game. 

    Fine with me - I was not racing in games before don't feel like I have to do now.


    Will I play mmorpg's in 10 years?  Don't know what type of mmorpg's will be 'served' to players in future. More importantly is though - Will there be a PURE p2p game in 10 years I will be able to play and this game will be interesting?

    If yes then I propably will play it. 

    If all games will have cash shops, rmt, rmah ,etc - then I won't play since I don't agree with having those things in games I play.

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