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Originally posted by MMOExposedWell the MMO genre is made up of different niche group sizes. What's the smallest Niche group?
Ryzom. there so small there their own nihe.
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The smallest niche group possible is a "group" composed of 1, or 2 if you won't classify 1 as a "group". Either way, it probably has a lot of very specific requirements for enjoyment of an MMO.
Robots? we got Perpetuum online and thats it, though the community is awesome.
I would say the pacifists. I read about a person who leveled from 1-85 in WOW without intentionally killing anything. I think they did it by harvesting, exploration, and courier quests. Sounds a little masochistic, but hey... what ever floats your boat.
I would think that is the smallest niche, as I've only heard of one person ever doing it. I guess it's kind of like an extreme crafter, someone who absolutely abstains from combat at all costs.
Originally posted by nateslo I would say the pacifists. I read about a person who leveled from 1-85 in WOW without intentionally killing anything. I think they did it by harvesting, exploration, and courier quests. Sounds a little masochistic, but hey... what ever floats your boat. I would think that is the smallest niche, as I've only heard of one person ever doing it. I guess it's kind of like an extreme crafter, someone who absolutely abstains from combat at all costs.
I was thinking pacifist role playing ffa pvpers.
PVE only sandboxers
Maybe Permadeath mmorpg.
Or full open RVR mmorpg.
I rememeber I was checking some MUD and there was a mud that was a roleplay mud, you had to create your story while making your chart and send to them, the game was also 1 life permadeath. And if you died you would need to create your char again.
In the end, if you want to cut things down fine enough, we are each a niche onto ourselves.
Don't really care as long as my preferences are supported by the industry.
smallest niche group is probably path of exiles...the developers are 2 guys working out of their garage praying for donations. the player base is 8 or 9 people that includes mom, dad, aunt, and an uncle
Originally posted by FrodoFragins PVE only sandboxers
Last time I played UO trammel was a hell of a lot more populated then felucia.
I'd guess the perma-death crowd.
I do agree with you
Originally posted by SoulOfRaziel Originally posted by FrodoFragins PVE only sandboxers
Female dwarf sandbox pve'er.
54/72 man hardcore raiders, aka people who still play Everquest 1 in 5 night per week raiding guilds.
Micro-budget MMO enthusiasts. People who play games where having 100 people in the whole world (only 1 server running) means the world is really busy.
Communities are usually fantastic, although a bit elitist and cliquey.
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Is it really true to assume the biggest group, as opposed to niche, is Themepark wanting, linear loving, casual easy-goers with an MMO addiction and poor people skills?
Maybe casual doesn't work with saying they're addicted... Though casually gaming and a casual game are different...
Err, anyway. It's the silliest thing to pick something that's trendy like "PVE Sandboxers" or alike in stating the smallest niche. Definitely not. I gotta agree with people being more precise, such as those folk playing through not killing anything. Gotta admire the dedication found there of course.
The smallest niche might just be so insignificant we don't even know it.
Define niche? As others have said could mean anything. Some seem to think it's anyone that doesn't play wow, like themeparks etc.
Smallest? Open world PvPers that don't gank.
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Originally posted by Nitth ...
Do not underestimate Ryzom, it's a lively community. I reckon there's more people on a typical Ryzom server than on a typical SWToR server these days.
Sorry, couldn't resist. My apologies to the SWToR fans.
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I don't really think you can define a niche without their being a game available which suites their niche, so with that said, I'd say it's either perma-death fans (Salem) or those who enjoy world-building MMORPGs like Xyson, Wurm Online, and A Tale in the Desert.
The smallest niche is actual (not fake) SWTOR subscribers.
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Originally posted by BigHatLogan The smallest niche is actual (not fake) SWTOR subscribers.
Man i didn't know 1.3 million was small........
Originally posted by MMOExposed Well the MMO genre is made up of different niche group sizes. What's the smallest Niche group?
Its a Tie between FFA PvP gankers and Elitist Snob Raiders. Seeing how both groups are always the most vocal makes it doubly worse. Nothing Worse then those 2 niche groups and they have been the consternation of the MMO genre for far to long IMO.
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Thats why games like Skyrim sell 13 millions copies and when TESO is announced EVERY single Video game website immediately get swamped with thousands of angry voices and Reddit has 200+ pages of angry fans. Yea I would call that pretty niche.
Any game that requires a functioning prefrontal cortex.
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