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What is the smallest MMO niche group?

MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,409Member Uncommon
Well the MMO genre is made up of different niche group sizes. What's the smallest Niche group?

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,800Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by MMOExposed
    Well 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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  • killion81killion81 A City, MIPosts: 993Member Uncommon

    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.

  • snoop101snoop101 Calgary, ABPosts: 399Member Uncommon

    Robots?  we got Perpetuum online and thats it, though the community is awesome.

  • nateslonateslo Long Beach, CAPosts: 45Member Uncommon

    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. 

  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 5,662Member Rare

    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.

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 3,236Member Uncommon

    PVE only sandboxers

  • exdeathbrexdeathbr colatinaPosts: 137Member Uncommon

    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.

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member Uncommon

    In the end, if you want to cut things down fine enough, we are each a niche onto ourselves.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 26,166Member Rare

    Don't really care as long as my preferences are supported by the industry.

  • wrightstufwrightstuf Carlsbad, CAPosts: 658Member Uncommon

    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

  • VengerVenger Posts: 1,290Member Uncommon

    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.

  • SoulOfRazielSoulOfRaziel Porto FerreiraPosts: 405Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by FrodoFragins

    PVE only sandboxers

    I do agree with you

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  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member

    Originally posted by SoulOfRaziel

    Originally posted by FrodoFragins

    PVE only sandboxers

    I do agree with you

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  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAPosts: 616Member Uncommon

    54/72 man hardcore raiders, aka people who still play Everquest 1 in 5 night per week raiding guilds.

  • ZombieKenZombieKen Northwest, INPosts: 5,034Member Uncommon

    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.

     

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  • futnatusfutnatus SomeplacePosts: 193Member

    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.

  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

    Define niche?  As others have said could mean anything.  Some seem to think it's anyone that doesn't play wow, like themeparks etc.

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member

    Smallest? Open world PvPers that don't gank.

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  • LarsaLarsa NurembergPosts: 990Member

    Originally posted by Nitth




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    Ryzom. there so small there their own nihe.

    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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  • SuperXero89SuperXero89 Amory, MSPosts: 2,548Member Uncommon

    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.

  • BigHatLoganBigHatLogan Bellingham, WAPosts: 688Member

    The smallest niche is actual (not fake) SWTOR subscribers.

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  • BoreilBoreil Dallas, TXPosts: 448Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by BigHatLogan

    The smallest niche is actual (not fake) SWTOR subscribers.

     

    Man i didn't know 1.3 million was small........

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  • ZylaxxZylaxx Erlanger, KYPosts: 2,574Member

    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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  • ZylaxxZylaxx Erlanger, KYPosts: 2,574Member

    Originally posted by FrodoFragins

    PVE only sandboxers

    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.

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  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,547Member Uncommon

    Any game that requires a functioning prefrontal cortex.

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