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What many MMORPGs are missing.

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Miyuukun
     

    Perhaps these "interactive movies" shouldn't even been called MMO's at all.  They're basically single player games with some multiplayer features added and oh, by the way, gaming companies get to charge you a monthly fee to play them.  Box sales + money coming in monthly until the hapless consumers catch on to our scheme - can life get better?  I submit that it cannot....

    So you have no problem when they are F2P?

    Box sales & subs are so behind the times. Most MMOs are F2P anyway. And what is wrong with SP games with MP features?

  • RockhideRockhide Chicagoland, ILPosts: 155Member

    Meaningful crafting and gathering is largely gone because the greater portion of a major modern MMO's potential audience doesn't want to "waste time" leveling their skills or to feel like they're "forced" to interact with other players to obtain desirable items.

     

    I enjoy chatting with guildmates and friends I've made in the game, and something mindless like fishing is an excellent activity to do while carrying on a conversation.  It's like playing Snood while hanging out in your college dorm room, except my character is gaining some small benefit in the process.

     

    That ability to make the player feel like he's accomplishing something even while 99% committed to socializing, whether it's leveling up a skill or playing a minigame, is something that should carry greater weight in MMO design IMO.

  • UtukuMoonUtukuMoon ParisPosts: 1,066Member
    Originally posted by xikrib

    I've tried out many MMO's in the passed 4 or 5 years. Everything from Runescape to Guild Wars 2. I have noticed, however, that many MMO's are missing out on something that I love.

    I love having skills like fishing, woodcutting, mining, cooking, etc. like Runescape has. Many MMO's don't have this. It's what keeps me going back to Runescape (plus the new combat system they're adding). I love how you could level up all these skills, make money off of it, and get better equipment/wood/fish etc. to make plenty of different things.

    All in all, I just wish more MMO's had the type of skills Runescape had tha you could actually level up or at least something very close to that. It gives a more lifelike experience in the game.

    You havent been looking in the right place.

    http://wiki.silkyvenom.com/index.php/Crafting own quests,equipment and takes as long to level up as adventuring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg5f-IXSmCs

    Diplomacy

    http://wiki.silkyvenom.com/index.php/Diplomacy own quests equipment and takes as long to level up as the other two spheres.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9xozoQJpcU

     

    Fishing This is lake fresh water fishing but you also have deep sea salt fishing that is done out in the vast oceans of Telon.You also have different rods with stats.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06awxmTdMhY

     

    Also crafting these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CyNiaSlUSw&list=PLA39106774CE8F0E2&index=14&feature=plpp_video

     

    FTP is coming but if you can't wait the download http://vanguard.station.sony.com/isleofdawn/

  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member

    I agree with this, ive always been a fan of fishing and woodcutting, they are usually the professions I invest also of energy in.

    Also in MMO's I really enjoy gardening, growing my own herbs and mats :)

  • lightbladelightblade Fremont, CAPosts: 219Member

    Have you played Second Life?

  • lightbladelightblade Fremont, CAPosts: 219Member

    Have you played Second Life?

  • Garvon3Garvon3 Worcester, MAPosts: 2,898Member
    Originally posted by Sythion
    Originally posted by Miyuukun

    Perhaps these "interactive movies" shouldn't even been called MMO's at all.  They're basically single player games with some multiplayer features added and oh, by the way, gaming companies get to charge you a monthly fee to play them.  Box sales + money coming in monthly until the hapless consumers catch on to our scheme - can life get better?  I submit that it cannot....

    And perhaps these "sandbox" games shouldn't even be called mmorpg's at all.

    Except sandbox games support massive numbers of people in a multiplayer social evironment. WoW clones do not. Therefore, "sandbox" games deserve the MMO title.

  • SythionSythion Salem, ORPosts: 422Member
    I agree that MMOSims deserve to be called mmos.

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Garvon3
    Originally posted by Sythion
    Originally posted by Miyuukun

    Perhaps these "interactive movies" shouldn't even been called MMO's at all.  They're basically single player games with some multiplayer features added and oh, by the way, gaming companies get to charge you a monthly fee to play them.  Box sales + money coming in monthly until the hapless consumers catch on to our scheme - can life get better?  I submit that it cannot....

    And perhaps these "sandbox" games shouldn't even be called mmorpg's at all.

    Except sandbox games support massive numbers of people in a multiplayer social evironment. WoW clones do not. Therefore, "sandbox" games deserve the MMO title.

    "deserve" the title? Language use is not based on what you think "deserve" to be called whatever. It is by common usage.

    And why argue semantics? You will never win. Are you going to best buy and try to convince all their employees that TOR is not a MMORPG?

  • DanrleiDanrlei TajirPosts: 28Member

    I think they are missing a representation of living in the world they are based on.

    Too many corners being cut.

     

  • QuicklyScottQuicklyScott BristolPosts: 433Member

    Because of the 40 or something skills you could level up in Runescape, I almost never felt bored.  There was always something to do.  Back in the day, it would take literally years to level up skills to max... there was no end game, it was great.  Some people just focused on fishing, or mining, they would spend all their time doing just that.  Others tried to level up all skills slowly, the game felt like it had a society in it .  Everyone would take their trade to Varrok to try and sell everything... Soo awesome...if only the graphics were like Diablo 3 .......man it pains me to think of the state of the MMO market.

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