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Glass Half Full or Half Empty

mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn belleville, ILPosts: 2,459Member Rare

i've seen a lot of threads about how the MMO industry is one MMO shy of shutting down everything.  Is this the majority opinion. Stand up and be counted.  Do you believe the glass is half full and that the industry is pretty good and has at least a reasonably bright future, or are you a half empty kinda person who things the industry is pretty much sucking and will continue to suck.

 

I for one am a half full kinda guy, and think the industry is doing well.  There are a lot of interesting MMOs coming out, that I am looking forward to.  Repopulation, DF 2, and a couple of others.  As far as the current crop of games is concerned, I think there are a lot of choices for people, and if someone doesn't like one or more MMOs, there should be one out there that can tide them over.  

Of course this doesn't take into account the 'Nothing is good crowd.'  Who are still vocal on the forums and yet say they hate everything.  Strange. 

Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.

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  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 6,211Member Uncommon
    If not the majority the doom 'n' gloom posters sure are vocal atleast.

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAPosts: 919Member

    MMOs are going through what platformers went through in the 90s and what FPS games are going to go through eventually. It's the big thing, and then it will die down and all the lesser ones will be lost in the depths of the internet (assuming the Spectrum Crunch doesn't kill it first). And then the industry moves onto the next big thing and we'll eventually see a retro/revival of the MMO genre aimed at recreating whatever the MMO was about...

     

    Or something like that.

  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Posts: 5,724Member Rare
    The glass is at 50% capacity.  :)
  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member Common
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    If not the majority the doom 'n' gloom posters sure are vocal atleast.

    They have a good reason to be considering a long long string of failed AAA MMOs over the last 8 years. Declining populations, server merges.

     

    It depends on your standpoint. The casual WoW Clone MMORPGs are in a bad way, and so the glass is half full for those of us who are a fan of real/classic MMORPGs and think they may make a comeback.

  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLPosts: 22,596Member Epic
    Screw the glass, just pass me the bottle.

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  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Posts: 5,724Member Rare
    How old does an MMO have to be before it is considered a classic, or traditional?
  • Superman0XSuperman0X San Jose, CAPosts: 1,916Member Uncommon

    I think that the industry is doing very well...

    I also think that there are going to be a large number of games closing.

     

    At this time, the situation is very CUSTOMER friendly. The best it has been since the early 80s with consoles.... just before the crash. There are way too many products, that are not really different. They are all competing in the same space, and there is a race to the lowest cost (0). This isnt going to end well for many companies.

  • DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamPosts: 2,699Member Uncommon
    None of your choices.  Whichever way you look at it, there's more glass than required.
  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn belleville, ILPosts: 2,459Member Rare
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    I think that the industry is doing very well... I also think that there are going to be a large number of games closing.   At this time, the situation is very CUSTOMER friendly. The best it has been since the early 80s with consoles.... just before the crash. There are way too many products, that are not really different. They are all competing in the same space, and there is a race to the lowest cost (0). This isnt going to end well for many companies.

    Some games closing isn't necessarily a bad thing for the industry.  It's like forests.  You have to let forest fires happen every so often, so that it makes room for newer growth.  I think it might be the same for the MMO industry, cull it a bit, and give some new growth in.  Of course it sucks for those trees that get burnt, but good for the forest.

     

    Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.

  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member
    Originally posted by mgilbrtsn

    Some games closing isn't necessarily a bad thing for the industry.  It's like forests.  You have to let forest fires happen every so often, so that it makes room for newer growth.  I think it might be the same for the MMO industry, cull it a bit, and give some new growth in.  Of course it sucks for those trees that get burnt, but good for the forest.  

    I start to understand those people who like to watch world burn.  ;p

  • AeliousAelious OregonPosts: 3,017Member Uncommon

    Half full

     

    You either want the "WoW cloning" to stop or you don't.  What is going on right now has to happen in order for new concepts to come out IMO.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 4,575Member Rare
         I think MMOs have been in a lull for awhile, but it does sound like there are some good games coming....For too long it was one WoW clone after another, but I think this next year we will ahve some solid variety to break the trend.
  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,657Member Uncommon

     

    About to be empty. And then refilled. And emptied. And...

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,688Member Uncommon

    1/2 empy glass = empty smaller glass.

     

    1/2 full glass = full smaller glass.

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  • L0C0ManL0C0Man Puerto OrdazPosts: 1,065Member Uncommon
    It's neither half full nor half empty, is exactly at 50% capacity.. :)

    What can men do against such reckless hate?

  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member Common
    Originally posted by VengeSunsoar
    How old does an MMO have to be before it is considered a classic, or traditional?

    Pre-2004. Aka, 1997-2004, MMO Golden Age.

  • phantomghostphantomghost Atlanta, GAPosts: 696Member Uncommon

    I think the industry is doing kind of sucky.

     

    I am more of a glass full kind of guy.  Ex. Half water, half air.

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  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaacePosts: 2,696Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by VengeSunsoar
    The glass is at 50% capacity.  :)

    I like this answer.

    Looks like OP's attempt for people that see the MMO industry of today but know how it could have been better because of it's past to admit to being pessimistic didn't work after all.

    We can be realists but be hopeful too, ya know.

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,912Member Uncommon

    No clue...

    People don't ask questions to get answers - they ask questions to show how smart they are. - Dogbert

  • worldalphaworldalpha Milton, ONPosts: 403Member
    The glass better be half full, on the verge of my first release.

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Working on Social Strategy MMORTS (now Launched!) http://www.worldalpha.com

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