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Is there a possibility that the MMO community can be 100% in an agrement. this game rocks?

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  • moguy2moguy2 Saint Peters, MOPosts: 337Member
    I moan about anything. Even if it is good! ( I am part of the in crowd )
  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAPosts: 919Member
    Nope. Impossible. Everyone likes different things and dislikes different things. Don't even bother trying to appeal to everyone unless you have a mass mind control machine handy.
  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon

    No.  But I think that's a good thing.  I really like variety.  If everybody agreed on "the formula" then we wouldn't see any variety.

    Not to mention that many features are mutally exclusive.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • OmaliOmali MMO Business Correspondent Orchard Park, NYPosts: 1,114Member Uncommon
    There are too many conflicting tastes in gaming in general to have a game that could appease a large portion of them.

    Check out my monthly column on MMORPG.com.

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  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,718Administrator Uncommon
    I don't believe so. And so what? I think that's kind of what makes the genre so interesting. We're all looking for different things and this particular genre has the potential to serve the interests of different subsets of users. Developers trying to hit all the right notes for everyone at once are on a fool's errand, in my opinion, and are likely to shoot themselves in the foot. Knowing your audience and building your game for them is important.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member

    I think a large part of it is also just a fundamental quality issue.  MMOs are much more difficult to make than SP games, so they haven a tendency to be weak in comparison.  Often glaringly so, in some ways.  It's a hard thing to let slide.

     

    I've often wondered if they'd be more popular if they set the bar lower.  Especially in terms of graphics.  Then they might not be forced to cut corners everywhere else, which leads to so much disappointment and complaining.

     

    Afterall.. that is pretty much exactly what WoW did.  The graphics were years behind the curve so that they could make sure it was a polished and complete game, in every other way.  Not for everyone, but not glaringly flawed like almost every other MMO, either.  Course it still gets a lot of flak, especially here.. but that's now.  Back in 2004?  Not so much.

     

    When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.

  • CorehavenCorehaven Colorado Springs, COPosts: 1,538Member

    Its the mmo community sure, but in general that's human nature.  One mans trash is another mans treasure. 

     

    The world is, if nothing else, is full of variety and that includes people and their tastes.  Mmorpgs aside, there's not a single thing in existence that everyone will think is good or decent.  So it's no surprise regarding games. 

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon
    I don't know anyone who hates Mario Bros. I don't think anyone hates Mario Bros.

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vhaln

     

    Afterall.. that is pretty much exactly what WoW did.  The graphics were years behind the curve so that they could make sure it was a polished and complete game, in every other way.

     

    No, they just used an art design inspired by Warcraft III.

     

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by Vhaln

    Afterall.. that is pretty much exactly what WoW did.  The graphics were years behind the curve so that they could make sure it was a polished and complete game, in every other way.

    No, they just used an art design inspired by Warcraft III.

    I know, 2004 was a long time ago, and its hard to remember.. but I'm not talking about aesthetics or design style.  WoW is extremely low poly and low texture res, compared to other games that released around that time.

    When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.

  • VengerVenger York, PAPosts: 1,318Member
    Complaining makes some people happy unfortunetly.
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