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Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed. EQ, FF11, DAoC etc
Originally posted by Foreverdream Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed. EQ, FF11, DAoC etc
Has anyone ever said they left a game because the graphics became dated?
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I'm playing Quake live (Quake 3 free in a web browser) so i guess that answer it for me
Graphics = 10%
gameplay = 90%
Thats my personal view on it.
Originally posted by Loktofeit Originally posted by Foreverdream Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed. EQ, FF11, DAoC etc
A fresh server is more important to me for a restart then graphics tbh. More games should offer them on a regular basis (even if they have to merge to bottom two existing ones to do it). I have never been put off a game because of 'dated' visuals.
Well, on a lot of MMO's, maybe not so much lately, but people used to cry on the forums about how the graphics are "dated" and it ruined the game for them, this is on release day. I even remember people complaining about TOR's graphics on the forums, stateing they are gonna quit. If they actually did, can't say.
There are so many people that look at graphics first. You see it all the time, "I'm not gonna play that game, the graphics look horrible".
Considering most MMO's today don't retain players long enough for the graphics to get to that point, I'd say no.
That said, a lot of the older games that the OP mentions (and tons of people wax on about nostalgically), would be great examples of games that would benefit from updated graphics engine.
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UO with better graphics?
Would probably be EA's mmo with the most subscriptions :P
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Originally posted by GeezerGamer Graphics is not why I quit AO
Same,if they rollback servers to the time before WoW updates and pay to win cash shops,and AO is not the only one.
1. AO,3 accounts open right away ,with updated graphics,wouldnt hurt.
2.Vanilla WoW with updated graphics,sure im ready for some world PvP.
3.3d Ultima Online,mmm ,life time sub 1000€ doesnt matter.
honorable mentions to Vanguard and SWG,those games with perfectly working engine,sure give.
Graphics are only a part of it. In the case of FFXI (which I am an avid fan of, as most of you know) it would have to return to the old days for me to want to play it again, the last 2 expansion packs have made it /easymode
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Depends what we are considering graphic upgrade. It that would mean character re-customization I would probably check back on EQ2 and LOTRO. LOTRO has really nice graphic though, but their characters are just wooden dolls, I can't make myself to play it mostly because of that... and endless grind LOL, but upgraded, immersible characters would help. Animations really sucks in this game. EQ2 is so much better in this area, but still would need a major upgrade.
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Would take a lot more than purely the graphics, so much more it would qualify as practically a new game anyway.
I left EQ due to try new things. Ithought about goiing back once and the went on YouTube and watched a few videos and was like Wow I used to think that looked good. Afterwards I changed my mind and never went back. I have said before to my friends I would go back if they upped the graphics.
i left AION due to silly skins they started putting in. Like lollipop weapon skins
I would play Asherons Call (DT) in a heartbeat if they did a new server and had the equivalent of WoW graphics/UI.
In all my years of MMO playing nothing has come even close to the satisfaction and enjoyment of AC Darktide...
Basically the new X-COM is a graphic overhaul of the original and it's awesome! Didn't Monkey Island sell pretty well with the new graphics? If we're talking really old games then yes, many of those were really good ideas but will make your eyes bleed nowadays. If we're talking 'old' games (dx7-9) it is a hinder to get new players, but should chase existing players away.
AO is a good example, i quit because it got too grindy, not because of the graphics, but i'll gladly give it a couple of months with a graphics overhaul because the ideas are solid.
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