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Ive been off the MMO "world" for a long time, please tell the good news!

InterestingInteresting Porto AlegrePosts: 950Member

Ive been off the MMO "world" for a long time, please tell the good news!

 

What changed in our MMORPGs?

Did anything changed on the monetization model?

Did anything changed on the design of games?

Any new game with anything original and new to look forward?

Any new MMORPG that manages to keep our attention for many months?

 

Thank you for your attention.

 

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  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 , CAPosts: 2,442Member Uncommon

    How long were you gone?

     

    What did you expect would happen?

  • funyahnsfunyahns michigan city, INPosts: 315Member
    Good news! You have not missed a thing!
  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,674Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Interesting

    Ive been off the MMO "world" for a long time, please tell the good news!

     

    What changed in our MMORPGs?  More cash shop items etc.

    Did anything changed on the monetization model?  Seems to have gotten worse

    Did anything changed on the design of games?  They appear to be moving more towards single player co-op games

    Any new game with anything original and new to look forward?  Maybe Archage and wolrd of darkness, but they are likely a way off.  Origins of malu could be worth a quick peak, but am not holding my breath.  Darkfall is also getting a reboot(although seems to be mostly a graphics update) if you're looking for a pvp arena.

    Any new MMORPG that manages to keep our attention for many months?  Nope.

     

    Thank you for your attention.

     

     

  • AmarantharAmaranthar OhioPosts: 2,430Member Uncommon

    If by any chance you are a young lady getting married, I have the "something old", "something borrowed", and "something blue" for you.

    The "silver sixpence in your shoe" is for the cash shops.

    Once upon a time....

  • coretestercoretester AfricaPosts: 64Member
    No.
  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 5,969Member Common
    Originally posted by Interesting

    What changed in our MMORPGs?

    Did anything changed on the monetization model? -Fewer and fewer P2P games.

    Did anything changed on the design of games? -Some advancements in PvE gameplay. Some steps away from the old, arcaic questing. E-sport hasn't delivered in GW2 so far. No advancements in other PvP styles.

    Any new game with anything original and new to look forward? -From the upcoming MMOs? -Nothing really.

    Any new MMORPG that manages to keep our attention for many months? -Nope. But in my case it is very unlikely anyway.

     

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

  • ConnmacartConnmacart OsloPosts: 681Member Uncommon
    When going by these forums all MMOs are great just before release and suck 1 week after.
  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common
    WoWclone Themeparks seem to be all the rage now

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,460Member Uncommon
    According to your post history you haven't been gone a long time at all?
  • gordiflugordiflu BarcelonaPosts: 757Member
    Originally posted by Interesting

    Ive been off the MMO "world" for a long time, please tell the good news!

     

    What changed in our MMORPGs?

    Basically, no longer people stay in the same MMO for long. Now they just hop from MMO to MMO every couple of months.

    Did anything changed on the monetization model?

    F2P all over. Some companies have subs AND cash shop. Crowdfunding is getting popular.

    Did anything changed on the design of games?

    World is less static. Combat is faster. 

    More solo oriented. Leveling faster. Less depth. More instanced. Smaller worlds. More casual friendly.

    Any new game with anything original and new to look forward?

    Not really. There are some games that may deliver in the future, but still none of them is really new or original.

    Any new MMORPG that manages to keep our attention for many months?

     Read my first answer.

    Thank you for your attention.

     YW

     

  • gordiflugordiflu BarcelonaPosts: 757Member
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    According to your post history you haven't been gone a long time at all?

    I keep beeing active on these forums and I have not played any MMO for a nice while.

  • WhitebeardsWhitebeards TokyoPosts: 778Member

    Originality is overrated. people who are hung up on this term can wait for ever.

    However OP you should keep an eye out for Archage , Repopulation and Star citizen if you looking for something different and non themepark.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,460Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gordiflu
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    According to your post history you haven't been gone a long time at all?

    I keep beeing active on these forums and I have not played any MMO for a nice while.

    but he is implying that he doesnt' know what has happened in the mmo world. If you have been active on this forum dont' you know what has been going on?

    If you say no then I will concede your point.

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon

    In fact, I believe that the MMO community / players changed more than the genre itself.

    I would emphasize the shift in preferences of mmo players more towards sandbox. It seems that people are fed up with themeparks after what I would call "Post-wow era" during which we have been bombarded by generic themeparks which people like to call "WoW clones". These games seem to no longer be so popular and demanded by the community. You might have heared that SWTOR failed.

    Last major themepark released was GW 2. It is not a traditional themepark and attempts at changing some of the established themepark concepts to distinguish itself from WoW and similar games. What may be original also happens to be slightly controversial and the reaction of the community towards some of their changes (no trinity, no gear grind,...) was bipolar.

    I think people want something fresh, but in a different way.

    When The Elder Scroll Online was first announced, we were provided with information that indicated that yet another generic themepark which tries to take advantage of famous IP to grab subs is going to land. The reaction of the community was clear. Deliver this game and you will fail even harder than SWTOR. There havent been any new information for many months and suddenly we are getting info which indicate that they are trying to shift the game more towards Elder Scrolls than WoW and also distinguish itself from standard themeparks.

    I do not think that most people want pure sandbox games. I believe that in the following years we will be getting some sort of mix...maybe themeparks with sandbox elements. It seems that the industry is already reflecting this shift towards sandboxes since if you take a look at MMOs in development, how many of them are WoW clones? To me, it seems that the sandbox element is growing stronger and we will be getting different type of games in the years 2014 - 2024 than in 2004-2014.

    If you asked what has changed about MMOs since 2010, I would say nothing YET. Come back 4 years from now and ask again, the answer will be more interesting then.

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • gordiflugordiflu BarcelonaPosts: 757Member
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by gordiflu
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    According to your post history you haven't been gone a long time at all?

    I keep beeing active on these forums and I have not played any MMO for a nice while.

    but he is implying that he doesnt' know what has happened in the mmo world. If you have been active on this forum dont' you know what has been going on?

    If you say no then I will concede your point.

    You totally got a point.

  • grimgryphongrimgryphon Pacific Northwest, WAPosts: 682Member
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    According to your post history you haven't been gone a long time at all?

    A week is a long time with this crowd. image

    Optional PvP = No PvP
  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,002Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by gordiflu
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    According to your post history you haven't been gone a long time at all?

    I keep beeing active on these forums and I have not played any MMO for a nice while.

    but he is implying that he doesnt' know what has happened in the mmo world. If you have been active on this forum dont' you know what has been going on?

    If you say no then I will concede your point.

    I was pretty sure this wasn't a serious thread by the OP, the post history confirms it.

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  • TheWisemanTheWiseman Phoenix, AZPosts: 6Member

    Well heres your oppourtunity to read a book, and brush up on that 'grammar'!

     

  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,919Member Uncommon

    Things are grand.  Just look at the list of blockbuster MMO hits in the last 4 years.


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  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 5,969Member Common
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by gordiflu
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    According to your post history you haven't been gone a long time at all?

    I keep beeing active on these forums and I have not played any MMO for a nice while.

    but he is implying that he doesnt' know what has happened in the mmo world. If you have been active on this forum dont' you know what has been going on?

    If you say no then I will concede your point.

    I was pretty sure this wasn't a serious thread by the OP, the post history confirms it.

    Seems so.

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

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOPosts: 4,844Member
    Originally posted by Connmacart
    When going by these forums all MMOs are great just before release and suck 1 week after.

    That really says it all.

    President of The Marvelously Meowhead Fan Club

  • grimgryphongrimgryphon Pacific Northwest, WAPosts: 682Member
    Originally posted by XAPGames

    Things are grand.  Just look at the list of blockbuster MMO hits in the last 4 years.

    Well, if you define "grand" in $$, then yes, things are going swimmingly. However, if you define "grand" in quality...

    Optional PvP = No PvP
  • PrenhoPrenho AracajuPosts: 298Member

    Basically what we have now are more solo campaign games with multiplayer rooms than MMOs.

     

    Create your character -> achieve level cap in 3 days through a single player campaign -> have fun in multiplayer chores for 1 month or so -> unninstall the game -> go to the next MMO.

     

    I think it is made to attract FPS players to MMOs.

  • gordiflugordiflu BarcelonaPosts: 757Member
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    Originally posted by XAPGames

    Things are grand.  Just look at the list of blockbuster MMO hits in the last 4 years.

    Well, if you define "grand" in $$, then yes, things are going swimmingly. However, if you define "grand" in quality...

    [mod edit]

    [mod edit]

    So many people ignore what trolling actually is, yet they use the expression so often, that the word is starting to mean something different to what it did.

    I am with you. The average quality has gone down, down, down, down (repeat ad infinitum).

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,614Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Interesting

    Ive been off the MMO "world" for a long time, please tell the good news!

     

    What changed in our MMORPGs?

    Did anything changed on the monetization model?

    Did anything changed on the design of games?

    Any new game with anything original and new to look forward?

    Any new MMORPG that manages to keep our attention for many months?

     

    Thank you for your attention.

     

    Depends on what you want.

     

    The technical aspects are better - GW2 is a good example with beautiful graphics and great sound.

     

    Gameplay is mostly aimed at the casual solo player with some new ways of promoting a new type of grouping where people barely talk (rifts in Rift, Dynamic Events in GW2)

     

    Very few people stick around any new one longer than 2-3 months

     

    So...what are you looking for in an MMO?

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