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Hope EQNext is Not Following Nintendo's Research

PigglesworthPigglesworth Delaware, OHPosts: 257Member Uncommon

Take a look at this article... http://www.p4rgaming.com/majority-of-gamers-today-cant-finish-level-1-in-super-mario-bros/

Sad trend in gaming. Modern gamers not only want, but apparently, NEEDS easier games.

I hope EQNext goes the other way and brings back the challenge of EQ1.

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Comments

  • wizardanimwizardanim Apple Valley, CAPosts: 278Member

    I do hope for the return of many EQ1 mechanics.  But, if a majority of SoEs audience refuse to play the game, if they do bring these mechanics back, SoE will be forced to smooth the edges.

    With that said, I hope that the game is perilous and people play it.

  • ApraxisApraxis RegensburgPosts: 1,515Member Uncommon
    Wow. 90% not even solved lvl 1 of original Super Mario. That is tough.
  • DullahanDullahan Posts: 2,056Member Uncommon

    I was beating super mario brothers before I was old enough to read.

    How does this happen?


  • BamanenBamanen Ste Genevieve, MOPosts: 63Member
    Who knows, my 4 year old beat skylanders giants on hard.....
  • DejoblueDejoblue Youngstown, OHPosts: 296Member Uncommon

    Video games are evil! You need to take your kids outside to soccer practice and have them play in games where everyone gets a trophy and there is pizza afterwards!

     

    YAY!

     

     

    note my signature

  • sacredfoolsacredfool prague, TXPosts: 760Member Uncommon
    I would laugh pretty hard if this actually was true. Seems 90% of people these days not only can't beat level 1 but also can't tell satire from a satyr.


    Originally posted by nethaniah

    Seriously Farmville? Yeah I think it's great. In a World where half our population is dying of hunger the more fortunate half is spending their time harvesting food that doesn't exist.


  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARPosts: 2,697Member

    retracted

  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARPosts: 2,697Member

    Guess I should have looked at the site first before that article alone. A wanna to be Onion site for gaming.

  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,277Member Uncommon

    Jummit... satire..

    "Loan me a Dragon I wanna see space"


    image

  • KuanshuKuanshu Des Moines, IAPosts: 272Member
    Originally posted by MalcontentTWR

    Take a look at this article... http://www.p4rgaming.com/majority-of-gamers-today-cant-finish-level-1-in-super-mario-bros/

    Sad trend in gaming. Modern gamers not only want, but apparently, NEEDS easier games.

    I hope EQNext goes the other way and brings back the challenge of EQ1.

    Thats cuz most the hardcore gamers are beyond single player games and prefer competition and community with gamers

    I was an arcade gamer back in the 80s and couldn't bring myself to play super mario as I was older when it came out...

    After I first played Everquest and played Unreal Online (world rated player) I simply couldn't play single player games anymore with the exception of Oblivion and Skyrim.

    Didn't anyone ever tell ya? Statistics are lies!

  • GiffenGiffen Lacey, WAPosts: 268Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Apraxis
    Wow. 90% not even solved lvl 1 of original Super Mario. That is tough.

    If you read the story it was because almost none would read the instruction manual...most only read the first page that didn't contain instructions on how to actually play the game.

     

    Basically, it means most people are stupid and designing games for those people is a losing proposition.

  • NotimeforbsNotimeforbs Memphis, TNPosts: 346Member Common
    Originally posted by Giffen
    Originally posted by Apraxis
    Wow. 90% not even solved lvl 1 of original Super Mario. That is tough.

    If you read the story it was because almost none would read the instruction manual...most only read the first page that didn't contain instructions on how to actually play the game.

     

    Basically, it means most people are stupid and designing games for those people is a losing proposition.

    Actually, designing the games for them is exactly what the guy recommended, because it would sell more.

    The whole thing was fake, by the way.

  • nerovipus32nerovipus32 dublinPosts: 2,735Member
    The first level in super mario is probably the easiest thing you'll do in gaming
  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,924Member Uncommon
    Can't finish the first level of Super Mario Brothers.... what? What are they testing it on lab rats? How is it possible anyone could not finish it?
  • Don't every try Mega-man, the Cutman's level

     

    you might actually die

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by MalcontentTWR
    Take a look at this article... http://www.p4rgaming.com/majority-of-gamers-today-cant-finish-level-1-in-super-mario-bros/

    Sad trend in gaming. Modern gamers not only want, but apparently, NEEDS easier games.

    I hope EQNext goes the other way and brings back the challenge of EQ1.



    That's not a new trend in gaming, that's how it's always been. Games didn't get shorter and easier, causing people to get worse at them. People weren't finishing games, so they got shorter and easier.

    **

    I didn't read the article, so I didn't realize it was satire. However, it is true that games have gotten shorter on average, and while individual challenges may be more difficult, the overall game play is more informative to the player, so there's less mystery involved in what players are doing.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,539Member Uncommon

    "We watched the replay videos of how the gamers performed and saw that many did not understand simple concepts like bottomless pits. Around 70 percent died to the first Goomba. Another 50 percent died twice. Many thought the coins were enemies and tried to avoid them. Also, most of them did not use the run button. There were many other depressing things we noted but I can not remember them at the moment"

    image hahaha

    Satire +1

  • DullahanDullahan Posts: 2,056Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kuanshu
    Originally posted by MalcontentTWR

    Take a look at this article... http://www.p4rgaming.com/majority-of-gamers-today-cant-finish-level-1-in-super-mario-bros/

    Sad trend in gaming. Modern gamers not only want, but apparently, NEEDS easier games.

    I hope EQNext goes the other way and brings back the challenge of EQ1.

    Thats cuz most the hardcore gamers are beyond single player games and prefer competition and community with gamers

    I was an arcade gamer back in the 80s and couldn't bring myself to play super mario as I was older when it came out...

    After I first played Everquest and played Unreal Online (world rated player) I simply couldn't play single player games anymore with the exception of Oblivion and Skyrim.

    Didn't anyone ever tell ya? Statistics are lies!

    Since online games, I've been the same way.

    I played pc games and consoles up to the launch of EQ, but since then I've never bought another console and single player games have been few and far between.  All the TES and a couple other big titles, thats it.  Even then, I feel like its time wasted because my presence makes no impact on anyone or anything.

    MMORPGs ruined me.


  • sanshi44sanshi44 BrisbanePosts: 1,088Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Apraxis
    Wow. 90% not even solved lvl 1 of original Super Mario. That is tough.

    They say each yeah more and more poeple cant get past lvl one this tell me with the games becoming easier and easier skill lvl of players are getting worst or dumber because they no longer need to think when they play the game. If people dont get challenged they cant get better at somthing which leave one direction and that is worst.

  • FusionFusion VaasaPosts: 1,391Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dullahan

    I was beating super mario brothers before I was old enough to read.

    How does this happen?

    De-evolution and the modern technological "have it all" generation, that's how it happens.

    Today's standard for a HARD game is Dark Souls, back in the 80's - early 90's that was the norm for 'normal' setting for pretty much all games.

    Currently playing: -

    Waiting for: Class4.

    Dead and Buried: ESO, NWO, GW2, SWTOR, Darkfall, AO, AC2, Vanguard, CoH/V, EnB, EVE, Neocron, FE, EQ, EQ2, DAoC, FFXI, FFXIV, SWG, WoW, and billions of eastern junks!

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    IF people cant finish the first level of mario brothers then they need o be taken out and shot... lol.. kidding of course but still that is somthing to be truly ashamed of...
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