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Words that keep the forum 'wheels' turning

KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon

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Threads recently have focused around terms that it seems there will never be a common agreement as to their "true" meaning.

Specifically the threads involved discussed  "sand-box" and "theme-park" as they are used in reference to MMORPG's and it's clear we not only disagree on the meaning of the words, but where certain titles fall in regards to the two terms.

These aren't the only worlds that contribute to the thread counts here, F2P and the corresponding P2W get thrashed on a regular basis, as they mean different things depending on their implementation with respect to gaming.

So besides the ones I came up with, are there any other terms (or concepts perhaps) you can come up with which we'll likely never come to an agreement on (with regards to MMO's) which will likely be the subject of repeat thread postings for many years to come?

 

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  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Boca Raton, FLPosts: 867Member Uncommon

    Here are a few to get started:

    OWPVP - "Open World Player Versus Player"

    "Instance"

    "Storyline"

    "Questing"

    "Crafting"

    "Permadeath"

    "Mobile"

    "Virtual Reality"

    "Persistent World"

    "Niche"

    "Raiding"

    "Endgame"

    "Gear"

    "Skill"

    "Twitch"

    "Action Combat"

    "Graphics"

    "Playerbase"

    "Carebears"

    "Cash Shop"

    "Advertising"

    "Shill"

    Try combining some of these in any particular order (random or no), prefixing the sentence with one of the games on the Hype-meter; e.g. try "Shroud of the Avatar Endgame Cash Shop in Virtual Reality!" as a thread title.

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  • Shadowguy64Shadowguy64 Rohnert Park, CAPosts: 848Member

    Mini-map

    Fast travel

    "hero" or "the chosen one"

     

  • PAL-18PAL-18 AnachronoxPosts: 802Member

    Is it MMORPG or just MMO?

    PvE without consequences.

    Fun.

    "this is not really forum pvp"

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common
    Originally posted by Phaserlight

    Here are a few to get started:

    OWPVP - "Open World Player Versus Player"

    "Instance"

    "Storyline"

    "Questing"

    "Crafting"

    "Permadeath"

    "Mobile"

    "Virtual Reality"

    "Persistent World"

    "Niche"

    "Raiding"

    "Endgame"

    "Gear"

    "Skill"

    "Twitch"

    "Action Combat"

    "Graphics"

    "Playerbase"

    "Carebears"

    "Cash Shop"

    "Advertising"

    "Shill"

    Try combining some of these in any particular order (random or no), prefixing the sentence with one of the games on the Hype-meter; e.g. try "Shroud of the Avatar Endgame Cash Shop in Virtual Reality!" as a thread title.

    I think you hit the majority of them there.

     

    edit: mis-read the OP

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBPosts: 2,030Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran

    And burning in some cases. image

    Threads recently have focused around terms that it seems there will never be a common agreement as to their "true" meaning.

    Specifically the threads involved discussed  "sand-box" and "theme-park" as they are used in reference to MMORPG's and it's clear we not only disagree on the meaning of the words, but where certain titles fall in regards to the two terms.

    These aren't the only worlds that contribute to the thread counts here, F2P and the corresponding P2W get thrashed on a regular basis, as they mean different things depending on their implementation with respect to gaming.

    So besides the ones I came up with, are there any other terms (or concepts perhaps) you can come up with which we'll likely never come to an agreement on (with regards to MMO's) which will likely be the subject of repeat thread postings for many years to come?

     

    Things are especially bad right now because it's summer and news has been pretty scarce in every gaming forum aside from the Sony/MS new console war and the indie game scene.So the wheels here haven't been so much turning as spinning in place.

    But to the subject at hand :

    WoW

    WoW Killer

    WoW Clone

    Eve Clone

    Payment Models(B2P,P2P,F2P etc)

    Art style

    Realism

    Subscription Numbers

    Whales

    Active numbers

    Xfire

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member
    Hello
  • NovusodNovusod Lakewood, NJPosts: 892Member Uncommon

    Here is a few you guys missed and there is probably even more:

    Solo

    Grouping

    Forced Grouping

    Holy Trinity

    Tank and Spank

    DPS

    Classes

    Class Balance

    Scripted encounter

    Grinding

    Leveling

    Quest hub

    FFA-PVP : Free For ALL Player vs Player

    Full Loot PvP

    Battlegrounds

    Castle Siege

    Player Driven Economy

    Auction House

    Crafting

    Player housing

    Guild halls

    Contested Content

    Linear Game play

    Old school

    Fanbois

    Hype

    Trolls

    Developers

    Greed

    Profitable

    Failure

    Success

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