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Extra Credits, a YouTube channel I subscribe to, just put out a 3 part series on this topic. The latest one, out today, covers Negative Possibility Space which seems to be lacking in so many games today. Take a peek (5:32 minutes long) and let your thoughts be seen
Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.