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so what kind of Video Game is NOT considered MMO games?

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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Somewhere, NJPosts: 654Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    Since when?

    WoW dungeons are 5,10, 25-man. That is hardly massive .. in fact, smaller than even a BF4 game. Ditto for NWO, GW1, DDO, .....

    You must think that all words in a label needs to be literal ... just that LoL and D3 are listed here shows that it is not true.

    Instanced dungeons are only one part of WoW. You failed to mention the non-instanced zones in which hundreds of players can be in simultaneously.

  • Kevyne-ShandrisKevyne-Shandris Hephzibah, GAPosts: 1,946Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Madden NFL, but I'm not quite sure why, I mean there's 24 characters on the field right?

    Sounds stupid now, but mark my words, these sites will one day complete whoring themselves out and include them based on player interest.

    About the sum of it. When I see card games included as a MMO, it's time to just change the name of the site to an generic game site, instead.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Forgrimm
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    Since when?

    WoW dungeons are 5,10, 25-man. That is hardly massive .. in fact, smaller than even a BF4 game. Ditto for NWO, GW1, DDO, .....

    You must think that all words in a label needs to be literal ... just that LoL and D3 are listed here shows that it is not true.

    Instanced dungeons are only one part of WoW. You failed to mention the non-instanced zones in which hundreds of players can be in simultaneously.

    and a) no one does anything with anyone else anyway even in those zones except tagging mobs you are about to attack to steal that mine nodes from you, and b) leveling up is only very small part of the gameplay .. most is the instanced gameplay at end game .. and very many would just queue dungeons to level up anyway.

     

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Kevyne-Shandris
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Madden NFL, but I'm not quite sure why, I mean there's 24 characters on the field right?

    Sounds stupid now, but mark my words, these sites will one day complete whoring themselves out and include them based on player interest.

    About the sum of it. When I see card games included as a MMO, it's time to just change the name of the site to an generic game site, instead.

    nah .. just broaden the meaning of MMOs to include more games. Problem solved.

    In fact, isn't that already happening?

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon

    Freecell.  Even the most egregious marketing and advertising people couldn't spin that as an MMO.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,255Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by dave6660

    Freecell.  Even the most egregious marketing and advertising people couldn't spin that as an MMO.

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  • Ender4Ender4 milwaukee, WIPosts: 2,253Member


    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Loke666  
    No, it is not since you only interact with 4 other players there at the same time. "Massive" games have massive gameplay.
    Since when?

    WoW dungeons are 5,10, 25-man. That is hardly massive .. in fact, smaller than even a BF4 game. Ditto for NWO, GW1, DDO, .....

    You must think that all words in a label needs to be literal ... just that LoL and D3 are listed here shows that it is not true.

     



    Go play WoW on expansion day, go to the first zone in the expansion. You will see hundreds of people. WoW is not a good example at all. LoL you never have more than a 5v5, that is not massive by any means.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Ender4


    Go play WoW on expansion day, go to the first zone in the expansion. You will see hundreds of people.

    Sure .. and in two weeks, that zone will be a ghost town.

    Wow typically releases expansion .. what .. every 18 months? That is roughly 78 weeks. So most of the time, wow is really not that massive except the cities which act as lobbies.

    Furthermore, it is not like those quest leveling players are grouping or anything. They may as well be in an instance. Sometimes phasing will separate them anyway.

     


  • Originally posted by lizardbones
    Is the place players are interacting a world, and is it persistent?
     If Yes, then it's probably an MMORPG (World of Warcraft, Eve).
     If No, then it's probably just an MMO (Diablo III, Call of Duty).

    Maybe you wrote this differently from what you meant to write, but I would say that Diablo 3 is an RPG but not an MMO.
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