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I have been playing mmo's for 20 years...

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  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    People who have played for longer have a worse opinion, in my opinion. They are over saturated, seen too many things.. lost the excitement and sense of discovery. The more you know about MMOs, the less you enjoy them. It's almost fact. Listening to these people is kind of pointless unless you have played as many MMOs as them. Even then, it's still down to personal taste. I've been playing MMOs for about 16 years, I know what I'm talking about ;)
  • vandal5627vandal5627 Jersey City, NJPosts: 586Member Uncommon
    Playing MMORPGs 20 years doesn't make you an expert on if the game is good or not. It just gives you knowledge of the history of MMORPGs. An MMORPG is good or not is base on the person and that person alone, noone can tell you otherwise.
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILPosts: 1,512Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by breadm1x

    I used that sentence yesterday.

    And that was about online gaming (started online gaming on a 300 baud acoustic modem and a 4.77mhz ibm with 512kb).

    Supercomputer

    Only i had a Hercules monoccrome screen.

    Updated that years later to what u see here an expensive CGA screen witch could handle like 4 colour at the same time !

    I even Overclocked it with a Nec V20 later ! to a whooping 8mhz !

     

    My first 'nice' computer was a commodore amiga 500.  Before hard drives when everything ran off floppies.  It was a multi windowed monster!

     

     

    "Change is the only constant."

  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member
    Not mentioning your experience is a bit like going to a job interview with a resume

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon

    The funny thing is, for every guy/gal that proclaims they have been playing MMOs or video games for X amount of years there is always many more of us that have also been playing for as long or longer but just don't feel the need to proclaim it.

     

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  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,499Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodingo

    The funny thing is, for every guy/gal that proclaims they have been playing MMOs or video games for X amount of years there is always many more of us that have also been playing for as long or longer but just don't feel the need to proclaim it.

     

    Shoot, most of us were shamed for so long that we'd still prefer not to admit that we play MMOs. 

    Crazkanuk

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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member
    Originally posted by rodingo

    The funny thing is, for every guy/gal that proclaims they have been playing MMOs or video games for X amount of years there is always many more of us that have also been playing for as long or longer but just don't feel the need to proclaim it.

     

    I think the real take away here is that if most MMO players have been playing MMOs for more than 10 years then why the fuck do they keep feeding us kids games?

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • BigdaddyxBigdaddyx California, WAPosts: 1,985Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Azoth
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by Azoth
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    It depends on the subject and discussion. Sometimes life experience,  just like in an mmorpg, does mean something. What it all boils down to in almost any discussion here is personal opinion,  so there is no right or wrong.

    No it does not. 

    So experience never means anything ? Bold statement.

    In terms of video games? nope it doesn't. It is not some specific skill line that only few can pick up learn and then boast about their experience in terms of years. Any dick and harry can pick up a computer and console and start playing video games.

    Almost everyone here who is in their 30's and 40's have 10+ years of experience with online games. It is silly to brag about something so pointless.

    You played MMOS for 10 years? so did i..who gives a bloody toss really?

    I think you are missing the point. It is not a matter of bragging, it's more about knowledge of the changes that operated over the years. So yes having played more games than someone else can give you a different point of view on certain things.

    No one is talking about it making you play the game better.

    In what context do you think people who throw this line actually use it? to show their knowledge of 'change' or to put down the views of others?

    It is more of an equivalent to 'get off my lawn'. 

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    "People who keep buying these sub par mmos are responsible for holding the genre back"


    I hate statements like that so much.

  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member

    of course experience matters.

    more importantly, if there are so many of us with such extensive experience why is my screen filled with adds for kids games?

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • vandal5627vandal5627 Jersey City, NJPosts: 586Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    "People who keep buying these sub par mmos are responsible for holding the genre back"


    I hate statements like that so much.

    This.  +10000000000000

  • GdemamiGdemami Beau VallonPosts: 7,865Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Azoth

    I think you are missing the point. It is not a matter of bragging, it's more about knowledge of the changes that operated over the years. So yes having played more games than someone else can give you a different point of view on certain things.No one is talking about it making you play the game better.

    Knowing and drawing out correct conclusion are 2 entirely different things.

    Only what matters is the statement, not the one who propose it.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,908Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    "People who keep buying these sub par mmos are responsible for holding the genre back"


    I hate statements like that so much.

    Or it's other form, "you're the problem with MMO's today"...

     

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,994Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    "People who keep buying these sub par mmos are responsible for holding the genre back"


    I hate statements like that so much.

    Even if there's a ring of truth to them?  Or perhaps especially because it might be true?

    Something is holding the genre back.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,908Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD

    of course experience matters.

    more importantly, if there are so many of us with such extensive experience why is my screen filled with adds for kids games?

    Because they pay the site to advertise?

    Experience matters, but experience doesn't make you right in and of itself, that's the point here.

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

    It is a sign of a defeated man, to attack at ones character in the face of logic and reason- Me

  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member
    Originally posted by vandal5627
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    "People who keep buying these sub par mmos are responsible for holding the genre back"


    I hate statements like that so much.

    This.  +10000000000000

    some people want to play sub-par MMOs while using logic gymnastics to justify that they are right in doing so. They feel like they have won.

    The only problem is, they are still playing those MMOs while the rest of us are playing much better ones :)

     

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • GregorMcgregorGregorMcgregor FalkirkPosts: 222Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rafalex007

    there is :

    if you are older then me doesn't make you right :) ;)

    That can't be right. My wife is older than Jesus and is NEVER wrong, or so she tells me. ;)

    No trials. No tricks. No traps. No EU-RP server. NO THANKS!

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  • BigdaddyxBigdaddyx California, WAPosts: 1,985Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD

    of course experience matters.

    more importantly, if there are so many of us with such extensive experience why is my screen filled with adds for kids games?

    How many times are you gonna repeat yourself? we heard you the first time.

    I didn't want to take the bait but i will bite. Please explain 'kids' games.

  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,594Member Uncommon
    I believe your math is lacking, the MMO did not start till 1997. If you have problems with that, what other problems might beset you ?
  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD

    of course experience matters.

    more importantly, if there are so many of us with such extensive experience why is my screen filled with adds for kids games?

    How many times are you gonna repeat yourself? we heard you the first time.

    I didn't want to take the bait but i will bite. Please explain 'kids' games.

    you dont know what a kids game is?

     

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • BigdaddyxBigdaddyx California, WAPosts: 1,985Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD

    of course experience matters.

    more importantly, if there are so many of us with such extensive experience why is my screen filled with adds for kids games?

    How many times are you gonna repeat yourself? we heard you the first time.

    I didn't want to take the bait but i will bite. Please explain 'kids' games.

    you dont know what a kids game is?

     

    Considering the habit of posters here to exaggerate everything to sky high... nope i i do not.

  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD

    of course experience matters.

    more importantly, if there are so many of us with such extensive experience why is my screen filled with adds for kids games?

    How many times are you gonna repeat yourself? we heard you the first time.

    I didn't want to take the bait but i will bite. Please explain 'kids' games.

    you dont know what a kids game is?

     

    Considering the habit of posters here to exaggerate everything to sky high... nope i i do not.

    I am sorry I can not help educate you on what a kids game is.

    My only suggestion is to take a guess at what I mean, you seem rather intelligent to do so

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,908Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    "People who keep buying these sub par mmos are responsible for holding the genre back"


    I hate statements like that so much.

    Even if there's a ring of truth to them?  Or perhaps especially because it might be true?

    Something is holding the genre back.

    WHo decides this? that's the problem with such statements.

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

    It is a sign of a defeated man, to attack at ones character in the face of logic and reason- Me

  • GeekyGeeky Huntington, INPosts: 243Member
    Originally posted by LordZeik
    Unless I see some sort of degrees or other certification your opinion carries just as much weight as the next guy. Grats on playing for 20 years though! Oddly enough this genre of gaming still has a long way to go.

     

    Congratz on being "That Guy" who replied without reading OP's post, which was two lines long.

  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    "People who keep buying these sub par mmos are responsible for holding the genre back"


    I hate statements like that so much.

    Even if there's a ring of truth to them?  Or perhaps especially because it might be true?

    Something is holding the genre back.

    WHo decides this? that's the problem with such statements.

    your right!

     

    the only problem with you being right is that we are still stuck with the same games

    Correlation does not imply causation

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