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Maybe things like this happened years ago before online guides were so popular but they won't be happening in the future. The proliferation of wikis and quest guides means that after the first person figures out the optimal way to do something in game that info is spread at the speed of light to everyone else trying to do it. Blame the devs, blame the players , blame whoever you want but that is the reality in modern games.delete5230 said:In White Birch their are whispers and rumors among the people that something evil is happening in Old Tucker Fortress. They say it's been abandon for more than 40 years but the children that play along the shore of the Valley River have been seeing smoke from the big chimney and others have seen the lights glowing at night. Could this be the source of the plague that's killing our people ?
Stories such as this are common in both modern and old school mmorpgs. However taking action with the information given is much different today.
With old school this would be a memorable experience. Just by reading this the player would know a major adventure is waiting. A group would have to be assembled and a few hours would have to be devoted in solving this situation. The group would understand careful planning would be needed by scouting from above or having a party member with experience on the quest.
To get deep inside Old Tucker Fortress, the group would understand a high degree of failure is most likely. The individual player would expect this and try and try over again or devote much thought in doing it right the first time. If a player failed they would consider this a challenge they must solve. Even if it meant daydreaming the next day at work or school and realize "hay, I should ask a Warlock to come along".
Gaining experience wouldn't matter....... The challenge of tackling an imposable situation would. All this at level 26 !
This is what separate's an mmorpg from just another game online...... I have to ask, can someone name at least one mmorpg ?