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KnightFalz said:Your pet definition of what constitutes an MMORPG isn't the only one.
Anyway, what may be the most recent game where one could get the kind of experience you suggest is Dungeons and Dragons Online, if you play with those fresh to the game without looking up walkthroughs.
DMKano said:Maurgrim said:This are a question for those who started the MMOs back in late 90s and early 00s.
What did you think back then how the future of MMOs would evolve and how much right and wrong are you today?
I started with UO in 1998 and EQ1 in march 1999.
Other than improving graphics I didnt have a clue how the gameplay would improve, but I thought that mmorpgs would move away from simple and antiquated "hitpool" and "damage" die roll mechanics to something that resembles real life simulation (when you punch someone or shoot somone in real life, there are no hitpoint bars or damage numbers)
I always thought that real life physics, ecosystems and organism simulations would be what mmorpgs would be like - not anytime soon due to massive compute power that would require.
So completely wrong.
But I also had no idea how my lifestyle would change and how much family life with work and kiddo schedules would change how I play games.
Never thought about that either back in 98/99 - I always assumed that I would have most of my day to devote to gaming.
Was completely wrong too.
I also never considered how I would change as a person and that I would lose desire to spend 10 hours raiding which at one point back in early 2000s I thought was amazing.
Zero desire to ever do that again today.
So again very wrong.
Am I happy with the direction that its going?
Well gaming is going on all directions, so yes I am very happy. There is a larger variety of games being made by more people today than at any other point in history.
I am having more fun gaming today than back in 98/99 due to so many different games.
Never been a better time
than right now.
kitarad said:You're all over the place with this thread and were (correct use) you absent during the lesson on contractions.Your ideas behind why we are done cannot be supported plus your insult on Asian games are misplaced probably because you have not played any Japanese games. It's a shallow conclusion with a poorly researched body.
A game like SWTOR sunk a lot of money into its making and advertising too and that game alone debunks what you have posted.