Phry

currently playing. Eve Online Final Fantasy XIV;ARR SW:TOR Dragon Age:Inquisition No longer playing; WOW.

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Way too much Black Desert Online. Still playing Eve Online and FFXIV:ARR. Sleeping and eating when possible.
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  • What's the biggest jerk thing you've ever done in a video game to another person.

    Warping to a gate in Eve Online in null sec, was being chased by someone flying a rapier, stopped short of the next gate by 30km and dropped a bomb from my Hound, didn't kill him but left him in low hull before he warped off,  i died in a gate camp 3 systems later, but, was funny as hell. :p
    TalonsinConstantineMerus
  • Why are you NOT playing Elite: Dangerous?

    Think i've played most versions of Elite over the years, got hooked on the original, even liked Frontiers, so when E:D came around, i bought it without hesitation, i don't play it religiously but i drop into it now and then as its a good game, it helps that i have a flightstick as its definitely the best way to play the game, i know it has multiplayer, but honestly i prefer to play it as a single player game, i am not sure multiplayer even adds anything to the game yet? but its a good game so i will likely keep on playing for a good long while yet. :p
    klash2def
  • How many games do you maintain?

    I play several different games, but i wouldn't say i play any one of them all that religiously, just as the mood takes me tbh, i play for fun, not as a 'job' :p
    Jean-Luc_PicardTorval
  • Launch class?

    For primary weapons i always have trouble choosing between Scout Rifle and Auto Rifle, either way, its going to be a hunter, its a long long time though till 24th of October! keeping fingers crossed they don't screw up, i need my 60fps!
    MrMelGibsonTorval
  • Is Destiny 2 an MMO:Poll

    Iselin said:
    Rhoklaw said:
    I'm just going to keep saying all apples are oranges now, because apparently it's the same argument. There is no logic behind games that are played online should all be considered MMOs. If Meridian 59, UO and EQ only had 32 people per server when the term MMO was first introduced, you'd all have a leg to stand on, but I'm afraid that isn't the case. I remember when CoD and BF4 were called FPS games, but now they are considered MMOFPS? Oh wait, no one ever called them that. Only Planetside 2 acquired that title so far. I wonder why that is?
    Does anyone besides me remember "portal storms" in AC? When there were more players in an area than the game could handle comfortably, the area got culled and you got teleported somewhere nearby.

    There have been technological advances since those early days and servers and clients can handle many more players in an area than what AC could handle in 1999 and the numbers would be even bigger if we had 1999 graphics.

    The thing is that we want both: cutting edge graphics and a large population all in the same spot. Problem is that we can't have both. So MMO developers started coming up with instancing and phasing tricks to give us the illusion that we can.

    It's all that instancing and especially LFG queues for PVE and PVP content that confuses the issue for those who have no clue why modern MMOs do things the way they do or are just easily confused. So they start lumping games that ONLY do the lobby + queue + instance together with the ones that do other things that support much, much larger numbers of players playing togethr, not just standing waiting for their queue to pop, on screen simultaneously and ADDITIONALLY have instances and queues for some of their content.

    There are also some MMO players who don't really care for the world, the leveling, the stories, etc. They're the ones who park themselves near vendors and AH's and just queue for instanced content non-stop. I can see how to them, Destiny feels no different than WOW.


    If you are going by the criteria based on 'feels' rather than 'fact' then games such as Dragon Age:Inquisition also 'feels' like your playing an MMO because of things like grind, quests etc.
    Massively Multiplayer has only one meaning, as does Online, its when people deliberately try to change that meaning or obfuscate it with straw man arguments or more often than not factually incorrect arguments, that 'people' become confused as to what the actual meaning is.
    DA:I is not an MMO, despite having more than a few features that are drawn from certain MMO's, likewise Destiny 1 and 2 are not MMO's though at least they are Online Games, but the multiplayer aspect is by no means able to be classed as being 'massively multiplayer' there aren't thousands of players, there are not even hundreds of players, there is just a maximum of 16, and there are caveats even with that figure, honestly, there are more players in a single match of CS:GO than there are simultaneous players in Destiny 1 or 2.
    Feelings are not based on facts or logic, it is an ephemeral sensation that is subject to change and are largely irrelevant. :/
    ConstantineMerusGdemamiVelifax