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Ive noticed an increasing trend with people on these forums of saying that Hell-Gate London is an MMO.
You can look directly at the FAQ for the game, it is not, by any standards a MMO. Yes there is a "if you really want to" Subscription Fee, for online play but that only helps you to get into private servers faster than others, and gives you a little more leeway with the game mechanics.
Hell Gate itself is A "Single player Adventure, with online multi-player accomodations". Its not in the same realm as a mmo though because you get onto servers with up to 32 people online in that server at the same time. To say that Hellgate is an MMO is the same as to say that Dungeon Siege, Neverwinter nights, and Battlefield 2 are all MMO's.
Im not saying that those people are stupid but they were mearly mislead by intial reports that stated the game would in fact be an MMO.
The only game I think is in between on the whole MMO argument is "Guild Wars"
Because IT is a Persistant online game, but It really isnt on the "Massive" scale.
So I think calling it a MMO is fair, but for me it is just simply a Online RPG.