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Originally posted by Ludwik Isn't H1Z1 like the ultimate MMO sandbox? It's a persistent world with 2000+ players. The entire world is non-instanced and there's no purpose other than basic survival. Full loot on death, etc. ...or are we just going to ignore it because it's not WoW and thus must not be an MMO.
Smedley's definition of a sandbox and the rest of the world do not jive. He basically used the sandbox label as a marketing gimmick. You and everyone else are the exact same clone. Character development is limited. It just be Smedley's way of putting it over on the MMO players.
My MMO' experience started with DAOC from its inception. I played that game for years and loved the heck out of it.
In my mind the main difference between the original MMO's and today's offerings (other than technological ones) is the current easy mode gameplay. It used to take many months to even think you were starting to see the end of the tunnel in your quest for a single character to "win". And now you can get a character of every class offered in a game up to max level in a matter of a few months.
So to even have a chance of getting that old feeling back, we have to start with getting rid of easy mode gameplay.
Just my impressions from my gaming experience.