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Originally posted by Kyleran Originally posted by SaunZ I didn't even know mmorpgs had failed... that is SO sad. I love playing mmorpgs and I am currently having a blast on ESO. I SO don't want mmorpgs to fail because they are like the ONLY fun games and they are SO immersive. that was bummer news to hear. Sz )
Yeah, this pretty much explains the blinders you are wearing.
But yeah, MMORPG's as genre have definitely failed, with only a few representative titles still left. The rest of you are playing "MMO's", enjoy.
Back on topic, yep, this site "evolved" to stay solvent, one day they'll be covering Madden NFL as a MMO, I'm sure of it.
In that case... long live the MMO!
I'll keep on enjoying them, thank you very much. And the site's fine. I'm sure if someone cross-referenced how many MMO players came from single player RPGs (and still play them) it'd be a ridiculous percentage (much higher than the other genres, except maybe for RTS games).
PS: ESO's fun indeed, SaunZ! And don't let condescending elitists tell you otherwise.
My SWTOR referral link for those wanting to give the game a try. (Newbies get a welcome package while returning players get a few account upgrades to help with their preferred status.)
Originally posted by Cybersig211 Game list is so unbelievably bloated with every type of game known to man...I mean...Hand of Fate? Dying Light? MOBA?
I was once an active poster here too but they lose money by not writing cotnent for popular non-mmo games. '
Its the same old story....something gets popular because its perfect and branded for what it once did and now this site is pretty much trash to me.
its a joke that you call your site "mmorpg.com" when much of the content added has nothing to do with it...I simply cant take this site serious anymore.
Originally posted by greenreen Originally posted by MikeB Originally posted by greenreen Originally posted by azzamasin Forums are even worse IMHO. Full of players with the notion that their way is the only way and Subscription Elitist and PvP elitist. It's pretty much made me go from reading forums 3-4 times daily to 1-2 times weekly.
This site has some issues. I don't know how many times I've controlled myself from arguing with people and boom, out of nowhere I offend some invisible person and end up banned for some time. I'll go months without reporting others watching them say all kinds of ridiculous shit and call people names then once I report them and nothing is done to them. I consider it favorites, what more can you say.
The moderation bugs me more than the site design because it's inconsistent. I can't count on the rules to be enforced for me but against me so it's difficult to feel like all the effort I put into this place is paying off. I have to be careful posting and can't let loose. It's too easy to offend someone and they don't even have to confront me, they just tattle behind the scenes. I mean, let's be serious, I make huge posts and I'll bring evidence with me, I'm not a one liner, I can bring the page views and sometimes I think my reward for it is time-outs.
We don't have favorites. I really don't care who anyone is as long as they're abiding by our Rules of Conduct. Same goes for the rest of my team. In any case, if you feel reports you've made weren't handled to your satisfaction or find yourself confused as to why you were issued an infraction by our moderator team, my door is always open. I'll be glad to review anything for you and explain or correct the situation if necessary.
I will say that out of curiosity I've gone ahead and reviewed every infraction you've been issued since joining our community and I cannot say that I disagree with my team's judgment on any of them. Again, if you'd like to discuss any of your previous infractions, shoot me an email at mikeb AT mmorpg DOT com.
Yes I know I've been banned. What I've said is that it isn't consistent for others. Never one person that I reported has ever been got in trouble. I said I get in trouble, I'm saying others don't. The last time I reported someone it was because I posted once in an article and they quoted me calling me out. I responded to them several more times telling them back off, I'm allowed to have an opinion that doesn't match yours. I even said I'm not posting to you again, the next post I'll consider harassment. I did exactly what I was supposed to do and didn't respond to them, I reported them for harassment. NOTHING HAPPENED. The incident that prompted me to report was that I had recently got a warning for responding to someone goading for attention. Go look at those records, when I respond to an asshole, I get told to stop. When I report it you don't do shit. The F you post - go read the history ahead of it in the thread. Read the names called.
I saw you say before email you if you think it was a wrongful ban - guess what - you don't so there's the barrier. If I can't respond and I can't report and get something done, why would you suggest me to bug you personally. You aren't going to do anything because you didn't when I reported. Just admit it - you don't want to argue but you want them to just act like a doormat when it's your friends doing it. Fuck that.
Please e-mail me the next time something you report wasn't handled properly and I'll take a look. I can't look up older reports. I'm not going to discuss your bans here. If you'd like to discuss any of them, shoot me an e-mail.
Michael "MikeB" BittonCommunity ManagerTwitter: @eMikeB
Yea I agree with the OP, I can not use this site to find MMORPG's anymore, Its so sad. I have been coming here for many years and the older this site gets the less it has to do with MMORPG's.
go to the game list on the top bar the games are all there is just got more organized
Of course many people will tell you that MMOs "evolved" so that 1v1 or 5v5 lobby pvp games are MMOs too. Hell even single player games are MMO list nowadays.
All in all it's both tragic and funny.
The site is fine IMO but the civil discussions have diminished somewhat with the repeat posts advocating this or decrying that Ad Nauseum that it is no longer enjoyable for me to partake in the proverbial "Carousel".
I still read up on the stuff here though I post much less than before. I find no issues with posting non-Mmorpg content, and enjoy different point of views.
Site revamp will be very welcome. This is one of the worst performing websites I visit regularly (before you say it is my internet, check it yourself with some website test websites). Response time is very slow sometimes.
As for the content. I can understand why they are looking at MOBA's and other online games too. The lines for what a MMO is are very blurred atm. New games that blur the lines of the genres will keep popping up. What you then include in reviews is entirely arbitrary imo.
Originally posted by MikeBPlease e-mail me the next time something you report wasn't handled properly and I'll take a look. I can't look up older reports. I'm not going to discuss your bans here. If you'd like to discuss any of them, shoot me an e-mail.
Why? The time it takes for you to respond(no offense, it is understandable) usually means the ban will be lifted at that time
So far I could not figure out how your moderation system work - posts disappearing without notice, no warnings, right out bans, etc.
However, I can definitely say that whatever your moderation system is, it did not improvement on what one can read here over the years.