Many of us know what it feels like when our
favorite game seems to be dying or completely shuts down... this
disappointment often leads to looking for a replacement game without
finding anything that can replace the gem we had lost and for many
active people on this site it leads to the same posts about "waiting for
a playable game to come out" again and again... or ranting on how the
MMORPG genre is altogether dying.
Why is it so many people often say that there are no good MMORPGs anymore when
there are more to choose from now than there had ever been??? As far as
population goes, outside of your favorite game has not not steadily
MMORPGs for many of us is kind of like a
drug-addiction. A fresh new game that we are into is sort of like a good
experience from using a drug for a junkie in many ways. People will use
drugs again and again trying to chase a high that was
experienced just once... with hope of some chance of having that feeling
again but a lot of the time it never comes and is never like that time it was enjoyed the most. Video games especially MMORPGs
are much the same way... people often will try dozens of games seeking
the sense of wonder they used to feel when they had discovered MMORPGs
and keep chasing it like a drug trying to recreate that feeling of awe
What kind of confuses me is that many primarily PVE
players have the same problems that I often face... trying to find a new
game that holds my attention like certain gems have in the past. My
problem is that I primarily enjoy open-world FFA PVP games and
especially full-loot competitive types. These games require players more
than PVE games and there is honestly nothing funner than playing a good
PVP game immediately as it launches to be the first at discovering
tactics, etc. and becoming famously known for some reason. I love
playing a game as it launches, making suggestions in the forums, and
seeing my one account improve the game for everyone else... is this the
same way for those that focus on PVE games?
Why is it that PVE players are coming to the same conclusions as others as far as running out of games to play goes? Are MMORPGs really all about playing with other people? For
me, this is mostly true, but I will play a game that I love even though
it is dying in fear that it will be gone forever like so many others.
seemed that while I was stuck out in the middle of nowhere recently
(2014-2016) I had turned to MMORPGs again for my primary source of
entertainment but had a very hard time finding an interesting game as
the PVP games seemed to have such a low population and none of the PVE
games seemed fun enough to hold my interest while nothing new was being
launched. I must have tried at least a dozen new MMORPGs for a month or
two each, completely giving them a chance (couple new ones at launch
such as Archeage, etc.), but something about the games could not hold my
interest or give me that exciting sense of wonder and the feeling like Disney Land is tomorrow and I am so excited I am having a hard time sleeping that some games have done.
2017 rolled along the new Darkfall launched so I lost some sleep over
excitement from that but was a bit disappointed that the games
population seemed to die down before I could PVP with my character
because I tend to be a slow grinder and was busy promoting the game and
trying to figure out how to stream, etc.... but it was still a fun
experience like the older days. I also discovered Star Trek Online...
and although it was not the first time I had played it, this time around
I enjoyed it immensely and regret that I never gave it a fair chance in
the past due to the fear of the cash shop and free-to-play style among
reading so many horrible reviews of the game from people on here again
and again.. even has made me wonder if I would enjoy that Star Wars game
that I never had time to try (the newer one that I also heard so many
horrible things about). Honestly after experiencing 2017 I felt like I
should never give up on finding a new gem that has already been going
for many years. I have never even tried WoW because I like EQ's artwork
and style much more, then kept finding other things just as interesting,
if not more so. Maybe I should give it a fair shot someday? I very much
doubt I would enjoy the PVE though or grinding up gear to be compatible
for PVP but after my surprise in how much I had loved Star Trek, maybe I
will try WoW someday. If I cannot PVP from the beginning I do not see
myself lasting very long though... just recently had learned the basics
on making videos for youtube and streaming my game so I have enjoyed
that some... may venture into places that I thought I would never tread.
Any suggestions on games to stream for PVP that may be new to me?
now I am mostly playing Darkfall: New Dawn, Star Trek Online, still
look for a fight in random arena in Guild Wars from time to time but its
dead, FPS shooter I play is Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Magic the
Gathering Online is a great game still and will probably always be,
about to resubscribe to Darkfall: Rise of Agon, getting ready for Conan
Exiles to launch next month (I played the early access and know its
good! yay!!!), and looking forward to all of the main focused games in
development now to try out.
I have canceled my account for every
other main game out there and have tried most everything popular almost
besides the cartoony looking ones like the Asian ones or those like WoW
with the unrealistic artwork (guy having ridiculously large armor and
weapons, for example... I have such a hard time getting past that!).
Many of them I did try like Final Fantasy, Rift, and so many others but
thought they were so awful... just couldn't keep my interest in them.
really need a new computer and sometimes wonder if this is the main
reason that I feel like there are no new games to play. My machine
should be able to handle almost anything so long as I run it with the
lowest settings possible but is this also the same reason people are not
able to enjoy the newer games? Are you playing MMORPGs because your
machine is not good enough to run the latest solo games and FPS of
2018?? I definitely fear that I will absolutely need a new rig to
handle Mount and Blade 2 but hopefully its good enough for something
like Camelot Unchained or Pantheon with lowest settings...
Thanks for reading... vote and discuss!
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