Always a hot topic on MMORPG.....old school vs modern MMOs, right?
Playing devil's advocate here...because I am one who thinks the old school model was better. If Everquest or DAOC were released tomorrow in their original state but with 2019 graphics, user interface, bug free.....holy crap.
Someone asked me "if Dark Age of Camelot was so great, why did you stop playing?" I was like....good question lol. Why did I stop? Well for one I tried going back and playing some of these again and they just weren't the same games they used to be. Daoc has had modern features infused with it and it just felt bad. Not to mention it just looks/feels bad for a 2019 game now. I am a little bit of a graphics whore....guilty.
I do recall when I left it was more because of the direction the game went. But I don't believe If I am being honest, would not go back and play Daoc in its classic release state in 2019 due to ancient UI, graphics, and animations. But if it were all modernized I think I would.
I still believe the old school model was better because MMORPG's back in the day were all about community and the social experience. Not that you can't have that today, but back then the model really fostered those things more so than the modern MMO which to me is mostly a solo game with a chat room.
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What's keeping you away?
- Why don't you still play old school MMO's?43 votes
Lack of modern features (i.e. auction house, group/raid finder, modern UI)  4.65%
Too slow/grindy  4.65%
The modern MMO model is just better  4.65%
My favorite old school MMO(s) went in a direction I did not like25.58%
Populations are too low now  9.30%
Other or a combination of the above (please post)30.23%