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joshisanonymousjoshisanonymous Member UncommonPosts: 11
I'm curious how Camelot Unchained got listed as a themepark MMO here. I mean, it's not sandbox in the sense of being some sort of full loot PvP game, but themepark also seems very wrong to me as I take that to be a game with a heavy questing and dungeon PvE focus so that it's theoretically possible to "complete" the game if more expansions aren't released quick enough. There's no completing a game like CU, though, since it's just a persistent RvR battle.

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 14,143
    I'm curious how Camelot Unchained got listed as a themepark MMO here. I mean, it's not sandbox in the sense of being some sort of full loot PvP game, but themepark also seems very wrong to me as I take that to be a game with a heavy questing and dungeon PvE focus so that it's theoretically possible to "complete" the game if more expansions aren't released quick enough. There's no completing a game like CU, though, since it's just a persistent RvR battle.
    Welcome to the forums! :smile:

    What would you want them to call it, a Themebox? You see the issue with these hybrid MMOs? Also what do CU call themselves, this site may have just followed that? 

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,061
    Themepark just really means it has rides that do set things, over freedom of play. I am more inclined to call it a Themebox as it really only has one ride. High conflict PvP happening no matter what your doing. 
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,194
    edited November 2020
    I would say that full loot pvp does not a sandbox make. Tale in the desert is one of the ultimate sandbox games and it doesn't have pvp as far as player fighting.

    It's essentially a RvR pvp mmorpg. If one can accept that sandbox means the freedom of play within the scope of the game then it could be considered a sandbox. Not everyone sees that as some insist that sandbox has to have, well, "full loot pvp" or "you must be able to build."

    Which then gets back to what is a sandbox/what is a thempark mmorpg.

    I guess, with that said, it's neither.
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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,340
    I look at it I don't think of any real branded title,i just think pvp game and nothing more.
    So I would call it >>A GAME.
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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,011
    I would call CU a mess, is that a genre?

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  • joshisanonymousjoshisanonymous Member UncommonPosts: 11
    Scot said:

    Welcome to the forums! :smile:

    What would you want them to call it, a Themebox? You see the issue with these hybrid MMOs? Also what do CU call themselves, this site may have just followed that? 

    "Themebox" does sound better, at least. As far as I know, though, CSE hasn't made any statements about it being a sandbox or themepark MMO.

    Nanfoodle said:
    Themepark just really means it has rides that do set things, over freedom of play. I am more inclined to call it a Themebox as it really only has one ride. High conflict PvP happening no matter what your doing. 

    That's a good way to look at it, IMO. To me, the sort of rides you get is a factor, too. For instance, if there's little to no reason for me to go on a ride a second time or if the second time will yield an almost identical experience with only the rewards at the end being somewhat random, that's very themepark to me.

    I guess we can look at persistent RvR as being a ride, but within that ride there's quite a bit of freedom in what you can do, and the experience (if designed well) will often be quite different.

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