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Hello everyone, Astoran here. I am a relatively new member to mmorpg.com but I wanted to start getting involved in the community more by starting a weekly discussion of the future of mmo gaming.
This week I wanted to talk about combat.
Combat is something that has not really changed much in mmo's over the years, but recently has seen some new takes on how it can be executed. Many games that are currently being developed are trying new twitch based or action based combat systems. While this type of combat has been done before in games such as Darkfall and shooters like Planetside and Global Agenda, it really has not been explored much for non shooter mmos.
Games such as GW2 with the ability to dodge attacks and TERA with the complete action combat system (including dodging and having to aim most attacks) are currently being developed and will realease in the near future. Do you think this is the future of MMO combat or will the old tab target system make its way back, or will a entirely new system come to be created?