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Why is this game not more popular?

somersaultsamsomersaultsam Member UncommonPosts: 230
edited January 2017 in Guardians of Ember
Please read the content of the post before knee-jerking... 

Don't get me wrong, this game is mediocre, it as an isometric arpg that is fun to a point but kinda repetitive and a little buggy. But then every mmo I have played in recent years is mediocre, kinda repetitive and a little buggy. 

So why do people, in particular, choose not to play this mmo? It is no worse than all the other bad mmos people do play. In fact it is slightly fun in its own way. 

I assume it just degrees of bad. When the best you have is "only slightly bad" and the worst you have is "awful", then you either have to leave the genre or adjust your expectations. 


  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,917
    edited January 2017
    Because MMO-ARPGs are simply not very popular in the west.

    And that's what Gurdians of Ember is - the core gameplay is a typical progression MMORPG - with dungeon runs for loot and gear upgrades, the only "arpg" aspect is the cam view and combat.

    There's a lot of these types of games in Korea - ELOA, Devilian,MU legend, Guardians of Ember, and upcoming Lost Ark... all very similar, basically linear themepark with ARPG cam and combat.

    Yeah, it's just not a thing in the west.

    I guess the quesiton is WHY are they not more popular in the west?

    I have a theory of why

    Western ARPG players expect features that all of the above games lack:

    1. Deep character customization
    2. Lots of different gear builds for each class
    3. Lots of different skill variations for each class

    Look at the popular ARPGs in the west - PoE, Diablo series, Grim Dawn - they all have the above 3 elements.

    Guess what, Guardians of Ember doesn't have any of those features that wester ARPG players want.
  • wolfraiwolfrai Member UncommonPosts: 7
    Well, let's see...

    1.) ARPG's aren't popular, MMO-ARPG's especially

    2.) Clunky combat, like every other F2P ARPG

    3.) $20 entry fee, when I can play Devilian or MU legend for free
  • Gymrat313Gymrat313 Member UncommonPosts: 151
    So if my favorite category to play is ARPG, then I should give this a chance?

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 21,424
    I can't speak for anyone else, but in my case, if it's not released, I'll probably ignore it, with only the exception of highly anticipated sequels to games that I really liked.
  • mcrippinsmcrippins Member RarePosts: 1,433
    Every game has its players. Just because it's not popular, doesn't mean you won't enjoy it.
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