This is just a sketch of some thoughts I have about mmos. It's doesn't have to be a serious debate, I'm not asking for one ! I'm not trying to gain popularity. It's not about "look at me" I'm just looking for a REAL mmo and I'm stubborn about it !...... My view is we don't have any, not even one !......It's all about gimmicks, even the classics are shells of what they once were with feeble attempts to apply band aids to make them modern. Want proof ?.....Try and play any one and see how crazy easy they are.... It's almost like a joke !... Easy makes people want to play ?
Back around 2004 > 2007 when I found my first mmo, like many I was amazed with playing with others online. My thoughts during this few years time was " Just think, it could only get better "....... To my bewilderment I never thought marketing and big business would screw everything up. I guess I was consumed by fun instead of how CEO's and shareholders would take a large portion of the pie, and the cost of making video games would sky rocket simply because it was an in-demand product.
Other thoughts: - People will pay anything. I don't know where they get the money but they do. Go to your local mall and just try and find an older car in the parking lot in this so-called bad times...... Charge $59.99 and $15 a month...... Can't afford it ?..... Well, get a job ! - No one likes easy. Not even little ten year old Mike and his dad who play together. - Most open world as possible, to the best of developer team's abilities....... Everyone likes that. - Graphics, medium, concentrate on game play. The complainers with the power rigs will get over it. It's only 2017 were not their yet. as much as people have money, many don't have the hardware to keep up..... I would like to see everyone playing a good mmo. - Large game. It's the only way people can immerse themselves into the world and community....It's the staying power ! - No Auto anything, sorry real mmo players like to work !...... Just make a tolerant travel speed..... And a good SOCIAL PANEL to find others and encourage players to use it......It's always been the best way to get players together, but no one knows about it, go figure ! - MMO's get only ONE SHOT at getting it right. This isn't new, we talk about it a lot and everyone always agrees. No one comes back next year.