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What kind of MMORPG graphic do you prefer?

MaurgrimMaurgrim Member RarePosts: 1,211
It's 2018 and soon 2019, when you see a new MMORPG pop up does graphic really matters when you see the first screenshot?
Graphic, does it matter?
  1. Ninendo graphics from the 90s works for me40 votes
    1. Ok graphic not great but kinda old.
        5.00%
    2. General graphic not really bad but no that good, It's ok
      47.50%
    3. I need top notch graphic.
      45.00%
    4. Graphics?, what's that I play muds
        2.50%
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  • Prime_DirectivePrime_Directive Member RarePosts: 1,348
    Top notch. End of Story. :)
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    I'm okay with blunted edge graphics so long as the aesthetic is generally pleasing.  By that I mean, objects in the environmental appear logically arranged and fit the theme of the environment, and the textures aren't ugly as sin.
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 5,745
    I am not tied to a particular form of graphics. I care about feeling immersed.  I was fine, for example, with WoW graphics (and EQ in its day). 
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  • VhayneVhayne Member UncommonPosts: 632
    I still want an Everquest-like mmo with Dark Souls graphics.  Dark, crisp, gritty, with incredible lighting and animation.
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  • jusomdudejusomdude Member RarePosts: 2,694
    Graphics that run 60 fps on mediocre hardware while not looking like crap.
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  • hallucigenocidehallucigenocide Member RarePosts: 1,003
    whatever looks Ok a few years down the road.
    probably why i favor more cartoonish styles over the realistic approach a lot of people seem to want.
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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,636
    I votes top notch . . .  But i am liking project gorgon and will pick it up if it goes on a 50% sale at Christmas. Seems like a nice in between PoE game for me.
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  • iixviiiixiixviiiix Member RarePosts: 1,971
    Around 2012~2014 graphic level .
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  • craftseekercraftseeker Member RarePosts: 1,740
    I don't expect, or want, an MMORPG MMO to have cutting-edge graphics. I do expect it to be visually appealing and self consistent. A reasonable frame rate (30fps) and that it be well drawn. That's enough for me.
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  • CaffynatedCaffynated Member RarePosts: 543
    edited December 2018
    GW2 is about what I would consider optimal graphics. It looks good while still being able to portray hundreds of models and large open areas.

    BDO is beautiful on ultra, but you have to turn it down to fugly graphic settings to play it in large fights, which defeats the whole purpose.
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  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,811
    edited December 2018
    This will sound cold, but 30% vote top notch ?  
    That's 30% selfish, inexperienced dreaming and not thinking about what a true mmorpg is.  A vast open world of deep and interesting mystery.  

    YOU CAN'T have both it's just a fact... This is shallow gameplay thinking.
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,048
    I voted top notch, but of course with a quality slider and lower settings for those who have a slower computer.

    Everybody happy.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,763
    Good but does not have to be top notch.
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,048
    Scot said:
    Good but does not have to be top notch.
    Yes, there's the "good enough" threshold.
    But I rather aim high so I can turn down settings and increase them as I upgrade my computer.
    "The ability to speak doesn't make you intelligent" - Qui-gon Jinn in Star Wars.
    After many years of reading Internet forums, there's no doubt that nor does the ability to write.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,871
     Graphics dont matter to me at all , its gameplay that makes the difference . some of the best looking games out today have shit and shallow gameplay you dont have to look far , we are surrounded by it..
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  • cribettcribett Member UncommonPosts: 133
    Isometric
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,069
    edited December 2018
    This will sound cold, but 30% vote top notch ?  
    That's 30% selfish, inexperienced dreaming and not thinking about what a true mmorpg is.  A vast open world of deep and interesting mystery.  

    YOU CAN'T have both it's just a fact... This is shallow gameplay thinking.
    So, by your logic, isn't it selfish of you with a lesser computer to disregard those who have invested in great machines so they can have a top notch experience?

    What a true mmorpg is? It certainly has nothing to do with every game having to be made for everyone.

    Not sure why you felt compelled to put "A vast open world of deep and interesting mystery?"

    Amazing graphics and "deep game play" are two different things. One can have shallow game play and still have crappy graphics.

    This has to be one of the weirdest posts I've read.

    on topic, I prefer the best graphics but can do with middle of the Road graphics if the art design is good.
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,048
    edited December 2018
    Sovrath said:
    This will sound cold, but 30% vote top notch ?  
    That's 30% selfish, inexperienced dreaming and not thinking about what a true mmorpg is.  A vast open world of deep and interesting mystery.  

    YOU CAN'T have both it's just a fact... This is shallow gameplay thinking.
    So, by your logic, isn't it selfish of you with a lesser computer to disregard those who have invested in great machines so they can have a top notch experience?

    What a true mmorpg is? It certainly has nothing to do with every game having to be made for everyone.

    Not sure why you felt compelled to put "A vast open world of deep and interesting mystery?"

    Amazing graphics and "deep game play" are two different things. One can have shallow game play and still have crappy graphics.

    This has to be one of the weirdest posts I've read.
    He's pulling facts out of his weird opinions as usual. Just ignore him.

    It's definitely selfish to want to drag everyone down (your) lowest level.
    "The ability to speak doesn't make you intelligent" - Qui-gon Jinn in Star Wars.
    After many years of reading Internet forums, there's no doubt that nor does the ability to write.
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  • alkarionlogalkarionlog Member RarePosts: 2,775
    I don't care much for graphics as long it fits, and get the job done, but also not that really old thing, example wow is too old for me to even care if it existed once, don't matter how many times they "try" to update it, i'm ok with gw2 graphics though, even anime ones, the real looking ones I do like but I find then tend to get old fast and start to get heavy when you need the most, with in gw2 I never had a issue
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,069
    edited December 2018
    Sovrath said:
    This will sound cold, but 30% vote top notch ?  
    That's 30% selfish, inexperienced dreaming and not thinking about what a true mmorpg is.  A vast open world of deep and interesting mystery.  

    YOU CAN'T have both it's just a fact... This is shallow gameplay thinking.
    So, by your logic, isn't it selfish of you with a lesser computer to disregard those who have invested in great machines so they can have a top notch experience?

    What a true mmorpg is? It certainly has nothing to do with every game having to be made for everyone.

    Not sure why you felt compelled to put "A vast open world of deep and interesting mystery?"

    Amazing graphics and "deep game play" are two different things. One can have shallow game play and still have crappy graphics.

    This has to be one of the weirdest posts I've read.
    He's pulling facts out of his weird opinions as usual. Just ignore him.
    But it's just so odd!

    And can personal taste really be selfish? I mean, it's what one likes/dislikes. No one is being forced to buy a game they can't run or that has an art design they don't like.

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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 5,417
    edited December 2018
    Amathe said:
    I am not tied to a particular form of graphics. I care about feeling immersed.  I was fine, for example, with WoW graphics (and EQ in its day). 
    Same here, except WoW graphics originally turned me off. Having a little architecture background (high school studies), the buildings leaned a bit too much for my tastes. However, when I tried again later (BC Expac?) they were acceptable to me then.

    EQ I never had trouble with. They were considered "top o' the line" back then (1997), requiring players to invest in a 3D video card to play. Seeing the original graphics now (EQ1999) and they show their age badly.

    Then again, I enjoy playing MineCraft, and those graphics are not "top notch" by any stretch :)

    It does depend on the game and setting  for me, like you said :)

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  • parpinparpin Member UncommonPosts: 210
    in video games graphics help with immersion a lot, if it is beautiful it will help you greatly to immerse yourself into that world, it is very important in my opinion.
  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,811
    Sovrath said:
    Sovrath said:
    This will sound cold, but 30% vote top notch ?  
    That's 30% selfish, inexperienced dreaming and not thinking about what a true mmorpg is.  A vast open world of deep and interesting mystery.  

    YOU CAN'T have both it's just a fact... This is shallow gameplay thinking.
    So, by your logic, isn't it selfish of you with a lesser computer to disregard those who have invested in great machines so they can have a top notch experience?

    What a true mmorpg is? It certainly has nothing to do with every game having to be made for everyone.

    Not sure why you felt compelled to put "A vast open world of deep and interesting mystery?"

    Amazing graphics and "deep game play" are two different things. One can have shallow game play and still have crappy graphics.

    This has to be one of the weirdest posts I've read.
    He's pulling facts out of his weird opinions as usual. Just ignore him.
    But it's just so odd!

    And can personal taste really be selfish? I mean, it's what one likes/dislikes. No one is being forced to buy a game they can't run or that has an art design they don't like.

    Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!
    It's not odd, 
    You can't have BOTH..... I'm talking about an mmorpg not a game-online.  Games-on line are shallow because all resources are put into graphics.  30 days worth of content.

    Yes it's selfish to cater to the greater machines people ! 
    No I'm not selfish I have a greater machine.
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Whether its heavily cartoonised, anime, cell shaded or photorealistic, i want them to be top notch. I want awesome environments, terrain and weather effects, flora and fauna. Though to be fair i also want music and background 'ambience' sounds etc. to be of the same standard, and the games writing, creative, moving, entertaining. Basically, i want it all  :p
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  • XasapisXasapis Member RarePosts: 6,337
    In terms of graphics mmorpgs are doomed to aim as high as possible. The reason is simple, they are projects with a life span of decades, which mean that they need to plan ahead and have an engine that is moddable enough to get constant upgrades. If that is not possible, they need to have an art style that allows for graceful ageing.

    Usually, the aim is a combination of both. The better the engine, the less compromises need to be made in the art department.

    Think graphics engine as the foundation of a building. They need to be solid enough to withstand expansions and the passing of time.
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