As a very, very new member to these forums I have come to notice a trend in which many feel a strong
desire, and even longing for a breakthrough MMORPG. There are a lot of discussions containing titles saying "I miss" and "My dream" and "Once upon a time", and it really makes me sad seeing what seems to be a bleak future for MMOs. I am not a hardcore MMO'er and I live a busy life, but the fact is that ever year over the past ten I have been coming back to these communities hoping to find, like many others, what I desire: the next big thing
.So what is it?
Has the MMO community deteriorated and game developers don't see as many dollar signs? Nah, that can't be it as there still seems to be plenty of studios trying
to make the next great MMO... Is WoW too much of a behemoth (especially with Classic coming) that keeps any other game from gaining traction? Do game developers just suck? Do MMO gamers expect too much?
It just seems to me that there are so many great examples of systems within games that either work, or don't
work, to set blueprints for MMOs to come..
As I said, I am not a hardcore gamer, but I would absolutely come back for the right game. I played SWG pre-CU when I was 13 years old, and since I have been hoping for a new great game. And please, this is not meant to come off as an opinion piece but rather an open discussion, so please drop your two cents.
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