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  • What are valid reasons for themeparks to be an MMORPG?

    What you really seem to be asking has very little to do with sandbox/themepark. What I hear you saying is if a game -- any game of any type -- does not have any game play elements where you can have hundreds of players participating in the same spot, why bother?

    And my answer to that question is yeah, why bother indeed. And if they do bother it's probably just for the social atmosphere enhanced by many different players in busy hubs.

    But if it does have at least one game play feature that accommodates hundreds though, it really doesn't mater if the other 95% of the game is instanced for solo or small group content. It needs to be an MMORPG for the 5%.
    blueturtle13Vermillion_Raventhal
  • Twitch is Reportedly Blocked in China After Government Crackdown - MMORPG.com News

    Scot said:

    dhtx74 said:

    why are you people acting so shocked, have you forgotten China is a communist country, this is what they do has been and always will be this way, their gov. controls everything. what people need to be shocked about is some small portion of people from western countries wants that, they have no idea. this has NOTHING to do with trade war.



    Actually, it has nothing to do with them being Communist and everything to do with them being authoritarian.
    That's as opposed to the Communists who are not authoritarian?
    Although most have been authoritarian dictatorships just like fascist states, there have been several communist governments that were elected democratically and governed in multi party states with India being the first one back in the '50s. There are still some of those around like in Nepal, parts of India and parts of Brazil and of course, parts of Russia still.

    They're rare in the western hemisphere though because their fate is usually the same as what happened in Chile in the '70s when they elected Allende (who wasn't even a communist but a socialist) president. That didn't stop the generals with extensively verified CIA backing from staging a successful coup to put a quick stop to that.

    So yes, it's rare, but non-authoritarian, democratically elected communist governments have existed and do exist still.

    Here in Canada we have never had a socialist prime minister but several provinces have had socialist provincial premieres, including currently in my home province of BC. They're not quite the boogeyman to us like they are to you guys down south :)
    gervaise1ConstantineMerus
  • Twitch is Reportedly Blocked in China After Government Crackdown - MMORPG.com News


    dhtx74 said:

    why are you people acting so shocked, have you forgotten China is a communist country, this is what they do has been and always will be this way, their gov. controls everything. what people need to be shocked about is some small portion of people from western countries wants that, they have no idea. this has NOTHING to do with trade war.



    Actually, it has nothing to do with them being Communist and everything to do with them being authoritarian.
    Exactly. Like this would have never occurred to Hitler, Mussolini or Franco if they had the tech to do it lol.

    Even Nixon would have loved to have gotten his hands on something like this and I bet Trump is watching it with a lot of interest :)
    gervaise1BluelinerConstantineMerusgastovski1
  • Bethesda Files for 'Redfall' Trademark - Could It Be Elder Scrolls 6 At Last? - MMORPG.com News

    Galadourn said:
    wasn't there at some point a leaked video with the WiP of TES6? Or was it a scam?
    The only video of it was a brief 20 second fly over some rolling hills near a coast line with a couple of ruins that Bethesda released at E3. Some people think that it looks like Hammerfell but I'm not convinced it does.



    Galadourn
  • Ninja Makes History as the First-Ever Gamer Featured on an ESPN Magazine Cover - MMORPG.com News

    Iselin said:
    Blueliner said:
    KaliGold said:
    Smart move by ESPN considering many of the kids today cant even name a pro sports team that is not video gaming related. Esports will dominate the world in viewership in the future and ESPN is making sure they are preparing for it.
    Dude, there is like 12 people who care about esports.
    Riiiight. That's why the owners of the LA Rams, New England Patriots, Vancouver Canucks and others have or are getting Overwatch League teams lol.
    Those 12 people must be extremely wealthy because I know people in eSports who have made millions. Talk about sucking someone dry!
    The money is still peanuts compared to major league sports.

    The minimum salary for a team member was set at $50K by Blizzard + health insurance, housing, retirement plans, etc. and at least 50% of bonus prize money going to the players (that bonus money was $3.5 million last year.) Major league sports owners getting in on the action indicates to me that they see some growth potential. It's getting serious.
    ConstantineMerus