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Monday, April 11, 2011 | 5

Contrary to popular belief, MMORPGs are bad. If you don't agree then you don't know what a MMORPG is, and you should probably wise up.

Lets start by crushing the most common misconception about MMORPGs today. Before World of Warcraft, MMORPGs were unique. (ex: Ultima Online, Everquest, Anarchy Online, Asheron's Call, Dark Age of Camelot, etc...)

The following games are World of Warcraft:
  1. World of Warcraft
  2. Runes of Magic
  3. Lord of the Rings Online
  4. Warhammer Online
  5. Rift
  6. And many more...
Notice I didn't say that those games are 'sort of like' World of Wacraft just like my left foot isn't 'sort of like' my right foot.

Developers aren't even disguising the fact that they're blatantly ripping off the precise Blizzard architecture. Says Rift ironically, "You're not in Azeroth anymore". They cut off the end of the quote that read, "because we called our identical world something else".

Remember when quests weren't synonymous with floating punctuation?

If a game like Darkfall Online can make money despite its glaring technical flaws and 10 year development cycle, there must be some desire for new and creative ideas in a relatively new and flexible genre.

There... Mind blown.

5 comments :

  1. Do you know of any zombie MMORPGs? That sounds like fun.

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  2. "Fun Havers" aren't the target audience of MMORPG publishers...

    There are 2 genres of MMORPG:
    1.Tolkien Fantasy
    2.Terrible Bullshit

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  3. Lol, I pretty much hate DDO. The perfectionist need in that game drives me insane.


    My first MMOrpg was DAOC for about 6 months until 2004.
    Apparently, its really easy to level now and they have changed the game a lot.....

    When and how long for, did you play daoc?

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  4. I played DAOC when it was released, but I burned out on the grind very quickly. I was an Ultima Online junkie for years though, and I played MUDs before MMORPGs existed.

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  5. Didnt mind Waithammer till it sucked big hairy balls at the end. Never played WOW but did find out what putrid scented nohoper gamers WOW players can be when I joined RIFT. I found out too that RIFT was not WoW enough for these players .. they want housing and fishing just like WoW and a more Wowesk feel over all. (Check forums for proof)

    Wowers in RIFT have a huge illusion of themselves being elite gamers .. but every fight, not just dungeon or raid ones had to be on vent and watched on utube 10 times before proceeding. Guild leaders often suck and many have an OH Noes u have something better then me I will destroy u attitude. Rift is a terrabad grindy game... and a good reason to go back to console rpgs... (if they can drop the ingame walkthroughs)Will give mmos one last chance but if its anything like RIFT I quit.

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