As usual To be sure with your comments. I almost jumped into TERA and after DF2 I came across so that it is an “ok” game but nothing new enough i always could really say hadn’t been used already in a lot of other games. I guess with it I became buying a open world Vindictus that we didn’t find. My business is still holding some hope out for Darkfall powerleveling but honestly at this stage the entire MMO genre will be cottage type cheese whether or not this was milk in a glass so to speak. It's nearly curled up. But unlike farm cheese it hasn’t turned into another creation that is aged and delicate over the original product.
Because the times of Ultima into the ones from vanilla WoW and beyond through RIFT and SWTOR I can not even continue to count the number of days /played in MMOs. Sure we a quality times however for each of the memories I am able to recall I could recall two times as many P.O. minutes where I did spent $50 using a product that really should have never left alpha stages, or was a repeat of some other product.
Honestly I'm growing a growing number of happy with the Indie scene late in terms of gaming on the whole. For $10-15 I am finding games which are similar in results, if not better, than most of the $50-60 games I have bought lately. Course Indie MMOs have a problem so that it is. With that being said We have did start to turn my back about the big gaming companies that merely recycle the same kind of stuff. Yes needless to say I will be getting ME3, and D3 but I will seriously reconsider paying for new games from companies like Activision/Blizzard and EA. If ME3 somehow results being the let down that Kingdoms of Amalur, SWTOR and DA2 were I might completely write down other games by Electronic Arts. We've already sworn i will never be finding comfort WoW, even before MoP was announced and officially jumped the shark. I'll probably purchase the Starcraft 2 expansions in addition to Diablo 3, but honestly I already envision that we will get a lot more entertainment and value beyond Torchlight 2 for $20 than I am going to outside of D3 for three times as often.
Sorry for the sidetrack, to MMOs, I agree along with you. Like I said I delay some hope that ArenaNet/NCsoft will seem to extract something totally new with Darkfall. If hardly anything else at the very least it's going to be Buy to Play. However in regards with other upcoming MMOs and current ones, My business is done with them. We have attempted to get back to a few of the classics like LOTRO, DDO, EQ2, etc but I merely can’t. I will be so tired of them. In addition to being far as new MMOs popping out, I know that they never meet whatever we are told. I needed such high wants SWTOR only to find when the fourth pillar wore off that it was the same old / very same i happen to be doing for years now.
In addition to being far as progression goes, the very thing that utilized to interest me about MMOs, fails today. Everyone either has what are named as Welfare-Epics or Elitist gear. Personally I wish that MMOs would quite trying to cater to both casuals and hardcore gamers inside the same game. It simply isn’t going to work.
February 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm
Yet another thing to that I think was mentioned both by Keen along with other people is how much blogs and forums play into opinions. Personally when i have stated before I rely heavily on Keen and Graev’s opinion as well as a few other sites. We have begun to forgo forums all together like MMORPGs while there is just excessive fanboy replies and on the flip side way too many hater replies. There isn’t the favorable balance like this I see from sites like this and Kill Ten Rats and so on.
I believe many people rely too much on blind reviews on message forums, rather then reading actual articles from people who really play the game. I believe a whole lot better by reading blogs like Keen And Graev when looking for actual information for making decisions on.
Nov 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm
“This may not be an issue with me, or perhaps you, this is the trouble with the games. We don’t try this with games like Reckoning, Skyrim, or Cod. We’ll play those for 100 +hours and set them aside having our fill.”
The issue really is to you – it’s in whatever you expect. Because you say, people play such as Skyrim for 80-100 hours also it’s considered massive and awesome. SWTOR holds 200 hours of content by the point you receive a single character to 50, also it’s not enough – people get bored and enquire “what else is there to do?”
Unfortunately, it’s challenging to build content that people can engage in for 1000s of hours. Previous MMOs got by on social elements and obsessive-compulsive reward pursuit, but everyone is tired of that. They really want that new joy back, and believe only when they’d make smarter games – nevertheless the games you remember really weren’t that good, we were looking at just new. Therefore you’re tired with the revolutionary. Unfortunately, nobody learns how to make smarter games to cause you to happy. Hence, the cycle.