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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by Hatta Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:42 am

What draws me to RPGs is the story. One with a beginning, middle, and end, where I'm the hero. Put RPG mechanics in a world where everyone is doing the same sort of stuff and nothing really changes and it has nothing to offer anymore. What is the motivation to keep playing if you never get closer to the end?
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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by Flake Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:50 am

I play games because I enjoy the opportunity to escape the world. The real world kinda sucks. People get sick, bad things happen all the time, and greed rules all. It's nice to get away from the world for a few hours here and there, go to a place where a plumber can save the day or a little blue android is all that stands between the human race and an army of comedic robots.

That said, I hate MMO's (to include RPG's) because it's inviting that same shitty world that I'd like to take a break from into my experience.

If I'm going to play a game with someone, I want them to be sitting next to me on the couch.
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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by JC48573 Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:44 pm

let's ban MMO!
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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by Kid Dracula Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:50 pm

Flake wrote:I play games because I enjoy the opportunity to escape the world. The real world kinda sucks. People get sick, bad things happen all the time, and greed rules all. It's nice to get away from the world for a few hours here and there, go to a place where a plumber can save the day or a little blue android is all that stands between the human race and an army of comedic robots.

That said, I hate MMO's (to include RPG's) because it's inviting that same shitty world that I'd like to take a break from into my experience.

If I'm going to play a game with someone, I want them to be sitting next to me on the couch.


Amen.
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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by RyaNtheSlayA Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:16 pm

WoW and EVE Online are the only two MMORPG's to get it right in my humble opinion. I don't play EVE, but the few times I've played on friends accounts, it was incredibly well built and really a great game. I enjoy WoW, mainly because it helps me keep social with some friends that have moved long distance and I find it to be a good time waster. Although it has repetitive gameplay, WoW at least provides a fairly steady stream of new content and places to explore.
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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by Jrecee Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:45 pm

Never played one, never want to.
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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by Yiddishpilot Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:21 pm

When I was hot and heavy into World of Warcraft I didn't spend money on other games. I payed my $15 a month and didn't bother with anything else, so in a sense WoW saved me money.
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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by AppleQueso Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:22 pm

my friend plays Final Fantasy XI a lot, he tried to get me to try it once but I said no thanks.

I think I might have some kind of weird anxiety about the whole idea.
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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by (-_-) Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:20 pm

I don't particularly care for them either. I've watched people play them and it doesn't look very appealing. I also really don't like the pc interface very much at all. However, two games did catch my interest. Dungeon Fighter I made an account for and I look forward to Sword and Soul or whatever it's called. Dungeon fighter was a side scrolling beat em up mmorpg which thought was awesome, I'm just too lazy to meet other people to play with, and no one I know wants to make an account. The other is, from what I was told, a martial arts mmo with an emphasis on action instead of looting and management.
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Re: I really really hate MMORPGs

by J T Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:23 pm

AppleQueso wrote:my friend plays Final Fantasy XI a lot, he tried to get me to try it once but I said no thanks.

I think I might have some kind of weird anxiety about the whole idea.


I have similar anxiety. I can see from afar how addictive these games can be. They are designed to be like that because they want to keep you on a subscription service. I know I'm a game junkie. Me getting into an MMO would be like an alcoholic spending a night alone in the liquor store. It's best I just stay away.
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