Quote of the Day

You remember the old MMORPGs? You had heroes on every servers, you had villains that everyone knew and loathed. Early UO, DAoC, EQ, early WoW, all these MMOs were defined by their servers’ communities first and everyone talked to each other, even if it was just to insult one another. There was life on these servers, there was exchange between everyone, both positive and negative.

Today, well…no more heroes, no more waves, everything streamlined. You cannot be offended, you cannot shine, you’re just a random human bot.
I always get the chills whenever I enter a random group/instanced PvP on these games. Nobody talks, nobody cares and what you can do is so diluted that it doesn’t really matter anyway. I find it really scary, especially since so many just jump into it without thinking.

- Muton, comment on Tobold’s post today.

Link here, as I’m having trouble with WordPress linking for some reason: http://tobolds.blogspot.com/2011/09/whats-your-verdict-on-rift.html

 

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In other news, I’m glad to report that Evizaer and Motstandet over at  “That’s a Terrible Idea” have been blogging again. This post from June is a fantastic read:

http://www.thatsaterribleidea.com/2011/06/why-i-have-moved-on-from-mmos.html

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~ by Drew on September 1, 2011.

2 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. It’s hard to argue with him. However, gaming is so much bigger now, so it’s a lot harder for communities to form that involve everyone that is playing.

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