During my teenage years I had one big obsession: MMORPGs – yeah, I know.
Back then I had plenty of time to waste and, in between cursing at LeChuck and asking myself what the hell did I need to learn organic chemistry for, I found myself grinding for a cute useless pets while envying folk who had faster mounts than mine.
I played basically everything that was free, had South American servers and would run in my Core 2 Duo. Whatever didn’t, I blamed on bad optimization and went to drown my sorrows in Prince of Persia instead – another big obsession which eventually pushed me to buy a PS2 controller, because climbing in The Sands of Time (GOG, Steam) is tricky enough by default.
A bit of what I’ve played
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Not available on Steam:
I feel like I played MMOs at a time when “pay to win” was on an all-time high and you could get away with square 3D graphics and low-res textures with a looping track in the background.
Noways MMORPGs like Black Desert Online struggle to reinvent the wheel with convoluted and unnecessary mechanics because the genre in itself is drying up.
However, there seems to be some hope for the genre. Mainly:
Amazon Game Studios is currently working on two new online games, and one of them is a sandbox MMO titled “New World.”
What about you guys?
- In general, I enjoy MMOs
- I used to enjoy MMOs
- I’ve never played or had any interest in MMOs
- I think MMOs are the cancer of humanity that should be purged from the face of the Earth in the name of everyone’s sanity and general quality of life
- Mark of the Ninja