So far this series has covered a broad range of MMORPG topics. Last week I discussed the wondrous beauty, yet annoying experience of traveling through large environments. Before discussing the landscapes of MMO games, Love And Hate tackled the many ups and downs of player interactions in a massive gaming community. When it comes to MMORPGs though, sometimes the only thing you can do is suck it up and play with unfavorable personalities to progress through the game.
There is obviously a whole list of things a player can do on their own in an MMORPG. Still, there are few games that allow people in a massive world to avoid each other entirely. Most MMORPGs have a group fighting system that allows multiple players to take down a strong enemy. This ultimately gives players more experience and lets them progress to new areas at a reasonable rate. Very rarely will you find a game that allows a player to progress on their own at the same rate as if they were part of a group.
Forcing players to interact with each other and accomplish tasks in a community is fine. Impeding those players ability to enjoy a game based on the willingness of others to accept you seems unfair though. Sometimes the problem isn?t even players judging one another; it?s just the lack of people being online at the time you are. I absolutely hate having to wait hours just to build a team that?s required to play parts of an MMORPG. Gamers should never have to experience spending hours of their time waiting for group invites just because they play an unpopular class or lack a certain skill.
HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset
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Eight of The Most Memorable MMO Dungeons Ever Designed
Dungeons are a staple of the MMO genre; large-scale challenges requiring co-operation and co-ordination between anywhere from five to a few hundred players to adequately complete. Of course, not all are created equal, and some stand head and shoulders above their peers. Today, I'd like to tip my hat to those few legends, those instances that'll stick with us for years to come as shining examples of how to do dungeons right.
Ten Of The Best MMORPG Songs Ever Heard
In many ways, an MMO is only as good as its music. Many of the best and most memorable moments in an MMO invariably have a song associated with them; a piece of music which brings the memories flooding back the moment it reaches one's ears. Today, I'd like to pay homage to some of those songs - and some of those moments. Here, for your listening pleasure (and in no particular order, I assure you) is a list of some of the best songs ever heard in an MMO.
Facebook's Purchase Of Oculus VR Isn't The End Of The World
For those of you who've been living under a rock, Facebook recently purchased Oculus VR to the tune of $2 billion. Understandably, backers and developers alike were rather unimpressed, calling it a betrayal. As for me? I've never been more excited.
Seven Of The Worst Things You Can Say In League
If you've played league, you've probably encountered at least one toxic player. If you haven't, there's a good chance that YOU are the toxic one. Don't believe me? Ask yourself if you've ever said any of the following...
Six Reasons You Should Be Playing Dark Souls II
I've been playing a lot of Dark Souls II lately - and you should be too. Say what you will about the game's flaws, it's still arguably one of the best action RPGs released in the past several years. If you're up for a bit of a challenge, it's well worth the buy. Don't believe me? Let's talk, then.
Eight Reasons The Elder Scrolls Online Will Be Awesome
As you're all no doubt aware, The Elder Scrolls Online - currently in open beta - will be launching in a few months or so. In light of both the new release date and all the hype surfacing around it, I've decided that, over the next two weeks, I'll be looking at all the reasons to look forward to it...and all the reasons we shouldn't.
League of Legends or DOTA 2?
The debate between Dota 2 and League of Legends has been raging almost since the two games were first released. But which game is REALLY the superior of the two?
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