There are a multitude of things that can lead to a successful MMORPG. Concurrently, gamers have also expressed a long list of problems that vary from game to game. Being someone who spent a majority of high school hooked to my computer playing Final Fantasy XI, it?s easy to understand what it?s like to be too involved in an MMORPG. When you spend most of your time away from a game thinking about what you will do when you return to the game, it?s is a bit much. This is the reality of MMO style gaming though. If you want to keep up with other players, you need to be dedicated.
Every video game finds a way to tick off even the most loving of fans. Whether it?s a shooter, strategy, or role-playing game it happens to the best of us. So why do we keep playing? Why continue to dedicate our time to such virtual accomplishments? It comes down to whether the love you find throughout the game outbalances all the hate that goes with it. Do you love the game enough to keep up and not quit?
Today we begin with the lynchpin of MMO gaming; the massive player interaction. There are endless people to interact with when playing your favorite MMORPG. Through these experiences people form some of the strongest bonds, while other times the person you once talked to most end up becoming just another acquaintance over time. It can be sad when an online friend quits a game or finds different methods of gameplay, but in most MMORPGs, all it takes is a look to your left to find someone willing to have a good conversation with you.
MMORPGs give people a way to connect online and build relationships through the same enjoyable experience. The best part is that unlike creepy chat rooms of internet past, most people are there to play the game. It often doesn?t matter the age of the person you meet, you are there to have fun with them and work together through virtual scenarios. In fact, most people won?t ever know who you are, creating an online identity and not just a game character.
Whether it?s typing through game chat or hearing each other through Ventrilo, players find a way to connect on similar interests in and out of the game, building amazing relationships across areas of the world that would otherwise never be possible. I love the way MMORPGs form relationships and bring together people of similar interests.
With all the greatness in a massively community, there is bound to be some bad eggs. People can also act pretty horrible when it comes to anonymity. I?m not sure how many times I have heard an argument turn to, ?I bet you are just some loser who only plays this game? or ?living at your moms house, with no girlfriend? etc, etc. I always wondered what kind of person is most likely to say this reoccurring fallback of insults. Does this happen because anonymity allows people to say it or because it prevents others from defending against it?
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?
Ten Fictional Settings That'd Make For Awesome MMOs
Let's look at a few settings, worlds, and stories I'd love to see made into MMOs. I'm sure you'll agree, all the entries on this list have the potential to be downright awesome.
MMO Year In Review: 5 of 2013's Biggest Dick Moves
People are dicks - particularly on the Internet. While that shouldn't come as any great surprise, occasionally we come across someone whose level of sheer dickery reaches legendary proportions. As we move into 2014, let's take a look at a few such individuals from the previous year.
Censorship Spells Trouble for League of Legends Patcher
Internet filtering has been a hot button issue for the past several years. With the slow gutting of protective measures like Net Neutrality, and with governmental powers seeking an end to online anonymity, it's rather harrowing to see the slow progression of political and social policing of the internet. Recently, after about a year of lobbying, the United Kingdom enacted a piece of legislation that many have come to call the "UK Porn Filter." What the filter requires is for British ISP's to implement filters and controls, which are on by default, that will block access to "violent material," not imited to "extremist and terrorist related content," "anorexia and eating disorder websites," and "suicide related websites."
Five Things Riot Needs To Do With League of Legends
The folks at Riot already have their work cut out for them moving into Season 4, and they?re doing a damned find job of weathering the transition so far. That said, here?s a few changes we?d like to see as the new season draws near.
The Five Best MMOs of 2013
2013 was quite a year for MMOs. Not only did we enjoy a whole host of strong releases; a bunch of already excellent games were made even better. Here's just a few of MMO Attack's favorite MMORPGs of the year.
Five Trends That Reshaped MMORPGs In 2013
It's been a hell of a year, hasn't it? As we move into the first days of 2014, let's take a look back at how the world of MMOs has changed - and how that might impact the future.
Best Free MMORTS and Strategy Games List (2014)
A top 10 list of the best free MMORTS and strategy games so you can give them all a try in one place and not have to worry about scouring the internet to find the best ones
The Lack Of Quality In The Survival MMO
We've seen an abundance of new titles join the genre this year, most hot on the heels of the incredibly popular DayZ mod from ARMA II, but they all seem to share a certain lack of quality and polish