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Posted 1/19/15
With the upcoming anticipation of Maplestory 2..... There doesn't seem to be much going on right now.

I'm not sure if everyone experienced this same feeling i'm going through now, but back in 2008 maplestory boomed so high in popularity that everyone seems to play it.

Now let me be clear that I actually don't like the game very much, but I do like how everyone I knew went there. The community was so large I actually felt like it was probably the most popular as if it were the king of all MMOs

Thats the feeling I'm seeking for now.

Maplestory is dead. (community is dead)


Now I feel like that community I once seeked is gone. That massive over hyped community containing so many people.... I feel like its scattered now....

Some play league of legends
Dota
WoW
hearthstone
guidwars2
some even singleplayer games like skyrim.


What happened to a single unified community like it was back then?




Any MMOs that you guys think will be huge on the community and popularity in 2015?

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There really isn't a whole lot of MMO's coming out this year, if any (from what I've heard of)

Keep in mind that the main reason the MMO community seems so small is because of the amount of MMO's that were released between 2008 and now caused there to be multiple small groups in every MMO.

But yeah, I've played more than my fair share of MMO's, if you're looking for a very community oriented MMO, I'd recommend ArcheAge
Tera is good aswell on the social aspect, WoW is always the best if you're looking for an average in every area

Those are the 3 I've played the most as of recently - though if its really just a massive community you're looking for idk where to point you, nothing is really hyped up right now
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Iv'e been playing Oldschool Runescape for a few weeks, been a few years since I last played. I'm actually falling into it pretty hard, forgot how satisfying a good old fashioned grind could be.
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Black Desert


aznzakum wrote:

With the upcoming anticipation of Maplestory 2..... There doesn't seem to be much going on right now.

I'm not sure if everyone experienced this same feeling i'm going through now, but back in 2008 maplestory boomed so high in popularity that everyone seems to play it.

Now let me be clear that I actually don't like the game very much, but I do like how everyone I knew went there. The community was so large I actually felt like it was probably the most popular as if it were the king of all MMOs

Thats the feeling I'm seeking for now.

Maplestory is dead. (community is dead)


Now I feel like that community I once seeked is gone. That massive over hyped community containing so many people.... I feel like its scattered now....

Some play league of legends
Dota
WoW
hearthstone
guidwars2
some even singleplayer games like skyrim.


What happened to a single unified community like it was back then?




Any MMOs that you guys think will be huge on the community and popularity in 2015?



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I'm wanting to play Black Desert online right now, I really think that it could be good and not be a let down and become overhyped like other games and MMO's like last year :/
Posted 1/20/15
I don't have time to play any MMOs expect FFXIV: ARR. The community is still good and just remember that all MMOs are supposed to be a long term process.
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Archage has a good community? So far I've been soloing the whole game and I'm 4 lvls to max level...but then again I'm pretty sure endgame has a lot of community based things to do (ie farming, bosses, sieges and whatnot)

I think one game that is totally community based would be darkfall unholy wars...only bad thing about it is that there is practically no questing...just killing things and after a certain amount of kills/crafts you get an exp bonus.

Dark fall unholy wars to me is the best pvp sandbox I've played so far...its solely based on pvp and you need a group of people to survive...also I love their mining/crafting system...also another thing thats cool is that people drop everything on them if you kill them so it makes the game unforgiving and exciting....too bad my subscription expired...also the community is so hate filled/racist lol...

On another note does anybody know any good anime styled mmos that have pvp and possibly territories/castles to conquer?

I played maninogi which was alright, and onigiri but there's no pvp and the game seems small....thanks!
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Also anyone else think that group play in MMOs is dying? I remmeber the good ol days entering a town plaza and searching for members to group with and there would be so many people to interact with...but it seems not so much these days in mmos...but then again I mainly play the free to play MMOs....
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aznzakum wrote:



What happened to a single unified community like it was back then?



I feel like back then MMORPG was something new and super fresh without many different niche outlets. As soon as they began branching off into different genres and formats the original community most likely became divisive. It's like asking a community whether Sword Art Online or Log Horizon is better: they will pretty much never reach a consensus and those who root for either side will, in all likelihood, remain mutually exclusive.

In addition to this the busy lives we live these days along with all the extra distractions have kind of made MMO's a less popular form of entertainment than other alternatives that don't require as much time or dedication. The result of this is the gradual increase in the popularity of microtransaction mobile games. I think it was Square-Enix (don't quote me on this) that has received a lot of flak in the past for focusing their efforts on developing mobile games simply because how lucrative they are compared to their other forms of media.


aznzakum wrote:



Any MMOs that you guys think will be huge on the community and popularity in 2015?



Haven't heard of anything yet but I am excited for the Gold Saucer update for FFXIV



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Posted 1/22/15
*is still playing the original Guild Wars he bought at launch in 2005*
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Posted 1/22/15
Skyforge looks promising. My only concern is that it's F2P though.
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Destiny is going strong, yes it's an MMO. It's not a very good one, but it's still popular among those with nothing to do but grind all day
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Posted 1/22/15
MMO games as we know them are not going to work in any western market anymore.
They are still very popular in Korea and China from what I hear, but it's simply not appealing to the masses anymore.
A lot of people came back to play World of Warcraft with the recent expansion bringing about updated character models (for those who don't know, is a feature that has been teased for years and they finally gave it to the players)

However, I'm sure there'll be a market for those who insists on playing MMO's, but the massive community that used to swarm around these sort of games have moved on to other things.
Maybe there'll be a day where MMO's will regain their popularity, but for now they are drastically dwindling.
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What happened to MMOs in general? TL;DR version is that only Korea gets the latest MMOs because they won't release for NA, or at least they won't release to NA for many years. After they do release their games to NA, they already have a plethora of newer MMOs so we in NA are always playing their old games. If you follow the MMO scene closely with Korea, you can see our MMO scene is pretty much dead.

FFXIV is the biggest one going for now but compared to the old unique FFXI/FFXIV Legacy, this is just a WoW clone. It's still somewhat challenging but it's more about finding 8 people and dying 3000 times to the same thing. Just look at all the MMOs we have now, global cooldowns, instance lockouts, weekly maximums, etc all the same crap.

I wish Korea would open up more to the NA market, I don't know if it will be profitable for them because they would have to implement quite a bit of infrastructure and marketing, but hey, I think the NA market size is worth a shot. It's definitely not as big as Asia... but I think most Korean games require to you have a Korean social insurance number anyways so that it's locked to Korea. That's a rather small market isn't it!

Latest MMOs in NA have all been flunking hard. Elder Scrolls, WildStar, what have you. I guess saying they are all flunking hard is a bit harsh, but a subscription model is very hard to succeed in NA and the freemium model gets people complaining about pay to win (because companies are greedy as **** and are out to make money). Look at ArchAge and PSO2, the difference between paying and not paying is like playing two different games. That's just not very fun! And then you have crap like Vindictus, you are charged like what 5-10 bucks for an enchant stone that provides your gear protection for ONE upgrade try but it won't even boost your chances. I mean come the F on. Freemium might work if the paid perks were mostly cosmetic. Some games have managed to succeed just by selling skins/costumes for money while being full F2P but those are probably all non-MMORPG.

I want to play Black Desert and maybe...Icarus? Latter seems much like a high-graphics WoW clone though.
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My issue is finding a quality free-to-play MMO with a vibrant community and accessibility to beginners. I haven't touched an MMO for numerous years since playing Runescape as a kid. I also have a lower-end gaming PC from 2012 so there's the issue of performance as well, I suppose.
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