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Ten Minute Mode | Episode 2 – Are MMO’s Still Relevant?

Welcome to Ten Minute Mode, a weekly web discussion series exclusive to Gamer Nation.

This week, Liam, David and Phil ask, are MMO’s still relevant?

If you want us to discuss something specific in a future episode, why not leave a question in the comment section below? We value all feedback, and look froward to hearing from you! (Age of Conan, Culture, Industry, PC, PS3, Tech, The Secret World, World of Warcraft, Xbox 360)

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MilkMan  +   1019d ago
Nope.
They stopped being relevant 6 years ago.
Or better yet when IPads and apps became more dominant.
and I HATE APPLE products.
So heres the thing.
No desktop, no MMO.
kevnb  +   1019d ago
Wtf. Someone has to ask this? Just look at the 100s of millions playing them.
Wizziokid  +   1019d ago
"Are MMO’s Still Relevant?" I would say yes they are.

The main issue with the MMO market currently is people aren't taking risks, everyone is staying in the comfort zone, using the same old mechanics as the more successful MMO's (SWTOR, Elder Scrolls Online.

Another issue is that dev's are still using the P2P model which, while it does give them the income they need it's also a dying model. It's been shown with games like LOTRO and GW2 that F2P with the marketplace can work if done right, just don't make it Pay to Win.

move away from the same of mechanics that we have used for years and using a relevant business model is what the MMO market needs right now, I'm going to say thank god for Guild Wars 2 releasing next month so hopefully other dev's can see a good success story (hopefully)
UnitSmiley  +   1018d ago
I agree with you completely. As soon as I say SWTOR I thought "Wow really? It looks like every other mmo." And i'm a pretty big Star Wars fan. The concepts are all there, they just need to better the actual gameplay.

I'm very excited for GW2. And yeah, F2P is the way to go as long as it isn't Pay to Win.
Wizziokid  +   1018d ago
yeah I was over-hyped for SWTOR and enjoyed it for a good month before I was like.. well ok, what's new here? apart from the story the game didn't really grip me.. it's well made but it's just more of the same and I couldn't see myself paying anymore.

when it goes F2P I will play it again but GW2 is going to be my new MMO home

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