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Submitted by jmobley 1157d ago | opinion piece

Can an MMO Have Too Much Content?

MMO’s are already huge games and most of them are updated regularly with more. Can an MMO get too big? Joshua Mobley of breaks it down. (Culture, Industry, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King)

zeal0us  +   1157d ago
Nope but an mmo can have too little content.
jaggernaut25  +   1157d ago
It cannot have "too much content" but it can definitely seem like it. The content has got to be presented in a way that is manageable to the player and it cannot overwhelm them. If people feel like they are just throw into the world too suddenly, they might get overwhelmed with how much is going on. This happens in more than just MMMOs - I know plenty of people that don't play Elder Scrolls for this very reason.

It is a very fine balance!
Tetsujin  +   1157d ago
Depends on the game, and the current playerbase.

Part of the reason I left FF11; there's too much end game content, and not enough low to mid level activities to help from burning people out. Back in 2004 there was something to do for every level up to 75 (Cap back then) up to and including Chains of Promethia missions (Due to mission level restrictions).

I went back in 2011 and everyone was so hell bent on Abyssea and you "HAVE" to be at level 90 before you could do anything (Until the cap was raised to 95 then 99); and at the time I left in May 2012 it was "Manditory" to have special weapons for a 5-10 minute fight for a "Chance" to get some decent items/gear.

In short, I would say if your going to include content, there should be a balance between new, mid level, and end game players.
pixelsword  +   1157d ago
No such thing as having too much of something that is good.

Too much kissing? No.

Too much kissing a skunk's crotch? Probably.
Dac2u  +   1157d ago
Everquest has too much content. There will be 19 expansions in November. It gets extremely hard for newcomers to get into a game when it gets that big. Also, with so much content zones tend to be pretty empty, even on larger servers.
jmobley  +   1157d ago
kind of how I feel as well. Alos I think this is the most civil comment threads I've ever seen on one of my N4G posts XD
vortis  +   1157d ago
You need to stay away from the flame-bait posts then, bro.

Stays civil when there's no flames that need fuel.
Unlimax  +   1157d ago
An Upcoming MMO called Blade & soul has many contents with open world and depth story !
Mathew9R   1157d ago | Spam
MeatAbstract  +   1157d ago
Considering MMO are designed to be practically lived in for years and years, no, it can't.
thatzacdavis  +   1157d ago
I think it just depends on the presentation of the content.

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