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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 VGutopia.com breaks it down.

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zeal0us1368d ago

Nope but an mmo can have too little content.

jaggernaut251368d 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!

Tetsujin1368d 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.

pixelsword1368d 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.

Dac2u1368d 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.

jmobley1368d 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

vortis1368d ago

You need to stay away from the flame-bait posts then, bro.

Stays civil when there's no flames that need fuel.

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