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Submitted by Senyra 268d ago | opinion piece

Is Destiny Going to Be Another Traditional MMO?

Marta Branco wrote: "The freshly released details regarding Destiny’s game modes, points towards a completely different direction. The five game modes appeal to originality and innovation but after a close analysis, I concluded that they're simply masking a tough reality. So far, Destiny appears to be nothing more than a traditional MMO." (Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

porkChop  +   269d ago
Destiny is not even an MMO. Bungie have said so themselves. That's why they're calling it a "Shared-World Shooter" instead. It takes modes and cues from MMOs, but it is not an actual MMO itself.
GeofferyPeterson  +   269d ago
"Shared World Shooter?" Sounds like a MMO to me.
porkChop  +   268d ago
Have you ever played an MMO? Destiny does instance other players into your game but at no time are there enough players in the area for it to be considered "Massively" Multiplayer.
Ittoryu  +   268d ago
hey this guy see through the stupid PR speak
Ittoryu  +   268d ago
@porkchop

Bungie's words; "You have all of these examples of people who are doing big server cluster things like World of Warcraft or something like that.

But we didn’t really want to do that, because if you think about those kinds of games, you’ve got a centralized server that’s simulating everything in the world, but that can only scale up to some number of players. Maybe it’s 1,000. Maybe it’s 5,000. Maybe it’s 20,000."

"We want to have a single world that everybody can be in.’”

"we want this game world to be able to work with millions of players online at once."

Yeah clearly not an MMO.

Disagree all you want and buy the PR speak but those statements don't lie its an MMO people.
http://www.vg247.com/2014/0...
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randomass171  +   268d ago
Out of curiosity, how many shooter MMOs are there?
DanteVFenris666  +   268d ago
This is not an mmo, I remember them saying you could only group in threes. Less then borderlands. Mmo=massive multiplayer online. Take note of the word massive, meaning in the hundreds or in the early mmo days dozens on screen at once not three

Sadly it's no mmo kinda makes me lose interest I'll have to see reviews
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MysticStrummer  +   268d ago
How many MMOs have one large space, basically a city, where a multitude of players can be at once, and the rest of the game is instances with small player counts? That's not open world and not MMO.
fenome  +   268d ago
It's not an MMO, the same way Borderlands is not an RPG.. they share and separate genres in the same way, but they're not necessarily one thing as a whole.

These games take elements of genres and utilize them how they fit. People try too hard to slap labels on things. So far it seems like they might actually do what Defiance tried horribly at..

It's one of my most anticipated titles at the moment, but if they would have tried to add a subscription fee it would have been a no-go.
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Shadonic  +   268d ago
Does that mean that the newest SSX is a MMO even though in terms of MMO's it only has the sort of shared world thing from destiny.
Jughead3416  +   268d ago
I'm going to scream if I keep hearing people call this game an MMO. It's not an mmo
randomass171  +   268d ago
MMOs have vast open worlds where you can interact with human players in real time. As far as I know Destiny doesn't do that. It just lets you connect with a lot of people in a variety of ways.
Menkyo  +   268d ago
according to bungie themselves when talking to game informer it sounds like an MMO to me.

http://www.gameinformer.com...
Codewow  +   269d ago
From what I make of it (and my opinion is bound to change after E3) Destiny looks like a dungeon crawler similar to Diablo 3. They have said that it is truly about the grind for loot. And ultimately it's not gonna be a good game for the people who don't like pve (I don't know if they announced any pve modes or not)

What this turns out to be right now is Halo with a progression system with the end game goal to be the most uber leet geared character in the world. Encouraged by the fact that if you don't grind for loot, you get dominated by others in the pop game modes.
Ghost_Nappa  +   268d ago
Pvp has been confirmed since forever
Codewow  +   267d ago
I unfortunately made a few errors in my comment. "people who don't like pve" pve should have been pvp. and "pop game modes." pop should have been pvp as well.
Shadonic  +   268d ago
rom what i heard they described the end game/ near completion of your character being where it starts to turn into Diablo before then seems to be a mix of Borderlands and mass effect with a bit of Halo for good measure.
LAWSON72  +   268d ago
Well from what I have seen gameplay mechanics are very similar to Halo so at least it will not have the usual slow and clunky combat that pretty much every MMO suffers from
LiViNgLeGaCY  +   268d ago
Whatever you want to call it, I don't care. I'm completely stoked for this game!
randomass171  +   268d ago
^This. There ya go.
JimmyHACK  +   268d ago
Whoever wrote the article should read up on Destiny
Jughead3416  +   268d ago
Agreed. So many people are so far off on this game. I've kept up to date with it since February 2013. It's not an MMO. It's an online action FPS. Has some MMO elements, but not enough to define it as such.
randomass171  +   268d ago
Agreed. An MMO has a lot more social interaction than what Destiny is offering. Calling it an MMO is just inaccurate.
ArbitorChief  +   268d ago
It's a poor mans MMO, aka, Shared World/
randomass171  +   268d ago
Can't we just say it's a shooter with a lot of connectivity? MMO that makes it not.
sevilha82  +   268d ago
I´m i the only that dosen´t mind that it´s an MMo,Hell i always said it was,never called it any other thing,i just want it to be a darn good one ,so i can get home from work kick my feet up ,open a nice cold one,and go on some quests with my best friends =)...

Broght tears to my eyes . =P
isthe  +   268d ago
I wouldn't really call it a "traditional" mmo, but it does have an mmo feel
Surt  +   268d ago
Most MMO are as about as much fun as watching paint dry. (looking at you eve) So I hope destiny learned from games like defiance. (like what NOT to do)
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Born2Game83  +   268d ago
Constant internet connection required?? Then I'm gonna pass. If pass games like D3, SimCity have taught anything, is that games that require constant net connection to play are not a good thing.
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lordstark  +   267d ago
Seems more and more developers are trying to capitalize on having games created with social and multiplayer interaction in mind. I was stoked for this game at the beginning when it was first announced thinking it was a single player game with added multiplayer but having to deal with other players is not my cup often hence why I dislike games like titanfall and mmo's I play games to relax and enjoy them not deal with idiots on the other end ruining my entertainment. No offense to peeps who enjoy games with a multiplayer component. That's just my preference in games.
MasterD919  +   267d ago
Short answer: NO

It has MMO features, but I would NOT classify it as an MMO.
Muadiib  +   267d ago
MMO-lite.

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