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Destiny Is An MMO And Continues To Evolve

FilmGamesEtc writes:
"I’ve been seeing a lot of 'Why I’m Quitting Destiny' internet posts lately and I’m not surprised, as I think the game is misunderstood. Most people consider this game to be an action/adventure shooter. I do not. As I’ve mentioned numerous times in the past, I believe that Destiny is a MMO first and a shooter second. Granted, it is heavily gutted from titles such as World of Warcraft, but it portrays the exact same characteristics as any other MMO I have played in the past, including endless grinding (in this case, for materials to upgrade your gear), and faction gear that can only be obtained by grinding reputation. One of the other, most notable changes is that prior to major releases, old content is scaled down in difficulty, and new gear almost immediately trumps end-game content. In other words, the playing field is completely balanced mere hours into new content, as old gear does not keep up against its new counterparts."

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Roccetarius1081d ago

How many times do people have to say, that Destiny isn't an MMO and even the developers themselves. They only borrowed a few elements from the genre, but it's just a Multiplayer game with nothing massive in it.

Summons751081d ago (Edited 1081d ago )

"MMOFPS is an online gaming genre which features a persistent world and a large number of simultaneous players in a first-person shooter fashion. These games provide large-scale, sometimes team-based combat. The addition of persistence in the game world means that these games add elements typically found in RPGs, such as experience points.[citation needed] However, MMOFPS games emphasize player skill more than player statistics, as no number of in-game bonuses will compensate for a player's inability to aim and think tactically."

Just because Destiny doesn't have a player count on screen like a more traditional mmo like WoW doesn't make it any less an mmo. You're always connected online playing with a large amount of people. The only difference is you can only see a few of them so they can keep the game running smooth. A game like this that ISN'T an mmo....Borderlands. You ARE NOT playing with a large amount of people at the same time and the huge key factor you DO NOT have to be connected to the internet.

@Shadowsteal
They've said that but it IS one. Not to mention the fact that Activision and every store have it listed as an MMO. If Bungie didn't want it to be an MMO they should have allowed it to be offline and changed the game a lot.

Shadowsteal1081d ago

It's not an mmo, bungie said so themselves.

marlinfan101081d ago

"Just because Destiny doesn't have a player count on screen like a more traditional mmo like WoW doesn't make it any less an mmo. You're always connected online playing with a large amount of people. The only difference is you can only see a few of them so they can keep the game running smooth"

wouldnt that make every online game with a large install base an MMO then? i mean theres always a ton of people on COD but you can only see a few at a time, i don't think id consider it a MMO though.

BallsEye1081d ago (Edited 1081d ago )

In that case you can call MMOFPS any shooter with online option. All Destiny does is connect you with maximum of 15 other players on a same map. If you quit the map (match in this case) it matches you with another 15 (or 2 if it's an instance). Doesn't COD or Halo do exactly same thing? Only difference in Destiny is that there is a hub area where instead of killing you can run around and go shopping with 15 other people.

Jughead34161081d ago

Thank you!!! Been sayin it for months. It's NOT an MMO!!!!

Volkama1081d ago

It just shares a lot of the worst characteristics of an MMO! Hurrah!

joab7771081d ago

Wrong. It is an mmo and the quicker they embrace that, they can move forward and give us all the social tool we want.

Sorry, if there are classes, level caps, endgame leveling through gear, rng, dungeons, raids and PvP, with different currencies and factions, it an mmo.

Is it a shallow mmo. Yeah, but it doesn't have to be forever.

I will agree with you on one thing. It is odd that they are making a Destiny 2. But if it releases more as an expansion than a new title, it would make more sense.

Roccetarius1081d ago (Edited 1081d ago )

All of those things have exactly nothing to do with MMO, and more to do with general mechanics in a game. If this game is an MMO, then likewise CoD, Diablo 3, LoL and more is one as well.

At no point in the game will you meet the meaning of ''Massively'' in Destiny, at max 10 - 15 people, and that's not even in a contested area. The whole meaning behind MMO is being able to meet that massive playerbase without being forced into a instance.

Destiny is most certainly leaning towards a co-op MP game, but not MMO. As soon as you understand that, and other people, we can move on. People are continually trying to adapt MMO to something that it is not.

Drithe1081d ago

Can't wait for the dlc! Destiny ........ the greatest FPS ever!

1nsomniac1081d ago

Despite Bungie themselves not being able to make up their mind if it's an MMO. One minute stating categorically it's not an MMO & shouldn't be treated as one, because of the lack of players. Next minute claiming it's absolutely an MMO & will get better & better as time goes on when people complained on content.

Fact states it's not an MMO simply because the simple term stipulates it has to be massively multiplayer. The term being created to define a game with dozens if not hundred of players all playing together on the same server in the same game, which Destiny is clearly not.

pompombrum1081d ago

I'd consider it a co-op fps game tbh which borrows elements from the MMO genre. I do find it hilarious though, Bungie seem to change their opinion of whether or not it's an MMO whenever it suites them.

Roccetarius1081d ago

Destiny is about as massive a game as Diablo 3 is, which clearly doesn't fit the MMO genre. Yet there are people insisting that those games are MMO's.

Summons751081d ago

Except Diablo 3 you don't play online with a large amount of people, Destiny you do. It's an MMO by definition even if Bungie wants to be in denial about it.

yakuzah1081d ago

It's not an MMO and the grind is exactly why I left. Spent 7 years of my life grinding in MMO's like WoW and fed up with it.

The game is not on my top ten list of games I want to play and stopped playing at level 19 when I realised you had to grind your ass off to get to level 25 for first raid.

Flat storyline, poor voice acting is just unforgivable.

Perjoss1081d ago

What's the most players that can hang out together in an open space, most I've seen is 4 or 5, if this is an mmo then so is Battlefield and its 64 player games, and we all know that its not!

OmegaShen1081d ago

You haven't played Destiny then, more then five can be at the tower and not all mmo's have insane number of players.

Perjoss1081d ago

I've spent over 100 hours playing Destiny, and you must not have read what I wrote because I specifically said 'open space', the tower is a hub, you can't do any fighting there unless you consider a dance off to be fighting.

OmegaShen1079d ago

Open space means a place that is open to move around freely. So yes the Tower is noob.

Only 100hr? You must really be a noob.

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