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Why are MMORPGs so popular?

MMORPGs or massively multiplayer online role-playing games have brought the world to its knees by lively content and player interaction. Such companies as Blizzard and their World of Warcraft would earn more than 1 billion dollars annually back in the days with the help of millions of participants who would use in-game services and purchases. So what causes the success of virtual reality and how do such games gain their popularity so vividly?

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william_cade35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

I played a few in the early 2000s - it was cool, but now they suck. The graphics have not caught up with most of these games and they are as shallow as a movie set. So they are raising the price for you to pay them more money. I can't think of one MMORPG that has current graphics or that is deeper than a puddle of spit on a sidewalk, if there is one I would like to know.

I'm good on spending a dollar or two at the arcade.

gdemos0135d ago

Improving the graphics for MMORPGs is a huge challenge though. It's not like console games. There are many other factors to take into account like: fast response time and synchronization between players.

william_cade35d ago

True, then maybe the skins, expansions etc should be cheaper. And how about a good story, not a story that just leads to the next in game purchase?

trouble_bubble35d ago

Are they? Or is it really just a couple