Nightmare Mode discusses the influence of World of Warcraft on other games of the genre.
Massively multiplayer online roleplaying games are an enormous part of the gaming market today. There are dozens of them to choose from, spanning several genres and all having unique qualities. However, with more and more MMORPGs being developed due to their popularity, it seems that they are all starting to boil down to a simple formula. The influence of games like World of Warcraft, being unquestionably the most popular MMO of all time, seem to be affecting MMOs as a whole. There is a certain expectation that is held of new games, because everyone seems to want some of the cake that WoW has baked. As said before, there is an immense number of MMOs currently available to play. But it seems like their originality is beginning to be choked in the shadow of the success that other MMOs have had.