Hostility: the Worst Enemy of New MMORPGs

There are few places on the Internet that are as full of hate, rage and hostility as the official forums of a MMORPG, even more so if the game is new or near to its upcoming launch date, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
New MMORPGs regularly get swamped by hostility from a part of the userbase that can't understand the challenges endemic of the genre and proves excessively resistant to change.

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BrutallyBlunt4532d ago

Well said but it goes well beyond MMO games but they do take the brunt of it. The more people are able to reach out and voice their so called opinions it's to be expected few will act this way. Add the anonymity aspect to it and this is what you get. A bunch of losers with nothing better to do. Guess Mommy didnt pay enough attention.

vortis4532d ago (Edited 4532d ago )

By and far I think APB has the WORST in-game community of any MMO I've played. EVERYONE is high-strung given the tension factors. Then again, every antagonist on the game is a human being and not an NPC, so someone is always going to lose.

It's a little less hostile in games like SW:TOR or WoW just because it's more quest-grinding oriented.

So far, in my opinion, Fallen Earth had the best community but I haven't played that game since it launched. To be a post-apocalyptic survival game a lot of people were helpful and insightful, and there was a lot of community effort to help people get mobolized and geared up.

I agree that the anonymity factor helps a lot of people get away with acting like douche bags. Once MMOs start tapping into Facebook pages for logins and using that info throughout the game I'm sure some people will change their tunes.

AzaziL4532d ago

Gaming communities will always be diluted with immature children and adults who never grew up, it's up to the moderator's to weed them out of the forums and for the mature ones to simple /ignore anyone that's crying for attention.

Although sometimes it is hilarious to see or hear an adult cry like a baby over a video game, almost makes you feel pity for them for being so pathetic.


FFXIV director Naoki Yoshida likes to surprise players

Naoki Yoshida aka Yoshi-P is one of the best game directors out there today. For more than 10 years, he has been tuning the success of the incredible comeback of FinalFantasy XIVwith increasingly better expansions such as Heavensward, Stormblood, Shadowbringers and Endwalker. Dawntrail is out in two weeks, and it's shaping up to be a holiday for the Warriors of Light, but it's clear that there's definitely a lot more at stake.

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FFXIV's Director Responds To Final Fantasy IX Remake Speculation, Clarifies Upcoming Studio Projects

Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida has responded to speculation regarding his involvement with the rumored Final Fantasy IX remake.

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Michiel19894d ago

had stated that the rumored Final Fantasy IX remake is real and that it will retain the classic turn-based combat seen in the original.

I hope this is true, that's what I want from a remake. FF7R is actually really good, but not what I was looking for from the remake.

FinalFantasyFanatic3d ago

FF7R deviated too much from the original for me, so I hope the FF9 remake is closer to the original game.

fr0sty3d ago

I didn't think so, I actually really liked the way they fleshed out the story more. I enjoyed it more than the original.

DivineHand1253d ago

I can't wait for it to be revealed and I am hoping it will not be episodic or simply a remaster.

neutralgamer19923d ago

Yes make one complete game with AAA game development taking 3-5 years for each game if it's another trilogy than we will be waiting a decade plua just for the complete edition

One game which should be done with all the content and add improvements where necessary

Rebel_Scum3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

You’re dreaming if you think these old pre-rendered background FF games can be remade in a fully 3D open world in 3-5 years with all the mini games.

FinalFantasyFanatic3d ago

I hope they keep the original art style instead of going for the hyperrealistic look like they did with FF7R, it would ruin the charm of the game otherwise.

MeteorPanda3d ago

Ffs can you focus on the goddamn mmo you leech.

The healers are going on strike cause you gave them a ONE BUTTON dps rotation. They have often nothing to heal.

You keep ignoring player feedback if it isnt jpn.

Stop taking our sub money and funding everything else but the mmo

jznrpg3d ago

FF9 is great I am looking forward to the remake.

Rynxie3d ago

Pisses me off how badly they screwed over ff8. That game deserves a proper remake. It was the first fully 3d final fantasy game.

MrNinosan3d ago

FFVIII is not fully 3d, and in what way do you mean it was before FFVII in the "3d verse"?

First "fully" 3d Final Fantasy was FFXI, even thou FFX was close.

FFVII to FFX uses pre rendered backgrounds (still images). In FFVII - FFIX, only worldmap was fully "3d".

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Final Fantasy 14 Director Naoki Yoshida Could Be Hiding In Your Friend List

TheGamer Interviewed Naoki Yoshida: "A lot of people have been playing together with me and they don't even realize it."

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