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- PaleLord in defaultposted at 5:26 pm Jan 04,2010
We all know that MMO is short for MMORPG, which is a pretty spectacular thing. When you consider the amount of effort, scope, time and money that goes with it, they are truly the giants of the gaming industry. What a pity, nowadays, many MMOs are lacking in roleplaying. They feature the leveling and the stats, but nothing of the large sense of place and storyline that the genre hails as its key. I'm not talking about games like as CS or L4D and other shooting games, which don't name themselves as MMORPGs.
Many MMOs succeed in being MMO, but fail in roleplaying. For example in EVE Online, a game in which everyone exists in a single galaxy, the breadth and scale of the genre is breathtaking. The interactivity and socializing in the universe is brilliant. However, it poorly implements the roleplaying part, and the roots of the term do define what most MMORPGs are fundamentally aiming at: being an RPG with massive players.
Roleplaying games means you are playing a role, acting as yourself or a game character, fulfill the quest, which should be interesting or meaningful, not only just for the bounteous rewards. But many MMORPGs just allow you the simple choice of picking a race and clas
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