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Are mmorpgs a dying breed?

Nov 23, 18 at 4:51am

I noticed a few months back that the population in mmo's are slowly decreasing. There are only a few mmo's that still seem remotely going strong, like WoW, G@2 and Black Desert. Is it slowly nearing the end of an era?

Nov 23, 18 at 9:31am

it's no longer mainstream but those popular mmos are still going strong.

Nov 23, 18 at 9:42am

The novelty kinda died off when everyone wanted to milk the success of WoW. And a lot of the ones that tried to do something different or unique didn't last long. Like Foo Fighter said, there is still a scene, and millions of players still enjoy MMOs. So I don't think they're going away any time soon.

Nov 23, 18 at 9:51am

I had thought of getting back into playing mmos with a new game, but I don’t think any new mmos will get the traction and player base needed to succeed easily.

This is why my only consideration so far is to maybe play GW2.

If we had PC cafes, maybe our mmo culture would be stronger. Take Korea and China for example.

Nov 23, 18 at 9:58am

GW2 was a lot of fun. I could see myself picking it up again too. Same with ESO. Though when it comes to MMOs, the vanilla experience isn't really what keeps me playing them. Its the RP community.


Yeah, the age of MMOs is pretty much done. The well established games like WoW, FF14, and ESO still have big populations for sure though. I think it was done once we went through a MOBA-craze which then fizzled out with LoL AND Dota 2 still standing after the dust settled. I don't think MMOs as a genre are totally dead though. But I also don't think any new MMOs would be able to keep people's interest since there's a pretty huge "seen it already, game's boring" type of thing going on because of just how over-saturated the MMO market was until recently

Nov 23, 18 at 10:33am

In that case, can anyone recommend a good app game? I got a new phone, but am unsure what game I should play on it. I used to play Brave Story and enjoyed collecting the characters and battling.

Nov 23, 18 at 10:34am

The thing about MMO's is that they're boring without people to play with. In WoW it was easy to make new friends since so many people played. Now that the MMO genre is flooded with clones and different varieties, these player bases have split up and made the genre as a whole less enjoyable. It just becomes a grind-fest.

Nov 23, 18 at 10:39am

FGO is pretty fun. It's basically a visual novel and the story is great. There's also Nintendo's newest cash cow in Dragalia Lost. It's fairly new but it's pretty fun. You could also try out Fire Emblem Heroes though the power creep is getting a tad ridiculous.

Nov 23, 18 at 10:42am

Fire Emblem IS one of my favorite series, so I might look into that.

Also if only we actually had VR games working as in SAO. That would definitely boost the mmo genre. Too bad I'll probably be dead before this happens.

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