Quote of the Day

“The appeal of an MMO isn’t about features. If it was, EQ2 would be the biggest MMO, contested only by LotRO, and WoW would be a second-stringer. It’s about the overall package, of which the features list is one element, feel and atmosphere is another, and the overall sense of fun is the third.”

~ Ardwulf

3 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. Zed August 31, 2009 / 3:01 pm

    By that metric, Champions Online ought to do fairly well. It has its rough spots when it comes to the features list (as you might expect for a new game,) but it does pretty well on feel and overall sense of fun, IMHO.

  2. We Fly Spitfires August 31, 2009 / 4:40 pm

    Hmm, yeah I’m inclined to agree. Atmosphere is very important to MMOs and something that’s hard to capture. I remember playing WAR and just not getting into it. Then I switched to WoW and it was everything I was looking for – I felt like I was playing in a vibrant, rich online world.

  3. Ardwulf August 31, 2009 / 6:27 pm

    WAR’s a great counter-example, really – it has all the features you’d want, and on paper the mix sounds like nothing is missing. But in play, it’s definitely missing that overall feel.

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