I was scrolling through my favorite MMO news site, Massively Overpowered, when I came across this story about Dev’s avoid using the term MMO. This actually made me angry.
The MMO genre is one of the best in the video game industry, to me. It encapsulates so many mechanics that single player games would be paralyzed trying to add to their game, and they allow for so many players that cooperative and competitive games can’t match. This genre is huge in ideas and abilities.
Now with developers actively avoiding the use of the term MMO to describe their game, I get angry because developers and companies for years have been flooding the market with clones and unfinished dung and now that they made that term unwelcomed they won’t even credit it. So now they decided to continue making the same old same old, and insulting us by trying to say they aren’t. It’s infuriating.
I love this genre and it deserves a lot better. I will continue calling these games how I see it and won’t let these dev’s try to pee on me and call it rain.
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