Thursday, December 21, 2006

Community Spotlight

This week, Jon Wood returns with a new Community Spotlight. In this edition of the weekly feature, Wood discusses the idea of solo content in MMORPGs.

“I keep reading posts where people complain that they can’t solo their way through MMOs. Now I wonder, what is the motivation for someone to play a MMO, if he or she does not like to group and socialize with other people? Don’t offline-RPGs offer a better experience for this kind of playstyle? Maybe someone can enlighten me… ”

It’s a fair question. A “massive multiplayer” game has two prerequisites. It must be big, and it has to have multiple players. So, there really is an apparent logic-gap when someone tells you that they will not play an MMORPG if they can not solo their way through the game’s content.

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