The Future of RPGS - - According to Urquhart and Muzyka
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February 12th, 2013, 05:29
I'm definitely not a big MMO player, last one I played more than creating a character was Asheron's Call. I've tried to start The Secret World a couple of times but can't quite muster the motivation to continue.
One of the things they were pointing to was Minecraft and NWN and I actually agree that if someone can put together a scalable persistent world that gives users actual creation capability that those two gave then it could still be interesting. In a sense it would be going back to Ultima Online I guess but the key is having meaningful DM-type tools in the hands of the community to create their own story. This isn't a new idea as MUDs and MOOs are nearly as old as video games themselves.
Alas, I suspect this requires a critical mass of creators and lack of griefers and that is unlikely to happen in most anonymous forums. So for the meantime I'm happy to buy prepackaged systems that give a good story and maybe some modding tools.
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