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Why do people hate MMOs?

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User Info: happyscrub1

happyscrub1
3 years ago#1
I don't mean "dislike" or just don't want to play those type of games... but I mean truely hate. Like if a topic about MMOs came up, they'll say vile things about them like some MMO, in the past, stole their candy.
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User Info: Jprime666

Jprime666
3 years ago#2
MMORPGs are like the worst part of regular RPGs stretched out over hundreds of hours.
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User Info: ArkonBlade

ArkonBlade
3 years ago#3
I don't hate MMO's unless you are referring to MMORPG's even then I would just say I dislike them mainly because they are a cash grab with mainly a very repetitive gameplay mechanic and you are pretty much paying $15 a month so you can be social.
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User Info: dragon504

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3 years ago#4
massive time sink
pay to win
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User Info: Tireseas

Tireseas
3 years ago#5
Because they fundamentally don't get the genre. If I had a nickel for every misguided twit who complained about the solo aspect of WoW being dull I'd have at least enough to pay for another month of WoW.
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User Info: Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt
3 years ago#6
Skinner boxes.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#7
Jprime666 posted...
MMORPGs are like the worst part of regular RPGs stretched out over hundreds of hours.


Kill X and collect Y of Z.

That's all there is.
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User Info: temgun

temgun
3 years ago#8
ArkonBlade posted...
I don't hate MMO's unless you are referring to MMORPG's even then I would just say I dislike them mainly because they are a cash grab with mainly a very repetitive gameplay mechanic and you are pretty much paying $15 a month so you can be social.


This basically. Stuff like that is very addictive, yet so hollow. I don't think anyone actually truly hates them. Or then there are, dunno.

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DerPancake
3 years ago#9
Cause they always get owned in PvP
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User Info: _GRIM_FANDANGO_

_GRIM_FANDANGO_
3 years ago#10
I think there are several reasons why people often dislike MMO's

-A lot of the content is created through repetition
-Many MMO's require a large time investment to be able to play endgame content
-MMO players often do not play anything else, and are often not gamers in the broader sense
-The MMO genre has been really stagnant, and new games released over the last decade have largely disappointed.
-Most MMO's follow the same blueprint, and there is the general feeling that there is not enough variation.
-A lot of people criticizing MMO's have played them and got burnt out on them.
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