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4-22-2008 @ 4:31PM
While you're right about WoW, I don't think you're correct about how MMO's in general should operate. I think there is room for an MMO that's mostly about skill and not about a loot treadmill. What I find fun in games is competition, and having such a gear discrepancy between those who play irregularly and those who play regularly hinders that competition. I don't care if a person only plays 2 hours a week, if they're better than me they should be able to beat me. I don't want to be able to roll over somebody else on gear alone. Obviously that's not going to be WoW, but whatever game I move onto next that will be something that I'll definitely look for. Though with the subscription model companies might not want to give up the carrot for their players; maybe I'll just go back to RTS games, where skill matters, grinding doesn't.
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