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5-19-2008 @ 5:13AM
While the "MMORPG" genre may have once existed purely to "stroke the epeen," it is becoming more mainstream by the day. With this comes the fact that more and more people approach the game and genre in the spirit that it was originally designed to be: a social game. People play the game to have fun with other people in an imaginative and fantastic setting. Hence, the "multiplayer" part of MMORPG.Blizzard recognizes this and is reacting accordingly, and kudos to them. Online gaming is not static, it is dynamic and rapidly changing. It's good to wax nostalgic and remember how things used to be as a context for future endeavors, but to stubbornly cling to the past to the exclusion of the here-and-now is very short-sighted at best.If the game is no longer a good fit to you and how you like to play, that's fine, it happens, it's life. Find something else, no one will fault you for it.Most of all though, people...please stop getting your knickers in a bind over stuff that is not known yet and is not set in concrete.
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