Will Windows 8 mean you can’t play Guild Wars? Do the new Elder Scrolls Online videos look less awful? Is the world’s perception of MMORPG players fair?
All these questions and more are answered today…
- Gary at FunSponge gives the recently-released videos of The Elder Scrolls Online a thorough examination – “First things first, the environments look surprisingly good. Sure, a lot of it is lighting and dramatic angles, but it’s nice”
- Deme looks at a new “Are MMOs Addictive?” survey, and answers with another question – “Shouldn’t we be looking at all the good stuff they offer too?” – ” being in a game does not mean you’re being anti-social. More often than not, rather than slobbing out in front of the TV, you’re interacting with people of all races, cultural backgrounds, geographical locations and interests to work on killing nasty pixels and build team relationships. “
- MMO Juggler tested out Windows 8 with most popular MMOs and lets us know what works and what doesn’t – “Other MMOs I have also run fine: Guild Wars 2, DDO, and Fallen Earth. I logged into both and played a little bit of each.”
- And Redbeard considers the extent to which communication limits both PuG groups and some players – “I can type, and type quickly. Not everybody can. I can’t type on the fly in the middle of a fight, while others can.”
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It’s that time again – time to look at the controversial topics currently spurring discussion in the MMORPG world!
Today we’ve got more about unpleasant players, dailies, and the “Is LFR Required?” question…
The Dailies Of MoP
Dailies, dailies, and more dailies – but are we still hating them?
- Shy is annoyed, but not because of the effort – she’s annoyed about the lack of choice of activities to get Lucky Charms – “Why not allow people to gain lesser charms by pvping? Or get a lesser charm through Scenarios? I love those scenarios, but the rewards are somewhat meager at the moment. And since I only have limited time to spend in the game I don’t get to do scenarios nearly as much as I would prefer. Instead I spend time doing stuff I don’t enjoy much.”
- And Big Bear Butt has cracked, started doing the dailies – and discovered that to his astonishment, he loves them – “But for story and playing and fun, the structure of the Klaxxi have been the one element I have enjoyed the most, right from the beginning and stayed with me as the faction has continued to grow.”
It’s an eternal topic of discussion, in WoW in particular, thanks to the LFD tool – and this week, the “what to do about asshole players” discussion has reared once again –
- We don’t normally link WoW Insider Breakfast Topics, but Robin Torres’ question about PuGing gathered some fascinating responses – “It is definitely much more personal in a 5-man group. That’s certain. It’s not “you all suck,” but “you suck, Laurel.” If I’m really not doing well, there are better ways to tell me, obviously. More often, however, the blamer is the one with the problem.”
- And Kurn, who has recently quit WoW, points to one commenter as an example of how her values don’t seem to match with many WoW players’ today – “Not only do I have very little in common with the vast majority of the playerbase in terms of how they approach their character and their play, but the vitriol displayed in his comment, especially his parting words, just reinforces to me that the vast majority of players out there aren’t people with whom I care to associate.”
Is LFR Required?
And finally, the topic of yesterday was LFR, and whether it’s actually required for raiders – and a raid leader responds:
- The Grumpy Elf explains why, in his opinion and his guild, LFR play is absolutely required for his raiders – “Raiding is a team event, one that everyone should contribute to. Doing the LFR is you learning the plays from the playbook. Any decent team player at least checks the plays out before showing up for the game. “
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