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Are Online RPGs dying?

Discussion in 'Free Online RPG' started by Webber, Sep 21, 2011.

Are Online RPGs dying?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. It is not that simple

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  1. Noche

    Noche Don't feed the troll! Ogre Veteran

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    Like others have said, it really depends on what you call an "Online RPG." Would you lump MMORPGs in under that umbrella, or wouldn't you?

    I personally agree with awesomedrako's post on the first page. MMORPGs are still technically online RPGs, just much larger than traditional RPGs used to be. As for smaller RPGs, they're not necessarily dying, but I think they're being eclipsed by the bigger-name titles out there. They still exist but they have a smaller, more dedicated fanbase than a large MMORPG might. Take MUDs/MUSHes, for example. Those are far from mainstream these days in most gaming communities, but that doesn't mean they're gone. :)

    So, I don't think online RPGs are dying out. Quite the contrary.
     
  2. Thedarkboy

    Thedarkboy Anime Geek Ogre Veteran

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    Well.. It depends I guess.. Some RPG's are dying but some aren't.. So pretty hard to tell
     
  3. xXThe1Xx

    xXThe1Xx Spiked Club The Pit

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    It is not that simple because when Diablo 3 go ONLINE all who liked Diablo 2 will go and play it and many other. There are some good RPG's and some stupid.
     
  4. mozi340

    mozi340 BamBam

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    I like flash games, coz i have a site full of flash games.
     
  5. dj messi

    dj messi Spiked Club Ogre Regular

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    It is not that simple
     
  6. m0nkeysensei

    m0nkeysensei MMORPGer

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    Online RPGs are not dying. the genre is just changing to account for changes in interest and new technologies. A prime example is when I go back to try and play the MUDs I used to love when I was younger. Back then those games were close to the limits that technology allowed but now with more options and better tech to support new ideas, what is acceptable or enjoyable is shifting.
     
  7. Webber

    Webber Ogre King Ogre Veteran

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    Well said :D. I will agree. I don't think big MMORPGs are the future either.
     
  8. Joker

    Joker Ogre Hall of Fame Ogre Veteran

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    MMOFPS could be the future if combined with RPGs.
     
  9. fengzi597

    fengzi597 MMORPGer

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    No, there are still some good online RPG games.
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Would like to make an Ogre-Style Online RPG someday. We had a game called Ogre RPG, but that plug-in messed up.
     
  11. dark95

    dark95 BamBam

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    People are deviating towards PS3..kinda games.
     
  12. Shade_Koopa

    Shade_Koopa MMORPG Addict The Pit

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    Online RPG aren't die, they just don't receive a lot of attention like they should.
     
  13. CHAC

    CHAC Tingly Ogre Veteran

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    i don't thank its that simple buddy.
     
  14. Summers

    Summers Big Bad Ogre

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    i think online RPG's will die as long as we have internet
    connection there will be online RPG's :)
     
  15. Zebracal

    Zebracal Club Swinger

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    The genre it self is not dying. The problem are the games and of course the taste of the players.

    There are so many online RPGs being developed and being released right now and the masses are scattered.

    For example I'm still playing Cabal, and it is a very old game but I still play it because I simply enjoy it. And in my personal opinion some of the other games don't provide me with the enjoyment.
     
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  16. Marirranya

    Marirranya Spiked Club New Ogre

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    people will always want to play MMOs
    because truth be told, people want to be able to play with friends and make online friends :3
     
  17. CHAC

    CHAC Tingly Ogre Veteran

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    Can't believe we have same yes's here :(
     
  18. Zebracal

    Zebracal Club Swinger

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    It's sad really. Players today like an all out action rather than grinding, I guess MOBA games has greatly influenced the gaming industry.
     
  19. CHAC

    CHAC Tingly Ogre Veteran

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    yep! same times you have to keep it simple with less action.
     
  20. Imst

    Imst Big Brute New Ogre

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    Are you referring to Online RPG, the one like Dungeon and Dragons style? Like a narrative RPG game on forums? is that what you mean?
     

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