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Is perma-death in MMO games a good idea? Poll

Discussion in 'MMORPG' started by Supernatural, Dec 25, 2011.

Is perma-death a good idea?

  1. Absolutely

    3 vote(s)
    7.9%
  2. No way!

    7 vote(s)
    18.4%
  3. Maybe... if it was done right.

    28 vote(s)
    73.7%
  1. quinn

    quinn Starcatcher Ogre Veteran

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    You wouldn't leave permanently, you'd start a new character!

    As a long time player of the Roguelike genre, I am a HUGE fan of permadeath, although depending on how the game is set up it may or may not work in that setting. The nature of permadeath makes it so that losing is a big deal, and causes a major change in play style. Instead of running straight up to the boss willy nilly, you ensure that you are properly prepared and such. If you die, you knew the consequences when you joined...and since the game is much harsher, it's quite unlikely that you spent _huge_ amounts of time on that single character.

    Now with PvP...that'd be interesting. It'd suck if very high-skill players are hunting down newbies. But I suppose some system could be created to make that illegal or somesuch.
     
  2. Summers

    Summers Big Bad Ogre

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    voted maybe it can be cool as long as it would not
    be too frustrating once you die and there would be
    other options before you can really really die like in
    Supernatural even if you are already in hell an angel
    can pull you up things like that lol :)
     
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    ogreman

    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Will the Ogre MUD have perma-death:)?
     
  4. Mordekaiser

    Mordekaiser Dealer of Death Ogre Veteran

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    Maybe... if it was done right.
     
  5. Hawx1990SRBIJA

    Hawx1990SRBIJA Iron Ogre Ogre Veteran

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    Maybe... if it was done right.
     
  6. FoxWMB

    FoxWMB Clubbed The Pit

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    It really needs to be done right, cause it can pretty much be a game killer if done wrong
     
  7. ufbre

    ufbre World of Tanks Fan Ogre Veteran

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    No way! it is not.
     
  8. Rex

    Rex Ogre Legend Ogre Veteran

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    In PvP if you join a lobby with 20 people and you die you're dead for the rest of the game until the match is over that's fine but in general if you mean if you die in the campaign and lose everything then no.

    I think what would be more interesting is if you lost whatever equipment you have equipped when you die and somebody else would be able to take it, but it'd have to be done right.
     
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    a Ogre Queen Ogre Veteran

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    maybe.. if it was done right, coz it depends on thr game
     
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    subeJ The Perfect Recipe Ogre Veteran

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    Cant think a way on how to do these. Like when you die you gotta restart the game like a nee char at level 1 again? If not then thats not perma death but respawn.
     
  11. CanineAQ3D

    CanineAQ3D Spiked Club Ogre Regular

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    For me, it would have to be done right. I knew someone that loved playing a game called Poe, or path of exile. And with that game, you can lose and lose absolutely everything and have to start from scratch. If the game is intended for the more seasoned gamer, I say have at it! Many pros will crave that sort of experience, but if it's an average game, hell no, haha. You'd have people quit after a day of playing.
     
  12. Metaqrion

    Metaqrion Elite Ogre The Pit

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    Best comment on this topic in my opinion. :D Personally, I would never switch on this feature.
     
  13. Snowy

    Snowy Ogre Hall of Fame Royal Ogre
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    I feel like most games are designed with a very "milk-toast" difficulty, particularly for the average player, so you usually won't see perma-deaths or anything too crazy. Usually people (particularly the more-experienced, avid players) say that a game's too easy because they're just used to the game, but when the difficulty is switched around, the average players tend to be turned off by the rampant difficulty. I think many game companies choose a more simple difficulty, because it'll grab the attention of more players.

    But when it comes to difficulty like where there's perma-death, I think it's nice when MMORPGs and other games have difficulty settings, or just optional quests, but sometimes they're never implemented well, and I feel like it's part of why there aren't a lot of games that implement perma-death.
     
  14. Sepherus96

    Sepherus96 Big Brute New Ogre

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    Makes you always alert and think about your next move
     
  15. Ophidius

    Ophidius Spiked Club Ogre Regular

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    If done right perma-death is an awesome addition to a game. It needs to be an OPTION and not mandatory so people can learn the game first. But perma-death always reminds me or Diablo, I can play unless it's on hardcore. So if it's done right its awesome.
     

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