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Posted: Aug 31st 2008 9:44AM (Unverified) said

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I don't feel he's copping out. The Eastern-Western thing is so cliche. Sure there's a grain of truth to it, but we're not really talking about the same games, even if they're the third-person and bash-the-mob type on the outside. Can you honestly compare Mabinogi and WoW? I daresay a similar experience could happen to someone switching to EVE or deciding to give SL a go.

Of course, this is a problem developers trying to do something new have to overcome and which can be quite.. tough. If we must make it about East-West, we're probably more spoiled and less accepting of that kind of thing over here, but I think mr Funk for one did well not just writing the game off because of it.

Posted: Aug 31st 2008 11:47AM (Unverified) said

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I've played probably 20 or more eastern MMOs just to try them out. I meant their free, I kind of like the Micro transaction service more then a monthly fee.

Though many of them did suck, there were a couple that stood out. Sword of the New World, Fly For Fun, Ryzom to name a few. I saw the potential in them.

I say the biggest difference, like what this article says at the end, from western and eastern MMOs is that westerns cater to solo play, while eastern ones mainly say "%^&* you solo, find some friends!"

We've been but in a weird mindset for MMOs because of games like where, where an MMO can be just.. MO.
I won't deny the effort some of these developers take making eastern MMOs.

I still prefer western MMOs though. lol they have more money to do stuff, which is unfortunate because I'm sure if some eastern MMOs had a lot of money, they'd blow WoW out of the water.

Posted: Aug 31st 2008 4:33PM Rollins said

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Not to nitpick, but Ryzom's a western MMO.
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