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Posted: May 14th 2011 11:55AM tmarg said

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I don't really see the point of them, just from a time perspective. If I'm going to spend the length of time of an average MMO session playing a game, I'd rather do it on a full size screen.

Posted: May 14th 2011 3:03PM Pingles said

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@tmarg

Felt the same as you until I got an iPad and "Chaos & Order"

Right now I am on my lunch from work and about to play in a Burger King with free WiFi.

In fact, the game is good enough where I find myself on home, sitting on the couch playing instead of at my desk.

I know it's not gonna be everyone's thing but this is truly changing things for me. Both in gaming and even productivity (I write fiction in my spare time). This is changing the way I compute.

A few more quality games for the iPad and I may be converting 100% away from PCs. And I've built my own PCs since over clocked Celeron 300s. Things are changing.
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Posted: May 14th 2011 12:09PM Germaximus said

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If i had a cell phone im sure id be interested, but i dont.

Posted: May 14th 2011 12:32PM Alboreo said

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Long story short: no.

Not a traditional MMO, at least.

Posted: May 14th 2011 12:54PM Laephis said

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I'm not in the least bit interested in them. These days, I'm looking for MMOs that have more depth to them, not less.

Posted: May 14th 2011 12:59PM trisnkh said

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Something really new, but I believe I would stick to MMO's on the PC, unless tablets let me run WOW or EVE then I would consider :)

Posted: May 14th 2011 1:05PM Nero823 said

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Yes and no. I won't play them. When I'm out and about I have no desire to be playing an MMO. Besides, that'd do murder on my battery and data usage.

But I'm still interested in how they'll develop and what it'll lead to. It's not for me, but it's a cool idea.

Posted: May 14th 2011 3:33PM cowboyhugbees said

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I'd be for pocket MMOs a lot more if they were taken up by legit portable gaming consoles (I'm looking at you, 3DS). I really hate playing games without buttons.

Posted: May 14th 2011 4:01PM (Unverified) said

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Not on my phone no.

Touch pad on some sort of tablet PC (I am not a mac fan) would be interesting, but I wouldn't buy a tablet just for an MMO.

Posted: May 14th 2011 5:08PM Stormwaltz said

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No.

My cell phone is a phone, not a PDA with delusions of grandeur. I prefer to leave the internet behind when I walk away from my computer.

Posted: May 14th 2011 5:18PM 2DruNk2FraG said

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I don't see myself playing a mobile mmo.

I do however find that playing Final Fantasy VI on my phone using Gameboid worth my time even at home.

Posted: May 14th 2011 5:44PM Sente said

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I can certainly see myself playing an online game with multiple players on a mobile device.

Using acronyms like MMO has to much bagage with them in many people's mind - games on mobile devices would have different approaches than PC-based MMOs in many areas.

Games like Shadow Cities shows that something different can be made, taking advantage of the specifics of the platform.

Posted: May 14th 2011 6:08PM Graill440 said

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Not really seeing the point of them like a lot of folks. The only subset i see using them are hipsters into tech, and even they will feel they are iroinc and quit.

People with lives and jobs, i just do not see the time wasted, kids on the other hand if the parents want to shell out to these tap companies may do so.

Posted: May 14th 2011 7:26PM markt50 said

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I'm afraid playing MMO's on a mobile device has really never interested me at all. I've only ever tried one game which was badged as a Vampire MMO (Can't remember it's name) but it was more like playing a game of Top Trumps and pretty dreadful.

I've got an iPhone and love the odd game of Angry Birds or Peggle, but if I'm honest, my mobile gaming is pretty much restricted to these 30 second games that I can play while sat on the loo (Sorry for that mental picture hehe).

Nope, if I'm going to play an MMO it will be on my PC, and at a push on my laptop if I'm away because of work. I just don't think it is possible to make the kind of MMO I like with the limited interface on mobile devices. Heck, I complained enough at how rubish the interface is in DCUO with it being crippled to accomodate the PS3 so I just don't know how they can make anything half decent (for my tastes) on smart phones or Pad style devices.

Fair play to those that are into getting an MMO experience from these devices though, but definately not for me.

Posted: May 14th 2011 9:13PM WeirdJedi said

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First off, you have to make sure you have the device it is running on. In order for to be massive multiplayer, you would have to connect to a server somehow. To have it benefit over the computer, you would have to be playing it on the go. The game would also have to make sure it has all the elements of an MMO on such a small device.

When you think about it, MMO has always been on non-mobile platforms. That doesn't mean that the game can't be good, just not AS good as if it was put on the computer. Majority of people have the Internet on their computer already and the specs to provide a good experience.

Posted: May 14th 2011 10:53PM Haldurson said

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I use a cell phone because it's good for emergencies, and because it's a leash that my family insist I carry. The battery life is bad enough as it is, why would I waste it playing a game that I wouldn't bother playing for free on a pc? Don't we have enough time-wasters around that we have to settle for half-baked ones?

Posted: May 16th 2011 1:26PM pixledriven said

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I'm interested, because of how mobile computing is growing.
And I'm a tech geek, so anything related to mobile computing is interesting to me right now.

I'm not sure that the traditional MMO persistent world presentation is the way to go for mobile games, though. Maybe more of the Instance and Lobby style (like Guild Wars, or DDO) with smaller chunks of content in the instances, so they can be worked through in 10 minutes.

Or chunks of content that are separated out by "how long to complete".

I also think that migrating games like Pokemon and Monster Hunter into this kind of platform would do really well. Random Pokemon battles @ McDonalds anyone? They have free wifi!

Posted: May 16th 2011 2:16PM Inspectah said

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Love the mobile mmo game scene and glad it's growing. Order and chaos is the best looking one out there IMO but it seriously lacks in quests around lvl 30-35. I'm at 54 now but can't grind 6 lvls and would rather wait for future updates. Can't wait to see what mmo's are on the horizon and seriously hope that blizz is making a iOS mmorpg.

Posted: Jul 11th 2011 1:04PM IanHillWhoElse said

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Being a mac user i dont get many f2p mmos i like mobile mmos though pocket legends was very fun atleast for an hour or two.. i would play more games like that if there were more Order And Choas and Dungeon Hunter is full of spammers and people "selling" gold and giving away accounts. I wish there were mobile mmos that could connect to your computer mmos.

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