There were a few of us sitting around the other day moaning about how a certain MMO (that will not be named because we're afraid of it just like Voldemort) was too difficult for a casual player who wanted to see the content without concern for rewards. That got us on the topic of adjustable difficulty levels, something that's quite common in most video games but not so much in MMOs.
That doesn't mean difficulty levels are absent from the online gaming space. Dungeons and Dragons Online
, for example, has expanded its difficulty options for instances that allow players to set it at anything from solo all the way up to tough-as-nails elite. RIFT
also implemented chronicles to allow raid-shy players a way to see these fantastic setpieces and get the story without having to join that niche community.
Do you want to see more adjustable difficulty levels in MMOs? What would that look like?
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