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    The next big mmorpg?

    What is the next big mmorpg? Are there any that are in development? Something like wow where there is pve and pvp. Wow is an amazing game...but i feel like there are people like me who are ready for a game like wow but different graphics.

    And not talking about past games like GW2. Looking to see if there are any upcoming ones.

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    I've heard and seen a lot about Everquest: Next recently.
    If the classes play nicely and the PvE content is entertaining I might give that a shot when it comes out

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    It won't probably get big but there's a new MMO which is getting into its second CBT next week, called Skyforge. It looks decent, it has some pros and cons but it might be ok.

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    Moved this to the Video Game forum since it's pretty explicitly not about World of Warcraft.
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    WoW 10 years from now.

    But a serious answer: Not too many MMOs, let alone MMORPGs, that are coming out at least soonish. Holymorph mentions Skyforge and Uriel says EQ:N but unless you look at the non-AAA MMOs not too much to look at.

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    Its gonna be FFXIV, WoW, and GW2 and thats it pretty much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holymorph View Post
    It won't probably get big but there's a new MMO which is getting into its second CBT next week, called Skyforge. It looks decent, it has some pros and cons but it might be ok.
    Just came in to say that I automatically read CBT as Cock and Ball Torture, had to think for a minute to realize it was closed beta test.

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    A month ago I would have said EQN, but thats looking bad now. Honestly nothing coming up looks like its going to be the next big thing. The last thing that had potential was Elder Scrolls online, and that was recently forced to go B2P. Id say nothing. WoWs going to be the 'mmo' for at least 2-3 more years if not 5-10.
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    EQ:N seems unlikely to be what it was once thought to be if it even happens at all. As far as I know there really aren't any major AAA type MMORPG's coming up. ESO/Wildstar probably put a damper on that since both didn't really set the gaming world on fire. The impending demise of EQ:N is a very big loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holymorph View Post
    It won't probably get big but there's a new MMO which is getting into its second CBT next week, called Skyforge. It looks decent, it has some pros and cons but it might be ok.
    I am looking forward to Skyforge, but I doubt it will go anywhere. Also looking forward to the xpack for FFXIV, but other than that not really any new big MMORPG that looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoanaLisa View Post
    EQ:N seems unlikely to be what it was once thought to be if it even happens at all. As far as I know there really aren't any major AAA type MMORPG's coming up. ESO/Wildstar probably put a damper on that since both didn't really set the gaming world on fire. The impending demise of EQ:N is a very big loss.
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    MMos have been declining in popularity in the past 5 years. Most mmos are losing subs including WoW, and a lot of big mmos either flopped or were canceled.(Titan, potentially EQN). We need something new to refresh the genre or its going to shrink back into obscurity like it was before WoW.
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    MMO's will not be as big as in the past. There's si,ply way more competition and the number of players is not endless. WOW has the most western subscriptions but to clump the eastern segment of the popualtion and call them subs doesnt mean they get 14.99 us a month from 10 million people because that isnt the case. No new came is going to hold biug numbers. SWTOR was one game that could have if it was bettern designed at launch but their terrible customer service really helped slump that game. FFARR has a chance to become bigger each year and that's how a new mmo will win this fight.

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    None, it's a stale genre that is completely dominated by a game that has 10 years of development behind it... World of Warcraft. MMO's cost too much money and take too much time to make, at least if you want to compete with WoW.. I can't see there being any big MMO games in the near future.
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    Skyforge looks interesting, but unfortunately my cynicism due to the last couple of years of watching MMO's rise and fall, leads me to believe it isn't going to do too well.

    As for the future, again, cynicism, not many MMO's considering the success of WoW and it's utter domination of the genre. WoW may be in a sort of.. 'dead' state right now in terms of content, however it's still leading the charge.

    I can't imagine anyone wanting to take a risk trying to make an MMO with WoW on the scene =/.

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    Crowfall has my attention, but I am likely done with MMOs at least for now. The current state of WoW has pretty much ruined the genre for me. I see this genre pretty much dying off within the next 10 years, if not coming something completely different that conveniences the whining masses who don't realize they belong playing single player games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baddog66 View Post
    MMO's will not be as big as in the past.
    Truth. When MMOs blew up it was the right audience wanting the right play-style at the right time. That's not to say that there won't be good MMOs to come out (there will be) but the constant clamoring for the "next big MMO" does more harm than good to the genre; no game will ever live up to the hype it drums up, save a few exceptions (which are virtually never MMOs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbsolutVodka View Post
    Skyforge looks interesting, but unfortunately my cynicism due to the last couple of years of watching MMO's rise and fall, leads me to believe it isn't going to do too well.
    I think you are right, but still, if we think about it, what do we consider a success? There are a few games which (if i'm not mistaken) are holding themselves pretty well. For example, Tera and Rift, although having had to go f2p, are pulling decent numbers and are pretty decent MMO's.

    I'm really looking forward Skyforge, although I don't think I'm getting the Founder Pack to get into its CBTs, I'll probably just wait untill Open Beta, which shouldn't take too long. We'll see.

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    Having 400k+ subs for a sub based mmo and keeping them for more than a year is a success.

    Recent successes include Swtor,GW2, to a point Rift. I think Elder scrolls is going to be a success now that its going btp.
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    Currently nothing. It's just re-enforcing the current strong titles. Currently there is the big 3. GW2, WoW and FF14. WoW is well WoW, FF14 is stellar in fundamentals and GW2 is the mold breaker niche.

    Currently there is noting to look forward to MMO wise. TESO is doing better but it's new business model is a double edge sword. Yea it's B2P with DLC but down the line like 2 more years that's ALOT of DLC to catch up on and expensive. It's why TSW for example doesn't really grow because people look at the 6 DLC for $10 each and just don't want to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel View Post
    I've heard and seen a lot about Everquest: Next recently.
    If the classes play nicely and the PvE content is entertaining I might give that a shot when it comes out
    I was watching this too, but it's pretty uncertain right now after SOE sold them and the new company fired the main team. Doesn't mean it won't happen, but that is a pretty big shake up.

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