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How to Spot a PvP MMO Stinker

I’m going to share some of my divination secrets with you guys. Want to know how to spot a stinker in the MMO PVP genre? Look for these ‘selling points’:

  • Early Access
  • Enforced player caps on battles
  • No persistence with regular resets or win conditions

And if you want a cherry on top then look for a popular theme they’ve tried to attach themselves to like “base building” (or building anything for that matter), Survival Game mechanics, or MOBA.

Some people will take one of these as a sure sign of failure, but that’s not necessarily the case. As much as I despise early access, there have been plenty of awesome ea games. There are some great building games, survival games, and moba games too. However, I have yet to find a single non-stinker that fits the mold.

Can you think of any upcoming games that check these boxes?

  • coppertopper says:

    So why leave the name out?

    • Keen says:

      This is applicable to at least 3 upcoming pvp MMOs, and not meant to be about any one in particular. I want you guys to identify them.

  • David says:

    I’m guessing “No persistence with regular resets or win conditions” pertains to Crowfall? I’m not sure enough of the details of the game to know if the other two apply.

  • Jay P says:

    Is Allods Online coming out with a PVP game?

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