Originally Posted by Asmodai
It's pretty simple and no one should take it personally if I think MMO's as a genre are stagnating if not dying, if you enjoy what you play for whatever reason, that's awesome..
That is the nice simple way of saying it.
I don't think anyone who's arguing that they're dead is suggesting there are no paying customers and that numbers are not growing. Financial ruin of the major players is not likely.
I think the Genre is dead the same way Hollywood is dead, they are just re-hashing all the old stuff.
People are still talking about the next great thing that's going to revolutionize the Genre, but this has been going on for years, and all the past next greatest things have fallen either by the wayside or into mediocrity.
Like most gamers, I've had all the ideas for the next great MMO, but when I've thought them through, they will not work.