[MUD-Dev] MMORPG Comparison (UO, EQ, AC, AO, DAoC)

Daniel.Harman at barclayscapital.com Daniel.Harman at barclayscapital.com
Mon Oct 15 09:21:18 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001

From: John Buehler [mailto:johnbue at msn.com]

> What do folks think would happen if everyone on an EverQuest
> server started out at level 60?  I know that my old guild in
> EverQuest is pretty much disintegrating because they've all pushed
> characters up to level 60 at least one time and the desire to
> achieve is pretty well sated.

Not an idea I particularly like. It's too hard a game for someone to
just roll up a high level character and expect to survive. The
multiplayer nature also means that one idiot can ruin 5 others
evening, so it would probably complapse in a death spiral of

I certainly empathise with your lack of desire to hop on a leveling
treadmill once again, but a Monty Haul environment isn't a good

A more promising direction are skill based games where one can
specialise and be useful with less investment of time. If you have
the time, you just get to round yourself out a lot more. I think
people have had their fill of the typical xp grind system, people
who innovate new mechanics are likely the ones who will see my


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