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    Default What makes you support an unpopular mmorpg?

    What kind of factors in an mmorpg that isn't very popular keep you playing and supporting it?

    For me it's community and GM support, and in cases like that it's possibly preferred for the game to be less popular so the few people there tend to know each other well.
    Of course that's backfires when the game can't make enough money to stay online because of lack of paying cust****s. >.<

    At this time I'm finding myself fond of Remnant Knights at LEAST because the people in charge are very active, friendly, and helpful.
    I was testing this game past midnight (central time) and they were STILL having little mini events going on with the GM and few people online at that hour.
    AND I reported a "bug" in the forums (turns out it was just my keyboard though) and I got great help very quickly.

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    i play risk your life and the two servers i play on only have about 200-300 mabye a little more players. But reson i support the game is because its my altime fave game. While i do play raiderz as well. ryl was my first game. the admins on these two servers are great and active and are good with events and updates.total time on ryl is about 8 years might be more but cannot rember right now. what makes me keep comeing back is the way the game plays. its a action style game. no auto attack you control your swings. items are random each item you fine dont have the same stats as another and the upgradeing systom is fun. farm metals and gems and go upgrade. the game has a fame system and a medals systoms the more you have the more rewards you can buy

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    Well if I find the game fun I keep playing it plus fewer players means less immature fights in chat channel, But also if they GMīs are cool then you know itīs worth to stay. Also I should ad my tught my should I play a game just cuz itīs popular ? I mean just cuz people are all over it like WoW LoL and so on does not mean I should play it when I think the game sucks So I would not say I need a reason to play a game few people like as long as I like it my self.

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    I like supporting indie sandbox games, because they usually cannot afford advertising. They're great games, it's just that they can't afford to mass market themselves
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    If I like the game.

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    First because I like the game. Plus, I usually play non-popular games. Massive crowd kills the game for me. Smaller cluster of online players have better community, less trolls, less leechers and less MMO G jumpers.


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    When i already played the game when it was still popular (assuming it was popular then and become unpopular because of new MMOS).

    anyway, it would be the community... and if i have a lot of friends in game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lina View Post
    What kind of factors in an mmorpg that isn't very popular keep you playing and supporting it?

    For me it's community and GM support, and in cases like that it's possibly preferred for the game to be less popular so the few people there tend to know each other well.
    Of course that's backfires when the game can't make enough money to stay online because of lack of paying cust****s. >.<

    At this time I'm finding myself fond of Remnant Knights at LEAST because the people in charge are very active, friendly, and helpful.
    I was testing this game past midnight (central time) and they were STILL having little mini events going on with the GM and few people online at that hour.
    AND I reported a "bug" in the forums (turns out it was just my keyboard though) and I got great help very quickly.
    I can understand you being fond of remnant knights for all the reasons you said. There community is actually nice and not full of trolls and their GM's are always there and extremely helpful (Wish all games had this kind of support).

    I just couldn't stick to the game because the game felt a bit generic for me but I give them full credit for keeping the game alive and kicking for the smallish community they have.

    As for me I have supported some private servers in the past and I know it seems like a waste of money but there have been a number of good private servers out there that have lasted years and sometimes longer than the official servers. I wouldn't support a server unless I know the servers background and their work ethic to make the server enjoyable.

    These days I don't really support any games because I just don't play games enough but I have a bit in the past.

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    Responding to the question posed in the thread title itself: Only a complete tool would support a game because of its popularity. Personally, if I support a game it's only because I like the game itself, and my support is neither gained nor lost through any other factor.

    Although honestly this is a ridiculous topic to even start in the first place. You may as well have started a thread titled "Everyone else is jumping off a bridge, so why aren't you?" >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobotomy View Post
    Responding to the question posed in the thread title itself: Only a complete tool would support a game because of its popularity. Personally, if I support a game it's only because I like the game itself, and my support is neither gained nor lost through any other factor.

    Although honestly this is a ridiculous topic to even start in the first place. You may as well have started a thread titled "Everyone else is jumping off a bridge, so why aren't you?" >_>
    I'm not trying to imply that it's bad to play a game that's not popular or it's better to play a game that IS popular.
    I probably should have worded it, "Would you play a game that isn't very populated?" or "...doesn't have much income?"
    Thanks to Trickster shutting down I'm wondering if anyone else is like me and wondering if they should risk getting attached to a game that could shut down quickly because of lack of players and money.

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    Game has to be entertaining me in some kind of way. This could be anything from art style to music to a certain element of the gameplay. Or if the game has a specific goal I want to reach. And those rare moments where I play a game because a real life friend plays. That hasen't happened since my wow and guild wars days though.

    Right now I am playing this browser game which really isn't that good but there are a couple things I like about it and I want to invest a little time in it to see where it goes.

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    game and community of course i really don't
    care about the GM as long as there are no major bugs

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    The community... I hate it, I hate the fact that I depend on a community to stay w/ a game, but I can't do anything about it.

    Sometimes it's the game itself, rare but sometimes it is. Disgaea is my most loved game I own, The game progressed very nicely and the latest installment was indeed my favorite. Wanna know why I like Disgaea, The characters are all 11/10 they're ridiculously well made.

    SO why do I support an unpopular game, because it's worth supporting. Even though I do depend on a community for MMOs, other people are there for their own reason. Other people found reason in those games, I found reason in those people. Oh I also like the oriental theme, I actually stay with MMOs just because of the concept sometimes. I believe that's why I stayed with games like yulgang for more the 6 months, and why I plan on playing Age of whusu.
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    Well lets my opinion made of few points.
    1. Ussualy unique and thats why unpopular (for me that played many generic games very important)
    2. Good community (small and dedicated to the game and keeping clean communication)
    3. Has more potential the popular since you words actually influence its growth much more.
    4. Administration gives a damn ( Very important)
    5. Its fun and interactive with strong story.
    These are my main reasons i might have left out some but you get the idea

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