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    Default Solo players the majority in MMO's

    Isn't that an oxymoron?

    ..as said by Wildstar dev: "And solo players are tragically underserved in most MMOs – something like 65% of players tend to play largely solo (Massively Single-player, as it were)."
    http://www.wildstar-online.com/uk/ne...f_the_game.php

    How do you feel about more people tend to play solo in MMO? Tbh, I dont know where he get that info from, but surely not out of the blue sky.

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    People are horribly anti-social in MMORPGs. Sure the big guilds tend to suck up all the socialites and create a facade that makes you think otherwise. But they're definitely the minority.

    Heck back when I played Perfect World I had a game to make grinding more enjoyable. I'd send a party invite if someone was grinding in my area and prepare to kill them. If they didn't accept it in 10 seconds I would attack. So many red hours later I knew the truth.
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    there are actually some games that punish you for partying.
    DAOC is one of them, EQ was aswell.

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    Problem is most gamers aren't 16 anymore.

    I love the interaction of grouping, but at the same time all of my friends are in the same boat as me.
    They have lives, wives, kids, etc...

    Just because I seldom group anymore does not however mean that my gameplay is 'anti-social'
    I tend to have conversations going on in soc(guild) chat as well as several pm windows going at once, some with new players helping them out, some with friends comparing notes, and some with more knowledgeable players asking them questions.

    But even with all of that, 99% of my actual 'playing' is solo.
    The economy in the game I play is really where it shines, and you need the MMO part for that to work, but it doesn't require you to directly interact with other players either.

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    I think it depends on the game really...

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    I think Narfi and chaoscauser have a general mold for this issue.

    It depends on the game mechanics if it encourages team play. Many factors like ease of lvling, economy or even the communication options determine it. To find the time in our lives to join groups also attributes.

    I will say this though. One thing which has irked me for the longest time is how more and more players abandon any team ethic while devs and publishers, probably publishers more, feed in on this and actually profit from it further.
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    I honestly don't see why you'd want to play solo in a mutiplayer focused game.

    There are significantly better single player games out there, I see no reason to not play those instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narfi Hungry Willem View Post
    Problem is most gamers aren't 16 anymore.

    I love the interaction of grouping, but at the same time all of my friends are in the same boat as me.
    They have lives, wives, kids, etc...

    Just because I seldom group anymore does not however mean that my gameplay is 'anti-social'
    I tend to have conversations going on in soc(guild) chat as well as several pm windows going at once, some with new players helping them out, some with friends comparing notes, and some with more knowledgeable players asking them questions.

    But even with all of that, 99% of my actual 'playing' is solo.
    The economy in the game I play is really where it shines, and you need the MMO part for that to work, but it doesn't require you to directly interact with other players either.
    ^This is my situation, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WerewolfX View Post
    there are actually some games that punish you for partying.
    DAOC is one of them, EQ was aswell.
    not sure if trolling

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    i chose to go solo because of the stupidity that community brings in the game... but seriously why should i get a guild ... when guild doesn't bring me any benefit ? i got friend lists for that and i only need people to do a dungeon or a harder quest other than that i only join a guild if its one of my gaming community guilds.
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