Monday, 28 April 2014

The Probem with Group Quests in MMORPGs

MMORPG Group Quests
What I usually don't like when it comes to quests in MMORPGs is when players are strongly advised to complete a quest while in a group or sometimes they can't even participate in the quest unless they are already in a group with other players. I understand that this is an attempt by MMORPGs to get people to interact with each other more, but there are problems that come with these type of quests. Personally I noticed that a lot of the time it can be extremely difficult trying to find other players who are on the same quest, especially if the server or MMORPG itself doesn't have that many players.

Another problem is the fact that a lot of players in MMORPGs don't aways speak the same language or refuse to cooperate. This is mostly a problem early on, when players don't know that many people and are expected to rely on strangers to get certain group quests done. MMORPGs really need to provide players with an optional feature that allows them to complete the quest by themselves at either a slightly lower reward or even skip the quest just so players can carry on with the chain of quests.

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