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Topic: What would be a suitable MMO for the Switch?

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Cissero

Hey guys,

I did a quick search and didn't find one topic on MMO's. I'd personally love to see a game like Guild Wars 2 or Maplestory on the Switch. What is a suitable MMO for the Switch in your opinion? Try to back it up with why you think the game would work for the Switch.

In my case: Maplestory: not too hard on the hardware, and the mobile version has proven that a low-button system works great for the game.

GW2: only has a few skills, so could easily be optimized for the Switch and it has hours and hours of playing potential. Games like BOTW & The Witcher 3 showed that hardware wise it should be do-able if ported in a smart way.

My main worry is the online servers from Nintendo for a potential MMO.

Cissero

Zuljaras

Probably Elder Scrolls Online.

Zuljaras

Cissero

@Zuljaras ESO would be amazing, but I wonder if the game would run well on the Switch.

Cissero

Daniel36

True Fantasy Live Online, but we all know that will never happen.

Daniel36

Magician

Is DCUO not enough? Personally, I had hoped that either Square Enix considered localizing Dragon Quest X or Sega would bring Phantasy Star Online 2, since both have been on Switch for a while in Japan. Alas, I'll have to play PSO2 on my PlayStation or Xbox when it gets its western release next year. And localizing seven years of DQX content is too big of an effort with not enough potential reward for S-E to bother.

Edited on by Magician

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Cissero

@Daniel36 Never heard about that, looked it up and it actually looks sweet for the Switch. Bit too much JRPG fo my taste, but style wise (and since it's turn based) it would work with the online issue as well. Great suggestion!

Cissero

Cissero

@Magician DCUO is way too much pay 2 win. I've watched a bunch of videos on it and it's for sure not for me. I do believe a lot of people will get their MMO fix out of that one, but I think it's not the game most people are looking for. For starters since it's a superhero game, and not fantasy themed. With regards to the others, it's sad to see those are available in Japan, but not in the rest of the world indeed.. Those would be amazing.

Cissero

Magician

Cissero wrote:

@Magician DCUO is way too much pay 2 win. I've watched a bunch of videos on it and it's for sure not for me. I do believe a lot of people will get their MMO fix out of that one, but I think it's not the game most people are looking for. For starters since it's a superhero game, and not fantasy themed. With regards to the others, it's sad to see those are available in Japan, but not in the rest of the world indeed.. Those would be amazing.

Unfortunately, F2P with P2W elements is the preferred business model of the genre. There are only a few subscription-based MMOs in operation (WoW, FFXIV, ???). Boxed MMOs exist but oftentimes they release, last for a little while, then turn F2P and survive or fade away entirely.

As an aside, one ESO staffer (I can't remember if it was a producer or the director) said that ESO was a "no-go" on Switch, not enough memory. And one FFXIV staffer wants to bring the game to Switch, but Sony's previous stance on crossplay was roadblocking those plans. Sony has since changed their stance on crossplay. So maybe FFXIV is in the cards?

Although I myself wouldn't be interested, I've had my fill of FFXIV.

Maybe Star Trek Online or Neverwinter Online? But those games struggle on a base PS4, so perhaps not.

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Currently playing: Dragon Quest XI (Switch) Trails of Cold Steel (PS Vita)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

HobbitGamer

I’d definitely play some Star Trek Online on Switch. Sunk a good measure of time in it on XB1, never felt like it was necessary to spend money. That title is the the only MMO I really played much of, too.

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Cissero

@Magician For me FFXIV would be an amazing release as I have played it yet. I indeed did hear the same about ESO.

F2P mmo's are fine, and I do understand why it's the go-to business model. But i.m.o. there is a right way of doing it (GW2) and a wrong way of doing it (most mobile MMO's). I don't want to have to throw 200 dollars against my screen because you can't reach max level without it. It's okay if you can buy exp boosters and cosmetics, but you should be able to achieve max level and the best gear with a bit of dedication. Being able to purchase best gear is out of the question especially. But that's my take on things haha. If a F2P MMO arrives on Switch with a non P2W model like this, I'm quite sure a lot of people would be all over it.

Cissero

Cissero

@HobbitGamer Nice suggestion, I'm going to look it up, I don't know much about it

Cissero

SwitchForce

Here's the thing about MMO if they charge for subscription to play after getting the game Physical or eShop that to me is a non-starter for my gaming needs. Also not everyone can afford internet and if they do that doesn't come cheap and there comes tradeoffs to having internet. Also if your in portable mode you better insure the WiFi is good otherwise forget about going online as well. Places nowdays don't give just free WiFi so you have to be a paying customer to get access for some places so that can change the portable gaming as well. But this is me I already pay enough for internet and setup my home WiFi but they do charge a pretty penny for it and if some MMO charges to play well then that's not for me.

SwitchForce

Cissero

@SwitchForce I can fully imagine. Affordable and good WiFi is not for everyone. I do also agree that an MMO subscription wouldn't be great. But if I look at the mobile phone market, and Purchase to play MMO's, there are some great ones out there. At this point I'm just surprised non of them (except some very crappy ones) haven't tried the Switch out yet. I honestly think that a decent looking fantasy MMO that's not pay to win yet F2P would do so well. And a great example for me in that regard is Maplestory (f2p) ESO (purchase to play) GW2 (f2p) etc. So much potential.

Cissero

HobbitGamer

If someone can’t afford internet, they’re not really the target demographic for a Massively Multiplayer Online game.
Talking about internet barriers when discussing MMO games is akin to discussing beef products with vegetarians.

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iLikeUrAttitude

I wouldn't mind Dragon Quest X being localized

Good... good
Now play Dragon Quest

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Cissero

@iLikeUrAttitude Yeah very true. For me at this point any open world game where I can level like in an MMO would already suffice. Dragons Dogma did an amazing job in that regard. Really gave me that urge to go for Max level. Diablo III too, but I've already leveled too many times on there, so it doesn't feel special anymore. Guess I just feel the nostalgia of the 'good old days' where I would sit and play Maplestory/WoW/Runescape for hours and hours haha

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