Originally Posted by ZapJohn
Which is considered the most successfull MMO ever. You can roleplay in World of Warcraft, there are even dedicated servers with custom rules to do so. The majority of the playerbase however, just don't like it. Neither do I. It seems odd and unnatural to play out a role over the internet. One could say you do so by just playing a character, but the entire concept of roleplaying still feels "nerdy" to me. I simply don't get the fun part of it.
lol so grinding for 3p1X l007z0r5 isn't nerdy? ofc it is, in fact it's hella nerdier than pretending to be a wizard for yucks if you're pretending to be a stat increasing machine for deep satisfaction
but seriously, in what could be a universe destroying paradox, I agreed with American Freedom - I might play an mmorpg if there was any kind of real R stuff in there
but there isn't - classes are a subset of roles, and so is character, but the AAA 'RPGs' of today have dispensed with everything but the class part of the 'role' - I hoped SWTOR might succeed there, but clearly not, so maybe Secret World can manage it? we can but pray
imo without the character side the classes and lootz are substanceless trash on a par with MW or BF style XP systems
and purely for AF post today's tech section
oh, and so this post wasn't entirely off topic, given that I can't stomach mmorpgs as the exist now because all they're about is stat progression I'll answer the OP question with 'unfortunately, yes'