The Daily Grind: Do you wait for MMOs to arrive on Steam?

    
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You might have noticed that last week, Anarchy Online finally joined the whole Steam crowd. It was weird to look at that story and wonder who is out there that was holding off, for some reason, from trying out this game for the past 16 years until it finally arrived on Valve’s platform.

Then again, I know many players who primarily rely on Steam to be their complete game ecosystem. If it ain’t out for Steam, they ain’t playing it. I’ll admit that I’m starting to gradually migrate in this direction for both Steam and GOG.com, since it’s nice and convenient to have all of my games organized and handled by these platforms. And they seem to do a good job of allowing me to peruse other games and easily installing them, particularly if they’re free.

Are you one of those who wait for MMOs to arrive on Steam before trying them out? Have you found yourself flipping through the “massively multiplayer” section to see what else is out there?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Malcolm Swoboda

A little. It is at least a slight plus, but not required if I really want a game.

Vaeris
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Vaeris

For MMOS? No. For all other games, 99% yes.

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Crowe

No, I would always rather NOT use Steam to load a downloader for a MMO.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

It’s ludicrous for players in essence to give one private company a monopoly on these things. Steam might be to gaming what Facebook and Twitter are on social media, but it is also much of the time a pointless intermediary.

I avoid Steam as much as I can.

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kjempff

I always try to buy my games outside of Steam and other “game services” if it is possible. That way more money goes to developer (Steam and others usually take ~ 30%), and we might get better games. Not to mention I don’t have to use Steams unreliable servers, drm, and bad network blocking client code.

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Castagere Shaikura

I just started doing this too. I use Steam and GOG platforms for all my games now. Mainly because any updates that come out are handled by them. Also i have met some great people on steam that like the same games as i do. Its fun to form groups and guilds this way

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Koshelkin

No, I don’t. But if I’m able to I’ll get them there.

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TBPlayer2112

Lately if I can avoid buying a game through Steam I will. As it pertains to MMO’s, the only one I’ve every bought through Steam was TSW for $5 and that was years ago. I’d rather buy directly from the dev/publishers site which you can usually do.

semugh
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semugh

I love Steam. They support linux and mac.

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Utakata

What’s Steam?

“That thing that sit’s in the background of your desktop that you don’t bother to sign into, Uta.”

…oh that! Err…I guess not, lol. o.O