When I was reading MOP’s Tyler’s impressions of the recent New World play test, there was one point when I felt my body droop in a sigh. That was when he was praising the game’s action combat, which may be exciting to him but it’s always a red flag to me. Action combat MMOs can be fun, don’t get me wrong, but they are always exhausting and not the type of combat system that I like the best.
And that combat system is the traditional tab-targetted MMO. It’s your World of Warcrafts, your Lord of the Rings Onlines, your Final Fantasy XIVs. I like these systems because it makes combat more strategic while not being a test of my virtual dancing skills at 11:00 at night.
But it seems like many newer MMOs are electing for action combat over tab-targeting. So my question to you today is whether or not you think that the tab-target MMO is on the way to becoming extinct. What do you think?