We have the MMORPG subreddit to thank for this morning’s Daily Grind: At the beginning of January, some bright spark over there posted a thread insisting that EVE Online, a long-running sci-fi MMORPG, is not in fact an MMORPG.
Now, I didn’t click on the thread; insert the “I’m not falling for that hot take/that’s clearly someone with a fetish for getting yelled at” meme by way of explanation. But I do want to point to it to advance the idea that a lot of people hold opinions like this about some MMO or another. I’m not talking about merely multiplayer games that sometimes get bundled into the MMO bin; I mean games that most people would say is an MMORPG – but not you. In fact, I’m willing to bet a lot of you secretly think a game most people contend is an MMO is not, in fact, an MMO. And I wanna hear your unpopular takes!
Is there an MMORPG you don’t think should be classified as an MMORPG? And why?