Game Developers: Don’t Make a MMORPG — Make This Instead

Dusk Sharp
4 min readDec 12, 2021
Why are MMORPGs so popular when you consider the networking challenges and frequent failures?

Independent and hobbyist game developer — this story may be familiar to you. As a youth, you borrowed your parents’ Windows 2000 laptop to play some “3D Pinball Space Cadet”, only to discover much better games. Games that connect you to other players on the net. An entirely unique experience at the time, your interest was piqued and you got yourself into the classic online games of the time…

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