Thursday, March 29, 2007

In repsonse...

My computer ate my post. Damnit, lets try this again.

The Question: Can a MMORPG player migrate successfully to RTS?

The Answer: A strong resounding yes.

Think of an RTS like playing a mage in wow. Both are a bit of a juggling act. The one mistake most first-time RTS players make is to focus on one thing and forget everything else. Building your base up is usually what you stop on. Remember that you have more to manage than just point and shoot. You have to worry about defense, offense, and base management all the same time.

If you can play one game you can play another, the question is just how well? I had a larger, more in depth post but as I said above, it got eaten.

6 comments:

Victor Barreiro said...

Er... what?

Mr. Gone said...

Yeah my post got eaten. It wasn't fun. lol

Victor Barreiro said...

lol.

Mr. Gone said...

Was that what you were looking for or did I misinterpret?

Victor Barreiro said...

I was hoping you could add a corollary to your eventual C&C post on accessibility for newbies who've never played a RTS in their lives... but I like the comparison though.

If you know which between Supreme Commander and C&C3 is more accessible to newbies, let me know.

Mr. Gone said...

Ouch, tough call. Supreme Commander is a bit off the radar as far as 'normal' RTS games go. It's really like learning a whole new type of game because of the huge scope.

If I were to pick one of the two to start with, I'd go with C&C3. I've heard that it's extremely fast-paced.

Pick up starcraft/broodwars for $1.00 in the bargain section of your local game store. ;) That game was the standard for my little lan parties when I was younger.