AFK Hype is a series of articles I have decided to start. Over the years, gaming culture has evolved and a phenomenon known as “hype” is becoming more and more prevalent. This is in sync with modern culture today, where entire publications are dedicated to a term known as “Hype”. These include HypeBeast, COMPLEX, and etc. I decided to start these series of articles for the gaming genre, specifically for the MMO genre. In these series of articles we hope to give our readers a snapshot of upcoming MMOs. Most likely these MMOs are not even in alpha state or CBT. They are projects that have just been announced with a couple of videos and concept art. I decided to rate MMOs based on 4 initial aspects. Eye Candy, History, Features, and community.
Eye Candy is obviously graphics. Is it appealing? Does it fit to compete in modern day MMOs with gorgeous graphics like Black Desert?
History is something that is based on reputation. Is the game part of a renowned series like WoW:Classic, what is the company history? Have they a track record of producing successful MMOs? Is the dev team renowned?
Features is something that is being introduced into the MMO that no other MMO on the market has. It could be a revolutionizing PvP feature, etc.
Community is obviously a factor in creating hype, if there is already an active community heavily supportive and involved in the pre-alpha state of the game, then there is definitely going to be a growing following. Titles such as ArcheAge Unchained have a massive engaging community, even if it is negative, it still draws in curious onlookers.
All of these factors in some shape or form contribute to the overall hype of a game. It is for the reason why I have decided to start these series of articles. We hope to provide our readers a summary snapshot of new MMOs hitting the market and hopefully expand your “MMO Radar”. Maybe some of these MMOs are the perfect fit for you, but didn’t receive a high rating. All of this content is subjective and based on the preferences of the reader. Our mission with AFK Hype is to introduce you to new MMOs and base them off of current market standards.
I hope you enjoy the read!