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What does "MMO" stand for?

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What does "MMO" stand for?

Photoshop's Avatar

05.24.2012 , 08:25 AM | #1
Everyone calls Swtor an "MMO" but what does mmo mean?

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05.24.2012 , 08:27 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Photoshop View Post
Everyone calls Swtor an "MMO" but what does mmo mean?

vaknyuszi's Avatar

05.24.2012 , 08:28 AM | #3
are you really asking or is this an ironic question?
if you are serious it s massively multiplayer organized, but the full name is mmorpg wich is massively multiplayer online role playing game

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05.24.2012 , 08:31 AM | #4
It's basic translation is Massively Multiplayer Online. Massively was really a differentiator from Multiplayer which were usually limited to anywhere from 2 to 16 or maybe 32 players at once in an area, as I remember it.

So when people refer to SWTOR as an MMO, I think having 2500 people at once able to be in the same area as massively enough. I'd love it to be larger in scope, but I guess that's up to the optimization and engine teams.
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05.24.2012 , 08:32 AM | #5
Massively Multiplayer Online

Multiplayer to signify you play with other player
Online means on the internet, not LAN
Massively to indicate you are not limited to a party/raid size operation, server can accept thousands of player

A multiplayer online game (MOG) would be call of duty for exemple

A major difference between MMO and MOG is that the world is permanent in MMO, it continue to exist even when you log out. Map in call of duty disappear once the match is over, and everybody is send back to the menu screen.
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05.24.2012 , 08:33 AM | #6

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05.24.2012 , 08:34 AM | #7
Massively Multiplayer ....oh wait, whats SWTOR definition?
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05.24.2012 , 08:34 AM | #8

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05.24.2012 , 08:36 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Photoshop View Post
Love your avatar name though^^
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05.24.2012 , 08:38 AM | #10
Haha nice touch from the moderators they trolled the OP troll by placing his thread in New Player Help
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